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19 January 2007

News from the Net

If you are a fan of the Mozilla products (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc) perhaps you would like the new version of the entire Seamonkey suite.

I would have much rather had this surgical nanobot than actual invasive surgery.

Ok, let me get this straight... An RFID signal that let's you trackle cattle and military personnel up to 4 feet away... And why won't the enemy be able to read the RFID signal of our troups hiding 4 feet away? Of course, if they had this robot, it wouldn't matter.

The New Horizon's probe snaps some new pics.

I've never tried it, but I know some of you (Tony?) would like to know that there is a new version of Ruby on Rails.

Yesterday, I commented on the evil bill trying to make us register as lobbyists. Not only did it fail, but evidentally only Democrats voted for it.

FBI arrests two more executives for the online gambling bit, and now Neteller closes all gambling to US players. In case you are pissed off and want to make your own site, maybe you'd like to see what they were apparently arrested for:
with the creation and operation of an Internet payment services company that facilitated the transfer of billions of dollars of illegal gambling proceeds
Well this is interesting... Although I have no desire to run Vista, it appears Microsoft will let people legally download it on Jan 30th - the same day you can start buying it in retail stores.

So some of you in your early 20s think it is OK for the government to keep kids from playing violent video games, right? Well, they want to keep you from doing it to. New York is considering requiring you to be 30 to play violent video games.

A single-pixel camera was developed. Didn't we discuss this before?

Hmmm, to get or not to get the Oblivion expansion Shivering Isles? On one hand, I really like Oblivion. On the other hand, I think I really prefer playing multiplayer games (at least with Dino).

The RIAA is now going after DJs that make mix tapes. Ummm, hello? Artistic expression? DJs like Soulwax do an awesome job of mixing two different songs together. Down with the RIAA!

FedEx gets anti-missile defense. Just in time for China to test their anti-satellite weapon.

Could this be the beginning of the end for MySpace?