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01 September 2006

News from the Net

Note: Sorry there was no 'News from the Net' yesterday. Had dental appointment, and medication induced sleep

Verizon and BellSouth claimed that they understood about consumer complaints, and were thus going to remove the Universal Service Fund fee from the DSL service charges.  At the same time, they were going to add a new $1-$3 surcharge on DSL services, but were caught trying to rip off the consume by the FCC

Upset that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, 300 astronomers separately signed a petition saying they won't use the definition

Lockheed Martin won a contract to build the Orion, a crew exploration vehicle for Mars and the Moon

Ever wonder how a game company chooses their copy protection? Well, read to find out

They say that Firefox 2 has new features, but I am not seeing anything new

So you sent someone email and they say they never got it? That's probably because they use Comcast who actively blocks various ISPs

Sounds like the new version of Lego Mindstorms is a hit

If you would like a Textbook on Security Engineering, Wiley is finally allowing it to be posted online.

If your computer says that NTLDR can't be found, you may want to ensure that your hard drive is not on fire

Hmm, an Ultra-wideband Wireless Hub, with USB... I guess I can think of a few uses for that...

I wonder how much this 16GB USB flash drive will cost

Worried about your privacy? Maybe Browzar is right for you

Radio Shack introduces a new concept.... How long has it been since they have done that? What did they introduce? E-firing: They fired 400 workers via email

So what are you doing tomorrow? You could be watching the SMART-1 probe crash into the moon

More conspiracies?

Download or buy some porn with BDSM or other fetishes and spend 3 years in prison

You thought humans were a complex organism, right? Well, evidentally, no more so than a single-celled Tetrahymena thermophila

iTunes DRM has been cracked

Got to get people to the moon before we put a base there.

Posted by WILL POWER! on Fri Sep 01 01:18:00 PDT 2006

Hope things went well with the dentist.

Interesting news. I still consider Pluto a planet too.

Posted by SparrowHawk on Fri Sep 01 04:17:00 PDT 2006
Me too... though I remember in like 3rd grade, the school kept alternating between saying we had 9 and 10 planets...

Besides, Bush probably thinks he is a planet and that the Sun revolves around him

Posted by Malachi on Fri Sep 01 04:46:00 PDT 2006
So, why ISN'T Pluto a planet???

Posted by Sarah on Fri Sep 08 04:12:00 PDT 2006
Think it is mostly related to size.
I guess size really does count ;)

Posted by Malachi on Fri Sep 08 05:15:00 PDT 2006