The European Commission has decided that every citizen has a right to the Internet, but still made it fairly easy for the media industry to cut the Internet off. We also see that Intel is in hot water again. And we ask that perennial question, "Why can't I own a Canadian?" And Google answers.
Intel in threats and bribery suit
Google Dashboard lifts curtain on stored privacy data
EU Breaks deadlock in debate over right to Internet access
Tell the FCC to say no to Hollywood’s insane “Selectable Output Control” kill-switch
Congress may require ISPs to block certain fraud sites
Verizon offers prepaid, no-contract 3G data bundled with a USB airstick
Man-In-the-Middle Vulnerability For SSL and TLS
eBay launches online fashion magazine
WoW may be banned in China
What does Google Suggest suggest about the state of humanity?
Brent from Lake Elsinore on Paypal
The NASA Space Elevator 2010 competition is currently ongoing at Edwards airforce base in California. There are now only 3 teams competing and well my university is one of those teams. There’s some really cool tech involved with records being broken for the most power wirelessly beamed over a distance and also just some really cool stuff to see a robot climb 1 km vertically while being powered by a giant laser.
The USST (University of Saskatchewan Space design Team) will get their first run tomorrow morning at 7 AM and the competition can be viewed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/space-elevator
News of today’s happenings can be found here. http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/11/04/2117873.aspx
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Hi Buzz Crew,
Listening to the commentary on episode 1099 about the ACTA treaty and the possible resulting three-strikes law, it occurred to me that perhaps what we need is a co-ordinated campaign against the lawmakers. In each country where these laws are enacted, people could make claims of copyright infringement against the legislators at both home and work. After receiving three such complaints the ISPs would have no choice but to cut off their internet connections. It would be interesting to see how quickly the laws would be repealed when those that made them became personally affected by the severe defects and opportunity for abuse in the legislation.
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You guys had a pretty good go at Apple on Monday for getting rid of Atom compatibility. Was that really warranted given that it was a private beta release given to select developers? Anyway, now they’ve put it back in.
I’m about 99% sure they put it back because they heard Molly’s rant.
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Hey Buzz Crew,
After watching the podcast last night I went to Google Maps and looked up this mythic town of Argleton. I was poking around the area and noticed something else. Just to the south of the supposed site of Argleton is a train station. The name of this train station is the Maghull Rail Station. It made me laugh because it reminded me of what Natalie said about not being able to see it because we are “Muggles”. I got a kick out of it anyway.
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Aaron (Graphic artist from Garland, TX)