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Wantrepreneurs: Amanda Hesser uses a computer, therefore qualified to run Web startup

Wantrepreneurs: Amanda Hesser uses a computer, therefore qualified to run Web startup

FAIL!

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Lost laptop? Sue for millions!

Lost laptop? Sue for millions!

I bet that peabrain voted for Edwards… 🙄

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Mr. T was in the rap game too.

YouTube – Mr. T was in the rap game too.

Yeah, you better believe it…

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Hollywood 2.0: Why the TV Industry Might lose 28% of its Audience Forever

YouLicense News and Updates: Hollywood 2.0: Why the TV Industry Might lose 28% of its Audience Forever

On that note, I think it’s time the studios fired all WGA workers and hired new ones. We may loose some quality in the process, but in the longer run, the message will pay off. Short strikes are ok, but extended silliness like this should never go unpunished. If those writers don’t want to work, they should be fired so that they don’t have to. That way both parties win.

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Another “told you so” moment

ZDnet has an article on how companies are better off using open source CMS products as opposed to in house created ones. This is something else I’ve literally been saying for years. There is no point in wasting money on hiring commercial or in house support when there is already a viable open source product surrounded by a free support community in existence.

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Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia (The Register)

Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia | The Register

This proves once again that communism doesn’t work. We aren’t all equal so it’s no use pretending we are.

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Halloween in the Desert

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Facebook Founder Finds He Wants Some Privacy (NYT)

Facebook Founder Finds He Wants Some Privacy – New York Times

Talk about hypocrisy… The guy responsible for publishing every user’s private details by default can’t take what he dishes out. Maybe he feels he’s entitled to more than everyone else due to being a member of the “chosen people”. 🙄

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The Other $15 Billion Question: How Will Apple Spend Its Cash?

The Other $15 Billion Question: How Will Apple Spend Its Cash?

How about make their products affordable for the average computer user? Usually when you have a good product and you’re not Apple you lower its price.

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Belated Honesty: AT&T Stops Pretending To Be The Network With The “Fewest Dropped Calls” – Consumerist

Belated Honesty: AT&T Stops Pretending To Be The Network With The “Fewest Dropped Calls” – Consumerist

I am once again very happy to be a Verizon Wireless customer. You just can’t beat legacy protocols.

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Nightmare web design clients (MB Web Design Blog)

Nightmare web design clients | MB Web Design Blog

Potential future clients: Read the above article on what not to do to a web designer.

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European ISPs: “Aiding and abetting” copyright violations could land our CEOs in jail

European ISPs: “Aiding and abetting” copyright violations could land our CEOs in jail

And they have the balls to accuse us of having a police state…

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The End of Peak Oil?

The Weekly Standard

With a new technology from Shell we could tell those Muslims to go screw themselves for good. Independence at last!

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Web media upstart caters to conservatives – By Salena Zito

Townhall.com::Web media upstart caters to conservatives::By Salena Zito

I like the idea of a commie-free video site. I just hope they’re more respectful of our 1st amendment rights than YouTube has been.

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Ipod saves Soldier’s Life (Flickr)

Ipod saves Soldier’s Life on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Looks like the cigarillo box myth is more than just a myth.

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Internet Access CAPTCHAs

Internet Access CAPTCHAs

This would a very good addition to more than just the Internet. There truly is a need for more idiot filters.

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Google TiSP

Welcome to Google TiSP

Wouldn’t it be great if there was as yet uncharted territory in the area of Internet access?

(Just remember the date.)

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IE7 still creating problems for developers? (Devthought)

Devthought – Guillermo Rauch’s Blog » IE7 still creating problems for developers?

And history repeats itself… Will Microsoft ever manage to build a standard compatible browser or will we developers have to sue them for damages for all the aggravation their bug infested app has caused us?

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Global Warming Swindle – By Thomas Sowell

Townhall.com::Global Warming Swindle::By Thomas Sowell

The channel 4 documentary is indeed a must see. Al Gore, the IPCC and all other leaders of the global warming cult should be tried for fraud and libel.

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Bill aims at school vending machines

Bill aims at school vending machines – Business – insider.washingtontimes.com

Soylent green alpha anyone?

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Turkish court bans access to YouTube

Turkish court bans access to YouTube – World – insider.washingtontimes.com

Those silly Turks… When are nitwits like them going to realize that on the Internet, you can’t block access to specific sites? If Chinese users can circumvent their virtual wall, so can Turks who value their free speech.

It would be nice if this was an argument in favor of keeping them out of the EU, but it’s not as France has already demonstrated that even western countries are not immune from the infantile assumption that access to websites can be blocked for a whole country.

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China’s Evil Censorship Continues: Bans LiveJournal

China’s Evil Censorship Continues: Bans LiveJournal

Wow, what a great economic giant… 🙄

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Scientists invent real-life ‘tricorder’ for chemical analysis

Scientists invent real-life ‘tricorder’ for chemical analysis

I wonder how many more things Star Trek predicted with this much accuracy.

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Microsoft’s Vista-Live Strategy Already Impacting Google

Microsoft’s Vista-Live Strategy Already Impacting Google

I smell another lawsuit…

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The Science of Godzilla (Ape Culture)

Ape Culture – The Science of Godzilla

A funny and interesting read on why Godzilla could never exist in reality.

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The Police resume touring!

ThePoliceTour.com home

This is old news by now, but The Police (Sting’s band) have re-awoken (they never officially split, so this is technically not a reunion) and will be touring the globe in the coming months.

This is very cool and if this is more than a “wanna make some easy money” tour like the Who have been doing, I can only hope that Sting will be happy to do “his thing” part time from now on so that we can have some more excellent records. If all original members of Black Sabbath and 3/4 of the Beatles managed to record two songs decades after splitting up, the Police should manage at least that much.

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Warrant Issued For Verizon’s Arrest (Consumerist)

Warrant Issued For Verizon’s Arrest – Consumerist

Now that is a creative way to “stick it to the man”.

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Panic in Boston – By John Stossel

Townhall.com::Panic in Boston::By John Stossel

“Why are the “perpetrators” the stupid ones? Why don’t the media rant about how stupid Boston’s authorities were to shut down the city because they thought light screens were a terrorist plot? And why does the Boston Globe write about “enraged” city officials rather than “foolish” officials?”

John Stossel gets it right again, even if he’s a bit late with his column. If anyone should be punished it’s the in-duh-viduals (HT: Dilbert) who reported the devices.

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Why blurring sensitive information is a bad idea (dheera.net)

Why blurring sensitive information is a bad idea – dheera.net: Dheera Venkatraman’s web site

The above page explains at least in part why the federal government blacks out sensitive information instead of merely blurring it.

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Dark Roasted Blend: How they steal your card at ATM (photos)

Dark Roasted Blend: How they steal your card at ATM (photos)

This could be filed under “things dumb people let others do to them.” Don’t be dumb, guard your card.

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Forget iPhone, Think Google Phone (GigaOM)

GigaOM » Forget iPhone, Think Google Phone

I wonder if I’ll be buying a Google Home branded house…

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2006 Web Technology Trends

2006 Web Technology Trends

And I thought it was too early for such reviews…

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The Japanese Super Safe Wii Safety Manual (Kotaku)

The Japanese Super Safe Wii Safety Manual – Kotaku

At least that manual doesn’t include mistranslations.

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10 Classic Features to ‘Bring Back’ to OS X (The Apple Blog)

10 Classic Features to ‘Bring Back’ to OS X at The Apple Blog

Great ideas. While I have only noticed the absence of a few of those features in OS X, things like the changing of the theme are essential. Maybe Windows is still better after all… 🙂

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Ostankino Tower Above the Clouds (English Russia)

English Russia » Ostankino Tower Above the Clouds

Wouldn’t it be neat to have a house at that altitude (within the confines of your average city, not on a mountain)?