Monthly Archives: May 2010

‘FlashForward’ series finale one of the worst in TV history

Just watched it. Brannon Braga. ‘Nuff said. Continue reading

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‘Easy Rider’ actor Dennis Hopper dies

After having recently mourned the death of the TV series 24, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Mr. Hopper’s villainous character Victor Drazen was killed by Jack Bauer in the very first season of the series. Continue reading

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Creators Must Move Beyond Suing the Audience

This commentary from the EFF explains what content providers are up against, and how the lawyers are the only ones profiting from the virtual blackmail in the proffered “settlements.” Continue reading

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Art Linkletter, TV Host, Dies at 97

From The New York Times: Art Linkletter, TV Host, Dies at 97 From the article: “Art Linkletter, whose ‘People Are Funny’ and ‘House Party’ shows entertained millions of TV viewers in the 1950s and ’60s with the funny side of … Continue reading

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What (or rather who) killed 24

As many of my friends know, I was a great fan of the television series 24, even putting up with much of the nonsense dished out by the writers over the years. But this year, I have to admit, I am rather glad 24 has ended. So let me give a very brief obituary and lay some considerable blame for the death of a once-proud and now embarrassing television program… Continue reading

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Sites caught sharing secret data with advertisers, report says

A report in the Wall Street Journal indicates that Facebook, along with MySpace, Digg and a handful of other social-networking sites, have been sharing users’ personal data with advertisers without users’ knowledge or consent. Continue reading

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Short Video of Eddie Carroll as Jack Benny

Over the past week I’ve been forced by unpleasant and uncomfortable circumstances to think a great deal about Eddie Carroll, and wanted to post one more short video to celebrate his life and work. Continue reading

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Giganews Lawyer Says Steal This Film Is An Illegal Download

While this website takes a definitive stance on the copyright debate and as such has a distinct bias to its articles, they have called this one dead-on. Continue reading

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World’s Largest Social Network – The Open Web

An interesting opt-ed on why Facebook is a bad idea, and explains better than I can why we have chosen not to participate. Continue reading

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Google Admits to Inadvertent Data-Collecting

“Inadvertent” they say. Bull-pucky, says I. Continue reading

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More Antivirus Software Woes…

You know, it’s getting to the point where anti-virus software is causing more problems than the viruses they protect us from…this time Avira tries to restart the computer under me while I’m posting about it’s idiotic defaults. Continue reading

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MPAA Successfully Kills TVs Record Button

While this site clearly has a position to push, it’s still important to read this, since legitimate outlets don’t seem to be covering it Continue reading

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CBC host Budd says firing felt like drowning

I can’t help but wonder if NPR executives moved to Canada…it sounds like the same bone-headed move those clowns made with Morning Edition. Now I have another program I’m not going to listen to… Continue reading

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New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access

Can’t wait to see how this plays out… Continue reading

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Regulators mull antitrust look at Apple

Should be interesting to see if anything comes of this. Again, if Microsoft tried something like this, everyone would think it was horrible. Continue reading

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More from Father Greg Boyle and Bob Edwards

This morning on XM Satellite Radio’s The Bob Edwards Show was another interview with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries. I’ve posted the first sit-down from August of 2005 to the BobEdwards.Info website. Continue reading

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Helen Wagner, 91, ‘As the World Turns’ Star, Dies

Goodbye, Nancy. Continue reading

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AT&T wants 3 strikes tribunal, government website blacklist

From the article: “If the government wants to get into the enforcement business, AT&T would be fine with that.” Yipe. Continue reading

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