Friday, May 26

Wired:Why the public isn't revolting about Iraq like they did about Vietnam

Where the hell is everyone?
They're at home, tuning in to root for the next "American idol." They're plugged into their iPods, utterly self-involved and disconnected from what lies just outside their doors. They're spending 25 hours a week playing video games in virtual worlds instead of fighting to save the only world that really matters.

It also covers:

  • NSA (allegedly illegal) wiretapping of U.S. citizens
  • The Press failing its "government watchdog" duties
  • The U.S. failing to sign the Kyoto Protocol
  • Oil dependency (specifically Big Oil controlling the U.S.)
  • Organized religion influencing the government

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Tuesday, May 23

Wired News: The Eternal Value of Privacy

Wired News: The Eternal Value of Privacy: "Too many wrongly characterize the debate as 'security versus privacy.' The real choice is liberty versus control. Tyranny, whether it arises under threat of foreign physical attack or under constant domestic authoritative scrutiny, is still tyranny. Liberty requires security without intrusion, security plus privacy. Widespread police surveillance is the very definition of a police state. And that's why we should champion privacy even when we have nothing to hide."

Monday, May 22

The Top 25 X-Men

With literally hundreds to choose from, we sorted through the many mutants who have been part of an X-team over the past 40+ years. We looked into alternate futures, brief allegiances and long-standing members. These are the top 25 X-Men, the complete list.

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Afraid Of Re-installing Windows XP?

This site has a very useful tutorial if you have an old and slow XP machine with hundreds of programs and you want to re-install. This site will show you how to save your old partition in a virtual machine, and have a nice, new install of Windows.

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Friday, May 12

7-Minute X-Men Sneak Peek

The seven-minute preview of 20th Century Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand, aired on Fox now exclusively at! Check out Beast (Kelsey Grammer) and Angel (Ben Foster)

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Friday, May 5

AT&T to stop local goverments from implementing Fiber

Four more Chicago suburbs were sued by AT&T Inc. for delaying plant improvements that will lead to a launch later of the telephone company's video service.

The new defendants are Itasca,North Aurora, Wood Dale and Geneva. Suits were filed against the Illinois communities May 2 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Previously, AT&T sued the communities of Carpentersville, Roselle and Wheaton, Ill., as well as two communities in California.

According to local regulators, 10 communities have put the brakes to the improvement drive, called Project Lightspeed. Of those, seven have been sued and three more anticipate legal action.

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Thursday, May 4

Easier to rig an electronic voting machine than a Las Vegas slot machine

It's easier to rig an electronic voting machine than a Las Vegas slot machine, says University of Pennsylvania visiting professor Steve Freeman. That's because Vegas slots are better monitored and regulated than America's voting machines.

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