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  • Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government
    By on August 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    schwit1 sends this excerpt from a report about Microsoft: Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that (more…)

  • People freaking out about ‘Gay Day’ at Disney. Give me a break.
    By on June 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    I’ve been to Gay Day at Disney several times. Trust me, there’s nothing to worry about folks. …..protesting the annual “Gay Day” by flying a banner plane over Disney World with a warning message for visitors. What?


  • Toulon give Henson one-week ban
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wales international Gavin Henson is suspended for one week by French club Toulon for breaching the club’s disciplinary code.


  • US Judge Orders Twitter To Give Up WikiLeaks Data
    By on March 12, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    cultiv8 writes “A US judge Friday ordered Twitter to hand over the data of three users in contact with the activist site WikiLeaks. ‘US Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan rejected arguments raised by the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a host of private attorneys representing the Twitter account holders, who had asserted that their privacy was protected by federal law, the First Amendment, and the Fourth Amendment. Buchanan rejected each (more…)

  • Google Give Searchers ‘Instant Previews’ of Result Pages
    By on November 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    First pressing ‘Enter’ was to much work… now actually clicking on the links and visiting the sites is to much too… Google is now testing instant previews where you can see a miniature rendered view of the landing page without requiring you to click through and back-arrow.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Stuck In Your Online World? Give This a Shot
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Attention Second Lifers: Are you afraid, even in your fantasy worlds, of new experiences? Your avatar might be a candidate, then, for a psychotropic drug called, Virta-Flaneurazine, designed to treat Wanderlust Deficit Disorder — in other words, Internet addiction.


  • Twins Give Joe Mauer A $184 Million Deal
    By on March 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Joe Mauer, the pride of St. Paul, agreed Sunday to an eight-year contract extension worth $184 million that begins next season and runs through 2018.


  • Vancouver fans give India Olympians free uniforms
    By on February 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Vancouver’s Indo-Canadian community has rallied to provide funding and uniforms for India’s three-man Winter Olympics team


  • Willow Garage To Give Away 10 Open Source Robots
    By on January 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    kkleiner writes “Open source robotics received a huge momentum boost last Friday. Willow Garage, one of the driving forces behind the Robot Operating System, announced that it would be giving away ten of its new and extraordinary PR2 Beta Robots. Willow Garage has an open call for proposals, so that any research group can apply to receive one of the PR2 Betas free of charge. Applicants will have to release their research with the PR2 freely and under (more…)