Sunday , July 5 2020

Science and Technology

No Avoiding Politics

When we started back in August, I told the writers I was going to fold my old site and concentrate on this one. All of the other writers have their own sites to take care of – this IS my home site. So since I used to write a lot …

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Mobile Music: Yet Another Format

Digital music format for GPRS: 02 today claims a world first for a music download service on GPRS, or 2.5G, networks. It’s early days yet – O2 is at test stage only, but it works like this: you choose your music from the latest chart hits – the service is …

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Salt, Sugar, Grease and WiFi

McDonald’s to offer wireless Internet access: In a further sign of the spread of wireless Internet technology, McDonald’s restaurants in three U.S. cities will offer one hour of free high-speed access to anyone who buys a combination meal. Ten McDonald’s in Manhattan will begin offering wireless WiFi, or 802.11b, Internet …

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Another Signpost

As if we need any more indications that war is imminent, ABC’s political blog “The Note” is temporarily suspending operations with the following explanation: With the nation (and our network) preparing for the possibility of military action, we have decided to temporarily (and briefly) suspend publication of The Note. This …

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The Music Bloggie Is Ours!

We are very pleased and honored to receive the Best Weblog About Music award from the 2003 Bloggies! Not to be sniffed at are the prizes of $20.03 cash American, courtesy of Matt Prescott, and the book Blogging through the good graces of Biz Stone (the flipping author, no less) …

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Can’t Stop the Porn

Another ruling against the federal online porn law: A federal appeals court has ruled that a law meant to safeguard children against Internet pornography is riddled with problems that make it “constitutionally infirm.” A three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Child Online …

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When Google Met Blogger

Why the purchase? Steven Johnson theorizes thusly: But Google has not yet ventured into managing the information and surfing history of individual users. If Google went in this direction with the Blogger acquisition, it would hearken back to one of the seminal documents of the computing age: Vannevar Bush’s 1946 …

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Behind That Which Sucks

MuchMusic is crazy-go-nuts lately with the coolness, what with real interactivity between TV and Internet, and with airing the [email protected] concert show, as well as playing actual music videos. Now they carry the animated series: Behind the Music That Sucks is a barely in-depth look at the lives of your …

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