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HP v115w pendrive finally working on MacBook Pro Retina

I recently bought an 32GB HP v115w Pendrive. To my surprise, the pendrive was not recognized by the MacBook Pro Retina USB 3.0 port. However, it worked properly when plugged to the MacBook Pro through an USB extension cable. I also worked, without the extension cable, on other Apple and non-Apple machines. I suspect this problem affects other HP pendrives that share the v115w enclosure. There is a simple solution. Rotate the HP pendrive cover 90° instead of the full 180°, so that a bit more of the USB connector gets exposed, apparently enough to get the pendrive recognized by the MacBook Pro. Read more...
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Copyright nonsense: some publishers restrict ebook editions outside US

Got this message while trying to buy J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy from Amazon: Due to copyright restrictions, the Kindle title you’re trying to purchase is not available in your country: Peru I have found no way of getting an electronic edition of this book. However, Amazon has no problem with me buying the print edition and having it sent to Perú. Doesn’t make sense to me from a business point of view. Read more...

Selected articles for 2012-09-14

Black Swan Farming. Paul Graham (YC Combinator) explains that in startup investment, the big winners are big to a degree that violates our expectations about variation. Big ideas look initially like bad ideas, which makes it difficult to spot big winners. Amazon’s play. John Gruber on Amazon’s business model, after Amazon’s Kindle press event last week. How many new Kindles will Amazon sell, by Horace Dediu. Amazon’s Kindle Fire production is not demand driven. Read more...
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