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  • Technical questions about internet TV? (Vanity)

    09/16/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    Vanity | 09/16/12 | Vanity
    I have been disgusted with my Television bills and what I'm paying for lately. I have been thinking lately to switching over to internet for television. There are some relatively cheap products out there such as Roku and others. I Was looking for any reviews of this product as well as any other similar products. We rarely get into any TV show series except for a few like walking Dead & and my wife has a few shows. The only thing I watch anymore is baseball and football. All news comes from internet(mainly FR-always ahead of everybody else) and anything...
  • Jihad Teen Arrested for Plotting to Blow Up Chicago Bar

    09/15/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    A Chicago teen was arrested in Chicago for trying to blow up a bar with a car bomb. News 9 reported: Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb. The U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Chicago announced the arrest Saturday and said the device was inert and...
  • LEAKED! Here's The White House's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order

    09/15/2012 8:25:16 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 9 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 9/14/12 | Mike Masnick
    Earlier this week, we wrote about how the White House was working on an executive order to act as a "stand in" for cybersecurity legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress (CISPA passed in the House, but a different effort, the Cybersecurity Act, failed in the Senate, and it would have been difficult to get the two houses aligned anyway). Last weekend Jason Miller from Federal News Radio wrote about a draft he saw... but failed to share the actual draft. We got our hands on a draft (and confirmed what it was with multiple sources) and wanted...
  • Glenn Beck's 'The Blaze' Internet TV; Daily Thread

    09/14/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 14, 2012
    Discussion of Glenn Beck's program at 'The Blaze' Internet TV. Today Glenn is focusing on Mitt Romney.
  • Internet sales tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday

    09/14/2012 6:48:37 AM PDT · by Jimmy4Toes · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/13/2012 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector. The change, which takes effect this weekend, comes after years of bitter back and forth between the world’s largest online mall and the California Legislature over whether Internet retailers should have to impose sales taxes on customers. The two sides reached a deal in 2011 that included a one-year grace period set to end Saturday.
  • BitTorrent file sharers are heavily monitored, study finds

    09/12/2012 11:42:09 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Kazi Stastna
    If you've downloaded even one movie, song or TV show using the BitTorrent file-sharing system, chances are, it didn't go unnoticed. A U.K. study has found that pretty much all files shared with the help of popular torrent sites like The Pirate Bay are monitored — mostly by large internet service companies likely acting on behalf of copyright enforcers or private corporations.
  • GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions of Sites (Hacked)

    09/10/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 33 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 09-10-2012 | Klint Finley
    According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. Update: customers are complaining that GoDaddy hosted e-mail accounts are down as well, along with GoDaddy phone service and all sites using GoDaddy’s DNS service. Update 2: Anonymous is claiming responsibility. A member of Anonymous known as AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action. The service Down For Everyone Or Just Me says the GoDaddy company...
  • (WFMU RADIO) The Rise & Fall of MP3 Blogs

    09/04/2012 10:41:09 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    WFMU Radio ^ | August 22, 2012 | Casey Rae
    The history of the MP3 is one of technological innovation, consumer demand and all-too-persistent litigation, often against those very consumers who embraced the format in the heady post-Napster days. The story of this resilient digital audio file has been recounted many times — from the recording industry’s early wars of attrition to the MP3s role in the filesharing explosion to the bloggers who help curate an oversaturated music marketplace. What doesn’t garner as much discussion is how the MP3 format — celebrated, reviled or somewhere in-between — has come to define the digital music experience, both for millions of listeners,...
  • Internet Cat Video Festival draws 10,000 (!) to Walker Art Center

    09/01/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-1-12 | Amy Carlson Gustafson
    The Walker Art Center truly did go to the cats, and the world meowed its approval. On Thursday, Aug. 30, more than 10,000 folks turned up for the outdoor Internet Cat Video Festival at the museum's Open Field area. Organizers had expected 2,500 to 3,000. By Friday afternoon, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Slate.com, Buzzfeed and Mashable had all contributed articles to the viral purrs going around the Internet. And those stories were shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter. "Internet cat video stories galore today," wrote technology journalist and former New York Times...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (free downloads)

    08/30/2012 9:23:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Harvard University Press ^ | August 30, 2012 | From the website
    Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. Astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of Communism over seventy years. "Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit," Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience—in the China of "the Great Helmsman," Kim Il Sung’s Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho" and Cuba under...
  • Reactions to cable outages in Hurricane Issac's Path

    08/29/2012 4:22:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    Facebook
    I live in CT. I lived thru Irene and the freak October snowstorm that left parts of the region without power for over a week in some cases. The supposedly hearty New England residents were crying within two days how they didn't have power and cable. I decided to take a look at the Facebook page of one of the major cable companies in the path of Isaac. All these screen shots were taken around 6:30 PM Eastern time on 8/29. http://imgur.com/a/0sVS0
  • Don't let the UN steal the Internet

    08/29/2012 7:22:08 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 6 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 8/28/2012 | David Gewirtz
    Summary: If the UN seizes control of the Internet, they'll take the Internet from the voices of freedom and give it to nations who'd prefer to either kill it or refashion it into another tool of state control.
  • Brides website changed life of man awaiting sentencing in death plot

    08/27/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2012 | Cindy Horswell
    David Sartin.......The 49-year-old's only scrape with the law had been a single traffic ticket - until he visited a "dream marriage" website that boasted the "hottest Russian brides." Now he finds himself sitting in a jail cell, waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty last week in Beaumont to attempted kidnapping and brandishing a firearm in connection with a bizarre murder-for-hire plot involving a Ukrainian blonde half his age. The scheme involved abduction, lead poisoning and a fortified room that Sartin added onto his home where he allegedly planned to imprison his would-be wife. Before his life spun out of...
  • FCC eyes tax on Internet service

    08/26/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    FCC eyes tax on Internet service By Brendan Sasso - 08/26/12 06:00 AM ET The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service. The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last year to expand Internet access. The FCC issued a request for comments on the proposal in April. Dozens of companies and trade associations have weighed in, but the issue has largely flown under the public's radar. "If members of Congress understood that the FCC is contemplating a broadband tax, they'd sit up and take notice," said Derek...
  • World Wide Televised Evangelical Crusade to be Live Streamed on Internet

    08/26/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/26/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Today there will be a world wide Evangelical Crusade live on television, radio, and HD via internet streaming. Starting at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, and 7 pm ET, the Crusade will have live music by some of the top bands of Christian Rock Music. Mercy Me, Third, Day, Jeremy Camp and others will all lead the worship service. Since this event first took place in 1990, it has grown into a world wide phenomenon that the secular world is at a loss to understand, or report. Well, the world may be confused and the MSM may never...
  • The Beginning of the End of Print: The Lessons of an Amazingly Prescient 1992 WaPo Memo

    08/25/2012 1:29:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jordan Weissman
    "Our goal, obviously, is to avoid getting boiled as the electronic revolution continues." "I am not here dreaming of (or worrying about) a world in which computers have displaced the printed word, and us too. I could find no one at this conference who would predict the demise of the newspaper. No one. All saw an important place for us." Those words come from a remarkable letter written by Robert Kaiser, then the Washington Post's newly appointed managing editor, to publisher Donald Graham following a 1992 conference on the future of digital media. Kaiser had attended the event after being...
  • Why is the FCC Looking Backwards on Broadband?

    08/22/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT · by 92nina · 9 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2012-08-21 | Kelly William Cobb
    The tech sector is one of the most forward looking, fastest growing, and innovative industries. It represents one-sixth of our economy and investment is going nowhere but up. But today’s Federal Commissions Commission (FCC) report on the progress of broadband adoption makes one wonder how the industry flourishes despite being regulated by one of the most mind-bogglingly backward looking and pro-regulatory agencies in government. The FCC has determined – for the third year in a row – that broadband “is not yet being deployed ‘to all Americans’ in a reasonable and timely fashion.” The Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report (known...
  • The Victorian Internet (Precursor to the Modern internet)

    08/18/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Tom Sandage ^ | 8/18/2012 | Tom Sandage
    In the nineteenth century there were no televisions, aeroplanes, computers, or spacecraft; neither were there antibiotics, credit cards, microwave ovens, compact discs, or mobile phones. There was, however, an Internet. During Queen Victoria’s reign, a new communications technology was developed that allowed people to communicate almost instantly across great distances, in effect shrinking the world faster and further than ever before. A world-wide communications network whose cables spanned continents and oceans, it revolutionised business practice, gave rise to new forms of crime, and inundated its users with a deluge of information. Romances blossomed over the wires. Secret codes were devised...
  • Politics and the Internet Timeline (FR mentioned)

    08/15/2012 8:56:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 39 replies
    techpresident.com ^ | May 2012 | multiple
    Technology is changing politics, government and civic life. This timeline shows the accelerating pace of change in the United States, in the international arena, and online. Here are the seminal moments, inventions, and first uses that mark the early emergence and then growing importance of the Internet and connection technologies on the political arena. To view it in it's original setting, go here. This timeline is meant to be a living document. We intend to keep updating it as events unfold. If you would like to suggest an important development that we may have missed, or make a correction to...