August 28, 2001

The first indictment under the DMCA could imprison Sklyarov for 25 years.

The first indictment under the DMCA could imprison Sklyarov for 25 years. Adobe and the US's plan to put the fear of the DMCA into the hearts of billions is going according to plan.
posted by skallas at 10:26 PM PST - 12 comments

Remember George Carlin's 7 words you can never say on tv? Well, make that three, because four of TV's seven dirty words have now become part of the television lexicon. What's your favorite word?
posted by Rastafari at 10:00 PM PST - 52 comments

Brain Cells Used To Make Working Semiconductor

Brain Cells Used To Make Working Semiconductor "This is the first direct functional interfacing of a living neuronal network with an electronic semiconductor chip," said co-author Dr. Peter Fromherz of the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, in an interview with Reuters Health. "It is a further step on our road to combine the elements of brains and computers," he added.
posted by Alwin at 9:22 PM PST - 2 comments

This amazing weapon

This amazing weapon was fired by a helicopter into the third floor of a building and was so accurate it actually decapitated its target without harming the other tenants.
posted by semmi at 9:12 PM PST - 60 comments

Warning!! This will consume hours of your precious time:

Warning!! This will consume hours of your precious time: Help the lego trashbot for the good of mankind. The first few levels are relatively easy, but see if you can get past level 17 in six moves or less - it nearly killed me. Link courtesy of iamcal.
posted by aladfar at 7:45 PM PST - 23 comments

David Blaine is the man.

David Blaine is the man. I really don't believe in magic but I believe in David Blaine, he is unreal. Blaine is putting on a show this Sunday on TLC at 9:00est. We have talked about him before and most are impressed, if you haven't seen him and you want to see some mind blowing magic, check it out.
posted by me myself and i at 6:48 PM PST - 28 comments

AOL rules.

AOL rules. Not really. But this page is good for a muffled snicker.
posted by jcterminal at 5:55 PM PST - 25 comments

Roll Your Own DSL

Roll Your Own DSL "But why would you even want to do such a thing? Well maybe DSL isn't available in your area. Maybe you want a significantly cheaper alternative to a T-1 line. Or just maybe you and the kid down the block want to play networked games at warp speed."
posted by frykitty at 4:07 PM PST - 9 comments

Uh-oh! We're almost out of IP addresses!

Uh-oh! We're almost out of IP addresses! The current IP (Internet Protocol) only allows approximately 4.3 billion addresses to be assigned, yet demand in 2006 may be for 7 billion addresses or more? Do we make a tough upgrade to IPv6 or force greedy Class-A users to hand over blocks?
posted by wackybrit at 2:40 PM PST - 27 comments

If I had my own weblog, I'd write more about what this story of one woman's coma (spotted on World New York) means to me. I'll just say that I love my wife and fear ever facing a crisis such as the one described in this husband's extraordinarily well written story. If you want to think deeply about life and the people you love and have some time and tears for the introspection, take a read.
posted by msacheson at 2:35 PM PST - 23 comments

How to cook rice in 9 easy steps.

How to cook rice in 9 easy steps. Evidently it involves race cars, a dash of Japanese anime, and X games music. Or something. I must admit I'm confused, and more than a little scared.
posted by sassone at 2:11 PM PST - 14 comments

Happy Burning Man, everybody!
posted by maura at 1:25 PM PST - 13 comments

Ardent Twin Peaks fanatics are rallying behind Operation: Creamed Corn, in efforts to convince New Line to release the deleted scenes hand-picked by David Lynch from Fire Walk with Me. Will it work? I sure hope so.
posted by brittney at 1:17 PM PST - 15 comments

Oh, God, here we go again.

Oh, God, here we go again. Maybe he can go next door and ask Wilson for some advice?
posted by sassone at 11:38 AM PST - 40 comments

Record Company Manipulates Results of MTV's "Total Request Live"

Record Company Manipulates Results of MTV's "Total Request Live" Not surprising, really. As much as I loath what MTV has become (there was a time when they played less commercial videos with some redeeming qualities), wouldn't it be interesting to spoof votes and get a video by a interesting group onto TRL.

Watching mindless teens scream for a video by, say, Dream Theater, Dismemberment Plan, or Shudder to Think?
posted by 4midori at 10:23 AM PST - 53 comments

Bernie for mayor!

Bernie for mayor! Kramer For Mayor! NY has a lot of choices for mayor.
posted by chainring at 9:43 AM PST - 6 comments

Implicit Attitude Tests

Implicit Attitude Tests are a way to find out how biased you are regarding race, age, and gender. The results can be spooky.
posted by muckster at 9:37 AM PST - 16 comments

Ed Norton and Cameron Diaz in Boo.com: The Movie.

Ed Norton and Cameron Diaz in Boo.com: The Movie. Why, god, why? Can any good come of such a thing?
posted by Sapphireblue at 9:23 AM PST - 24 comments

Sundance is a little ski resort about twenty minutes up the road from me... it's quiet during the winter, and a great date in the summer ...and aside from it's eponymous (and off-site) film festival, who would have guessed that it was so famous? Do you have any local favorites in your neck of the woods... places that are surprising local hotspots (a la "a prophet in his own country")?
posted by silusGROK at 9:01 AM PST - 6 comments

Arnold had a full grill in Total Recall,

Arnold had a full grill in Total Recall, but Hopes for manned — and especially a "womanned" mission to Mars — might hinge on teeth. The bone-weakening effects of zero-gravity environments might lead to permanent tooth loss, says a government dentist. via Slashdot
posted by adampsyche at 8:56 AM PST - 13 comments

Doggie-bag use is up

Doggie-bag use is up - Must be an economic downturn (via Fark). Want to know what the Fed is up to before everyone else? Have a look at the Greenspan briefcase theory. Takeout orders in Washington DC are up? Must be a war!

Anyone know of other 'indicators' like these? No, Groundhog Day doesn't count.
posted by jwells at 8:02 AM PST - 10 comments


What do you get when you mix a zealous Christian, 12 blow-up dolls, and a toga party? It's just too strange, but it might have been the rapture for one woman...
posted by atfrost at 8:02 AM PST - 7 comments

The reviews for the 2GHZ Pentium 4 are out.
posted by machaus at 6:30 AM PST - 10 comments

"we will have no representative there, so long as they pick on Israel"

"we will have no representative there, so long as they pick on Israel" (exact Bush quote) Is it better to just not show up, or to go there and talk? Then we may be skipping another U.N. conference because they mention "children's rights & abortion". This seems more like the kid taking his ball and going home as opposed to the most powerful country on earth...
posted by owillis at 12:54 AM PST - 63 comments

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