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07 June 2007

News from the Net

Intentions may be good, but this is just pathetic.

Very nice! I remember drawing these (with colored pencil) as kids - and now we are using them!

This is great news. I think this technology could be used in other scenarios too... maybe CPR/FirstAid, evacuation engineering, traffic engineering, etc...

Forgetting helps you remember?

Amnesty International speaks out against Goo-gul, M$ and Ya-Who?

No real information on this wheelchair bot; they have been slashdotted.

I wonder if there is any chance the dead skin cells from my sunburn could be used to make stem cells...

At a time when our own "leader" doesn't face any jail time for taking us into an illegal war and killing thousands, teachers face 40 years in prison because a pop-up ad opened in school. Stupid.

The US Navy must now consider open source when making software acquisitions.

Safemedia is BEGGING to be boycotted...... guess it isn't really safe to suggest anything worse.

Micro$oft sued by Vista trademark holder.

Normally, I just post a link and very very brief 1-or-2 liner for news stories... but this one is too good to pass... "The defendant in a Tampa, Florida, case, UMG v. Del Cid, has filed counterclaims accusing the RIAA record labels of conspiracy and extortion. The counterclaims (pdf) are for Trespass, Computer Fraud and Abuse (18 USC 1030), Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices (Fla. Stat. 501.201), Civil Extortion (CA Penal Code 519 & 523), and Civil Conspiracy involving (a) use of private investigators without license in violation of Fla. Stat. Chapter 493; (b) unauthorized access to a protected computer system, in interstate commerce, for the purpose of obtaining information in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1030 (a)(2)(C); (c) extortion in violation of Ca. Penal Code 519 and 523; and (d) knowingly collecting an unlawful consumer debt, and using abus[ive] means to do so, in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692a et seq. and Fla. Stat. 559.72 et seq."

Brainwave controlled computers via aspirin-sized implant!

Looks like Canada wants to screw over farmers.