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December 23, 2010 at 12:00pm
Posted by: Mike Pomranz
Jabba the Snowman post: Greatest Tosh.0 blog post or laziest Tosh.0 blog post?
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Check it out there an app to post right to Posterous now! And you can manage your sites. Very nice!
In case you couldn't tell this is me testing it out.
Check it out here: http://blog.posterous.com/introducing-posterous-for-the-iphone-the-only
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I was just in touch with Ira Flatow of Science Friday, and heard that they were facing a funding crisis. According to Ira:We at SciFri are facing severe financial difficulties, i.e. raising money. NSF [National Science Foundation] has turned us down for continuing funding, saying they love what we do, we are sorely needed, but it's not their job to fund us. At the same time, NPR has said the same thing, telling us that if we want to stay on the air, etc, we now have to raise all our own money. Despite what listeners may think, NPR only gives us about 10 percent of our funding.
Ouch! I think Science Friday is one of the most outstanding radio programs I listen to, and yet it's falling into that familiar market failure gap: it's a social good that nobody thinks they should pay for.
Of course, our local NPR station is trumpeting that they have found a way to sustain journalism. And they seem to have by connecting with their local constituency and asking for financial support (pledge breaks work). But, if you call in to support your local station and say you love SciFri, not much of your pledge filters back to the program.
So, that raises the question of how to keep Science Friday going. They do get some funding from noteworthy science funders (like the Noyce and Sloan foundations), but they will have a challenge replacing the support from the National Science Foundation.
Check out the Science Friday sponsorship/donation page. I pitched in!
You can visit http://www.sciencefriday.com/about/sponsor/ and donate directly to the program. This is one of the best programs on NPR and it would be a travesty to loose it! Help out with whatever you can it's quick and easy. They even take PayPal, so go do it already!!!!!
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Haven't seen most of these but by far the last two are excellent!
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Universal Lands Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ And Plans Unprecedented Feature/Network TV Adaptation – Deadline.com
Universal Lands Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' And Plans Unprecedented Feature/Network TV Adaptation
By MIKE FLEMING | Wednesday September 8, 2010 @ 5:02pm EDT
EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures and NBC Universal Television Entertainment have closed a deal to turn Stephen King’s mammoth novel series The Dark Tower into a feature film trilogy and a network TV series, both of which will be creatively steered by the Oscar-winning team behind A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Updated: August 31, 2010, 2:02 PM ET
Alabama's Mark Ingram out for opener
Alabama will be without junior running back Mark Ingram for Saturday's opener against visiting San Jose State, and probably longer, after the Heisman Trophy winner underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday morning.
ESPN.com's Chris Low writes about all things SEC in his conference blog.
Ingram suffered the injury late in Monday's practice, and Alabama coach Nick Saban said it was a "situation where everyone thought it would be better to take care of now, so he would not have any issues with it later in the season."
Although Alabama officials are ruling Ingram out only for the first game at this point, it's unlikely he would be able to get back in time for the Crimson Tide's second game, against No. 19 Penn State on Sept. 11 in Tuscaloosa.
Saban said Ingram would be managed on a week-to-week basis after Saturday.
"We will make every decision on the future based on what's best for Mark and his career as we consult with Dr. [Lyle] Cain and Dr. [James] Andrews on his progress," Saban said. "This is not an injury that will affect Mark's future ability to make a full recovery in a relatively short time."
Sophomore Trent Richardson will move into a starting role after rushing for 751 yards last season as Ingram's backup.
The Crimson Tide also have redshirt freshman Eddie Lacy.
Ingram, who became Alabama's first Heisman Trophy winner last season, rushed for 1,658 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.
Chris Low covers the SEC for ESPN.com.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous?
by Alix Spiegel
August 30, 2010
Jesse Bering's mother died of cancer on a Sunday, in her own bed, at 9 o'clock at night. Bering and his siblings closed her door and went downstairs, hoping they might somehow get some sleep.
It was a long, hard night, but around 7 a.m., something happened: The wind chimes outside his mother's window started to chime.
Bering remembers waking to the tinkle of these bells, a small but distinct sound in an otherwise silent house. And he remembers thinking that those bells carried a very specific message.
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This is more of a success for people who write DRM-bypassing software such as Cydia (iPhone) or Handbrake (Mac DVD). Prior to this ruling, they were subject to the wrath of Apple, MPAA, etc because they were actively distributing software that violated the DMCA. Users were rarely bothered in comparison.
That said, there is nothing preventing Apple from declaring all warrantees void if the operating system is altered. My Subaru warrantee is similar: if I modify my engine, I void the warrantee on that part or whole of the engine.
Also, there is nothing preventing AT&T from modifying or enforcing a service contract terms prohibiting VOIP or tethering or another use of data services they wish to prevent.
As for who “owns” the iPhone: you own the hardware, but Apple owns the software and licenses it to you for a fee paid when you purchase your phone. As another poster mentioned, often the price of your phone was subsidized by the carrier who may enforce the term of the contract if you decide to leave.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church - ComicsAlliance | Comics culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
Hit the link for pics of the protest, great stuff!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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If you have an iPhone and it is running very slow after updating to iOS 4 and you are using Active Sync (Microsoft Exchange or Google Sync) then click on this link from Mobile Safari (on your iPhone) and install the fix Apple released. Be sure to restart your iPhone after you apply the update. I'm so mad it took this long for me to find this but I'll save you the sob story. If you want the details hit up the source below.
My phone was almost unusable until I applied this. I couldn't even make a phone call. At one point I deleted my Gmail account and had to go without contacts. Boy was that fun. Remember when you used to have to memorize phone numbers? Anyways, mail and contacts started syncing immediately after I applied the fix but my calendar is not syncing but if I get a fix I'll post it up. Anyone else having problems with iOS 4 and Active Sync? Post a comment.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
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Internet Speed Test: The Fastest ISPs in the U.S. 2010
We put Internet browsing speeds to the test to see which providers are the best at delivering the Web to you.
Is your Web browsing as fast as it could be? Fifteen years after Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer to compete with Netscape Navigator, there are still browser wars going on, as Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Apple, and others compete to create the software that loads Web pages the fastest. But the number one factor in page load speed (or any kind of download) isn't your browser. It's your Internet service provider (ISP). After all, a Web page can't finish loading until all the bits arrive.
Interestingly, while cable and phone companies compete to provide fast connections, 80 percent of Americans have no idea how fast their connection is supposed to be, according to a recent FCC study. Still, nearly three quarters of the respondents (71 percent) said that they felt their connection speed is as fast as their ISP promises most, if not all, of the time.
The reality is that no one is experiencing speeds anywhere near to what their ISP claims to offer, at least not when it comes to Web surfing. This isn't entirely the ISP's fault. The ISP's claimed throughput rates are for sustained downloads of an individual file. Web pages are typically made up of several files: the HTML code, graphics, Flash elements, and so forth. For each file, there's latency, essentially the time it takes from when your computer requests the element and when the Web site's server starts sending it to you. And then there are all the vagaries of the Internet as data from the Web site hops from router to router down to your computer. This is why, when ISPs advertise download speeds, they're only referring to downloads directly from their own servers.
There are several good bandwidth testers on the market to test connection speed, including Speedtest.net and Broadband.gov's new Consumer Broadband Test. But these tools typically test downloads of a single, very large file and provide a result that isn't very applicable to Web browsing. So to answer the question, "Is your Web browsing as fast as it could be?" PCMag created SurfSpeed, a free Web surfing speedometer. On a scheduled basis or on demand, SurfSpeed downloads Web pages from 10 popular Web sites, including Google, Apple, eBay, and Yahoo.