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Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of California Video Game Law

Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a California law that made it illegal to sell “violent” video games to minors. Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the State of California’s appeal in that case: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than […]

I’d Rather Have Bureaucrats Looking At Porn Than Regulating The Economy

by @ Friday, April 23rd, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology

An audit reveals some rather interesting web-surfing going on at government offices: On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street. The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to […]

Hitler Parodies Removed From YouTube Based On Ridiculous Copyright Claims

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Humor, Internet, Technology

One of the most ubiquitous Internet memes of the past two years looks like it’s about to come to an end: NEW YORK — Adolf Hitler, for years a vessel of frustration in a popular Internet meme, has been quieted. “Downfall,” a German film released in 2004 about Hitler’s last days, has been adopted for […]

Library Of Congress Acquires Every Tweet Ever

by @ Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

The Library of Congress announced today that it had reached an agreement with Twitter to acquire the entire Twitter database: Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service? Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress. That’s right. Every public tweet, ever, […]

So Does This Make Me The Worst Person In The World ? Keith Olbermann Twitter-Blocked Me !

by @ Sunday, April 11th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Politics, Technology, Twitter

First Karl Rove blocks me on Twitter, for reasons I still haven’t figured out, now I get blocked by Keith Olbermann even thought I wasn’t following him ! And all because I said this when I saw a ReTweet of a tweet of his showing him sticking his tongue out on the streets of New […]

Can’t Afford An iPad ? You’re Entitled To An ObamaPad !

by @ Thursday, April 8th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Humor, iPad, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Technology

The newest government program from the White House:

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Major Blow Against Net Neutrality, Major Blow For Economic Freedom

by @ Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Internet, Media, Politics, Technology

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. today hand a major defeat to the Net Neutrality crowd: WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday’s ruling by the United […]

It’s iPad Day, Otherwise Known As “Free Media For Steve Jobs” Day

by @ Saturday, April 3rd, 2010. Filed under iPad, iPhone, Technology

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it’s the day before Easter, and thus a very slow news day to begin with (and that may be the reason Apple choose April 3rd), but the biggest story of the day is the debut of the iPad: (CNN) — Thousands of people crowded Apple […]

Medical Malpractice Attorney Named White House “Law Blogger”

by @ Thursday, April 1st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Legal, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Supreme Court, Technology

Eric Turkewitz, a New York medical malpractice attorney who blogs over at New York Personal Injury Law Blog has joined the Obama Administration as a “Law Blogger”: Since word is already dribbling out among my friends, I thought I should let you know here: I’m closing down this blog in the next few weeks to […]

Verizon iPhone On The Way ?

by @ Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Filed under iPhone, Technology

The big rumor today is that Apple is apparently working on a version of the iPhone for Verizon Wireless customers: HONG KONG/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Taiwan netbook PC pioneer Asustek has won orders to manufacture Apple’s iPhone to run on the CDMA standard, a source said on Tuesday. Apple is said to […]

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