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  • AP NewsBreak: Police find driver in Corzine crash, won't charge

    04/14/2007 1:09:03 PM PDT · 97 of 154
    rit to Netizen

    If, as Red said, “unfolded as the other two vehicles passed him” implies White lane shifted when passing Red. Could be Corzine’s speeding SUV got into White blind spot, and White thought it was clear to lane shift.

  • AP NewsBreak: Police find driver in Corzine crash, won't charge

    04/14/2007 11:09:05 AM PDT · 40 of 154
    rit to Netizen

    According to the driver “this accident [which] unfolded as the other two vehicles passed him”. The statement seems to contradict that he pulled out in front.

  • AP NewsBreak: Police find driver in Corzine crash, won't charge

    04/14/2007 10:51:46 AM PDT · 24 of 154
    rit to Moose4
    "The statement of the driver of the red Ford pickup indicates that he was unaware that he caused this accident which unfolded as the other two vehicles passed him," State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said. "He stated that he pulled back onto the road and left the area, believing that he was not involved."

    Hmmmm.... might have to fix their graphic

  • N.J. gov. wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

    04/13/2007 12:31:51 PM PDT · 58 of 112
    rit to Bluestateredman

    According to Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), fatalities per 100 Million, went down from 2.4 in 1987 (pre seat belt law) to only 1.47 in 2005. I would have expected a bigger drop considering the number of states with Seat Belt laws.

  • Crystal Amulet Poses Question On Early Christianity (Denmark - 100AD)

    03/09/2007 11:44:58 AM PST · 7 of 89
    rit to carolinalivin
    King Harold Bluetooth
    Denmark-Ahead of it's time.

    I thought I could get the connection... but I use verizon and its disabled.

  • Mass. Peace Center Up for Sale

    03/05/2007 12:49:21 PM PST · 16 of 31
    rit to SmithL
    Randa refuses to conduct any fund raising, calling it degrading.
    ... Part of the abbey's $350,000 debt was incurred by the erection of a $160,000 statue in a section dedicated to animal rights. The statue commemorates Emily, a heifer rescued by Randa and his wife in 1995 after escaping from a slaughterhouse.

    Perhaps he could Ebay the heifer erection he so gladly paid $160k for.

  • Tornado Strikes Enterprise/Ft. Rucker, AL

    03/01/2007 1:18:07 PM PST · 118 of 316
    rit to California74
    03/01/2007 0215 PM Enterprise, Coffee County
    Tornado, reported by broadcast media.
    Fox news reports one half of Enterprise High School roof gone. Students were trapped and there are reports of injuries. Full damage and injury reports not available at this time.

    03/01/2007 0215 PM Enterprise, Coffee County
    Tornado, reported by law enforcement.
    Downtown Enterprise hit hard. Damage affected Dixie drive and College street. Injuries reported.

    03/01/2007 0215 PM Enterprise, Coffee County.
    Tornado, reported by broadcast media.
    Students reported trapped in Enterprise High School gym. Possible injuries. Reported by TV station wsfa.

    03/01/2007 0210 PM Enterprise, Coffee County.
    Tornado, reported by NWS employee.
    In Coffee County... 1/8 mile wide damage path through Enterprise. Possibly dozens of homes damaged. Based on radar... tornado went through Enterprise at 110pm CST.

    03/01/2007 0205 PM SW Enterprise, Coffee County.
    Tornado, reported by Emergency Mngr.
    EM reported tornado on ground over Enterprise Municipal Airport. No damage reports yet.

    03/01/2007 0225 PM Enterprise, Coffee County.
    Tornado, reported by public.
    Tornado reported on ground on ft Rucker Blvd in Enterprise. No damage reports yet.
  • Internet ban for sex offenders (NJ)

    03/01/2007 8:11:10 AM PST · 22 of 32
    rit to Calpernia
    Trying to disguise the desire for non-repudiation in the form of a "for the sake of the children" benefit will achieve nothing.

    Lawmakers would be better off rethinking liability for ISPs that target those under the age of majority (like myspace for example where the service level agreement specifically targets those 14+ years in age). Although a child could repudiate the service agreement, myspace is still shielded from any lawsuits by the child or parent via the CDA:
    No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.

  • Digital 'Fair Use' Bill Introduced In Congress

    02/27/2007 2:18:29 PM PST · 2 of 21
    rit to ShadowAce

    tech list ping?

  • Tech help for the disabled (Vanity)

    02/27/2007 11:39:09 AM PST · 9 of 11
    rit to goldstategop

    Thanks. I will check into that as well. The initial goal was to find something that he can carry with him and use as needed to communicate with others. PBP stops the signals going to the muscles (in particular it starts with the tongue and throat) so when he talks, he is often gasping for air as he chokes. Having a portable communicator will ease that part of it for him. The idea of the Cap Tel phone will be good for at home.

  • Tech help for the disabled (Vanity)

    02/27/2007 10:56:14 AM PST · 5 of 11
    rit to ShadowAce

    Ping to ShadowAce for any additional info from tech list.

  • Tech help for the disabled (Vanity)

    02/27/2007 9:21:22 AM PST · 1 of 11
  • Microsoft hit with $1.5B in damages

    02/23/2007 4:15:57 PM PST · 13 of 13
    rit to antiRepublicrat
    Recently, the Supreme Court reminded us that the validity of software patents has not yet been tested there. Here's hoping...

    To be fair, the question is about the representation of the software (i.e what is on a CD) versus using the software, the later requiring a computer to execute the software. The mere existence of the code may not be patent infringement, but the use of the code can be as exemplified in:

    MR. OLSON [For Microsoft]: The '580 patent is a program, as I understand it, that's married to a computer, has to be married to a computer in order to be patented.

  • VANITY: Anyone hear loud explosion in Monroe area of New Jersey?

    02/22/2007 12:27:54 PM PST · 44 of 64
    rit to Doctor Raoul
    I searched Google blogs to see if there was any news.
    First hit:

    VANITY: Anyone hear loud explosion in Monroe area of New Jersey?
    1 hour ago
    Associate called to report hearing a loud explosion and then losing all utilities except cell phone in Monroe, New Jersey area. Anyone else hear it? Any idea what caused it?
    News/Activism -

  • Should parents be forced to pay for college and living expenses after 18?

    02/13/2007 10:25:40 AM PST · 37 of 171
    rit to Tamar1973

    I was also denied grants/loans because my parents had two houses (theirs plus my grandmother's after she passed away). Basically I was told to *tell* my parents to take out a mortgage to pay for my education. For first 2 years I went to county college instead and worked my butt off to pay tuition by myself. My parents always wondered why I did that.

  • MySpace Hit With Online Predator Suit

    01/18/2007 7:00:57 PM PST · 33 of 37
    rit to Rte66

    There is a perception on this thread that somehow the parents are putting all the blame on myspace when it is obviously entirely their fault. I do not agree with that agenda.

  • MySpace Hit With Online Predator Suit

    01/18/2007 10:55:45 AM PST · 27 of 37
    rit to HarmlessLovableFuzzball
    MySpace is a business with a primary goal of generating revenue from advertisements. The larger their subscriber base, the more revenue potential they have. Thus it is in their best interest to have as many subscribers as possible.

    MySpace terms of agreement state:
    by using the MySpace Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 14 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the MySpace Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 14 years of age.

    The last sentance indicates that you can be a member and have a profile, and you may lie about your age, and if we believe that you are under 14 years of age, then your profile may be deleted and your membership may be terminated without warning.

    Just yesterday CNET ran a story stating "Under fire from both the U.S. government and parental organizations, has announced that it is creating software to give parents a window into what their children are putting on their online profiles."

  • Micosoft wants control of your home computer (Windows Home Server announced)

    01/10/2007 1:46:52 PM PST · 25 of 25
    rit to kdot

    Our desktop in the fam room is connected to a HP TV dual tuner that i got with an HP laptop. Since we had cable modem, I put a splitter and connected the TV tuner. The hard part was to get the right drivers for the desktop.

    I had a 1-in/4-out headphone amplifier, so I connected that to the desktop as well. This way, the younger kids can watch Zac and Codey and listen on headphones while the rest of us watch the movie of our choice on the big screen TV. (BTW: the amplifier is also great for when they are playing games. We do not have to hear the audio).

    I should have pointed out that Roxio does support DVR-MS format for input. The problem was that when I installed Roxio, it trashed the Media Center. The live TV display was terrible, and it installed a different UI for scheduling TV recordings that was terrible. I tried the various custom installation options, but in all cases I was not happy. So I uninstalled. After that was when MS Movie Maker started crashing, and it has never run since.

    I think the program I am using is Movie Producer, but I will have to check and get back to you.

  • Micosoft wants control of your home computer (Windows Home Server announced)

    01/10/2007 10:49:38 AM PST · 22 of 25
    rit to kdot

    Hey kdot:

    We use Media Center to record some TV sitcoms for the kids so that they can watch them on the computer. The plus side is that the UI for scheduling a recording is really great. The schedules are downloaded and the kids can point and click. The other packages require setting start and stop times, specifying channel numbers, and do not allow scrolling through a particular channel schedule. Kudos on that point.

    There are several downsides. One is that the recording format is DVR-MS. I wanted to put a bunch of the sitcoms on a single DVD so I tried MS Movie Maker but did not like the UI.

    So, I tried Adobe Premiere Elements, but it cannot read the DVR-MS format directly. I tried Sony's package, but that cannot read the DVR-MS format. I tried Roxio, but that cannot read the DVR-MS format. I tried a couple of others, all to no avail. I wanted something that could read the DVR-MS format directly instead of having to spend the time to read in the DVR-MS format and render in a second format that the other packages could read (rendering into a second format takes significant time).

    Then I discovered that installing and subsequently uninstalling those packages kills MS Movie Maker. The install process records some info for MS Movie Maker which apparently is not cleaned up after the uninstall. It has to do with MS Movie Maker startup, not the uninstall of these other packages.

    Eventually I found one program that had reasonable UI and could read the DVR-MS format. The experience was costly in terms of my time, and MS Movie Maker still crashes on startup.

  • Missouri: Police Roadblock Harassment Caught on Tape.

    01/07/2007 9:02:58 AM PST · 1,043 of 1,516
    rit to photodawg
    ...the subject was making a statement to the officer that indicated there was reason to further detain this individual.

    Hardly. The subject was making a statement to the officer that indicated he did not wish to discuss his personal life, nothing more, nothing less. You can support the officer's action in this particular case, but I wouldn't.