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17 February 2006

The End of Scratched CDs - January 01, 2006

One of the most frustrating things about CDs and DVDs is that one bad scratch can render them worthless. Now a Denver startup called Scratch-Less Disc is marketing a version that can be clawed at, dropped--even smeared with peanut butter--and still play l

Senate plans no probe of NSA spy program -

For now, the Senate Intelligence Committee won't investigate the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, its chairman said.

Cleric Offers Bounty on Cartoonist - Guardian Unlimited

A Pakistani cleric on Friday announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad, as thousands joined street rallies across the country and authorities arrested scores of protesters.

Amazon plans to take on iTunes, iPod - Computerworld Inc. plans to launch its own Internet music service to rival Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store, The Wall Street Journal reported today, citing unidentified sources.

16 February 2006

AT&T Pays Off Congressmen To Kill Municipal Networks

AT&T has been using its considerable checkbook to pay off Congressman to ban cities and towns from setting up their own broadband and wireless networks. The top two recipients of AT&T campaign donations in 2006 have proposed laws to ban or dramatically cu

Things you don't want Google to find - Silicon Valley Sleuth

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"Hacking Google" isn't exactly new. That is, using the search engine to look for confidential information. But as McAfee's senior vice president for Risk Management George Kurtz demonstrated today at RSA conference, that didn't prevent users and organisat

14 February 2006

Cool Hunting

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finding things in the intersection of design, culture and technology that excite the imagination and inspire creativity


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the future is green. find it here.

If Robots Ever Get Too Smart, He'll Know How to Stop Them - New York Times

"If popular culture has taught us anything," Daniel H. Wilson says, "it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace." Luckily, Dr. Wilson is just the guy to help us do it.

Slow Leak: How Cheney Stalled News Reports of Hunting Accident -

Word of the mishap took 20 hours to get out as the Vice President insisted on telling a local newspaper before everyone else, sources say

Photos from Vizion - Flickr

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13 February 2006

Cheney under the gun over hunt - The Courier-Mail

The incident occurred on Saturday, when Mr Cheney, Mr Whittington and another hunter were scouting quail on a South Texas ranch. The vice president's office did not announce the accident for 24 hours, after a local newspaper reported the incident.

House Report on Katrina Faults Government Officials -

Federal, state and local officials all failed to anticipate the devastation threatened by Hurricane Katrina and then were slow to react when the storm overwhelmed New Orleans levees, said a draft report by a special House committee investigating Katrina.

12 February 2006

Churches celebrate Darwin`s birthday

Nearly 450 Christian churches in the United States are celebrating the 197th birthday of Charles Darwin Sunday.D

Record-Setting Snow Buries Northeast - BREITBART.COM

Record-breaking storm buried sections of the Northeast under more than 2 feet of snow on Sunday, marooning thousands of air travelers and making even a walk to the corner store treacherous.

Mind Control by Parasites - Yahoo! News

Half of the world's human population is infected with Toxoplasma, parasites in the body—and the brain. Remember that.

Company requires RFID injection

Two employees have been injected with RFID chips this week as part of a new requirement to access their company's datacenter.

Better living through video games?

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A body of research suggests that playing video games provides benefits similar to bilingualism in exercising the mind. Just as people fluent in two languages learn to suppress one language while speaking the other, so too are gamers adept at shutting out

10 February 2006

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