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A new feature from Deja.com

A new feature from Deja.com "will automatically link mentions of product names in discussion threads to a commerce area on its site." Is it really useful, as Deja claims, or does it imply endorsements for the linked products by the authors of the posts?
posted by phichens on Jul 26, 2000 - 7 comments

Does Gareth Branwyn's / WIRED's Jargon Watch

Does Gareth Branwyn's / WIRED's Jargon Watch ever acknowledge its debt to Eric Raymond's Jargon File? I mean, the File's revision history states clearly that it began in 1975-- considerably before WIRED came to the trough --so isn't this Jargon Watch book just a rip-off of the print verison of the Jargon File, The New Hacker's Dictionary?
posted by jbushnell on Jun 18, 2000 - 10 comments

National Park Service removes the Lonely Phone.

National Park Service removes the Lonely Phone. Thousands mourn.
posted by baylink on May 25, 2000 - 1 comment

Court orders Yahoo to block French access to Nazi memorabilia.

Court orders Yahoo to block French access to Nazi memorabilia. Does it bother anyone else that the French courts think they can regulate an American business? I dislike Nazis as much as the next guy but this seems to be a bit much on the part of the French.
posted by darainwa on May 23, 2000 - 15 comments

Dr. Dre follows in Metallica's footseps

Dr. Dre follows in Metallica's footseps and hands over a list of 239,612 user ID's to Napster to for possible termination of these accounts.
posted by vitaflo on May 17, 2000 - 13 comments

Yet another threat to free speech

Yet another threat to free speech under the guise of the War On Drugs. Not to mention wholesale Internet censorship. And I quote "It says Internet providers and hosting services must remove any website within 48 hours after the government objects to it -- and no court order is necessary. What's next, filtering software for all data entering the United States?
posted by ambereden on May 10, 2000 - 1 comment

Say goodbye to personal liberty

Say goodbye to personal liberty if this bill gets passed. A bill aimed at fighting drugs on and off line will limit your freedom of speech, allow police to enter your house with a warrant but not telling you what it's for. One step closer to the Police state. And one heck of a supreme court case in the wings.
posted by eljuanbobo on May 9, 2000 - 3 comments

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is jumping on the copyright lawsuit bandwagon. This time they're picking on 2600. Me thinks they're playing with fire.
posted by Mick on May 9, 2000 - 6 comments

Panty Raiders: Humorous CD-ROM or the objectification of women?

Panty Raiders: Humorous CD-ROM or the objectification of women? Have you ever heard of any other game referred to as a comedy? I find it particularly offensive and demeaning when a game that involves stripping women is passed off as something funny and entertaining, especially when targeted at young boys. Is this something we should be concerned about, or is it just a game? Are people overreacting?
posted by megnut on May 5, 2000 - 46 comments

"MP3.com Bands Dis Disclosure"

"MP3.com Bands Dis Disclosure" So they're telling the world how much bread artists make . . . can someone come up with anything resembling a rational reason for this?
"'MP3.com is creating a New Music Economy. We want to illustrate the viability of this new music economy by showing the world that artists can make money via Internet distribution of music,' the company's 'Artist Support Team' wrote to complaining bands."
Sounds as if they just got out of a "power-lunch" with the boys in Redmond or something . . . .
posted by mrpalomar on May 3, 2000 - 4 comments

i think this lawsuit is for me to poop on. pets.com is suing Robert Smigel, saying that he ripped off their sock puppet as inspiration for Triumph the Insult Comic.
posted by sugarfish on Apr 28, 2000 - 7 comments

Wired No More

Wired No More The assimilation of Wired.com into the Lycos empire is complete. And www.wirednews.com also goes to the Lycos music front page. How long before it gets shifted to a Tripod member page?
posted by holgate on Apr 25, 2000 - 2 comments

Assasination Politics?

Assasination Politics? Does your email address end in .gov? Watch out, then, because cypherpunk and convicted tax evader Jim Bell might be out to get you, and his plans don't sound especially pleasant. The meat of the Wired piece is on page three:
[ Pull quote left out because it makes the page too tall ]
May we live in interesting times...
posted by baylink on Apr 14, 2000 - 1 comment

I'm sure many of you have already seen this or are already familliar with it, but this article talks about bandwidth that really puts the pedal to the metal!

posted by lizardboy on Mar 26, 2000 - 2 comments

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us is the cover story in this month's 'Wired'. It was written by Bill Joy, chief scientist at Sun. In it he makes a very convincing case for strict regulation of genetics, nanotech, and robotics, given that any of these could cause the extinction of the human species in the next 30 years. What do you think?
posted by Sean Meade on Mar 22, 2000 - 8 comments

Wired News Redesign:

Wired News Redesign: What do you think to the WiredNews new-look? They've returned to using more black and a chunkier navigation bar. I thought there really was nothing wrong with the old version (and the improvements are indeed a step backwards) ?
posted by williamtry on Mar 17, 2000 - 6 comments

Foolish mortals we, who had thought that the whole Mahir thing had run its course. We were wrong.
posted by jason on Mar 9, 2000 - 1 comment

Potential Employment:

Potential Employment: Here is a chance to show what you are made of. Quit your high paying job you have now, for one that will give you the opportunity to "help the children."
posted by brent on Feb 12, 2000 - 0 comments

Add Buy.Com

Add Buy.Com to the list of sites getting hit by Denial Of Sevice Attacks lately. The site went down just as they were getting extra traffic because they just released their IPO, good timing...or I should say bad timing.
posted by Mark on Feb 8, 2000 - 2 comments

fast(er) food in so-cal.

fast(er) food in so-cal. looks like we'll all be able to get our big macs a whopping 15 seconds faster at orange county drive throughs. why haven't they done this *inside* their stores, where it usually takes the cashier at least a minute to do the math, after the people in front of me spend 3 minutes digging through their pockets/wallets/purses to find their money and change.(disclosure: i was once a mcdonald's cashier)
posted by mmanning on Jan 28, 2000 - 10 comments

Wired: creating virtual communities with collaborative web spaces
Tired: accusing other webloggers of publicity stunts
posted by mathowie on Jan 23, 2000 - 6 comments

It's a sign of the times.

It's a sign of the times. Wired News now has the Lycos Network navigation at the top of each of the news pages. Can HotLycos be far behind?
posted by jkottke on Jan 12, 2000 - 3 comments

Remember the Wired Magazine cover with the giant hand, that was all about push?

Remember the Wired Magazine cover with the giant hand, that was all about push? Re-read the old article, it sounded far-fetched then, but with daily headline emails from numerous internet news sites and information tracking services that can icq or page you with information, push isn't dead. We're actually using push content, we're just not calling it that. (thanks Michael for reminding me)
posted by mathowie on Jan 8, 2000 - 1 comment

Ha! The Y2K nuts still aren't giving up their cause.

Ha! The Y2K nuts still aren't giving up their cause. These guys need to face defeat. They were wrong. We lucked out. The programmers saved the day. Let's move on now, shall we?
posted by mathowie on Jan 4, 2000 - 0 comments

Yet another reason why HTML email sucks.

Yet another reason why HTML email sucks. WebTV should limit incoming messages to plain text only, or at least let users turn off HTML rendering in their mail clients.
posted by mathowie on Jan 4, 2000 - 0 comments

This Wired News article

This Wired News article has one of the funniest Y2K-related quotes I've read lately. According to Jon Arnold, the CIO at the Edison Electric Institute... ''Every New Year's, there's an outage somewhere, and it's usually because a truck hit a utility pole, a squirrel crawled into a transformer, or there's a winter storm. The bottom line is that stuff breaks all the time.''
posted by grant on Dec 14, 1999 - 0 comments

Y2K Spoof Flick Goes Awry

Y2K Spoof Flick Goes Awry "This FBI agent called," said Zieper. "He said, 'There are a lot of people planning to vacation in New York this year, a lot of them are coming to your site and they're getting scared. I want to talk to you about how we can stop people from coming to this site.'" ... see the flick here. The FBI is full of a bunch of weirdos.
posted by greyscale on Nov 25, 1999 - 0 comments

When did Wired Magazine merge with Heavy Metal?
posted by grant on Nov 20, 1999 - 0 comments

So the DVD copy protection was cracked,

So the DVD copy protection was cracked, and it's interesting to hear the comments from the industry. The DVD Forum's release makes the hackers sound awful. The DVD folks feel like they've been ripped off. Can't these motion picture and DVD industry folks see this as a good thing? A couple hackers decrypted what was supposed to be a secure format and they're horrified? They should be horrified at the idiots that created the weak 'protection' in the first place. These hackers just did the industry a great service. They found a gaping security hole before good recordable DVDs ever came out! I'm surprised hackers are vilified instead of being offered lucrative positions as security experts.
posted by mathowie on Nov 3, 1999 - 0 comments

This cool tool

This cool tool grabs Wired News headlines and randomly assembles them into phrases of marketing-ese. Here's a good example: 'Savvy middleware is wiring the planetwide medium of the hyper village.'
posted by mathowie on Sep 29, 1999 - 0 comments

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