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  • More Bad News. GM herbicide resistance found in weeds
    12/31/2005 2:02PM
    As reported on slashdot: *"According to this article GM crops under test in the UK have cross pollinated to weeds, [giving them the same resistance to herbicide as the GM crops][1]. The article also mentions that this has been reported as occurring in Canada, which like the US is well past the test stage and ... Read Full Article
  • Oh this is not good. Stomach Bug Mutates Into Medical Mystery
    12/30/2005 12:29PM
    As reported by the Washington Post: "This may well be another consequence of our use of antibiotics," said John G. Bartlett, an infectious-disease expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "It's another example of an organism that all of a sudden has gotten a lot meaner and nastier." ... Read Full Article
  • Cutting Through the Patent Thicket
    12/20/2005 4:11PM
    An article over at Business Week discusses from the point of a Venture Capitalist: "For over 200 years, the U.S. patent system has catalyzed economic growth and protected the national interest. Unfortunately, over the past few decades, patents have become irrelevant -- even harmful -- to the innovation proces ... Read Full Article
  • Retrofit your Web pages for wireless compatibility
    12/19/2005 3:04PM
    An article over at IBM Developer works discusses: > Learn how to combine Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), and the media attribute to turn plain vanilla Web pages into wireless-compatible ones. You can [read the article here.][1] [1]: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork ... Read Full Article
  • Mobile Phone Headaches and Vision Problems
    12/18/2005 6:10PM
    So I have been trying to replace the vintage 900mhz analog bagphone I've been using since the late 80's. The general idea is I want to be able to stay on top of the business and servers while I'm out. Over the last 2 weeks I've tried 3 different PDA/Cellphone gadgets including the Cingular HP hw6515, the Verizon ... Read Full Article
  • Do you think maybe they have too much power?
    12/09/2005 12:31PM
    As reported on slashdot: *"According to the BBC, the [Music Publishers' Association][1] is stepping up to launch the [next phase in the music industry's battle against online music][2]. The MPA is demanding jail time for the maintainers of websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. The MPA President ... Read Full Article
  • Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
    12/08/2005 6:46PM
    **[Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation][1] ** [1]: http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/rp_rewrite/index.asp ... Read Full Article
  • A Look at the US Patent System
    12/06/2005 12:39AM
    As reported by Slashdot: *"The LA Times published an interesting editorial on the [current state of our patent system][1]. From the article: 'on many levels, the U.S. patent system is profoundly flawed. Too many patents are issued for 'innovations' that are obvious, vague or already in wide use.' Online react ... Read Full Article
  • Coffee May Protected the Liver
    12/05/2005 10:57AM
    As reported by the Washington Post: "Coffee and tea may reduce the risk of serious liver damage in people who drink too much alcohol, are overweight or have too much iron in the blood, researchers reported yesterday." You can read the [full article at the post][1]. [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.c ... Read Full Article
  • Diarrhea germ may be more widespread
    12/03/2005 11:29PM
    According to science daily: "A diarrhea-causing germ that once contained in hospital patients has become widespread in the United States -- sometimes fatal, health officials said." Hmm. A bacteria that is kept in check except when antibiotics are used .... Read the [entire article at scienceda ... Read Full Article
  • Microsoft Bows to Eolas, Revamps IE's Multimedia Handling
    12/03/2005 1:14PM
    As reported by Eweek: "The browser patent spat between Microsoft Corp. and Eolas Technologies took another twist Friday with an announcement from Redmond that it will change the way Internet Explorer handles embedded content on Web pages." You can [read the full article at eweek.com][1]. [1]: http ... Read Full Article
  • More on the Evil of the RIM Patent Dispute
    11/30/2005 10:58PM
    As reported through google news, clearly depicting the incredible evil that is the US Patent System: "NTP, a holding company and not a rival making its own products, would also benefit more from a settlement than from a BlackBerry shutdown." You can read [more about the insanity here.][1] [1]: htt ... Read Full Article
  • Atlantic Conveyor Belt Doom and Gloom for Europe
    11/30/2005 3:05PM
    As reported by BBC News: **"Changes to ocean currents in the Atlantic may cool European weather within a few decades, scientists say." **You can read the [full article at bbcnews][1]. [1]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4485840.stm ... Read Full Article
  • So You Want To Build A Baja Bug
    11/28/2005 5:25PM
    I made the "mistake" of watching ["Dust To Glory"][1] over the weekend, a documentary on the famous [Baja 1000][2] race, held in Baja California, Mexico every year. The race starts in [Ensenada][3] and ends in [La Paz][4] after running a 1000 mile course along the way. Apparently, fewer than 25% of ... Read Full Article
  • And the Damage Continues - EBay's Patent Case to be heard by the Supreme Court
    11/28/2005 5:24PM
    As reported by the Washington Post: "The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would consider an appeal by online auctioneer eBay Inc. in a case that could determine when it is appropriate to grant an injunction against a patent infringer." The full article [can be read here][1]. [1]: http:// ... Read Full Article
  • Continuing Patent Silliness - More on the Blackberry Suit
    11/25/2005 1:20AM
    An article posted on Businessweek.com entitled: ["No BlackBerry, No Life "I'm addicted to this thing," says one CEO. But what if the connection shuts down? "][1] discusses the impact of the pending interruption to Blackberry service in the US. [1]: http://www.businessweek.com/ma ... Read Full Article
  • Truckers Take First Steps Toward Hydrogen
    11/17/2005 11:44PM
    It turns out that long haul truckers have been retrofitting their diesel rigs with on-the-fly Hydrogen generators. The hydrogen is injected into the fuel system of the truck for significant gains in power, fuel economy and pollution reduction. Get the details [here.][1] [1]: http://www.wired.com/news/autotech/0,2554, ... Read Full Article
  • Misnamed "Linux" worm in the wild.
    11/08/2005 10:53AM
    You gotta love mis-reporting. They're calling it a "Linux" worm but it's really just a remote PHP/CGI exploit that doesn't expose root. Here's what slashdot has to say: *McAfee reports that a Linux worm has been found in the wild. The [Linux/Lupper.worm][1] is a derivative of the Linux/Slapper worm ... Read Full Article
  • Google Striking Fear into the Corporate Masses
    11/06/2005 12:41PM
    As reported by slashdot: *"The New York Times reports that [Google is striking fear][1] into the hearts of even unrelated industries. From the article: 'We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board. In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the se ... Read Full Article
  • It has to be a hoax, Slashdot reports a "story-line" is about to be patented.
    11/04/2005 12:51AM
    As reported on slashdot: *"The USPTO will issue the [first storyline patent in history today][1], with two others following in the next few monts. [Right to Create points out][2] that this was [anticipated several months ago][3] in a story by Richard Stallman published in the The Guardian, UK. With the publi ... Read Full Article
  • A Warning for Political Bloggers
    11/03/2005 1:29PM
    As reported by Slashdot: *"The Online Freedom of Speech Act was defeated in the House of Representatives yesterday. The Act would have [immunized political bloggers from having to comply with hundreds of pages of FCC rules][1]."* From the article: *"In an acrimonious debate that broke largely along ... Read Full Article
  • A truly weird programming language.
    11/02/2005 11:45PM
    I've stumbled across an extremely weird language for fault-tolerant distributed service computing called [Erlang][1]. Here's an interesting overview called [Erlang for C/C++ Programmers][2]. [1]: http://www.erlang.org/ [2]: http://npt.cc.rsu.ru/user/wanderer/ODP/Erlang_tutorial.html ... Read Full Article
  • Sony protected music CDs install rootkit on your machine
    11/02/2005 9:44AM
    There have been several articles over the past few days that are bound to get the attention of Sony executives and make them think twice about their DRM (digital rights management) strategy: Apparently the copy-protection technology they are using on some of their music CDs not only forces you to use their media player ... Read Full Article
  • Excellent Editorial on the Whole Libby Scandal
    11/01/2005 10:21PM
    As written by E. J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post: 'In his impressive presentation of the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby last week, Patrick Fitzgerald expressed the wish that witnesses had testified when subpoenas were issued in August 2004, and "we would have been here in October 2004 in ... Read Full Article
  • Supreme Court Rejects Microsoft Eolas Appeal
    11/01/2005 6:14PM
    As reported by slashdot.org: *"The U.S. Supreme Court [has decided not to hear a Microsoft appeal][1] in the software company's ongoing Web browsing patent dispute with the University of California and Eolas Technologies. The dispute arises over the Eolas patent for 'a system allowing a user of a browser prog ... Read Full Article