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Newsish 11/5/2007 0

¡Noviembre newsish, ahora mismo!

maybe some more later. maybe not.

Happy Halloween + Newsish 1

Better plump up those brains…do it with NEWSISH:

Today’s vocab word: plenipotentiary

Hybrid NEWSISH-Awesome Pile 9/27/2007 1

I only have one awesome thing at the moment, but the day is young. There will be no segregation, so it’s up to you, the viewer/reader [which one is it?!] to decide the categories.

I am also accepting nominations for either category.


Scramble 1 pilot, emergency space suit! We have a mayday!

Maxon commits $10M to Earthpark project – Read the comment there, then check out State29’s post on the subject. Nicholas Johnson weighs in as well.

Encyclopedia Pictura – I found that in Miss Witherspoon’s candy drawer.

Mark Twain’s plans to compete with copyright “pirates” (in 1906) and “ABC is a pimple on the elephant’s behind” Ted Koppel – The latter does some political bloviating, but its the thoughts on copyright that both are here for.

The Contracting Racket – Mr. Marshall gives some news and commentary spurred by yesterday’s Appropriations Committee meeting.

As deadline looms, Senate still debating fate of Internet tax moratorium – This is insanely important to the future of telecommunications. Both state and local legislatures have wanted to use such taxes as a revenue stream. As part of the ICTC I will be attempting to put together a panel discussion on the subject. Drop me a line in the comments or via email [see about page] if you have any input. Further reading here.

Kelp ‘forests’ found in the tropics.

Q&A with Ridley Scott on Blade Runner: The Final Cut – I will be watching.

FCC commissioners: US in dire need of “national broadband strategy” – More telco stuff. While you may not find all these interesting, consider it good that someone does, otherwise your broadband connection is going to stay sucky.

“Rainbow Vegas” – Interesting approach. I do hope they realize that the declaration of unconstitutionality does not force any churches to sanctify same-sex marriages, thusly they can keep the church’s traditions. But I guess we need laws to regulate our naughty bits…

Clever’s Newsish Items 9/18/2007 3

Took a few days off, as is my perogative. 😛

Secrets of the 6V battery revealed! I had no idea.

Wreck and Salvage Season NUMERO GIGANTE DOS is and has been available! Seems to have a nude theme started…interested if they ride that the whole season. Nerds should start here and then thank Miss Witherspoon.

Bob Dylan is still not dead and is dragging Elvis to Iowa City. This item aimed at a certain Californian of my acquaintance.

Sprint is breaking into WiFi/Cell hybrid market. Good to see movement on this technology. If one person were to digest the idea thoroughly, one could see why deploying a common carrier WiFi network not controlled by a major telco conglomorate would be advantageous to innovation and local commerce, as well as providing a revenue stream from said major telco conglomorate. And just think if that one person were on an oversight board…

The New York Times ends the online pay service. Good. This was a silly move for many newspapers and I’m glad to see it start to fade away. Sell subscriptions for the service of removing those annoying ads, not to read the articles.

NY Telco PAETEC buying McLeodUSA. More local telco stuff, but the level of Fino-investo-manager speak in the buyers statement is worth a read. (e.g. – ‘synergies’)

Sperm donor litigation discussion. Interesting conundrum on posthumous insemination and inheritances. I think the Gazette just wanted to put ‘Sperm’ in a headline.

‘Tramp Stamp’ safety concerns. Tattooed and preggers? You may not want to get that epidural.

Nicholas Johnson weighs in (last Friday) on the push to arm campus police, and how that reflects on us as a society. I agree wholeheartedly that the rush to give University DPS guns should be much more tempered than it currently is. Be sure to poke around over at Mr. Johnson’s blog, there’s a lot there to think about.

ACLU supports Larry Craig (R-ID) in his bid to withdraw his guilty plea. The cultural and legal issues/information that are coming out because of this keeps on surprising me. Good on the ACLU for throwing their hat in. Make sure to catch the tidbit about Mr. Craig’s civil rights voting record at the end. [Hat tip to George on this find]

More coming…sometime…

What what? 2

What what in the hell…

Found via myspace friend following

Hip Hop Violin 2

Paul Dateh on violin with ‘inka one’ on turntables.

via Digg

“Shiva’s Nemisis” 0

Original Work by Priscilla Bracks. Click for source site & orginal size.

[It seems that the source link does not display in IE7. Firefoxers rejoice.]

Shiva's Nemisis - Priscilla Bracks

Image from the series Making the Empire Cross.

Priscilla’s been in the news for another one of her creations.

Via Daily Rotten

Behavior Detection Officers 0

Not Kidding:

Behavior detection officers work in pairs. Typically, one officer sizes up passengers openly while the other seems to be performing a routine security duty. A passenger who arouses suspicion, whether by micro-expressions, social interaction or body language, gets more serious scrutiny.

A behavior specialist may decide to move in to help the suspicious passenger recover belongings that have passed through the baggage X-ray. Or he may ask where the traveler is going. If more alarms go off, officers will “refer” the person to law enforcement officials for further questioning.

I feel ‘freer’ every day.

Via Daily Rotten [updt’d w/ bonus comics!] 2

I do very much enjoy the xkcd webcomic, and I am interested to see the outcome of this adventure:
[Yeah, its hard to read, so click it.]

xkcd: Rule 34

Head on over to and submit yours. xD

UPDT – Since this is a comic post, I shall continue on its comic theme:

ISOTOWN - Just came across this, via Dinosaur Comics, which I came across via HogBlog.

Playing to Win? 0

I can quit when I want:

If they don’t come prepared, they sometimes “just pee in the seat,” said Arnie Wexler, a recovered gambling addict who operates a gambling hot line and counseling service in New Jersey. “It’s not something the industry really likes to talk about.”

Wonder if the Riverside Casino has much problem with this.

Via Daily Rotten

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