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  • FCC is promoting Digital TV?
    10/13/2004 5:28AM
    Check this out: * * * **Coalition Asks Congress to Stop the FCC from Hawking Digital TV Sets** October 7, 2004 Commercial Alert, children's advocates and media experts sent [letters][1] today to all members of the U.S. Senate and House appropriations and commerce committees, asking them to cut off funding for t ... Read Full Article
  • Source for MPEG of John Stewarts CrossFire appearance
    10/23/2004 11:23PM
    Thanks to google and a '"John Stewart" CNN mpeg' search I found a copy over at: [dailykos][1] They have links to a bunch of copies. The interview /rocks/. I find it interesting that one of the most honest and intelligent voices on television works for comedy central. [1]: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2 ... Read Full Article
  • E-voting faces new scrutiny - Federal Investigation Started
    11/24/2004 12:41PM
    An [article][1] at News.Com announces: **"news analysis** **A newly announced federal investigation of the November election will bring fresh scrutiny on the performance of e-voting machines, but election experts said they believe any impact will be limited to future political contests."** [1]: http://news.com.c ... Read Full Article
  • Nmap Hackers: FBI Subpoenas
    11/25/2004 3:12PM
    "But enough pleasantries -- I want to discuss a sobering topic. With increasing regularity this year, FBI agents from all over the country have contacted me demanding webserver log data from Insecure.Org. They don't give me reasons, but they generally seem to be investigating a specific attacker who they th ... Read Full Article
  • Incredible tsunamic photos
    01/11/2005 3:56PM
    Carol sent me a link to some incredible tsunamic photos taken from the water as the waves were coming ashore: ... Read Full Article
  • Dolphins prevent NZ shark attack
    01/18/2005 2:46PM
    An account of dolphins that saved some divers from a great white shark attack. ... Read Full Article
  • FCC Broadcast Flag Struck Down
    05/06/2005 1:44PM
    From Slashdot.org: *"CNet is reporting that [the courts have struck down the FCC's broadcast flag requirement][1]! 'In a stunning victory for hardware makers and television buffs, a federal appeals court has tossed out government rules that would have outlawed many digital TV receivers and tuner cards startin ... Read Full Article
  • Blue Angels Flying.
    05/20/2005 12:10AM
    It's that time of year again, the Blue Angels are flying over Annapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week: I don't know if we'll have the [boat][1] put back together in time but we're going to give it a good try. [1]: /300weekender.html ... Read Full Article
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS: ... Read Full Article
  • Why isn't this being done in the USA?
    06/28/2005 1:44PM
    According to allheadlinenews.com: **France Wins Bid to Build Test Nuclear Fusion Plant** June 28, 2005 12:46 p.m. EST Matthew Borghese - All Headline News Contributor Moscow, Russia (AHN) - France will get to host the construction of an international project to build a $12 billion nuclear fusion rea ... Read Full Article
  • Power Outage!
    07/17/2005 8:42AM
    We are now experiencing our first commercial power outage in about 1.5 years.  The [Generac LP powered 15Kw][1] standby generator kicked in within 45 seconds and we've been running flawlessly on generator power ever since. No beeping UPS's. (our UPS's can only keep us online for an hour.) No crashed server ... Read Full Article
  • Scotty's dead, Jim.
    07/20/2005 12:16PM
    Sad news as reported by the Washington Post: "LOS ANGELES -- James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85." You can read the rest of ... Read Full Article
  • NASA and the Great Generation
    09/22/2005 12:58PM
    An interesting article that reflects many things I've been saying for quite some time, but with a more positive spin. I don't necessarily agree with the authors assertion that entrepreneurism is going to better drive the space program but there is a germ of an idea there, albeit naive. Read the full article at [A ... Read Full Article
  • Motley Fool comments on new bankruptcy law.
    10/17/2005 5:24PM
    As discussed at the Motley Fool: "As of today, however, I'd better be careful, since the Orwellian-sounding "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005" is now law. Six months ago, the credit card lobby, consisting of **MBNA** [(NYSE: KRB)][1], **Capital One** [(NYSE: COF)][2], ... Read Full Article
  • Greatest Day in History
    11/01/2005 11:47AM
    born today: november 1, 1798 Benjamin Lee Guinness, Irish brewer. (submitted by Lance) ... 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
  • 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
  • South River and Catfish skin cancer
    01/25/2006 9:57PM
    A very disturbing article from the Washington Post: "Catfish from Maryland's South River have a skin cancer rate as high as any found in the nation and the second-highest liver cancer rate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and both are probably caused by polluted runoff, a study released yesterday says." ... Read Full Article
  • Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!
    02/17/2006 2:09PM
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    Lindsey Jacobellis, crashes while hot-dogging a jump in the women's snowboard cross Olympic final.  Evidently, she was way ahead and did some sort of trick on one of the final jumps causing her to crash.  She wasn't able to recover and get back up to speed in time and ended up taking Silver. A good example of ho ... Read Full Article
  • National Harbor Touts Bookings
    02/24/2006 12:22PM
    In an issue that is strangely relevant in my life at the moment: "Advance booking for rooms and convention facilities at Gaylord Hotels' $850 million National Harbor development in Prince George's County, which is scheduled to open in 2008, have surpassed pre-construction contracts signed at its other locatio ... Read Full Article
  • Florida Vote Irregularities
    02/24/2006 12:28PM
    As reported on slashdot: *"Having 'successfully sued former Palm Beach County (FL) Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore to get the audit records for the 2004 presidential election,' Black Box Voting reports that the 'internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were ti ... Read Full Article
  • Solomons Island Restaurants Destroyed by Fire
    03/15/2006 11:34PM
    According to the Washington Post: "A three-alarm fire fueled by fierce winds battered downtown Solomons Island yesterday, largely destroying two of the island's landmarks, the Lighthouse Inn and Bowen's Inn." You are [read the full article here][1]. [1]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conten ... Read Full Article
  • A Bad Omen for the Easter Fire
    03/15/2006 11:38PM
    According to the Washington Post: "Strong winds and dry weather that create prime conditions for fast-spreading wildfires prompted the National Weather Service yesterday to raise a "red flag" warning for a day in Virginia, the District and nearly all Maryland counties.The alert was lifted last night ... Read Full Article
  • DC Metro Area Needs Rain Badly
    03/31/2006 8:22AM
    The Easter Fire is currently at risk due to dry weather conditions. We need a serious rain. According to the Washington Post: "Today will probably wrap up the most arid March on record locally, said Richard Hitchens, hydrologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore-Washington forecast office in S ... Read Full Article
  • Contaminated Chesapeake Beaches and Water
    08/03/2006 1:11AM
    More doom and gloom. According to the Washington Post: "Dirty water and contaminated fish in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries pose a public health threat, but spotty monitoring and tourism industry worries can block the public from learning the full picture, health experts say.Millions of people swim, b ... Read Full Article