February 28, 2005
RollingStone.com: Bob Dylan : FCC Censorship : News: "A review of fines levied by other federal agencies suggests that the government may be taking swear words a bit too seriously. If the bill passes the Senate, Bono saying 'fucking brilliant' on the air would carry the exact same penalty as illegally testing pesticides on human subjects. And for the price of Janet Jackson's 'wardrobe malfunction' during the Super Bowl, you could cause the wrongful death of an elderly patient in a nursing home and still have enough money left to create dangerous mishaps at two nuclear reactors."
American Prospect Online - ViewWeb First, states already take property for building roads and government sites under eminent domain powers, and could extend those powers to intellectual property, such as drug patents. Second, in a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court opinion (Florida Prepaid Postsecondary Education Expense Board v. College Savings Bank), the Court said that a state’s infringement of a patent, for a public purpose, is not by itself unconstitutional, so long as the state compensates the patent owner for the loss of the patent
O'Reilly Network: Remixing Culture: An Interview with Lawrence Lessig: "imagine a group of butchers who've spent their lives dealing with cut-up meat. That's the way they understand how to make money, to cut up meat and sell it in the most efficient way. And then they come across a racehorse and, of course, their first intuition is, here's a valuable resource--we'll cut it up and sell it in bits. But all of us recognize that the racehorse is more valuable without being ground into this system of butchery if it gets to be used in this different way"
February 25, 2005
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February 22, 2005
The Return Of The Pop-Up Ad: "In essence, if one can block any request for the server of the obfuscated pop.js, or pop.cgi or whatever code, one will be in peace for a while. This can be done via adding the following lines to the hosts file on Windows (C:Windows(or WinNT)\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS) or on Linux or MacOSX (/etc/hosts) or simply via your firewall software, which I'm sure we all use, don't we? 127.0.0.1 www.fastclick.net 127.0.0.1 media.fastclick.net"
New Jersey sues Blockbuster over "no more late fees": "But for Blockbuster, 'no more late fees' actually means 'wanna buy a movie?'"
February 18, 2005
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February 10, 2005
TweakXP.com - Disable Search from looking in zip (compressed) files: "Disable Search from looking in zip (compressed) files Views: 35,510 | 9/7/2002 | Written by: Tweak Import | Print Windows XP Search� can get slow if you have a lot of compressed files on your hard drive. Speed up your searches by disabling this. Open the Run command and type the following: regsvr32 c:\winnt\\system32\zipfldr.dll /u or regsvr32 c:\windows\\system32\zipfldr.dll /u if installed in the windows directory To turn this feature back on: regsvr32 c:\winnt\\system32\zipfldr.dll or regsvr32 c:\windows\\system32\zipfldr.dll if installed in the windows directory"
Off The Shelf -- Website by Now Interactive Solutions: "But from what I can tell, the penalties laid out for downloading one season of a TV show with BitTorrent are much harsher than if you"
Google Page Rank Demisified Google Page Rank Technology The technology behind Google's great results As a Google user, you're familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? The heart of Google's search technology is PigeonRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University
February 09, 2005
February 08, 2005
Slashdot | Apple's Focus is Still Software: "If you want to read the full article [fortune.com], you need a subscription to FORTUNE magazine. Specifically, you need to enter the mailing address where your subscription is delivered. By the way, I have it on good authority that NYU's Bobst Library [nyu.edu], at 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, subscribes to a whole bunch of periodicals."