Wednesday , January 12 2022

Culture and Society

Damn Kids and Their Cell Phones …

These young whippersnappers just keep coming up with ways to bug people with their mobile phones: Phone owners now have something else to do with their handset: bluejacking. This involves sending anonymous text messages to other phone users via Bluetooth short-range radio. Bluetooth works over a range of about 10 …

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Digital Tracks Outsell Physical Singles

Good news for the industry, although there aren’t all that many songs even available in physical form, but that’s another story. Digital tracks are outselling physical singles by a growing margin, a sign that consumers increasingly are embracing the brave new world of Internet downloading. Digital download sales outpaced physical …

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Call Taking Back Sunday – Now

I like Taking Back Sunday quite a bit – great screaming melodic punky emo – in a good way. They are on tour with Saves the Day! through November and have some very cool news for fans: Taking Back Sunday and Nokia have teamed up to provide fans direct contact …

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Leaky Voting Machines: The Smug Prick Crusade Continues

Son of a sneezing biscuit! This story couldn’t fit in much better to my daylong crusade against smug pricks, concerning which, this pud from Diebold joins the Smug Prick Hall of Fame: Diebold Election Systems, which makes voting machines, is waging legal war against grass-roots advocates, including dozens of college …

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More Crankiness

I am stating here and now that I would like EVERYONE to comment on ALL my posts from NOW ON. Everyone except spammers, that is. Lolita and your kin – you can take your “Nice site!” lurking kiddie porn URL, light it on fire, and gerbil it.

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Her Fog…

Though I’m in a pissed off mood today, I still wouldn’t have bothered with this if it weren’t for the overweening smugness, the serene sense of superiority of the poor embattled aesthete forced to deal with affronts to her sensibility: If you have a site named, Blog Critics shouldn’t you …

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Free Wi-Fi Paying

Computerworld says free Wi-Fi is an effective markeiting tool: Cities and community development organizations across the country have embraced free Wi-Fi to boost economic development and attract visitors to downtown areas. A handful of small airports in the shadow of large hubs offer free Wi-Fi to attract travelers. And Verizon …

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New Evidence for the Death Penalty

If the British “secret transsexual” dating show is a new low in reality TV, this is a new low in spam – fresh out of the box. I shant be clicking any of the links, but note the implicit threat that something will happen if you don’t click over. I …

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Broadband Marches On

The inexorable logic of broadband is working its way through the populace: After a quarter marked by DSL price cuts and cable speed boosts, one thing is clear: Broadband use is surging, regardless of what form it takes. Recently released numbers from cable companies and from the Baby Bells who …

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