Monthly Archives: January 2007

FBI turns to broad new wiretap method

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Rats! XM Radio Scurries to Address Rodent Infestation

From the Washington Post: Rats! XM Radio Scurries to Address Rodent Infestation From the article: “If you hear some scratching noises on XM radio, it’s probably not static — but it might be rats. The satellite radio’s District headquarters is … Continue reading

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‘Buzz Donut’ offers sweet caffeine fix

Holy cow, talk about the marriage of my favorite things… Continue reading

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DRM, Vista and your rights

To understand why I am so against DRM, please read this article. Continue reading

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Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center on The Bob Edwards Show

On The Bob Edwards Show Friday, a new regular segment was announced, one that sounds like it is going to be absolutely fascinating. Introducing the segment, Edwards said, in part, “In a special section of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the American Folklife Center is the guardian of this heartbeat, the collected sounds tapping out the rhythm of life in America…Each month, the Folklife Center will open its archive to us; you’ll hear things few ears ever have.” Continue reading

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Vint Cerf: one quarter of all computers part of a botnet

From Ars Technica: Vint Cerf: one quarter of all computers part of a botnet Read this article, and be very afraid. Then wonder if your computer is part of someone’s botnet…

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Christmas is over for the year…

As I’ve mentioned in this space before, I hate the ending of the Christmas season, and have a tendency of holding on to it as long (or longer) than possible. This year, with my feeling a bit under-the-weather for a while, we were particularly late in getting the tree down. But down it finally came, in the middle of this past week… Continue reading

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Appeals court rejects challenge to “opt-out” copyright

From Ars Technica: Appeals court rejects challenge to “opt-out” copyright From the article: “On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the case of Kahle v. Gonzales, which sought to challenge the U.S.’s change from an ‘opt-in’ copyright … Continue reading

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Court denies XM request to dismiss music label suit

From Reuters: Court denies XM request to dismiss music label suit Sorry, running behind with being a little under-the-weather and just found this. My question is, ignoring XM, when are the courts going to start protecting the rights of the … Continue reading

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Cincinnati’s 21st Annual Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention

The flier for Cincinnati’s 21st Annual Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention is now available; podcast subscribers should have received it already, others may easily download directly from here.  Cincinnati's 21st Annual Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Convention: Download

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FCC says no to satellite radio merger

From Ars Technica: FCC says no to satellite radio merger Thank heavens. As noted in the article, “Most of the merger rumors have come directly or indirectly from Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin.” Mel really wants the merger so someone can … Continue reading

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Fight the PERFORM act yet again…

I have sent the following letter to Pennsylvania Senators, and I urge you to do the same if you are interested in maintaining “fair use” rights to home recordings. See the EFF article for complete details on how California Senator … Continue reading

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’24’ firing on all cylinders

From the article: “It’s easy to see now why so many of the season’s serialized shows failed: They weren’t 24.” No kidding. Continue reading

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New Serials: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Unlike ABC’s ‘Lost’ and a few other hits that have followed the serial format, many of the most recent successors to ’24’ have met a grim fate, dying quickly before most viewers could get to know anything about them. Continue reading

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‘Munsters’ star Yvonne De Carlo dies

Yvonne De Carlo, the beautiful star who played Moses’ wife in “The Ten Commandments” but achieved her greatest popularity on TV’s “The Munsters,” has died. She was 84. Continue reading

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To the drug scam/poker scam spammer…

Dude, seriously, it’ll be a cold day in hades before I allow your bogus trackbacks into this website. Truth is, I’d rather close this down than allow you to rip off my readers. So seriously, knock off the botnet trackbacks. … Continue reading

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