Friday, February 29, 2008

Arizonans are being forced to defend themselves against RIAA

...even if you are innocent, it can be cheaper to settle...a related story is at http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/227483 ("Music industry sues 14 at UA; file shares alleged")...

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Ford recall

A lot...

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quarterlife Yanked from NBC, Headed to Bravo

the NBC premiere of "quarterlife" marked the network's worst time-period performance in the 10 p.m. hour in at least 17 years, averaging a 1.3 rating/4 share among adults 18 to 49 and 3.1 million viewers

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Register to receive free digital books...

...SF and fantasy authors...free wallpapers...new book every week and new wallpapers...Sweepstakes to win the Asus Galaxy EEE mobile PC...current free book is Spin by Robert Charles Wilson...Next week’s book, The Outstretched Shadow , book one of the Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Novel offered for free online

Charles Bock's "Beautiful Children, a best-selling debut novel about characters adrift in Las Vegas, is the latest book to be offered for free online.

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For Sale: Passwords To Fortune 500's Servers -- Security --

More than 8,700 FTP login names and passwords, some of which grant access to Fortune 500 servers, are being sold online...

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Playboy seeking Miss Playboy Mobile 2008

...Voting ends March 31, 2008...http://www.mspbm.com

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(I am willing to pre-screen any entries to this contest...for free, even...)
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wireless more secure than landlines

...mobile communications (GSM) cellular signals, the type of radio frequency coding used by major cellular service providers including AT&T, Cingular and T-Mobile...GSM...more secure than a typical landline...

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"...GSM remains the most secure public wireless standard in the world."
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

24-hour cafe with free wi-fi (Tucson)

What I've been looking for...it's "funky" (I like that a lot)...you can smoke there......the house blend coffee was great, served in a "short beer" kinda mug...I didn't want to leave...

Shot in the Dark Café
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Re: TSA Gangstaz - Why I wrote this song

If you have a story, he's looking for it...


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TSA Gangstaz

Zach from G4's Attack of the Show...it's available from iTunes


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Monday, February 25, 2008

Download 7 Free Games From Xbox Live

You can only download the game launcher until February 24th, and all the games will stop working on March 9th...

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

'Vista Capable' lawsuit against Microsoft now a class action

...a federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit...alleging that Microsoft unjustly enriched itself by promoting PCs as "Windows Vista Capable" even when they could only run a bare-bones version of the operating system, called "Vista Home Basic."

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES available as a download

a look at today’s popular music industry...$2.99 gets you a DRM-free download that you can watch on any portable device...Any purchase you make gets you credit toward an “upgrade” - e.g. if you buy the $7.99 download, you can come back later and buy the full-featured DVD for $9.

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Producer/Blogger fired from CNN

...HR rep's response: "Well, as far as we know, you're the only CNN employee who's blogging"...employers expect media professionals to not have honest opinions (about anything, ever)...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tattoo you!...

Five Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

...tattoo artists often avoid numbing creams because they require 20 minutes or so to take effect and can prolong the procedure...

...a short list of the most potentially painful places for body ink:

1. The eyeball...some people do get permanent makeup inside the eye...
2. The mons pubis....a tattoo down under...
3. The top of the foot or ankle.
4. Behind the ear...nothing in this spot but skin and bone—and nerves...
5. The chest (above your rib cage)...

...Don't take aspirin before getting a tattoo, as it can increase bleeding (though other pain-killing pills can help)...

...Another option: a black henna tattoo painted on the outer layer of the skin...As the skin exfoliates, this kind of tattoo slowly disappears...
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Copowi, the first ISP to guarantee network neutrality

...built on open-source principles and network neutrality guarantees...

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Maxtor drives shipped with virus

see also http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/personal_storage/ps3200-sw and http://www.geek.com/brand-new-seagate-hard-drives-ship-with-trojan-virus/

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Virus from China on Infected Photo Frames

An insidious computer virus recently discovered on digital photo frames has been identified as a powerful new Trojan Horse from China that collects passwords for online games - and its designers might have larger targets in mind.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Securing Your Web Browser

US-CERT recommendations for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari...

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Securing Wireless Networks

Change passwords...restrict or allow access to your network by filtering MAC addresses...Encrypt the data on your network...Protect your SSID...Install a firewall...Maintain anti-virus software...

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Most analog cellular to fade away on Monday

Monday marks the day that cellular providers may shut off their old analog services...

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Broadcaster axes digital radio stations

The UK's largest commercial radio broadcaster...axed two of its stations...labelling digital radio "economically unviable"...

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scan via broswer

NanoScan is an "instant" (online, browser-based) scanner that searches for viruses, spyware, and other threats...

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Vista SP1 vs. XP SP2 - Benchmarked

"...there’s only one conclusion that can be drawn - Windows XP SP2 is faster than Windows Vista SP1. End of story..."

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Send Poo

What a great service...

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Debit Cards Taken for $50,000

On our shows, I mentioned about someone having money taken from their credit card...this story may be what happened...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

The Machine is Us/ing Us


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(DC) HD radio commentary

What's on it...is anyone listening to it?...

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before you buy a refurbished computer

some things to think about

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Which DTV converter to buy?

U.S. Govt is handing out coupons to get $40 digital-to-analog converters for free...Here's a list of all the boxes -- with specs -- eligible for the coupon.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

(again) Myspace deletes largest online Atheist and Agnostic group

This story makes me wonder who will be next (to be deleted)...

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Half of UK men would swap sex for 50 inch TV

"It seems that size really does matter more for men than women"

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Friday, February 8, 2008

MacBook Air with solid state drive review

...We compare the two Airs directly to find out whether the price is worth paying...

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Will HD radio be the next AM stereo?...

A blog posting, that references articles, that make you wonder if it'll ever take off...or just die.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

KLINGON CURSING

Some words for your vocabulary...

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Poll: What Online Office Apps Do You Use?

What online apps do you fire up when you want Web-based word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and the like?...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Oregon Challenges RIAA's Tactics in Music Piracy Claim

The state attorney general is resisting the music labels' demand for consumer identities.

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Why read "the paper"?...

The Arizona Daily Star has a service where they can send text messages of news bulletins and headlines. I just received one: Angelina Jolie doesn't know how to turn-on a computer...

Another reason I don't read, and buy, (some) newspapers: I expect this is an example of what their editorial practices are.
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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Apple might not return your repaired/replaced part...

"...Apple may use new, used or reconditioned parts...Apple will retain the replaced part..."

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former TechTV employee blog

he has posted memories of working for them

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Friday, February 1, 2008

BSOD at Frankfurt airport

After noticing a BSOD at the Frankfurt airport, a blogger finds that cameras are not allowed...

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Microsoft Proposes To Buy Yahoo

The press release issued by Microsoft, and the letter Microsoft sent to Yahoo!'s Board of Directors...

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