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April 17 asides

The R2-D2 Conspiracy, by Keith Martin, explains the pivotal parts played by two of the Rebel Alliance’s most skilled spies. Michael Bailey-Gates Pretty impressive work from an 18-year-old photographer who started professionally when he was 16. The ARPANET Dialogues From 1975, a transcription of a typed conversation (one of the first chats!) between then-California Governor […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be9X9fuVS-c] Worst. Day. At. Work. Ever. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uAcmrUEp2U] “He’s doing it all wrong!”Holy shit. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn-q4dakss0] Um, uh oh. Uh oh! UH OH!I’m not sure if this guy is the most dedicated or the most stupid radio announcer ever. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgRDo58l2oI] Repower AmericaAl Gore is advocating a U.S. goal of 100% carbon-free electricity in 10 years (New York […]

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Free the Airwaves

Remember on old TVs how, when you used to switch from channel 5 to 7 (for example), there might be static on channel 6? Those unused spaces on the analog broadcast spectrum are called “white spaces.” Currently more than half of the spectrum is unused. When TV broadcasters go fully digital-spectrum next year and discontinue […]

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Is Google making us stupid?

Nicholas Carr poses questions about what the Internet is doing to the way we think, in the July/August issue of The Atlantic. Here’s an excerpt: As we use…our “intellectual technologies” — the tools that extend our mental rather than our physical capacities — we inevitably begin to take on the qualities of those technologies… The […]

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The Corruptibles

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-5INcUuoEs] Take action against the Broadcast Flag, Audio Flag, and Analog Hole.

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Is your cable company blocking your Internet?

SF Weekly featured a cover story last week about Comcast blocking subscribers who are using peer-to-peer programs like BitTorrent. Regardless of the potential for copyright abuses by P2P, BitTorrent and digital advocacy groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) make the valid point that Comcast, as the nation’s second-largest internet service provider, has a duopoly […]

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Room 641A: AT&T’s complicity in Bush’s Orwellian America

I pass this windowless, metal-clad behemoth of a building every day. It’s practically across the street from my office downtown. It’s an AT&T building, but I never understood why it would have absolutely no windows. I always wondered what was inside. A whistleblower who used to be a technician working for AT&T in this building […]

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Thursday top 5

Flight of the Conchords, “Jenny”This one’s for Ynnej since I missed her birthday by a couple days last month. These two Kiwis are hilarious. There are a whole bunch of good vids of them on YouTube.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlYkIJVguCU] Burning Man double rainbowYes, this is a real picture.www.wolfsmithmedia.com/images/burningmanrainbow.jpg Family Guy Star WarsA preview of an upcoming hour-long episode […]

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