Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Facebook's ban on breastfeeding pics is a denial of free expression.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Watching Married With Children makes you stupid. Watching Jeopardy makes you smart again.
Alright! The rest of my MWC DVDs just arrived. One hour to let them warm up and I'm off to Jeopardy Ln. Chicago.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Love concept of Amazon's MP3 store. Reality is I get a lot of pops and drop-outs in the music.
Finally at Jimi's after VM took forever to activate Arc. Bring on the saganaki!
VM USA's site sucks for changing phones.
Getting VM Arc at Radioshack. Saganaki after. Yay! Greek food rocks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Warner Bros sucks for axing Wizard of Oz on DVD.
Chili cheese muffins on Rachel Ray? What the hell is she thinking?
Agh! It's Christmas Eve and my nose is still plugged up. This sucks!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How can people be confused about the DTV change with all these ads? How fucking simple can it be?
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Cops who shoot people's dogs should be shot.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Watching Dateline. Mortgage companies shouldn't be allowed to raise rates. People first, companies last!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

LORD, please hear my prayer for a snow day tomorrow! Amen...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rock on, John Walsh! Always in our thoughts.
Dammit! I wanted to see John Walsh's interview! Thought he was on ABC only to find he's on NBC. Set recorder to wrong network.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Online freedom > protecting children.
Happy birthay, Beethoven!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Can't wait for nasty warm rainy weather to turn back to winter throughout the day.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Walking at Spring Hill. Damn December rain!
Put up Christmas decs and did some shopping. Can't wait!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bought nice bird feeder for Christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Internet filtering = 21st century comstockery!
Richard Shelby fucking sucks! Alabama can fuck off! Fucking bastards!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I curse December rain! Snow for Christmas now!
I am now 31 years old. Someone shoot me!

Monday, December 8, 2008

I hope tomorrow's warmup doesn't melt all the snow.
Had nightmare about waking up two hours late for work. It felt real.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thought: If Detroit sits on a salt mine, why can't Oakland County salt its damn roads?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thank God all that damn Berkley road work's done!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dinner a success. Had turkey, mashed taters, stuffing and yams. Have to call Sears about oven tomorrow.
Coil in oven burned. Lucky that turkey was already heated. No oven till fixed.
Watching Knight Rider until Thanksgiving dinner.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Watching Knight Rider on DVD all week long. KITT, Michael and loads of nostalgia.
Last day before Thanksgiving break. Thank God!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Truck still acting up. Will drop off at gas station.
Wolf's Head oil since 1879. Why would there have been motor oil since then? Cars not invented till 1890s.
Truck drank 3 cans of oil like Juda Ben Hur in the desert.
Oil low. Heading to Mobile for emergency fill.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Got new boots for $40. They're cool. Getting hummus for lunch.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Big 3 don't deserve bailout. They joined NAFTA and outsourced jobs. Let them reap what they've sown.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Damn breaking news interrupting my Jeopardy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Salesman disappeared on us.
Best Buy, always noisy and garish.
Getting winter clothes sucks. Laptop much more fun.
Shopping for winter clothes is a fucking drag.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

HowardForums.com fails for being offline when I try to access it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In the names of safety and decency, fun has been trampled from life.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nothing like a vigorous 15 mile walk on a brisk November day.
Snow makes everyone on 696 crawl like snails.
It's snowing! This is a complete surprise!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Auto makers in $ mess because they outsourced. Let them reap what they sow.
When it says GM and Ford are burning cash, is that literal?
JJ Fatt's pizza and burger were great and filling. At Borders now, sitting in arm chair.
Does Obama's stimulus package mean $500 checks for people or bailouts for auto makers?
Ancient Greek statues and temples were painted in vivid colors. Wish I could see them as they really were.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Will Obama save our nation, or lead us headlong into destruction?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Medical marijuana FTW!
I hope Obama will end the War on Drugs.
Will Obama withdraw troops?
Obama's pres. I hope he restores the civil liberties forfeited under Bush.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Finally done voting. I hope prop 1 passes. How libertarian.
Still waiting.
Waiting in long lines sucks.
Walking up to vote. A crisp autumn morning.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bob Barr 4 president!
I hope MI residents vote Yes on Prop 1. Legal medical marijuana FTW!
Tomorrow we vote the Chimp out of office. Woot!
They say to invite people as friends and to groups, but ban users who invite too many. Where's the logic in these policies?
Why do sites like Upoc and Facebook ban people who actually use them as advertised?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Breeder sow has a boy in the womens bathroom.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Came inside. Too damn cold out.
At Borders having Java Kula on the balcony. Beautiful but chilly.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Which way to vote on MI prop 2. Just can't decide.
Premium fuel $2.69/gallon. Feels like forever.
ACTA will turn the Net into broadcast media like radio and TV. Death to copyright laws!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'd love to be a walk on extra in a movie. Wonder if experience is required.
Woman next to me talking about being an associate producer! Perhaps a new movie's being made in MI?
Saw something never thought I'd see: a father making his kid pick his own coat off the floor. There are still good parents!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

If Michigan's economy is so bad, where do they get money for this endless road construction?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

There was an 8-10 year old boy in the womens bathroom! Boys don't belong in womens bathrooms!
I love that antique wheelchair! Reminds me of The Changeling.
Just finished gorgeous autumn nature walk.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saw Duchess. Great movie, but so depressing.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Is every fucking street in Berkley, MI closed today?
Are congressmen allowed to bypass TSA checkpoints at airports?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Major temp climb today from 38 to 70 degrees.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Am at Borders. Damn alarm went off when I went in john eventhough I paid for books.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Let those greedy Wall St. bastards bail themselves out!
Finally feeling like Fall around here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

If we don't bail out the financial companies, will it haunt ordinary people?
Watching Michigan Matters. We're on our way to being a third world nation.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tax payers shouldn't have to bail out these mega-corporations! Sink or swim, Fannie and Freddy!
All politicians are liars and hypocrites.
TGIF

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

White Castle burgers are good, but are small.
No sleep last night. Am in zombie state.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I can't believe the Wixom Taco Bell is gone! What the hell?!
Driving down the connecting road and get stuck behind an idiot doing 12 MPH.
Just back from Wing Lake walk. Nothing unusual. Just a good, brisk walk.
Heading out to the park. Cloudy and cool.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Finished at mall. Heading home.
Some idiot is playing a trumpet in the mall.
Eatting at Lakeshore Grill. Want to get ham lasagne.
Arrived at mall.
Driving to mall.
Sitting in car waiting for Mommy to come back.
Hair finished. Heading to mall.
Hair cut finished. Hair is now manageable shoulder length. Ran into a lady I know as well. Small world.
At barber shop, waiting to get hair cut.
Setting out to get my hair cut.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hooray for pizza!
How does charging MI residents more for power save money? Bitches!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some idiot was driving down a sidestreet backward!
Bones was depressing. Why did that poor dog have to die? Cesar was really cool.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DVD recorder arrived and is hooked up. Just need discs to record on.
Just saw a chopper land at Beaumont Hospital.
Having trouble sleeping through night. Waking up having to piss, then can't get back to sleep.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fuck you Virgin Mobile! I win!
Why the hell is Virgin Mobile's network down? Can't send pictures or log on to email.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I can't believe gas is $4.15 a gallon! I thought the damn prices were down!
We both said 9:15. Someone can't tell time.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Who the hell is Medvedev to condemn us fighting Iran when he invaded Georgia?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yet Another Obscenity Trial? We Should Be Ashamed | Sex and

Shocking but true: An American city, in the year 2008, asked a jury to declare that a movie of adults having sex is illegal.

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Golden retriever off leash barked at horses on the trail. Luckily nothing happened.
Sustainability fair a huge ripoff. No lectures, no demonstrations. Just a flea market of organic wares for sale.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Having Java Kula at Borders. On balcony. What a view!
Stopping for Hungry Howie's pizza, then book store.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Am watching Kwame's removal hearing. Hope they throw the book at him.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Vogue’s Fashion Photos Spark Debate in India

The juxtaposition between poverty and growing wealth presents an unsavory dilemma for luxury goods makers jumping into India.

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Went to Coney for lunch. Had a chili dog.
Facebook is pissing me out by refusing my photo uploads!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fellow Rewilder Goes To Jail! | Urban Scout: Rewilding Casca

Finisia, a fellow rewilder who lives in a post-apocalyptic, horse drawn cart, planting back the native plants in the traditional way has found herself in trouble. While planting, a ranger approached her and well, she ended up in jail!

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Is the End of Unlimited Internet Near?

Internet providers start planning for metered billing for Internet usage and monthly usage limits.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Absolutely the stupidest salvo in the war on terror to date

Do you drive, take pictures, travel, use a cellphone or use a computer? Guess what that makes you...

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Comcast to Place a Cap on Internet Downloads

Beginning Oct. 1, Comcast will put a 250 gigabyte-a-month cap on residential users. The limit will not affect most users, at least not in the short-term, but is certain to create tension as some technologies gain traction.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Police raid headquarters of RNC protesters

Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.

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What do our dreams mean?

Research suggests claims that dreams are top heavy with sex and religion might be wrong, and that most, as many as eight out of ten, are about mundane everyday concerns and interests such as parents, friends, driving, shopping and sport.

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Don't do it for me, do it for this poor guy! [pic]

Struggling against the waves, this polar bear faces almost certain death after becoming lost at sea in the Arctic.

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Heading to McD's for Big Macs.
Fucking cyclists completely coopted the road at the park today! >:-(
Farm parking lot being redone. Parked in new lot.

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's nice to have a couple days off to lie around anf do nothing.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Woman Called Yoda Blocked From Facebook

A woman claims she was blocked from joining Facebook because she has the same name as a famous Star Wars character.

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There are two stray kittens in my work's parking lot; a calico and orange. They are under 10 weeks old.
I stopped at Barnes and Noble and bought a picture book of Greece.
Stopped at Barnes and Noble and bought a picture book of Greece.
When I post on Howard Forums from my phone, it names the phone duncanmacleod. That's perfect for me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Evicted! One-horse town to be no-horse town

This one-horse town looks like it's set to become a no-horse town.The owner of a 32-year-old horse named Peter Rabbit wasn't able to buck a local ban on livestock within city limits. After widespread publicity of the ban that threatened to kick Peter Rabbit off the pasture where he was born...

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Home again home again jigeddy jog.
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At book store. Got books on Ancient Greece and history.
I'm deleting my Facebook account for refusing my mobile photo uploads!

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Now off to Big Boy. Tater cakes await.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Truck died on the road. What rotten luck.

Monday, August 25, 2008

FDA Threatens To Raid Cherry Orchards

As Americans struggle to eat a healthier diet, the FDA has taken draconian steps to suppress information about foods that reduce disease risk.

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Couple Offered Sex with Child for Used Car

A sordid San Antonio couple is accused of trying to trying to trade sex with the woman's 5-year-old daughter for an apartment, a used car and child care for her 10-month old daughter.

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I hate people walking in the road. That's what a sidewalk is for.

Uncovering The Dark Side of P4P

P4P is touted as the new and improved P2P. The technology has the potential to lower bandwidth costs for ISPs and speed up downloads for P4P enabled filesharing clients. There is a dark site to this new technology though. The strong anti-piracy connections are fuel for conspiracy theorists, and Net Neutrality might be at stake.

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Why the hell were there two cop cars in my neighborhood?
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I can't wait for the Vancouver Games. Those will be so awesome.
The sun's up. I'm not.
Ugh I hate waking up at 6 AM.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Americans Reject Lowering Drinking Age by Large Margin

Bullshit MADD propaganda. Who exactly did they poll? People in the MADD office? Nationwide Insurance and MADD team up: http://www.injuryboard.com/national-news/college-presidents-urge-lowering-drinking-age-to-18.aspx?googleid=245964MADD has gone from a great grassroots org to a fascist prohibition promoting organization. http://www.getmadd.com/

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

On Campus, Legal Drinking Age Is Flunking the Reality Test

Next week, when President C.D. 'Dan' Mote welcomes freshmen to the University of Maryland, he will inform them that the college police will enforce underage drinking laws 'with terrific ferocity.' And then he will turn around and, recognizing that most students do drink, tell the teenagers 'to ta...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Throttle The Package: Europe’s Fight for Net Neutrality

Defend Net Neutrality! Don’t force ISPs to spy on their customers in the name of copyright enforcement!

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Music, movie lobbyists push to spy on your Net traffic

Recording industry and motion picture lobbyists are renewing their push to convince broadband providers to monitor customers and detect copyright infringements, claiming the concept is working abroad and should be adopted in the United States.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Washington Post: Bob Barr, the Master of a Curious Universe

In this lengthy article on Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr discusses his plans as president. Barr states that he would not sign any bills appropriating money to the United Nations. He would advocate against a Department of Education as well. He'd fight illegal immigration. Most of all, he'd shrink government and taxes.

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Copyright Crusaders to Launch Cyber Campaign

Critics of the Government's proposed changes to the Copyright Act have launched a Cyber crusade to fight the Controversial Copyright Bill.

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Texas officials want 8 sect kids back in foster care

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - It's been more than two months since Texas child welfare authorities were ordered to return polygamist-sect children to their parents. Now, they want 8 of the youngsters put back in foster care.

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San Marcos Officer Paul Stephens Watches a Teacup Poodle Die

Please Digg as animal cruelty and police incompetence are issues near and dear to my heart.

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Pandora can't make money, may pull the plug

Pandora, one of the Internet's most popular streaming radio stations, may have to close its doors due to significant royalty payments owed to the music industry. One more last-ditch effort could save the day, but even Pandora's founder isn't optimistic.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cranks out of ice cream. What the hell?
Glad to see some parents limit their kids. A lady reprimanded her daughter for throwing a bottle on the floor.
No nachos grande so burger instead.
Going to see if there are nachos.
The Kids' Cottage prooves that places can be sustainable and still comfortable.
Chilling in the Kids' Cottage. This is so cool. Sustainable, yet very comfy. I want to live here!
Just found out Justine passed away in the fall. I'll miss her.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Heading home now.
Portapotty to the rescue.
Found a place to park my fat ass.
Saw mounted cops on pretty gray and chestnut horses. They were too far away for a shot.
At official Woodward Dream Cruise. Nice and cool.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Went wrong way down Benjamin to find truck.
Loads of beautiful old cars. Many Bel Aires.
Walking down Webster to Woodward.
Thank God this week's over and one off is coming.
Tried to take a nap, but never fully fell asleep.
Tgif! Also Dream Cruise tonight! Old cars rule.
Howard Forums had no right to deny my login!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Driving down Woodward. All these old cars are fucking sweet.
On Woodward. All these old cars are fucking sweet.
Groceries acquired. Heading home. Saw monarch butterfly!
Going to drug store for conditioner and deodorant.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Online student-teacher friendships can be tricky

"Just the very fact that I have MySpace makes them think, 'Well, maybe we can talk to this guy and open the lines of communication, said Turner, who teaches English at South Middle School in Joplin, Missouri. "I realized this is a major way of communication for them."

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I love downloading 10 MB worth of security shit on dialsuck.
Still haven't heard which gymnastics team took bronze, nor about the 15 minute wait for our gymnast. Some coverage!
I think the judges were part of an international conspiracy to keep the US Womens Gymnastics team from winning gold.
The judges made one of the US gymnasts wait 15 minutes before her balance beam routine. Why?
Note to self: staying up till midnight when you wake up at 6:40 AM is not a good idea.
US Womens Gymnastics team took silver behind China in team. Wonder who got bronze.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Site has exceeded maximum number of redirects... What the hell?
Children should be made to do things for themselves. Coddling cripples them.

Best Buy Vending Machines Coming to Airports

Yes, you heard it right. Best Buy will start installing gadget vending machines in airports as a part of a new program called "Best Buy Express."

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Twitter Limits Following to 2,000

In an attempt to stop spammers, Twitter users can now only add up to 2,000 followers before being limited and receiving this error message: "You are unable to follow more people."

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Twitter Limits Following to 2,000

In an attempt to stop spammers, Twitter users can now only add up to 2,000 followers before being limited and receiving this error message: "You are unable to follow more people."

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Knight Rider on Sept. 24. The month-long wait is killing me!
Almost no sleep last night due to a tick in my right eyelid. It kept spasming, making sleep elusive.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ex-chairs: FCC must stop "Victorian" indecency crusade

Two former Federal Communications Commission Chairs have asked the Supreme Court to shut down what they call the FCC's "Victorian crusade" against broadcasters.

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BSOD Strikes Bird's Nest During Torch Lighting

At the exact moment Li Ning was rounding the lip of the Bird's Nest during the amazing torch-lighting climax of the opening ceremonies, someone snapped this photo of our good friend the BSOD nestled amongst the Nest's steel twigs. Perhaps an Opening Cermonies IT dude spit out his coffee on the machines in the server room when Li took to the sky?

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I think it's wrong for Amazon and eBay to force people to pay electronically. All legit payments should be accepted.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The guys in green are rangers who lived in the colonies but were loyal to Britain.
Yesterday a storm canceled Colonial. Today will be different.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Props to Michael Phelps. Enjoy that gold!
Traffic slow on I96 east bound. What the hell?
Storm brings day 1 of Colonial Kensington to an end.
Just bought a gothic dagger, flute and flint arrowhead necklace.
First US flag was called the Congress Flag and had the British red ensign instead of the stars.
Bought a tomahawk, wooden dinosaur and scissors.
We're here a bit early. We have an hour to kill.
Going to Colonial Kensington. Should be fun. Hope rain holds off.
On our way to Colonial Kensington. Hope rain holds off.

Friday, August 8, 2008

When I'm out walking, I don't take kindly to people slowing down or pulling up by me and talking to me.
I hate it when people pull up alongside me and start shouting shit at me.
I hate it when people pull up alongside me and start shouting shit at me.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Major flaw with iPhones paralyzing users

Some are calling it the "White Apple Logo Screen of Death.” It's where the iPhone gets stuck in a loop and the only way to fix it is a factory restore, which takes several hours. The problem is really bad and I'm trying to spread the word that Apple needs to fix the problem now. Please Digg and give me a hand. Thanks.

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I can't believe the damn phone froze while I was typing!
I think it's wrong for Amazon to refuse to accept checks and money orders.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

We're getting a deadbolt.
Inner lock on our side door loose. Locksmith coming.
Inner lock on our side door loose. Locksmith coming.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Appeals court: First Amendment protects forum trolls too

Anonymous trolls on the Internet are allowed to remain anonymous, a judge in a California appeals court ruled yesterday. Not only that, but they're allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights and speak their minds, no matter how scathing their comments may be.

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EFF: MySpace suicide charges a threat to free speech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Democracy and Technology, Public Citizen, and a group of 14 law professors have filed an amicus brief in the case against a mother who allegedly harassed a teenager on MySpace, driving the girl to suicide. The groups argue that, while the events were tragic, holding the mom criminally responsible could

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Judges: online comments by minors protected under Constitution

An Indiana Court of Appeals ruled this week in favor of a teenager who made vulgar comments on MySpace, saying that the state violated her right to free speech when they sentenced her to probation.

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EFF: MySpace suicide charges a threat to free speech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Democracy and Technology, Public Citizen, and a group of 14 law professors have filed an amicus brief in the case against a mother who allegedly harassed a teenager on MySpace, driving the girl to suicide. The groups argue that, while the events were tragic, holding the mom criminally responsible could

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Police Seize Guns Before A Crime Is Committed

Another law for your own good: Using a unique state law, police in Connecticut have disarmed dozens of gun owners based on suspicions that they might harm themselves or others. The state's gun seizure law is considered the first and only law in the country that allows the confiscation of a gun before the owner commits an act of violence.

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School was closed. Had to vote at district office. Long hot walk.
Going to vote for Detroit Zoo.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I hope Mr. Freeman will be OK. Let us pray for a full recovery.

MPAA: Don't limit our ability to close analog outputs

The Motion Picture Association of America took its crusade for selectable output control (SOC) to the next level on Thursday, responding to critics in the FCC's proceeding on the matter. The MPAA's July 31 filing takes particular exception to suggestions that the agency lift its prohibition on SOC on a two-year trial basis, ... read more

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Man Prowls NYC Streets looking for Cops Breaking the Law

He calls himself "Jimmy Justice," a self-styled "cop-arazzi," armed only with a video camera as he prowls the streets of New York looking for law enforcement officers who are breaking the law. His targets are illegally parked city government vehicles -- particularly cars of traffic cops blocking bus stops, sitting in "no parking" zones or double-pa

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Warning Sign: Metered Broadband Already a Hassle

We've talked before that metered access is a boneheaded idea that is bad for innovation, bad for Microsoft and Google, and ultimately bad for you. Until today, the idea seemed like an eventuality, not an immediate reality.

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Found a treasure trove of US history books in someone's garbage. Heavy.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

What if Apple stopped issuing DRM keys?

It happened to Microsoft and Yahoo. Could it happen to Apple?The limitations of antipiracy software were dramatically illustrated last week when Yahoo Music announced the company would stop issuing authorization keys for the software that prevents its songs from being copied.

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A day like this is what was called a halcyon day in classic literature.
Rudy's tongue feels like sandpaper.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Open letter to Customs and Border Protection

I'm going to be upfront and honest and ask what the hell business you people think you have snooping in people's laptops, MP3 players, cell phones etc. How can you even begint to justify invading the privacy of tax paying citizens this way?

What data we carry with us is our private business and none of yours! Do your job of protecting the borders, but leave my property the hell alone!

Mess with a wolf and you will be bitten!

Homeland Security: We Can Hold Laptops Indefinitely!!!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has concocted a remarkable new policy: It reserves the right to seize for an indefinite period of time laptops taken across the border.A pair of DHS policies from last month say that Customs agents can routinely -- as a matter of course

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Which "Dark Knight" Character Are You?

Which ''Dark Knight'' Character Are You?
You're Batman/Bruce Wayne
You're Batman/Bruce Wayne
You seem to have to all... on the surface that is-- the looks, the charm, the dough, and the superhuman powers. But you soon realize that all of that isn't what matters without love... which, as they say, conquers all. Sometimes, though, you can't have both... doing the right thing in your heart versus the thing that everyone will love you for aren't always the same. Something is going to have to give, unfortunately and that's likely a lesson you'll have to learn the hard way.

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What Type of Cell Phone Are You?

What Type of Cell Phone Are You?
You're the Clamshell Flip Phone
You're the Clamshell Flip Phone
Just like the T-Mobile Sidekick or the Verizon Voyager, you're the fun-loving type who likes to flip around. You're always on the go and a fly by the seat of your pants type of person so you need a cell that can accommodate that. You love that the screen can do a 180, as your life tends to, as well.

Take the quiz!
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What Cell Phone Are You?

The BlackBerry!!!!!!



You are very organized and you are a leader. But when it comes to fights and disagreements you are the one to bow out and make peace!!!!!!

Are You a Cell Phone Addict?

Are You A Cellphone Addict

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Face it, you are addicted to your cellphone. What did you ever do before cellphones existed? Addmiting your problem is the first step to recovery though.
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Functional Cell Phones - Cell Phone Personality Quiz - Mobiledia

Functional Cell Phones - Cell Phone Personality Quiz - Mobiledia

Functional Cell Phones

You're all about the substance than the flash. Chances are you've got a schedule to keep, and you don't need hassles in your way. Not one for overly risky ventures, you probably prefer the tried and true. There's something nice about predictability and knowing what you can count on and what to be prepared for.

To you, time should be spent with people and on doing the things you want to do, more than the way in which you do it. And you want a phone for talking to people you care about.

So whether you're on your way to work, picking up a friend for dinner, or making plans to save the world, you want reliability - a device that you can depend on to get the job done.

You don't need all the bells and whistles, and just want something that you can count on to work. A phone is a way to communicate with friends and family. If you wanted a camera, radio, or organizer with it, you probably would have already bought one. Concentrate on finding a device with an external antenna. And without all the gadgets and accessories, you can focus on what really matters, reception.

Friday, August 1, 2008

What part of "Our house burned" does Verizon not understand?

Couple's house burns to the ground. They ask Verizon to transfer their phone number to their temporary quarters during rebuild. No can do, says Verizon, but they can have the number FORWARDED as long as the request is made by the couple FROM a phone in the house … that … burned … to … the … ground. (Sigh.)

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Canada seeks industry, not consumer input on secret treaty

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been shrouded in more secrecy than seems healthy. As a major negotiating meeting wraps up today in Washington, news also emerged that Canada planned to give industry groups exclusive access to the text of the agreement and the negotiators, but it didn't bother to ask civil liberties groups.

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Wrong freeway exit puts me in Detroit instead of Oak Park.
Any government thug who thinks he's going to search my computer can go fuck himself!
What the hell right does CBP have to search people's computers when they enter the country?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dropped phone. Phone seems OK.
Almost walked to work, but Mom showed up on time.

An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Cable You Need

We put up with too many cables. There are at least four different kinds of USB plugs, two kinds of FireWire and like a million different ways to connect something to TV or monitor. Modern gadget life can be kind of retarded in this way. Why not one kind of cable, or just a couple? I don't know. But until everyone gets on the same appendage-to-hole

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lawyer Exposes RIAA’s Legal Bullying

For many people, justice is something that is bought and sold in the US, especially where filesharing is concerned. Few lawyers are willing to represent, and fewer still understand the technologies involved in cases. Ray Beckerman is one of the few that seem to, and he now has an article in the current edition of The Judges Journal, about the RIAA

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Every damn sidestreet closed for construction. What the hell?

Monday, July 28, 2008

I can't believe this! I ordered a specific statue and am sent wrong one!
Had weird dream that I forgot to go to work.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm getting a burger. It's been ages since I've had a Crank burger.
At farm for an hour. having Mt. Dew.
Great uncle Charles left home at 12 and lived alone. How cool!
Walking Spring Hill. Weird machine sound behind us.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

How's your cell phone etiquette?

You could be worse
You know proper cell phone etiquette, but you don't always practice it. With just a little more effort, you can avoid the evil stares of strangers and save yourself the embarrassment of revealing private details on a quiet bus. Remember to use the environmental settings on your phone, excuse yourself from a conversation if it is necessary to make or take a phone call, and brush up on your cell phone etiquette here. And really, talking on your cell phone in the bathroom? That's just plain gross.
Saw Dark Knight. Truly awesome. Bale has improved his Batman tenfold.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Spying on the Text Generation

When it comes to watching over their tech-obsessed teenagers, parents are learning the dangers of too much information.

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10 Revolutionary Computers

Despite appearances, today's online world did not spring to life fully formed. Before they were made a major part of our lives, some pioneering computers either had to capture the public's imagination, establish what could be done by computers, or both. Here, we'll look at some computers that played, and sometimes continue to play, a major role.

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Never anticipate. Never assume. Never take for granted.
Car needs new brake shoes. I hope we can get to Batman tomorrow.
Mom's car blew an axle. So much for Batman tomorrow.
TGIF

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SMS Addiction and Texting Addiction

Leave it to psychologists to label yet another behavior an “addiction” — short message service (SMS), also commonly known as text messaging (or just plain “texting”).

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Globalists Angle to Hijack Children with “Pre-K Education”

Two bills now in the House of Representatives provide further evidence the government wants to tell you how to raise your children. The Pre-K Act (HR 3289) and the Education Begins at Home Act (HR 2343) aim to micromanage families in the military and those that fall below the poverty line.

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I suck. I don't even know my own neighborhood. Lady asked where a street was and I didn't know.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Experts Attack Big Content's EU Copyright Power-Grab

Now that the EU plan to retroactively add 45 years of copyright protection to old sound recordings looks set to keep the work of the 50s and 60s locked up for another half century, resistance is solidifying.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Computer Mouse R.I.P. In Five Years, Experts Say

Is the end of the venerable computer mouse at hand?

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I hate when things mysteriously malfunction.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

How Public Opinion Has Been Made Irrelevant in America

One of the most striking aspects of our political discourse, particularly during election time, is how efficiently certain views that deviate from the elite consensus are banished from sight -- simply prohibited -- even when those views are held by the vast majority of citizens. This discrepancy is a potent commentary on how our democracy functions

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Court Considers Toddler vs. Universal Copyright Case

Pennsylvania mom Stephanie Lenz,whose case reached a critical stage Friday, finds herself at the heart of an epic copyright fight over Universal Music's attempt to force her to take down a YouTube video of her toddler learning to walk with the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" blaring in the background.

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Damn you to Hell Yahoo! You have no right to be offline when I need you!
A castrated goat is called a wether. Who knew?

Harnessing The Power of Breast Motion to Recharge Your Cell

the possibility of a bra that harnesses the bounce of breasts to generate electricity to power your mp3 player or cell phone.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

SMS to Replace Sheep Herding?

An unusual experiment is currently being executed in Húsavík in the remote Strandir region in the West Fjords. GPS equipment with a GSM transmitter has been placed in a collar around the neck of 13 ewes, which sends daily SMS messages with their locations. The Iceland Review reports.

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I think I'm passive-aggressive.

Facebook Sues German Knock-off StudiVZ. Who is next?

Facebook on Friday filed a copyright lawsuit against StudiVZ, the largest German social network and has accused it of running a “knock-off” of the social networking website. Who is next?

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BSA: pirated software taking cops off the street, costs jobs

The Business Software Alliance has had IDG conduct another piracy survey, this one focused on eight US states. The report attempts to shock everyone from their piratical ways by calculating the losses in unusual units: police officers taken off the street.

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Kid wearing a helmet to ride a Power Wheel. Pathetic!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New tab switching added for Firefox 3.1

Press Ctrl + Tab (or Shift + Ctrl + Tab) and you are presented with tab thumbnails and titles with the most recently visited ones first so you can more easily determine which tab you want to go, have the one you most probably want to go closer, and as a result get to it faster. Hold Ctrl pressed and keep pressing Tab to see the thumbnails ..

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Waiting in this heat sucks!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rackham must stay public, court rules | Freep.com | Detroit

Detroit’s Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods must be kept publicly owned even if the city sells it, the Michigan Court of Appeals said in an opinion issued this morning.

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Too fucking hot. Like a damn oven.
Going to be a fucking scorcher today. Already in the 70s.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Concentric, fucking burn in Hell for denying me access to the Net!
Bought books on hauntings and mythological monsters.
Back on the road. Fun times.

Opinion: How Microsoft Can Turn The Negative Vista PR Tide

Things have been awfully tough for Microsoft over the past year. Aside from all of its woes with Yahoo and Jerry Yang, the company has faced a PR nightmare on the Vista front.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Watching fireflies. They blink too fast to photo.
Why the hell can't I send photos to the Upoc groups?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

NY attorney general gets more ISPs to block alt.* newsgroups

New York's Attorney General has turned his initial efforts against online sharing of child porn into a campaign, complete with its own website and a form letter to send to ISPs. The site's announcement coincides with AOL and AT&T reaching an agreement to block newsgroups where such porn appears.

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NY attorney general gets more ISPs to block alt.* newsgroups

New York's Attorney General has turned his initial efforts against online sharing of child porn into a campaign, complete with its own website and a form letter to send to ISPs. The site's announcement coincides with AOL and AT&T reaching an agreement to block newsgroups where such porn appears.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

As Bush Signs the Spy Bill, ACLU Files a Federal Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Thursday over a controversial wiretapping law, challenging the constitutionality of the expanded spy powers Congress granted to the president on Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed with the court just hours after Bush signed the bill into law.

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Damn road construction!
Visit over. Saw all the animals, especially the binties.
Went through gallery. Saw butterflies and birds.
At the zoo.

Tiger Stadium walls are coming down

"It looks like one more big swing from a wrecking ball is all it will take for the left field bleachers on the upper deck to pass into history."

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Breaking the law: one-third of US residents rip DVDs

A third of consumers have made copies of DVDs in the last six months, according to new survey results from the US and UK. This number is up from a year ago, but a majority of these users say they only copy their own DVDs for personal use.

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Watching diving on WCSN. Great athletes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Watching Springer. Trash TV at its best.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Viacom May Soon Have Your YouTube Password

A judge ordered YouTube to hand over the log-on names and the Internet addresses of its users to media giant Viacom. The matter is stirring up major privacy concerns.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Against School, by John Taylor Gatto

I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time I became an expert in boredom. Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, as I often did, why they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid, that it made no sense...

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Firefox Users Most Secure on Internet, Study Reveals

Mozilla Firefox fans might rest a little easier these days after a study released Tuesday revealed that its users are most secure on the Internet.

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Court order on YouTube user data fans privacy fears

By Kenneth Li and Eric Auchard NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge's order to Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom Inc (VIAb.N: Quote, Profile, Research) sparked an outcry on Thursday...

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Friday, July 4, 2008

How Ironic.. The Pirate Bay Sues Anti Piracy Agencies

The Pirate Bay, the world's largest bit-torrent tracker allegedly claims damages against anti-piracy agencies. i mean, how weird can things get?

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Fireworks were great. Saw strange orange light in the sky just now.
Saw mounted cops ride by. Fireworks are loud.
At Clawson for fireworks.
Hayride done. Now getting hotdogs.
Now on hayride.
On hayride.
Waiting to take hayride.
Walking around Wing Lake at Kensington.