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Sunday, November 30, 2003

Gertrude Ederle


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Sunday, November 30, 2003

Bhaddanta Vinaya


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Thursday, November 27, 2003

the hecklebass

[via slashdot] a hearty band of geeks has hacked big mouth billy bass.

of course, the first thing i think of when i see this is an upgrade to the hecklebot….

posted by roj at 4:05 pm  

Thursday, November 27, 2003

photos on the sidebar

a quick thanks to grant for pointing me to a quick solution to a mostly idle thought….

you should now see random pictures from my performance photography collection over there on the right side.


posted by roj at 6:15 am  

Thursday, November 27, 2003

happy thanksgiving, america!

come make a hand turkey with me!

(i’ve wanted to link to that for years 🙂 )

posted by roj at 1:52 am  

Thursday, November 27, 2003

some diebold news

diebold won’t sue.


diebold atm machines get wormed.

now that this old security company got attention by screwing with the elections, even little worm issues make the news. destruction of the brand. and to think it could’ve been avoided completely if they’d just come clean….

update: professor lessig has more.
update: slashdot too

posted by roj at 12:38 am  

Thursday, November 27, 2003

baby nukes

from the new york post.

in my america, we don’t need a nuclear weapons scientist employment act of 2003. they should be busy keeping us safe from the ones we already have.

posted by roj at 12:36 am  

Thursday, November 27, 2003

expanding the usa patriot act under the table

wired story

in my america, there are three branches of government.

posted by roj at 12:33 am  

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

indies stuck in the riaa member list

just in case you needed a specific reason not to exempt the riaa and mpaa, npr has a story about the indie labels suffering under the charms of the riaa – and hints that lawsuits or threats of lawsuits are the only way out.

erin kelly-burkett (fat wreck chords)

“basically, the only way we could get ourselves removed from that site was to threaten to sue them, which i don’t even believe in. i wanted my name off the site, and it really took us saying to them you know, this is defamation of character, this is copyright infringement, which is what.. supposedly you guys are all against right now and basically that’s what you’re doing to me.” –

“it’s a simple principle. i don’t think they should include labels that are not members. period.”

“someone could say that it’s an honest mistake, and it’s possible, but being that we’re not the only label faced with this, i almost feel that the riaa has deliberately tried to make it look like more of the industry supports them and their actions than what is really the case.”

according to the npr story, it took almost two years to get fat wreck chords off the riaa list – and the riaa won’t comment “on the record.” heh.

posted by roj at 5:23 pm  

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

exempting the entertainment industries

a big discussion happening over at slashdot, with a few choice comments from tim oren, glenn reynolds and the folks over at the register. the coverage already says plenty.

here is the floor statement by orrin hatch. i couldn’t find a copy of the actual text of the proposed legislation – i’m sure it will appear soon.

anyway, what this does is free up the entertainment industry associations so they can get on about the business of suing their customers with impunity, while their members dissolve any value they think they have.

by the way… has anyone gotten their riaa settlement check yet? i suppose i should look for that.

posted by roj at 4:34 pm  
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