BOFH: Unconventional interview | The Register

By , September 25, 2006 11:29 pm

BOFH: Unconventional interview | The Register
How many pints did you say you can drink?

😉

Friedman, Ventura pair up for campaign swing

By , September 25, 2006 11:28 pm

Friedman, Ventura pair up for campaign swing

Give em hell, Kinkster!

GROKLAW

By , September 25, 2006 11:24 pm

GROKLAW
The British Library Gets It!
Monday, September 25 2006 @ 04:04 PM EDT

Finally! Somebody gets it that DRM is altering the copyright law bargain, by not allowing fair dealing/fair use. And it’s the British Library that is speaking out and saying that the same rules of the road should apply in the digital world as they have always done. Copyright law includes fair use/fair dealing, and there will be incalculable damage if copyright law in the digital environment doesn’t retain those limitations on the copyright owner’s rights. The Library has issued an IP Manifesto [PDF]. I wish to say thank you to the British Library for issuing this document.

The IP Manifesto’s key recommendations include, quoting from the press release:

* Existing limitations and exceptions to copyright law should be extended to encompass unambiguously the digital environment;

* Licenses providing access to digital material should not undermine longstanding limitations and exceptions such as ‘fair dealing’;

* The right to copy material for preservation purposes – a core duty of all national libraries – should be extended to all copyrightable works;

* The copyright term for sound recordings should not be extended without empirical evidence of the benefits and due consideration of the needs of society as a whole;

* The US model for dealing with ‘orphan works’ should be considered for the UK;

* The length of copyright term for unpublished works should be brought into line with other terms (ie: life plus 70 years).

In other words, copyright law should not change in the digital environment, and if it doesn’t change, then fair dealing and fair use are just as applicable there.

Glad to see that there are some folks out there that are starting to fight back aginst the damn DRM crowd…

Joe Mathlete Explains Today’s Marmaduke

By , September 25, 2006 11:19 pm

Joe Mathlete Explains Today’s Marmaduke

😉

transatlantic21: Home

By , September 25, 2006 11:18 pm

transatlantic21: Home

This makes a LOT of sense.  I have wondered for years why this type of ocean transport wasn’t more common. Guess the tech is catching up.

Reconnx, Inc. :: Introducing the Nail Kicker NR101-V1

By , September 25, 2006 11:16 pm

Reconnx, Inc. :: Introducing the Nail Kicker NR101-V1

Now this is one COOL tool!  The price is a bit steep for me right now, but as soon as I can figure a way to afford it, I am gonna get one of these suckers.  From the video it seems to take one shot most of the time to remove a nail from a board.  The recycling community should be eating these things up if they work as advertised.  Wonder how it will do on pallets?

Home – KDE on Mac OS X

By , September 25, 2006 10:58 pm

Home – KDE on Mac OS X
LOVE the KDE disclaimer!

(Disclaimer)

They may not work. They may not even install. They may make your monitor explode in a shower of glass. EVEN LCDs! They may make your children grow horns, and cause the people in your neighborhood to explode spontaneously while doing the Macarena. They will rip out your eyeballs, and eat your soul with a really dull spoon, laughing and cackling while forcing Cheerios up your nose. They will make your intestines explode in a rain of confetti, while evil clowns bite your feet.

Marc Fisher – If Paper Ballots Restore Trust In Elections, Let’s Switch – washingtonpost.com

By , September 25, 2006 10:56 pm

Marc Fisher – If Paper Ballots Restore Trust In Elections, Let’s Switch – washingtonpost.com

AMEN!

Relativity drive: The end of wings and wheels? – fundamentals – 08 September 2006 – New Scientist Tech

By , September 25, 2006 10:53 pm

Relativity drive: The end of wings and wheels? – fundamentals – 08 September 2006 – New Scientist Tech

Shades of Sci-Fi!  I’ve read several stories over the years that delve into something simular.  Still got to read the paper.  Interesting stuff for sure!

AP Wire | 09/25/2006 | Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead

By , September 25, 2006 8:15 pm

AP Wire | 09/25/2006 | Killer teddy bear leaves 2,500 fish dead

Techdirt: European Newspapers Look To Reinvent Robots.txt

By , September 25, 2006 1:03 pm

Techdirt: European Newspapers Look To Reinvent Robots.txt

Tis plain that these folks have no grasp on standard usage of robots.txt.  You don’t want the page/site indexed just put it in the damn robots.txt file and forget it.  The spiders respect that file IF it is written right.

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