Tuesday , May 17 2022

Culture and Society

Metallica to Sell Digital Downloads of Tour

Metallica is joining Phish, String Cheese Incident and many others in offering digital downloads of concerts: In a continuing effort to provide their fans with the most unique services, Metallica, along with technology partners CinemaNow.com and nugs.net enterprises, today announced the launch of a new Web site, www.LiveMetallica.com. The site …

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Something’s Up On Mars Today

Special, super-duper NASA press conference on Mars today at 2pm EST: space-dudes have something important to announce. Little green men? Large purple women? Flesh-eating bugs? Or maybe traces of water? Info here: Significant findings from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, now exploring Meridiani Planum on Mars, will be announced at …

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What’s Behind the Email Malware Flood?

Security firm mi2g offers some fascinating insight into the malware epidemic: As new variants of malware continue to arrive faster than they can be analysed or remedied, the malware tsunami is overwhelming both its victim organisations as well as anti-virus toolkit companies and security professionals across the world. Most security …

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Internet Commons Congress

If you are in the DC area, this should be very interesting and registration is FREE: Internet Commons Congress, March 24-25 The question of who owns the Internet seems in the same category as who owns the oceans or who owns outer space. Governments or private interests might own individual …

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Texas Radio (and the Big Beat)

Our great pal Cindy Chaffin announces: It’s finally here! Today, Monday March 1st TexasRadio1.com is fully launched! -Every Monday at 3pm CST it’s the The Buddy Blues Show. The Best in Texas Blues by the good folks who bring you Buddy Magazine!!! -Every Tuesday at 6pm it’s The Fine Line, …

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Committee For Economic Development Questions Digital Copyright Regime

“Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth: The Special Problem of Digital Intellectual Property,” a new CED policy statement is now available. The statement includes an overview of copyright law and business innovation, as well as recommendations for overcoming the challenges inherent in digital media. The NY Times reports on the report: …

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Broadband Burgeoning

Overall Internet traffic seems to be going up? This is why: Spending on high-speed Internet access services in the United States will reach an estimated $17.0 billion in 2004, up 30.5 percent over 2003, according to TIA’s 2004 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast. By the end of 2007, spending is …

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Political Punks Square Off

For some reason I find this funny as hell: dueling websites from lefty and righty punks, fighting for the souls of the punky masses: Pierced and tattooed rockers are in for a mosh-pit civics lesson this year. Nearly 200 bands are lining up to lambaste President Bush and try to …

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P2P Privacy: Impossible? Worth the Price in Efficiency?

John Borland reviews latest privacy schemes for P2P users on the Internet: most peer-to-peer systems require some degree of openness to work at all. In order to download a song from another computer online, a file swapper’s computer must make some kind of connection to it. That leaves a digital …

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