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Palin says not focused on 2012 ADVERTISEMENT:


By JoAnne Allen (Front Row was not qualified to serve as
Washington) president and 52 percent viewed (BloggingStocks)
Submitted at 11/16/2009 7:28:51 PM
her in unfavorable terms. Among Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:00:00 PM
Republicans, however, her
The 2012 presidential campaign positive rating was 76 percent.
is not on her radar screen, says In a email sent by her political
2008 Republican vice action committee, SarahPAC,
presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she’s going to work
Palin. But she didn’t exactly shut with like-minded conservatives
the door on the the possibility of to help candidates, regardless of
making a run for the White party, “who will stand up for our
House during her first interview nation.”
to promote her book, “Going The message ends with a post-
Rogue: An American Life.” postscript: “P.P.S. Any level of
56 of the Most Hilarious
Palin told TV talk show host support is welcome! Our and Amazing Modern
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“I’m concentrating on 2010 and released on Monday). what doors would be open in the offer, on behalf of SarahPAC, we
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to tackle,” Palin said in the president: “That certainly isn’t on Palin is popular among many Going Rogue for any donation of By Adam Frucci (Gizmodo)
interview taped last week and my radar screen right now,” Palin U.S. conservatives and her 12- $100 or more.”
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broadcast Monday. “I don’t know tells Walters. “[But] when you state campaign-style tour to Click here for more Reuters
what I’m going to be doing in consider some of the ordinary promote the book has political political coverage Is it possible to love the results
2012. (Running for president is) turning into extraordinary events insiders, once again, speculating Photo credit:Reuters/Nathaniel of a Photoshop Contest too
not on my radar screen right that have happened in my life, I about whether she will launch a Wilder (Palin in Fairbanks, July much? Because oh man, these
now.” am not one to predict what will bid for the 2012 Republican 26, 2009) Reuters/KTUU-TV had me rolling on the floor.
The former Alaska happen in a few years.” presidential nomination. (Palin announcing intent to Seriously, you're going to want to
governor keeps the theme going “My ambition if you will, my A Washington Post/ABC News resign as governor) check this gallery out.
in an interview with ABC’s desire, is to help our country in poll— released on the eve of her First Place—Jim Chitwood
Barbara Walters that begins whatever role that may be, and I book release — found that 60 Second Place—Andreas
airing Tuesday ( ABC excerpts cannot predict what that will be, percent of those polled said Palin Kokkinos
Third Place—Sergio Hikawa
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The First Draft: Palin Phenomenon


By Tabassum Zakaria (Front
Row Washington)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:03:31 AM

She’s everywhere.
We can think of no other losing
vice presidential candidate
who has captured so much media
coverage a year AFTER losing
the bid for the White House.
The Palin phenomenon
perseveres (this week anyway).
The Washington Post has TWO
columnists writing about her
today — Eugene Robinson’s“Our
Evita,” and Richard Cohen“Time
for some Palintology.”
The front page of the Post
showcases a quote from Sarah
Live blogging Sarah
Palin’s book “Going Rogue”
which is out in bookstores today:
“I always remind people from
whole discussion about Palin last
night. And David Letterman has
been having fun on his late-night
interview segment shown on
ABC’s “Good Morning
America.”
Palin’s “Going Rogue”
By Reuters Staff (Front Row the Republican National
outside our state that there’s show by coming up with things Her response to offers of reality Washington) Convention.
plenty of room for all Alaska’s that are more fun than reading TV shows: “Absolutely not. I
Follow Steve on Twitter
animals — right next to the Palin’s memoir (number 61 - would never. No I would not ever Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:28:09 AM
• Sarah Palin says presidency
mashed potatoes.” getting run over by a want to put my kids through such
V e t e r a n R e u t e r s p o l i t i c a l “not on my radar screen”
The New York Times op-ed lawnmower). a thing. Shoot, our life has
correspondent Steve Holland is • Palin stirs controversy ahead of
page carries a column from She’s on the cover of Newsweek become kind of a reality show.”
reading Sarah Palin’s “Going book release
Michael Carey of the Anchorage magazine, but she objected to its Why do you think Palin is still
Rogue: An American Life” and • Hillary Clinton is open to
Daily News in which he flips the use of a photograph of her in able to grab this amount of
sharing his thoughts on Twitter. coffee with Sarah Palin
viewpoint to why Alaskans are shorts that was originally taken attention?
He’s well-qualified as a reader —
fascinated by Palin — “how a for a sports magazine. “The out- Click here for more Reuters
he broke the news of Bristol
woman who takes pride in calling of-context Newsweek approach political coverage
Palin’s pregnancy on the eve of
herself a homemaker from is sexist, and oh-so-expected by Photo credit: Reuters/Larry
Wasilla brought celebrity culture now,” Palin writes on her Downing (Palin’s book on
to the Last Frontier.” Facebook page. display in a bookstore)
She’s been interviewed by Can a talk show be too far off?
Oprah Winfrey and Barbara “I’d probably rather write than
Walters. CNN’s Larry King had a talk,” Palin tells Walters in an

Watch out, TwitPic: MMS to Twitter now in U.K.


By Don Reisinger Orange UK subscribers can now phones to Twitter through MMS. party Twitter picture sites.
(Webware.com) upload pictures from their mobile That could deal a blow to third-
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The Gate of Continuing Harmony - if Men fined for pigeon


only it were that easy tossing in Poland
By Patricia Zengerle (Front (World news and comment to a charge of cruelty to animals.
Row Washington) from the Guardian | Prosecutor Boguslawa
guardian.co.uk) Marcinkowska said the men were
Submitted at 11/17/2009 3:00:18 AM
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:47:40 AM both fined 600 zlotys (£130). She
President Barack Obama took a did not know whether the
break from business during his Pair made to pay £130 for pigeons survived.
four-countries-in-eight-days throwing birds up into the air in She identified them as Lee
Asian trip on Tuesday to turn Krakow's Renaissance market James W and Arron David P, but
tourist with a quick visit to Two British men have been did not give their last names in
Beijing’s Forbidden City. He fined by a court in Poland for line with Polish privacy law. The
seemed to relish the sightseeing pigeon tossing. The pair threw Foreign Office said the consulate
trip, which took about 45 the birds up into the air in in Poland was not informed of
minutes, squeezed in after historic Krakow's Renaissance the court hearing.
negotiating sessions with Chinese market on October 24. • Animal welfare
President Hu Jintao and before a According to local reports the • Animals
meeting with U.S. embassy staff stunned birds were unable to • Poland
and a state dinner. open their wings and fell to the
The sprawling Forbidden City, ground, breaking their wings. guardian.co.uk© Guardian News
in the heart of Beijing, was built Continuing Harmony,” a course,” Obama answered, “with The pigeon tossers, both aged & Media Limited 2009 | Use of
in the 15th century and home to soothing thought after talks on my girls and my wife,” referring 24, from Ulverston and Barrow- this content is subject to our
China’s emperors for 500 years. trade policy, global warming and to his daughters Sasha and Malia in-Furness in Cumbria, appeared Terms & Conditions| More Feeds
The 980-building complex was denuclearization. However, he and first lady Michelle Obama, in court today and pleaded guilty
called “Forbidden” because no ended the visit in a spot with a who are not on the trip.
one could enter without the name perhaps less benign, given
that China is the largest holder of
Obama, who was been in
Alaska, Singapore, Shanghai and
Google Translate Internet
emperor’s permission. Now a
museum and a UNESCO world U.S. debt: “The Courtyard of Beijing since leaving Washington now helps with Explorer 9 not
heritage site, it is normally Loyal Obedience.” on Thursday morning, leaves
thronged with visitors, but it Obama changed from a business Beijing for South Korea on pronunciation coming at PDC
lived up to its name when Obama suit into a brown leather bomber Wednesday and spends one night By Tom Krazit
visited, as no one was allowed in jacket for the outing on the in Seoul before heading home. (Webware.com) By Ina Fried (Webware.com)
except his party, journalists and sunny, but chilly, November Click here for more Reuters Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:21:00 AM
afternoon. political coverage Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:08:25 AM
lots of security.
Guided by the Forbidden City “What a magnificent place to Reuters photos by Jim Young It's one thing to translate a word, Microsoft to talk broadly about
museum director, Zheng visit,” he said. “It’s a testament to (Obama tours the Forbidden but it's another thing to know plans for the next browser, but
Xinmiao, Obama walked through the greatness of Chinese history.” City on Nov 17, 2009) how to correctly pronounce a won't offer a preview version or
doorways and courtyards with A Chinese journalist asked if he word written in an unfamiliar announce a rumored move to the
names like “The Gate of would like to come back. “Of character set. Google Translate WebKit engine, CNET News has
just added that feature. learned.
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Obama bow “sign of respect” for Shoppers going green


Japan Emperor for Christmas
By Andrew Quinn (Front Row By Tom Johansmeyer
Washington) (BloggingStocks)
Submitted at 11/16/2009 12:26:05 PM Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:20:00 PM

President Obama has bowed his Filed under: Black Friday,


way into controversy yet again. Personal finance, Headline news
Pictures of the U.S. president No, don't expect to see
bowing deeply to Japanese windmills and solar panels --
Emperor Akihito during a state consumers are leaning toward a
visit to Japan have incensed some different kind of green this into up-sells more easily. That
commentators, who say the U.S. holiday season: cash. Rather than leads to a bigger basket size and
head of state should not lower his hit their credit cards, shoppers more revenue. Done successfully,
head before foreign crowned will only be spending money it should comfortably absorb the
heads. they have (and can see and impact of merchant fees. James
State Department spokesman Ian touch). Seventy-one percent of Roberts, a marketing professor at
Kelly, hit with questions about some critics have gone so far as after Obama lowered his head consumers are looking to cash Baylor University, adds that
the bow at a regular news to call the bow a sign of treason before Saudi Arabia’s King and debit cards as their primary using plastic makes consumers
briefing, appeared stumped. as “a bit extreme,” but said he Abdullah at a G20 meeting in form of payment for holiday more likely to buy at all, let alone
“I saw I’m sure for what it was would check into exactly what April. shopping this year, which the more.
intended, which is a sign of sort of protocol briefing the Click here for more Reuters National Retail Foundation pegs Continue reading Shoppers
respect to the emperor. But I president gets before meeting political coverage as the highest level since 2005. going green for Christmas
don’t have anything from the foreign leaders overseas. Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young This could be a problem for the Shoppers going green for
State Department on it,” Kelly Obama has sparked critical (Obama greeted by Japan’s retailers. Christmas originally appeared on
told a news briefing. comment with a bow before — Emperor Akihito at Imperial Sure, you'd think that the BloggingStocks on Tue, 17 Nov
Kelly dismissed reports that there was some harrumphing Palace) merchant fees on credit cards 2009 14:20:00 EST. Please see
make cash more attractive to the our terms for use of feeds. Read|
sellers. But, Ellen Davis, a Permalink| Email this| Comments
spokesperson for the NRF, says
that most retailers have found
they can talk credit card buyers

CNinsure (CISG): The 'king of China's insurance industry'


By Steven Halpern growth in the insurance sector is insurance industry. We believe growth. However, the average CNinsure (CISG): The 'king of
(BloggingStocks) in China, where the industry is the stock most attractive age of top insurance companies China's insurance industry'
Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:40:00 PM
just getting off the ground." says insurance industry investment in in the U.S. is 108 years and their originally appeared on
says growth stock expert China today. assets of the U.S. are growing BloggingStocks on Tue, 17 Nov
Filed under: International T i m o t h y L u t t s . "When properly managed, a slowly. 2009 13:40:00 EST. Please see
markets, China, Newsletters, In The Cabot Stock of the Month property and casualty insurance Continue reading CNinsure our terms for use of feeds.
Stocks to Buy Report, he suggests, "CNinsure ( company is an excellent vehicle (CISG): The 'king of China's Permalink| Email this| Comments
"The hands-down choice for CISG) is the king of the Chinese for participating in a region's insurance industry'
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In the words of a football coach, American Electric Power:


philosopher, father… Safety, dividend, and decent
By Tabassum Zakaria (Front
Row Washington)
growth are hard to beat
By Joseph Lazzaro
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:28:36 AM (BloggingStocks)
At the start of Sarah Palin’s Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:00:00 PM

“Going Rogue,” before the words


begin, there’s a map: “The View Filed under: Stocks to Buy U.S.
from the Top of the World.” electric power demand may be
It shows Alaska closer to the sluggish, due to the recession, but
center of the top of the world investors should view that as a
than Washington, D.C. — temporary phenomenon. True,
deliberate perhaps? increased energy efficiency
Then wandering through the across the U.S. economy will be
book, the quotes at the start of a trend for the next decade and
each chapter caught our eye. beyond, but relatively low-cost
basketball coach John Wooden, Palin? electric power does not go out of 2020, translates into a bargain
There’s the famous words from Christian pastor Charles Click here for more Reuters
college football coach Lou Holtz: style, which is why I'm stock at a P/E of 12.
Swindoll, humor columnist Dave political coverage reiterating my buy rating for Continue reading American
“I don’t believe that God put us Barry and American author Mark Photo credit: Reuters/Mike
on earth to be ordinary.” American Electric Power Inc. ( Electric Power: Safety, dividend,
Twain. Segar (Rodin sculpture “The AEP), first recommended on and decent growth are hard to
Greek philosopher Aristotle: The lead in for Chapter 6 is a Thinker” outside Philosophy
“Criticism is something we can May 4, 2009 at a price of $25.38. beat
quote from Palin’s father, Chuck Department of Columbia If you bought AEP in May, American Electric Power:
avoid by saying nothing, doing Heath Sr.: “Sarah’s not University)
nothing, being nothing.” you're up about 25%. AEP's Safety, dividend, and decent
retreating; she’s reloading!” above-average total return on growth are hard to beat originally
That is followed by chapters that What do these quotes say about
feature wise words from equity story remains intact. Look appeared on BloggingStocks on
for an increase in retail electric Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:00:00 EST.
Nov. 17, 1790: A Rather One-Sided Affair demand in F2010, and that fact,
combined with a decline in
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By Dylan Tweney (Wired Top It's the birthday of August the Möbius strip. operating/maintenance costs, and Comments
Stories) Ferdinand Möbius, a pioneer in little impact from greenhouse gas
topology and putative inventor of legislation until about 2018 or

The Sega Dreamcast keeps dropping in price


By Matt Burns (CrunchGear) has the system for only $79. It’s good enough graphics, and 10x too. Chances are that local
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:18:40 AM
NIB too. Ladies, this could make the cool factor of a Nintendo Wii. second-hand gaming outlets have
a great Christmas gift for you If you’re going to get this system, those cheap.
Last time Dreamcasts where nerd boyfriend. make sure you get at least a [ Amazon via DealNews]
spotted for sale, the price was Everyone loves the Dreamcast. It Visual Memory Unit and you
north of $100, but Amazon now (that are very easy to pirate),
has a great selection of games probably want an extra controller
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Face down the militarists and get out of Afghanistan. No


strings attached | Simon Jenkins
By Simon Jenkins (World must say that soldiers are dying in Vietnam. It can work if you between his view and the massed would forge pacts and coalitions,
news and comment from the in Helmand to make Britain's are a native population ceding ranks of America's as they were doing prior to 2001.
Guardian | guardian.co.uk) streets safe, even when countryside to an invader. But in military/industrial complex, with Terrible things will happen in
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:33:00 AM intelligence reports say the Afghanistan Nato is the invader. its $1bn-a-day interest in the many places but, as in Iraq, they
opposite. He must remain Cede the country to the Taliban continuance of war. were bound to happen from the
Obama must call time on the obsessed with "training bases", as and you cede every city market If militarism wins and Obama moment the west intervened.
Afghan war. Retreat can be spun if the 9/11 plotters had learned to place and street corner. It will not commences a 10-year battle over An American withdrawal would
as victory. But it can't be fly in Tora Bora. He must believe work. Nato has hi-tech weapons the mountains and plains of force Pakistan once again to be
conditional on impossible that building an Afghan security but it forgot to pack its rucksacks Afghanistan, it will spell the end the power broker and guarantor
objectives force and ridding Hamid Karzai's with an old-fashioned, mark one of America's status as cold war of regional stability, albeit on
Go to Washington any time in regime of corruption can be historian. victor and putative world new terms. The Pashtun would
the past eight years and ask what achieved, and that they hold the As for the even more desperate policeman. The complex will lose interest in their al-Qaida
influence Britain has over keys to a British withdrawal. Pigs idea of "talking to the local have him trapped. The Taliban guests, who in turn would lose
America's Afghan policy. The will fly. Taliban", what do you say to a will have him cornered, as will their anti-American rallying cry
answer is a thumb and forefinger Brown must also know that his tiger in mid-leap? Could you eat Bin Laden. America's democratic and seek sanctuary elsewhere.
joined in a simple zero. The same Foreign Office thinks the Afghan just an arm and a leg and leave leadership will have been pitted The region would regain an
was true in Iraq. Ever since Tony venture mad, and sets up its me the rest? It is on a par with against American militarism – an equilibrium it can never achieve
Blair kowtowed to George Bush hapless boss, David Miliband, to Boris Johnson's brainless informal component of the under western occupation.
at Crawford in April 2002, repeat that counter-insurgency is argument that to pull out would republic since the founding Britain and America should
Britain has been the patsy, the counter-terrorism. It is not. It is be to betray those who have fathers – and will have demilitarise the war on terror,
poodle, the dumb ally in counter-insurgency. To equate given their lives so far. Nobody capitulated. So will Britain's surely the most
Washington's wars of ideological the two is like the Iranian leader, dares call a spade a spade. Were compliant party leaders as they counterproductive main-force
empire. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blaming Osama bin Laden given to continue to utter weekly deployment in recent history.
Britain's military failures in foreign states for what is laughter, which I understand he banalities over the coffins of They need no longer rely on
Basra and Helmand, rescued in essentially a domestic threat – in is not, he would split his sides. Wootton Bassett. grand armies, popinjay generals
both by the Americans, increased Britain's case from a tiny fraction The suspense of Obama's If, on the other hand, Obama and crippling budgets; on
this subservience. While French of its Muslim community. "decision" on Afghanistan is takes courage in both hands and bringing death, destruction and
and German governments assess The favoured military option acquiring epic proportions. It announces a withdrawal, by hook exile to hundreds of thousands of
their nation's interest, Blair and said to be emerging from recalls the Delphic oracle's reply or by crook, next year, the impact foreigners in the faint belief that
Gordon Brown have been me-too Obama's agonising review of when Croesus asked if he should will be dramatic. Enemies at this might stop a few bombs
kids on the block, panting after Afghan policy is to "fall back on declare war on Persia. If he does, home will declare that America's going off back home. They
Washington's every wild venture. the cities". This seems the only the oracle said, "He will destroy a first black president has led his would hand that job to the
Despite 412 British soldiers dead, way of marrying the military's mighty empire". It turned out to country to defeat. But the boil appropriate authorities; to the
Brown indicated in his speech on desperation for ever more troops be his own. will have been lanced. police and security services.
Monday night that nothing had to the raw, bleeding fact that the We assume Obama favours Afghanistan and its patchwork of The modalities of withdrawal
changed. The torture continues. Afghan war is hopeless. The withdrawal because, if he had tribal chiefs, warlords and need obvious attention. Only
London twitches only when killing can go on for ever, but the thought more troops would Taliban commanders will have to idiots talk of leaving "overnight",
Washington kicks. war is lost. defeat the Taliban, it was write "the invaders" out of their but only idiots make departure
Almost nothing Brown says on Falling back on cities was the criminal not to have sent them a script. Karzai must cash in the conditional on some
Afghanistan makes sense, and he last gasp of the Russians in year ago. His decision has thus deals of the past seven years. The
seems painfully aware of it. He Afghanistan and the Americans become a trial of strength Taliban, no longer a monolith, FACE page 10
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Nick Waterlow obituary


(World news and comment significant political turmoil, Development Corporation, before travelled annually to art fairs and
from the Guardian | marked by the dismissal of settling in Sydney in 1977. exhibitions around the world.
guardian.co.uk) Gough Whitlam's Labor Many critics visited Australia for Highly respected by his peers, in
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:19:50 AM government by the governor- the first time for the 1979 2000 he was appointed chair of
general in 1975. In effect, Biennale, resulting in coverage the Sydney Biennale's
Cultural diplomat and curator of Whitlam's innovative policies on by key international art international selection
the Sydney Biennale the arts, education and magazines. The show also saw committee. He was awarded the
The loss of the art curator Nick Aboriginal rights were defeated the first exhibition of Aboriginal medal of the Order of Australia
Waterlow, who has been found by conservative forces. In art within an international in 1990. The Moto Droid’s
dead aged 68, has robbed the intellectual and cultural circles, context. Waterlow's next He curated many original Ability To Autofocus
Australian – and international – the anger that this precipitated Biennale, in 1986, was entitled exhibitions, such as Larrikins in Varies From Day To
art community of an individual became focused on the role of the Origins, Originality + Beyond, London: An Australian Presence
both pastoral and radical. Under m o n a r c h y i n p o s t c o l o n i a l and presented a groundbreaking in 1960s London (2003), and Day – No, really.
Waterlow's directorship, the A u s t r a l i a . survey of postmodernism's many held many key posts in the By Greg Kumparak
Sydney Biennale became an In such an environment, being guises. Sydney art world. But Aboriginal (CrunchGear)
international showcase for British might well have been held Waterlow's 1988 Biennale art increasingly became his
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:44:50 AM
contemporary art that challenged a g a i n s t W a t e r l o w , b u t h e coincided with the bicentennial focus, and he acted as a cultural
Australian attitudes. managed to move this cultural of white settlement in Australia. diplomat for it on many projects. Here's a weird one for you: A
Waterlow's first Biennale, in focus on to the European avant From the Southern Cross: A Waterlow and his daughter few hours ago, Motorola DROID
1979, was entitled European g a r d e a n d i n d i g e n o u s a r t . View of World Art c1940-1988 Chloe, a cookery writer, were users began reporting that the
Dialogue, thereby challenging Dialogue through, and prompted was a revisionist narrative of found stabbed to death at her cameras on their handsets were
New York's hegemony as the by, the visual arts subsequently 20th-century art, enabling home in the Sydney suburb of suddenly.. better. The camera's
international art capital, and came to play a key role in important links between Randwick. Police are searching ability to auto-focus, which I'd
introducing Australian audiences addressing issues of national and European, American and for Waterlow's son Antony in railed in our review of the
to the European avant garde. international significance. Australian artists to be connection with their deaths. product, seemed to drastically
Waterlow recalled that the event Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, reassessed. The centrepiece was Waterlow is survived by his improve overnight. And it did!
"caused quite a stir and it made W a t e r l o w w e n t t o H a r r o w The Aboriginal Memorial, 200 partner, Juliet Darling, and his Most assumed that Verizon and
people sit up; there were even school, in Middlesex, and studied hollow log grave posts from two sons with Romy, who died in Motorola had managed to sneak
demonstrations. Contemporary French history at the University Ramingining, in Arnhem Land in 1998. out some sort of stealth over-the-
art became a very hot item. There of Grenoble, in south-east the Northern Territory. Djon • Nicholas Anthony Ronald air update, patching the camera's
were great expectations then … I France, and Renaissance art at Mundine, then a Ramingining art Waterlow, art curator, born 30 settings on the fly. A number of
had to walk a tightrope, and they the British Institute, in Florence, adviser, had approached August 1941; died 9 November sites reported as much. Some
were a very persuasive bunch." Italy. He first travelled to Waterlow to propose the 2009 even took offense to this idea,
Like a number of key British Australia in 1965 to marry memorial. Mundine recalls that • Art declaring that such things
critics before him, such as Sir Rosemary (Romy) O'Brien, Waterlow "understood it right • Australia shouldn't be allowed without
Kenneth Clark, Bryan Robertson whom he had met the previous away", linking the concept to the their explicit permission.
and Peter Fuller, Waterlow found year in London, where she was fields of crosses at the Somme, in guardian.co.uk© Guardian News According to the folks that
A u s t r a l i a n a r t p a r t i c u l a r l y working as a teacher. They northern France, that mark the & Media Limited 2009 | Use of should know best, there was no
exciting, and he presented it in an returned to England, where graves of first world war soldiers. this content is subject to our over-the-air update at all; the
international setting: global Waterlow worked for art galleries The memorial was bought by the Terms & Conditions| More Feeds camera fixed itself, and in 24.5
" r e g i o n a l i s m " r e p l a c e d in London and Oxford. He was National Gallery of Australia, days, it'll break all over again.
"provincialism". But Australia in later appointed senior arts officer Canberra.
the 1970s was subject to f o r t h e M i l t o n K e y n e s Based in Sydney, Waterlow
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Stop and search of ethnic minority 10-year-olds


doubles in London NZXT releases the
By Vikram Dodd (World news London. There had been 29 safe." can therefore expect more updated Tempest
and comment from the youth homicides between Jenny Jones, a member of the activity in some areas impacting
Guardian | guardian.co.uk) January and October 2008, Metropolitan Police Authority, more on certain communities EVO gaming chassis
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:29:39 AM dropping to 11 for the same said: "Just one bad interaction than others as a result." By Matt Burns (CrunchGear)
period in 2009. can colour a young person's view David Michael, a former Met Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:30:45 AM
Metropolitan Police say fewer After the election of the of police for life. This can be self detective chief inspector who is
youth murders justify a tactic Conservative mayor of London, -defeating – the police may be now chair of the Lewisham The NZXT Tempest is a great
critics say can alienate children Boris Johnson, in May 2008, the better off putting more work into police consultative group, said case. It’s, has tons of room, a
Police have doubled the number Metropolitan Police introduced schools and multi-agency work." increased use of stop and search sleek look, and amazing airflow.
of Afro-Caribbean and Asian greater use of stop and search Today police were hunting the was very disturbing. "We are all But it seems everyone’s chief
primary school children they stop powers in an attempt to halt the attackers of a 16-year-old boy reassured that there has been a complaint is that it’s very loud.
and search in London in the last increase in youth homicides. who was stabbed in the stomach decrease in youth murders but no The newly redesigned Temptest
year, figures released today Johnson had called for tough while waiting for a bus home one has presented the empirical EVO aims to solve that problem.
reveal. action and the Met responded from school. He was attacked at evidence showing the nexus with The new case is almost the same
Police say the increased use of with an operation codenamed Edmonton Green bus garage, the reduction and increased stop thing except the fans have been
the controversial powers is to Blunt 2. north London, after reports of a and search of children of tender reworked to take the noise level
tackle the carrying of weapons, The figures released today show knife fight at about 4.30pm on years." down a notch. Plus the side panel
but critics say it risks alienating that the number of youngsters Monday. In August the Guardian reported now sports a smoked look that’s
ethnic minority youngsters. aged between 10 and 17 searched In a statement on the increase in that 2,331 children aged 15 or actually quite attractive. Of
Children as young as 10 were by police rose by 49% to 185,489 stop and search, the Met said: under were stopped by Met course everything else carried
stopped 755 times from April from 123,819 in 2007-8. "The use of stop and search is a officers using anti-terrorism over from the original Temptest
2008 to March 2009, an increase Ben Bowling, the professor of powerful tool to combat youth powers. This included 58 including a bottom-mounted
of 80% on the previous year. criminology and criminal justice violence and deter the carrying children aged nine or under. PSU, E-ATX support, cable
Ethnic minority children bore at King's College, London, said: and use of weapons on our • London management, and pre-drilled for
the brunt of the increase. The "Stop and search is a blunt tool streets. This has been stepped up • Crime watercooling tubes. It’s $99 and
number of 10-year-old Asian which can do more harm than since Operation Blunt 2 and we • Police available now.
children stopped rose 130%, good, especially when it is intend to continue this activity as • Race issues
while there was a 100% increase targeted unfairly against children we believe that it prevents the
for Afro-Caribbean children, as young as 10. I'd like to see the loss of young lives. Vikram Dodd
compared to a 54% increase for evidence that London's black "We have gone to great lengths guardian.co.uk© Guardian News
white youngsters. communities support the since Operation Blunt 2 started to & Media Limited 2009 | Use of
Scotland Yard said the tactics widespread searching of 10- ensure that all our activities are this content is subject to our
have reduced the number of year-olds. I think there must be a led by the best possible Terms & Conditions| More Feeds
children being murdered in better way to keep our children understanding of the issues. You

Essential Firefox security add-ons Fliqz adds video SEO service


By Dennis O'Reilly No browser is unbreachable, but favor. By Don Reisinger SearchSuccess tool, which is
(Webware.com) the security add-ons available for Originally posted at Workers' (Webware.com) designed to maximize the
Mozilla's Firefox browser Edge Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:35:35 AM
performance of videos in search
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:00:00 AM
certainly put the odds in your engine rankings.
Company announces
E-reader Newspaper World/ Gadgets/ 9

Pioneer of personalised genetic tests files for


bankruptcy
By Ian Sample (World news company said it would now sell Sir Alec Jeffreys, the University Frances Flinter, who chaired the
and comment from the "substantially all of its assets", of Leicester scientist who Commission's working group.
Guardian | guardian.co.uk) including its huge DNA biobank, invented DNA fingerprinting, The pressure group, GeneWatch,
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:58:34 AM which contains genetic said deCODE had an impressive said despite scientists' hopes,
information on 140,000 record for tracking down disease predicting a person's risk of
• The business has debts of I c e l a n d e r s . genes but had failed to turn the disease has proved to be more
$314m with assets of just $70m The 13-year-old firm had knowledge into lucrative drugs. complicated than thought. Bowers & Wilkins
• Firm's biobank has genetic already explored options to sell "They also put together a "Most diseases in most people do
i n f o r m a t i o n o n 1 4 0 , 0 0 0 or license some of its operations, fabulous biobank and it would be not depend much on genetic Zeppelin MM-1:
Icelanders including its drug discovery a tragedy if all that was lost," he make-up", said Helen Wallace, a Speakers Too Nice for
A pioneering biotechnology wing, after failing to restructure said. scientist at the group. "Diseases Your PC [Audio]
c o m p a n y t h a t s p e a r h e a d e d its debts or obtain more funding. One difficulty for any often run in families due to
genetic research on common In a filing to the US bankruptcy organisation hoping to take over shared lifestyles, environments By Mark Wilson (Gizmodo)
diseases and offered personalised court in Delaware, the company the company's biobank is that in and incomes, not because of Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:51:06 AM
medical tests has filed for listed assets worth $69.9m most cases, patients signed genes. Genetic horoscopes are
bankruptcy. (£42m) and debts totalling consent forms that require their less reliable than predictions of We have few actual specs on
The Icelandic firm, deCODE $313.9m. The sale of deCODE's DNA to be returned to doctors the weather, because biology is these Bowers & Wilkins
Genetics, was one of the first in assets must now go through an once deCODE had used it. If the complex and poorly understood". Zeppelin MM-1 USB speakers,
the world to market DNA tests auction process. Investors have data moved out of Iceland, it • Pharmaceuticals industry but if the high-end computer
for disease risk directly to the been warned that if the company would have to be made • Genetics speakers sound nearly as good as
public, and had invested heavily goes into liquidation, any return anonymous. • Biochemistry and molecular they look, we're in for a treat.
in basic research to uncover the to stockholders would be "highly DeCODE's troubles reflect biology Arriving January 2010. [
genetic origins of conditions such unlikely". growing concerns that • Drugs Ecoustics via Engadget]
as breast and prostate cancer, Rumours have circulated in personalised genetic tests for • Iceland
heart disease and diabetes. scientific journals that the British many diseases are premature. In • Credit crunch
It has been in serious financial medical charity, The Wellcome September, the government's
trouble since autumn last year Trust, has been in discussions genetics watchdog, the Human Ian Sample
when it informed investors it had with deCODE to take charge of Genetics Commission, said all guardian.co.uk© Guardian News
insufficient funds to carry on its biobank if the company closes direct-to-consumer tests should & Media Limited 2009 | Use of
trading without selling off parts down. A spokesperson for The be more tightly regulated. this content is subject to our
of its business. Wellcome Trust declined to "Some tests to say the least, are Terms & Conditions| More Feeds
I n a s t a t e m e n t t o d a y t h e comment. of doubtful value," said Dr

The third day of Peek-Mas


By John Biggs (CrunchGear) we want you to ask us nicely for follow CG on Twitter and watch
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:00:17 AM
one so we can give you one. the Gift Guide for more special
What I’m basically trying to say things.
We’re giving away five Peek is that you should respond to this real e-mail address) and also Also check the Twitter stream
Protos this week, one a day, and post with a comment (using your today and tomorrow.
10 World/ Tech/ E-reader Newspaper
FACE
Fury at 'monkey' lyric of Arab pop continued from page 6

unachievable objective, such as • US foreign policy


star more European troops or an
operational Afghan army or


Barack Obama
Obama administration
By Jack Shenker (World news lyrics (one previous hit was community of people, and now honesty in Kabul. Defeat must be • Defence policy
and comment from the entitled Hey, Good Little Muslim some of our children are afraid to spun as victory. Retreat must be • Foreign policy
Guardian | guardian.co.uk) Boy) have earned her the wrath go into school because they know covered by the smokescreen of a • David Miliband
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:37:47 AM of religious conservatives and they will be called monkeys in loya jirga or "surge, bribe and • Gordon Brown
forays into the political arena the playground." leave". But it cannot be • Military
• Black Egyptians sue and h a v e a l s o s p a r k e d d e b a t e , The row over Wehbe's song has c o n d i t i o n a l o n f a n t a s y . • US military
demand album be banned including her very public praise highlighted a growing sense of This war was never to be won, • Nato
• Row casts fresh light on racism for Hezbollah leader Hassan c o m m u n a l i d e n t i t y a m o n g any more than that in Iraq. Both • Taliban
in region Nasrallah during the 2006 Nubians in Egypt, a country were neocon nation-building • Hamid Karzai
One of the Arab world's biggest conflict between Israel and where the government has stunts that ran amok on too much • Osama bin Laden
pop stars has provoked a torrent Lebanon. traditionally promoted a very money. Three million Iraqis, • Al-Qaida
of outrage after releasing a song The latest accusations of racism monolithic brand of nationalism, including almost all Iraq's
which refers to black Egyptians came after the release of her new sometimes to the exclusion of Christians, were driven into exile. Simon Jenkins
as monkeys. song, Where is Daddy?, in which religious or ethnic minorities. T h e s a m e i s s t a r t i n g i n guardian.co.uk© Guardian News
Haifa Wehbe, an award-winning a child sings to Wehbe, "Where Despite breaking through into Afghanistan and will become a & Media Limited 2009 | Use of
Lebanese diva who has been is my teddy bear and the Nubian the cultural mainstream – several flood as Nato retreats. That this content is subject to our
voted one of the world's most monkey?". Nubian novelists are well- nation's agony is not over yet, but Terms & Conditions| More Feeds
beautiful people, is now facing a Wehbe has since apologised r e g a r d e d w i t h i n E g y p t i a n the end cannot begin until the
lawsuit from Egyptian Nubians profusely for the offending lyrics, intellectual circles and Nubian invaders depart. That will happen
claiming the song has fuelled insisting they were penned by an singers such as Mohammed only when the pain outweighs the
discrimination against them and Egyptian songwriter who told her Mounir are among the most pride. The question is, how many
made some Nubian children too that "Nubian monkey" was an popular in the country – Egypt's corpses will that take?
afraid to attend school. innocent term for a popular estimated two million Nubians • Afghanistan
The row has cast fresh light on children's game. That hasn't remain largely invisible on • Iraq
the position within Egyptian stopped a group of Nubian television and film, except as
society of Nubians, who are lawyers submitting an official lampooned stereotypes. Real-time Report: Twitter still
descended from one of Africa's complaint to Egypt's public • Egypt newcomer Factery 'missed opportunity'
most ancient black civilisations prosecutor and calling for the • Race issues
a n d y e t o f t e n f a c e song to be banned. • Pop and rock Labs finds you facts for Fortune 100s
marginalisation in modern Egypt. "Everyone is upset," said Sayed By Josh Lowensohn By Don Reisinger
Wehbe, a 35-year-old model Maharous, 49, the Nubian owner Jack Shenker (Webware.com) (Webware.com)
turned actress and singer, is of a coffee shop in Cairo. Adul guardian.co.uk© Guardian News
widely regarded as the Middle Raouf Mohammed, who runs a & Media Limited 2009 | Use of Submitted at 11/17/2009 4:00:00 AM Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:17:00 AM

East's most prominent sex n e a r b y s t o r e , a g r e e d . " T o this content is subject to our A new semantic search tool They might be the world's
symbol and has been no stranger compare a human being to an Terms & Conditions| More Feeds promises to both sort out search largest companies, but that
to controversy in the past. Her animal is insulting in any culture. results as well as cut down some doesn't mean they understand
skimpy outfits and provocative She has denigrated an entire of the need to read them. Is it too how best to use the popular
good to be true? microblogging tool, according to
Originally posted at Web a new study.
Crawler
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US Army arrests mother who failed Insider buying lifts


to turn up for Afghanistan Barnes & Noble (BKS)
By Brent Archer
deployment (BloggingStocks)
By Ed Pilkington (World news she was overburdened and unable was afraid of what would happen Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:00:00 PM

and comment from the to commit for a whole year to the child. The lawyer said that
Guardian | guardian.co.uk) Filed under: Major movement, hedged trade on BKS.
looking after him. Hutchinson had been pressurised Good news, Insiders, Options, BKS opened this morning at
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:02:26 AM "This is an infant, and they to get on the flight even though Technical Analysis Barnes & $21.00. So far today the stock
require 24-hour care," Hughes she had no satisfactory Noble ( BKS- option chain) has hit a low of $20.86 and a
A 21-year-old single mother told Associated Press. "It was arrangement for his care. shares have been moving sharply high of $21.55. As of 12:30, BKS
serving with the US Army's 3rd very, very stressful, just too Sussman said: "The day before higher for the past few days and is trading at $21.43 up 93 cents
Infantry Division is facing a much for me to deal with." she was forced to deploy, they are continuing that trend today. (4.5%). The chart for BKS looks
possible court martial because The case has highlighted the told her you have a choice to Company insider and billionaire bearish and S&P gives BKS a
s h e f a i l e d t o t u r n u p f o r tensions within the US military, make, but your duty is to get on investor Ronald Burkle reported negative 2 STARS (out of 5) sell
deployment to Afghanistan, which has a policy of treating that plane. She didn't have purchasing more than 4.4 million ranking.
saying that she could not find women personnel with children anyone to take care of her child. shares of BKS in the past week Continue reading Insider buying
anyone to care for her infant son. sensitively yet is under extreme She thought they'd put her on a alone, valued at $90.2M. When a lifts Barnes & Noble (BKS)
Alexis Hutchinson, who serves pressure to maintain troop plane and take her child away." major holder makes a big Insider buying lifts Barnes &
as an army cook, was meant to numbers in Afghanistan and Iraq. An army spokesman said that purchase like that, it is often a Noble (BKS) originally appeared
have joined her division for a According to a report last month Hutchinson's deployment has sign of good things to come for on BloggingStocks on Tue, 17
flight to Kabul on 5 November, f r o m t h e g r o u p I r a q a n d been put on hold while an that stock, if only because other Nov 2009 13:00:00 EST. Please
but failed to show up. She was A f g h a n i s t a n V e t e r a n s o f investigation is carried out. Her investors may follow his lead. If see our terms for use of feeds.
arrested and temporarily placed America, more than 212,000 child has now returned to you think that the stock won't fall Permalink| Email this| Comments
in custody while her 10-month- women have been deployed in Oakland to be with his by too much in the coming
old child Kamani was put into a the US military to the two war grandmother. months, then now could be a
daycare scheme on her military zones, making up 11% of the • US national security good time to look at a bullish
base in Savannah, Georgia. forces there. More than 120 have • US foreign policy
H u t c h i n s o n d e n i e s a n y been killed, and 600 wounded.
suggestion that she was trying to The deployments include some
• United States
• Afghanistan
Top 10 Bad Messages From
avoid deployment, insisting that 30,000 women who are, like
she was only acting out of Hutchinson, single mothers. Ed Pilkington
Good Movies
concern for her boy. She had Hutchinson's civilian attorney, guardian.co.uk© Guardian News (Wired Top Stories) and plenty of good movies that
placed him in the care of her Rai Sue Sussman, told the & Media Limited 2009 | Use of Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:08:00 AM
have messages you definitely
mother, Angelique Hughes, in Oakland Tribune that her client this content is subject to our wouldn’t want your kids to take
Oakland, California, but after a had gone missing for a day at the Terms & Conditions| More Feeds Quality doesn’t generally come to heart. Here is a countdown of
couple of weeks Hughes found time of deployment because she into play when it comes to the top ten bad messages in good
messages in movies: There are (and at least somewhat geeky)
NCSE Breaks Out the Funny plenty of bad movies whose movies.
messages are perfectly benign,
(Little Green Footballs) unsuccessful science humor from ridiculous “special” version of
Submitted at 11/16/2009 5:09:39 PM
the National Center for Science Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin
Education, taking down of Species.”[Video]
Here’s some not entirely creationist Ray Comfort and his
12 Finance/ Gadgets/ E-reader Newspaper

Ponzi goes green, SEC Costco Wholesale stops


in pursuit carrying Coke
By Tom Johansmeyer By Beth Gaston Moon
(BloggingStocks) (BloggingStocks)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:20:00 PM Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:40:00 PM

Filed under: SEC filings, Filed under: Coca-Cola (KO),


Scandals, Green Stocks Costco Wholesale (COST) Match Candles Make
How do you know the green If you are hitting Costco Lighting Each Cigarette
finance sector has arrived? Well, Wholesale ( COST) for your Feel Like Your Birthday
it got its first Ponzi scheme! Monday Night Football party or
Allegedly.
[Design]
their home equity to "invest" in Thanksgiving celebration, you
The SEC filed charges against Mantria, which they said was won't be able to get those cases Costco with competitive pricing By Mark Wilson (Gizmodo)
four people and two companies offering returns ranging from of Diet Coke. The warehouse- so that we may pass along the Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:40:00 AM
in a Denver federal court on 17% to "hundreds of percent" style retailer, which operates value our members deserve."
Monday. Mantria Corp. and its every year. more than 550 locations, is no Continue reading Costco They aren't carton-lit like real
principals, Troy Wragg and Continue reading Ponzi goes longer carrying Coca-Cola ( KO) Wholesale stops carrying Coke matches, but these match
Amanada Knorr, stand accused green, SEC in pursuit products in its U.S. stores. That Costco Wholesale stops carrying candles($6 for 4 packs) are one
of running raising $122 million Ponzi goes green, SEC in pursuit means no Coke, Diet Coke, Coke originally appeared on way to up the ante on that Zippo-
from more than 300 investors in o r i g i n a l l y a p p e a r e d o n Sprite, or Dasani water, among BloggingStocks on Tue, 17 Nov lighter guy we all know who
what could be a dozen fraudulent BloggingStocks on Tue, 17 Nov other products. 2009 12:40:00 EST. Please see thinks he's so cool. (The other is
offers of securities. Mantria 2009 13:20:00 EST. Please see Evidently, the retailer and the our terms for use of feeds. lung cancer.) [ Yanko]
engaged Speed of Wealth LLC, our terms for use of feeds. beverage giant are embroiled in a Permalink| Email this| Comments
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McKelvy, to dump the cash out the Costco website indicated that
of their retirement plans and tap "Coca-Cola has not provided

Flash 10.1 Is Good News for Hackintosh Netbooks


[Hackintosh]
By Danny Allen (Gizmodo) I say almost, because there was hackintoshes, and netbooks in readers can see what sort of
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:10:00 AM
still some noticeable frame general. This is not hardware netbook you have, and if it's
dropping. But still, I could GPU acceleration (limited to worth trying.
High-Def Flash video is a stretch actually watch HD flash video Windows right now), it just For the record, my MSI Wind
on some hacktintosh netbooks, (windowed and full-screen) seems to be better CPU usage. U100 has 2GB of memory, a
but Flash 10.1 brings it into the without it stuttering like a Earlier today I also posted about 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor,
realm of possibility. I just slideshow. One issue with AnandTech's Flash 10.1 CPU- and integrated Intel 945 graphics.
installed it on my MSI Wind YouTube: the CPU pretty much utilization tests: they still noticed (Pic above is of the Dell Mini 9).
running Leopard, and damn: HD went into overload once the improvements under OS X, too.
YouTube and Vimeo videos were video was playing, and on the Firefox to wrestle back control. If you've given Flash 10.1 a try,
almost watchable. third viewing I had to Force Quit But this is good news for post a comment here so other
E-reader Newspaper Gadgets/ 13

Ultimate Pocket Camcorder Comparison [Battlemodo]


By Dan Nosowitz (Gizmodo) twice as thick as the Mino HD,
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:00:00 AM
but even that doesn't really get
across how truly large it feels in
Pocket camcorders are a hot the hand. It's not particularly
holiday gift, but due to their heavy, but it is by a long shot the
nearly identical feature sets, it thickest pocket cam here. On the
can be tough to tell which is plus side, that girth hides a useful
best—so I tested seven of these battery—Flip includes a
humble unitaskers to make your rechargeable pack, but the John
decision easier. You're welcome. Candy HD can also use two AA
Pocket camcorders (AKA mini batteries, which is great since
cams or budget cams, or pocket cams have generally
sometimes Flip cams after the abysmal battery life (usually
pioneer of the category) are about an hour, though of course
simple gadgets. They've got one they're often rated for double or
job to do: Shoot watchable video, triple that). Replaceable, cheap
often for uploading to streaming batteries are really nice, but some
video sites. They're also very will have to decide whether the
close to the end of their lifespan, William Howard Taft HD's girth
with perhaps only a year or so is worth that feature. Given its
left before smartphones make price, I think it is.
them obsolete, but right now Video quality is just fine, above
they're the easiest and cheapest average if not particularly
way to take quick and dirty impressive on every test, and it,
video. I tested seven of these like the Mino HD, is extremely
diminutive camcorders, or more user-friendly. Although that
accurately six camcorders and simplicity yields less flexibility
one capable PMP, in five and a barebones feature set
categories: Outdoor, indoor, low compared to the Kodak Zi8, it's a
light, macro, and sound. good distillation of the aims of
The criteria for judging fell pocket camcorders, and its 100%
mostly to smoothness of video memory to accommodate the H D i s t r i c k y . T h e Z i 8 i s Flip Ultra HD: First Place tactile controls are a welcome
during motion, image sharpness, higher-quality footage. Yet I unreliable, but when it's good it's Flip's Ultra HD is the best change from the Mino HD. If
noise, and color reproduction. wasn't really all that thrilled with unbelievably good; the Mino HD overall choice. It's one of the you're not superficial, it's a very
Specs like storage capacity, any of the camcorders—the bar is diminutive, solid and stylish, cheapest cams around (at $150, smart buy. Flip Mino HD:
screen size and battery life are for these cams is so low you but overpriced and with lousy it's $70 less than it's younger Second Place
mostly the same across the board, could trip over it, and several of touch controls; and the Ultra HD brother, the Mino HD), but it tied Flip's Mino HD is the best-
although overall, compared to them actually did. Battery life is a reliably good shooter with a for the highest score in our l o o k i n g a n d b e s t - f e e l i n g
last year, this crop of mini cams was disappointing across the low price and the best controls of lineup, and it features nice tactile camcorder I tried. Its aluminum
are faster and stronger, with board, as none could break two all, but physically unappealing controls that I much prefer to the body feels solid and expensive,
beefed up memory and HD hours of filming. Anyway, on to (read: fat as hell). In my opinion, s l e e k e r M i n o H D ' s t o u c h - which might be because it is—at
sensors. All save the iPod Nano the results! Results you should never judge a book sensitive exercise in frustration. $230, it's the priciest camcorder I
take 720p video (or better) and Choosing between the Kodak by its obese cover, so the Unfortunately, the Dom DeLuise
add HDMI ports and more ULTIMATE page 14
Zi8, Flip Mino HD and Flip Ultra champion is...the Flip Ultra HD! HD is upsettingly fat—about
14 Tech/ Politics/ E-reader Newspaper
ULTIMATE Are these Apple's
continued from page 13

tested. But I wouldn't be Flips, its lows were lower—and that works pretty well all the priced at $150/$180 for 2009 Black
surprised if it sells the best, even given how focused and simple time. For her, go for a Flip. The 8GB/16GB—if you've got a
though it's not the greatest deal, this type of gadget is, reliability Rest Nano already, you probably Friday deals?
because it looks (and is) simple, is worth more than flashing The Creative Vado HD scored won't need a dedicated cam. (CNET News.com)
cute, and functional. I won't moments of greatness. pretty high, only a point lower Convergence killed the video
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:22:00 AM
rehash my review, except to say The Zi8 absolutely rocked in two than the bronze medalist Kodak star, I guess.
that I hate those goddamn touch of my tests, outdoor and macro, Zi8, but while its design is fairly The JVC Picsio GC-FM1 According to purportedly leaked
buttons more and more every with perfect color reproduction middle-of-the-road (albeit nice sucked. It's spectacularly ugly documents on the tech rumor site
time I use the Mino HD. They're and excellent clarity, and it even and teeny), its abilities were all (think Ed Hardy-inspired) and Boy Genius Report, Apple is
incredibly sensitive and I takes pretty decent still photos over the place. It was one of the cheap-feeling, with a confusing gearing up to offer a series of
guarantee that you will (think point-and-shoot circa 2006 worst in standard daytime button layout (unforgivable in a post-Thanksgiving bargains on
accidentally trigger the playback quality). But the conditions need shooting (it has a hard time with pocket cam) and a high price products from iPods to
function more times than you can to be just right to get the most out sunlight, a serious problem for a ($200, or $178 at Amazon). MacBooks.
count. of this guy—I first tried it in pocket cam) and macro, but was Besides all that, it scored poorly The deal, allegedly good only on
Besides that, it's totally 1080p mode (neither of the Flips the best at indoor, and while its in every one of our tests. Avoid. November 27, lists "up to"
serviceable: It did well on all of can break 720p) and while low light video was a little dark, And finally, the worst—Aiptek's discounts of 30 percent on iPods
my tests, it's thoughtfully picture quality was amazing, it was the clearest and smoothest PenCam HD. I wanted to like it, I (excluding the Shuffle and
designed and stupid-easy to use. scenes with lots of motion were of the lot. It also, likely due to really did—it's got a tongue- iPhone), 25 percent on Mac
But it's definitely overpriced, and pretty jerky to the point of being Creative's background in stellar- depressor-like design and came laptops and desktops, and 15-
I have a hard time recommending distracting. But even in 720p, it sounding PMPs and sound cards, with a sweet tripod that attaches percent on accessories, software,
it over its physically awkward yet was still head-and-shoulders boasts excellent sound quality. At to a bicycle's handlebars—but it and other hardware.
substantially cheaper older above the competition—but only $150, it's very fairly priced, but I bombed in almost every one of The Boy Genius Report Web site
brother, the Ultra HD, just for its in outdoor and macro testing. In can't recommend a camcorder my tests. The 1.1-inch screen is says: "One of our connects just
looks. Kodak Zi8: Third Place the indoor test it proved to have that mangles sunlight the way the nearly unusable and battery life hit us up with some intriguing
Wider and taller than the Flip difficulty focusing on objects Vado does. barely topped 40 minutes, so it's Apple information. According to
Ultra HD, though not nearly as closer than 10 feet but farther Apple's iPod Nano is the only definitely the loser here. them, what you see detailed
fat, the Zi8 packs a 1080p sensor than 2 feet away, and low light "camcorder" in this roundup to Here's a giant gallery of all 28 above is a shot of Apple's yearly
and the largest and best screen of shooting was distinctly tinted red peak at VGA resolution, and videos I took. Black Friday deals. It's reported
the bunch. The controls are easy and a bit dark. It wasn't unusable aside from a surprisingly strong Don Nguyen assisted with this to be something Apple will email
and tactile and aside from flimsy- in any test (unlike the similarly macro performance, it shows. It Battlemodo. out shortly."
feeling plastic covers over the uneven Creative Vado HD) and turned vibrant colors dull and Of course, with the vague use of
ports (one of mine already fell at $180 it's fairly priced, so I'd lifeless, washed out detail and "up to" and no specific products
off), the hardware is high-quality. still recommend it—but you and made everything seem darker listed, we can't be sure if these
The Zi8 snagged the bronze I are likely to be more forgiving than it was. It can't compete with will be good deals or not. But if
medal, because while its highs of the Zi8's flaws than, say, your the Zi8s and Flips of the world, you're interested in being the first
were higher than either of the mom, who just wants a camera but it's still usable and incredibly in line to check them out, the
leaked doc also says that select
Bad Brick Thread Apple stores will be opening at 6
(Little Green Footballs) a.m. on November 27.
the monitor. Just up and died. No, not this kind of brick.
This content has passed through
Submitted at 11/16/2009 2:27:42 PM
The monitor itself is fine, but it
won’t be operational for a couple fivefilters.org.
the replacement brick.
It was the power supply brick for of days because they had to order
E-reader Newspaper Gadgets/ Tech/ 15

Canon EOS 7D impressions for filmmaker wannabes


By Chad Mumm (Engadget) years ago if you walked onto the Gallery: Canon EOS 7D video
Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:28:00 PM
set of a movie, TV show, or rig
music video -- before you got Continue reading Canon EOS
Chad Mumm is our video kicked out by a strung out 7D impressions for filmmaker
producer at Engadget, doing production assistant -- you'd have wannabes
work on The Engadget Show and probably seen a bustling group of Filed under: Digital Cameras
filming shorter-form stuff when workers huddled around a giant Canon EOS 7D impressions for
we need it. He recently acquired camera changing out huge spools filmmaker wannabes originally
the 7D for personal and work with Kodak or Fujifilm logos on appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17
use, and we asked him to put them. The RED ONE camera Nov 2009 13:28:00 EST. Please
together some thoughts on the shook up the industry when it see our terms for use of feeds.
camera in terms of using it was released two years ago and camera shift, and it's not the 3D recently released Canon EOS 7D Permalink| Email this| Comments
primarily for video. You can those cans of film were replaced revolution that everyone may just be the new Engadget
check out our traditional review with hard-drives and digital predicted. Nope, in 2009 we workhorse. Read on for the
roundup for the 7D here. technicians. Now, we're in the make our movies on DSLRs. Just inside scoop on our ridiculously
These times are strange. Five midst of another monumental how good are they? Well, the cinematic new rig.

Laptop reliability survey: ASUS and Toshiba win, HP fails


By Vladislav Savov whose primary business is selling Keep it gentlemanly, okay?
(Engadget) extended warranties, but that [Via Electronista]
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:09:00 AM
shouldn't completely prejudice us Filed under: Laptops
against reaching conclusions on Laptop reliability survey: ASUS
Boy, do we have a nice slab of the basis of the presented facts. and Toshiba win, HP fails
data for you to sink your teeth Firstly, netbooks have shown originally appeared on Engadget
into today. The 3-year service themselves to be on average 20 on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:09:00
history of more than 30,000 percent less reliable than entry- EST. Please see our terms for
laptops has been pored over, level laptops, which in turn are use of feeds. Read| Permalink|
a n a l y z e d , a n d r e d u c e d t o 10 percent more likely to break Email this| Comments
gorgeous comparative charts, down than premium machines. In comparison chart above: here more than a quarter of all laptops
which you know you're dying to other words, you get what you ASUS and Toshiba ( rather expected to suffer a hardware
know more about. We should pay for -- shocking, right? The appropriately) share the winners' fault of some kind within three
note, however, that the service big talking point, though, will spoils, while HP languishes in years. So, does your experience
was provided by SquareTrade, inevitably be the manufacturer the ignominious last place, with corroborate / refute this info?

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Brazilian Hacking
South Korean Attempts Fail To Break
Brazilian E-Voting, But
researchers devise a Do Improve The Process
By Mike Masnick (Techdirt)
safer lithium ion battery Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:09:17 AM

By Donald Melanson We pointed out recently that


(Engadget) Brazil was allowing groups of
Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:07:00 PM hackers and security experts to
hack their e-voting machines,
While some researchers are something that the e-voting
focused on making batteries that industry has always resisted
are both safer and longer-lasting, angrily. The e-voting companies
it seems like the folks at the have never been able to
Korea Atomic Energy Research adequately explain why experts
Institute (or KAERI) are simply shouldn't be able to try to hack
concerned with making 'em
really, really safe. To that end, Electrifying Landscape the machines, and all it did was
lead to more distrust over the
they've now announced that
they've managed to develop a Photography Captures Our machines. However, the Brazil
test has been concluded, and
new type of "separator" that is as to when we might actually see
said to be far more resistant to the new and improved batteries,
but KAERI has apparently
Electric World [Image Cache] there's some good news: no one
was able to crack the machines.
heat and impact than traditional By Mark Wilson (Gizmodo) However, with all the hack
footprint, though, not in that
polyethylene separators. Made already applied for the necessary attacks, officials did learn a few
we've destroyed our Earth and
from a mix of polyethylene, nano patents for the new technique. Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:20:00 AM
things are too late kind of way. things that are helping them to
-alumina and flourine-based resin [Via Fareastgizmos.com] We've all seen long exposure Or another interpretation of the improve the overall process with
that has been subjected to Filed under: Misc. Gadgets photography, allowing you to art might be, nature has a hidden the machines. It's really amazing
radiation, the new separator can South Korean researchers devise
create shapes with light. But I p o w e r t h a t w e f a i l t o that we still don't have something
s u p p o s e d l y h o l d u p t o a safer lithium ion battery don't think any of us has seen acknowledge without shiny similar happening in the US.
temperatures of 150 degrees originally appeared on Engadget anything quite like the work of lights. Permalink| Comments| Email
Celsius and "considerable outside on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:07:00 Barry Underwood, a landscape At least, those are my reads on This Story
impact," and it can apparently be EST. Please see our terms for photographer for our connected, his work (please share yours in
applied to all sorts of lithium-ion use of feeds. Read| Permalink| electric world. (More photos:)
the comments). You can see the
batteries -- including everything Email this| Comments H i s l a n d s c a p e s , w h i l e collection with your own eyes as New Movies on
from phones to laptops to electric painstakingly staged, incorporate it's on display from November
cars. Of course, there's no word man-made light with an almost 21st 2009 - January 9th 2010 at DVD & Blu-ray:
Do Speedy Math in Your Head eerie naturalness. The glowing Johansson Projects in Oakland,
elements that should jar our eyes CA. [ Johansson Projects and November 17
By How-To Wiki (Wired Top shares three secrets to how to as electrical protrusions actually B a r r y U n d e r w o o d v i a (ETonline - Breaking News)
Stories) multiply big numbers — without serve to capture nature with a B L D B L O G ] Submitted at 11/17/2009 6:30:00 AM
Submitted at 11/16/2009 5:00:00 PM
a calculator and faster than even n e w t h e s i s : a s a p l a n e t
if you had one. intrinsically altered by our
Math wizard Arthur Benjamin
E-reader Newspaper Gadgets/ Politics/ Twitter Trend/ Tech News/ 17
Master of the Universe?
Magellan debuts GPS app / car kit for iPhone and You Need a Carbonite
Han Solo Desk
iPod touch By Charlie Sorrel (Wired Top
Stories)
By Donald Melanson cradle is fully adjustable to can get the app from the App
(Engadget) accommodate a range of sleeves Store right now. Submitted at 11/17/2009 5:24:00 AM

Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:31:00 PM


or cases, and it'll of course also [Thanks, djphatjive]
charge your iPhone or iPod Filed under: Cellphones, GPS, Han Solo, as everyone knows,
M a g e l l a n ' s n e w i P h o n e touch, and give it some amplified Software was frozen in carbonite at the end
navigation app won't do much for sound courtesy of the built-in Magellan debuts GPS app / car of The Empire Strikes Back.
the iPod touch on its own, but it speaker. The navigation app itself kit for iPhone and iPod touch What few know is that he was
l o o k s l i k e t h e c o m p a n y ' s also seems to be more than ready originally appeared on Engadget then installed beneath a glass-
forthcoming Premium Car Kit to challenge the competition, on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:31:00 topped desk, which is now
will in fact work just fine with with it boasting spoken street EST. Please see our terms for available for purchase.
the handheld out of the box, names, NAVTEQ maps, 3D use of feeds. Read| Permalink|
unlike TomTom's similar Car landmarks, in-app music control, or release date for the cradle just Email this| Comments
Kit. Otherwise, there aren't a pedestrian mode, and a price yet, but Magellan says it is
exactly a ton of surprises, but the tag of $79.99. No word on a price "coming soon" -- iPhone users

Self-powered diaper monitor system Huntsman: 'It's a Good


automatically detects wet diapers Time to Be in Beijing'
By Serkan Toto (CrunchGear) electricity following a chemical (Little Green Footballs) China, about the current
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:41:57 AM
reaction in the presence of urine. Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:33:09 AM
ideological fight in the GOP, he
Once this happens, the sensor kit answered, “It’s a good time to be
A research laboratory at Japan’s can transmit signals to a receiver NBC News political director in Beijing.” He seemed genuinely
Ritsumeikan University has located as far as 3 meters away. Chuck Todd is in China with a bemused by Palin-palooza, and
developed a monitoring system The university lab says their wet team covering Barack Obama’s said every time he gets sucked
for wet diapers that consists of a diaper monitoring system is still visit, and when they asked US into paying a tiny bit of attention,
self-powered sensor/transmitter in prototype mode. One possible ambassador Jon Huntsman about he throws himself back into work
and a receiver and is supposed to which was co-developed in area for improvement is to add the craziness wracking the on China issues. Do remember
assist staff in hospitals and collaboration with Seiko Epson. circuitry to the sensor system so Republican Party back in the that Huntsman, a moderate who
nursing homes in performing States, Huntsman laconically at one time was seen as a
B o t h t h e s e n s o r a n d t h e that a single system can monitor
diaper checks with elderly a c c o m p a n y i n g w i r e l e s s a group of people, for example in replied, “ It’s a good time to be in possible 2012 GOP candidate,
patients. The sensor kit has to be transmitter are powered by a built a nursing home. Beijing.” saw a local Michigan GOP
placed inside the diaper and -in battery that can generate Via Nikkei[registration required, By the way, when one of us chapter cancel an event with
sends signals to the receiver unit, paid subcription] asked ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman due to his centrist
Huntsman, a Republican serving views (like his support for civil
as Obama’s ambassador to unions).

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Sports Authority to sell the Wii


because, well, it’s an exercise device
By Matt Burns (CrunchGear) Wii Fit if they are marketed with
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:30:18 AM
demo units available for shoppers
to try out. I, for one, would much
Next time you’re at Sports rather spend a couple hundred on
Authority applying for a the Wii than an entry-level
hunting license, you could pick treadmill or Stairmaster.
up replacement Wii Remote or The WSJ is reporting that some
even the Wii Fit as the retailer is stores could get the systems as
getting into the gaming business. soon as this week and Sports
But seriously, this kind of makes Authority has been working with
sense and has apparently been in Nintendo for almost six months.
the works for months. This might help Nintendo push a
The Nintendo Wii has long been market of accessories built few more units into homes and
associated with exercise. It forces around the Wii Fit. Sports regain a dominate position in the
Canada gets International players to get up and actually
move. In fact, there is a whole
Authority might not have any
trouble selling the systems with
gaming console wars.

Kindle support, no longer feels


inferior to Trinidad and Tobago Because What We All Need Right
By Joseph L. Flatley
(Engadget)
that sound exotic and fanciful to
American ears: The Globe and
Mail and The National Post.
Now Is an App to Tell Us We're
Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:54:00 PM
Sound like something you'd like
Good news for our Canadian to get into? Yours for $250 USD
Ugly [IPhone Apps]
brethren! While the realization (roughly $265 CDN). Hit the By John Herrman (Gizmodo) where your nose, ears, eyes and
that you'd been excluded from read link to get started. Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:10:18 AM
mouth are. Does it work? As a
the International Kindle may [Via Boy Genius Report] tool for determining objective
have angered you, or frightened Filed under: Displays, Fact, maybe: Human beauty has beauty, possibly. As a tool for
you, or engendered feelings of H a n d h e l d s nothing to do with subjective planting tiny, fertile seeds of
shame or lust, all hope is not lost! Canada gets International Kindle judgment, and everything to do doubt about your attractiveness in
We have just got word that support, no longer feels inferior with some obscure mathematical your subconscious (and others'!),
Amazon has added your fine t o T r i n i d a d a n d T o b a g o equation. Fact, definitely: There yeah, sure. A dollar, and you
nation to the list of countries it originally appeared on Engadget is an iPhone app based on this look beautiful today. [ iTunes via
will now ship the beloved e- on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:54:00 theory. judges your attractiveness based Cult of Mac]
reader to. And if that ain't EST. Please see our terms for Designed by giant human baby on the proportions of your face,
enough, a smattering of your use of feeds. Read| Permalink| Ed Nash, above, Fit or Fugly( processed from a photo and a
native content is being offered, Email this| Comments Fit: Brit., informal: SEXXXY) little user input—to peg exactly
included a couple of publications
E-reader Newspaper Gadgets/ 19

ASUS and Toshiba


winners of reliability
survey, don’t ask about HP
By Matt Burns (CrunchGear) malfunction rate of the top nine
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:00:42 AM
laptop manufacturers.
Feel free to read the whole study
SquareTrade, proprietors of here, but here are the main
extended warranties, just released points.
a 3-year study that sheds some • 31% of notebooks suffer a total
light on the reliability of laptops failure rate before 3 years
a n d n e t b o o k s . T h e m a i n • Netbooks fail 20% more often
Bowers & Wilkins somehow makes
conclusion that 1 in 3 notebooks than laptops
fail within three year should • 5.8% of netbooks malfunction
come as no surprise. After all, within the first 12 months
PC speakers interesting with MM-1
they are portable computers that • Asus has the best 3-year By Darren Murph (Engadget) products with lust-worthy up there), but we should hear
get banged around. It’s the nature malfunction rate at 15.6% Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:40:00 AM
designs. Somehow or another, more when they ship in January.
of the beast. However, the study • HP has the worst 3-year the outfit responsible for the Filed under: Portable Audio
d o e s r e v e a l s o m e o t h e r malfunction rate at 25.6% Outside of factory keyboards, dirigible-inspired iPod sound Bowers & Wilkins somehow
interesting tid-bits, including a • You might want a warranty there's hardly anything more system has produced a set of makes PC speakers interesting
handy graph the shows the boring than a set of PC speakers. standard computer speakers that with MM-1 originally appeared
They're typically unsightly, add are actually rather inspiring, as on Engadget on Tue, 17 Nov
to the rat's nest of wires behind the Zeppelin MM-1 touts no 2009 11:40:00 EST. Please see
your rig and force you into a life extra subwoofer, a simple USB our terms for use of feeds. Read|
of dependency. And then there's c o n n e c t i o n a n d a n i n b u i l t Permalink| Email this| Comments
Bowers & Wilkins, a company headphone socket. There's nary a
that excels at pumping out mention of price (trust us, it'll be
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Chicago Tribune Columnist: Hey


You People Online With Opinions...
Get Off My Lawn!
By Mike Masnick (Techdirt) voice and that's bad how exactly? "fool"? Most of my career has
Submitted at 11/17/2009 6:07:00 AM
With the advent of Twitter, been spent in radio, where call-in
Facebook, instant messaging and comments are somewhat
Reader Cannen alerts us to yet texting, now almost any fool can encouraged. The main difference
another column by yet another set up his or her broadcast hub. is that we can hang up on people.
o l d s c h o o l n e w s p a p e r g u y Then the likes of CNN, Fox Ok, let me get this straight.
whining about the fact that "the News, Oprah and even the Before you were complaining
people" now have the ability to Tribune play right into their that CNN and Fox were putting
have their voices heard. What's hands, giving them instant access these people on their shows, but
funny is that his own column to the rest of the world. I beseech then you say at least on radio you

RealView's V-Screen s e e m s t o c o n t r a d i c t h i s the online editors at this paper to


statements. Don't get me wrong. I turn off the "comments" after
am also an outraged narcissist, each article. If people have
could "hang up on people." Do
you not sense the contradiction?
CNN and Fox can just as easily
for PSP review but I had to work six-hour shifts opinions about something that
in Bakersfield, Calif., to earn my they've just read, let them write a
stripes as a communicator. letter to the editor. Yes, but "any
"hang up" on these people too.
So what's the difference?
By Tim Stevens (Engadget) despite the system's distinctly Basically, it sounds like the guy
two-dimensional screen. Is it Nowadays, having a Twitter page fool" doesn't get quite the is pissed off that he's no longer
Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:04:00 PM
magic? Is it sorcery? Is it qualifies a person to give attention as, say, a fool who the only person with an opinion
The PSP may be a lot of things complete bull? You might be commentary on CNN. I am not blasts the fact that people have a getting heard. But, of course,
to a lot of people, but it's not surprised. interested in the take of @stinky v o i c e i n a m a j o r n a t i o n a l he's missing the point in blaming
capable of pumping out images Gallery: RealView's V-Screen on the Fort Hood shootings or newspaper, right? Who cares the new technology. Yes, lots of
in 3D -- cross your eyes all you Continue reading RealView's V- any other current events. I am that anyone can say what they people have a voice, but most
want but nothing's going to leap Screen for PSP review watching CNN because I expect want. Most people don't see still don't get heard very far. The
off of that LCD. We'll have to Filed under: Gaming them to gather the news, not act those complaints. You call it a folks who are getting on TV or
wait for at least another iteration RealView's V-Screen for PSP as a clearinghouse for any " b r o a d c a s t h u b " b u t m o s t are making their voices heard are
of portables before we can start review originally appeared on bonehead with a computer, a people's Twitter accounts don't because they're saying something
expecting any miracles in that Engadget on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 cable modem and a half-baked have very many followers. that resonates, whether it's stupid
department, but until then there's 12:04:00 EST. Please see our opinion. Ah yes, so because That's not the issue at all. The or not. And, no, maybe they
the V-Screen! It's a big, silly- terms for use of feeds. Permalink| today it's easier for people to actual complaint seems to be that didn't have to practice being a
looking attachment that pledges Email this| Comments have a voice, it's bad. Yes, and CNN and Fox and others have public moron in some small town
to add depth to your PSP games you used to walk to school uphill elevated a few of these folks (a first, but is that really a
both ways in the snow and tiny percentage of the overall necessity?
television was called radio and population using these tools), and Permalink| Comments| Email
had no pictures. But the world you don't like it because.... what, This Story
improves and progress comes exactly? Because they compete
along and gives more people a with you in being a public
E-reader Newspaper Tech/ 21

Viacom's General Counsel Lecture On Copyright Leaves Out


Certain Facts
By Mike Masnick (Techdirt) speech -- and of all the massive something that's simply not true: quintuple counting some the resulting copy still includes
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:12:34 AM
extensions and changes in that without copyright or without numbers, while totally ignoring DRM that prevents copies. The
copyright laws over the past 200 restrictive licensing, the investors how those numbers actually help fact that he's "concerned" about
Someone once told me that hundred years, almost all have do not have an opportunity to the industry in other ways. So, the Netflix model is of no
Viacom's top lawyer, Michael served to stifle more speech than make a return. As we've shown sorry if I don't take those loss consequence whatsoever.
Fricklas, has been known to read they have encouraged. over and over again, plenty of numbers seriously, no matter McDonalds is "concerned" about
Techdirt on occasion. I have no He then trots out the industry's content creators who "free" their how "sophisticated" he thinks Burger King, but that doesn't
idea if this is true, but it still is own numbers claiming how IP have not only made a return, they are. They're not. They're give them a legal right to block
interesting to watch him give a much copyright contributes to the but have made a better return only "sophisticated" in how them from being in business.
lecture to some Yale law students economy, even though those than they did under older models misleading they are. Then he pulls out the ever
where he offers a somewhat numbers are based on a variety of that relied on copyright. But it's He does have a short discussion popular "$200 million movie"
nuanced position on copyright q u e s t i o n a b l e a s s u m p t i o n s , a sneaky trick that's often used by on RealNetworks' RealDVD myth, which I thought was a
issues (thanks to JJ for being the including the idea that all content folks in this debate. You set up offering, which he implies favorite of NBC Universal, but I
first of many to forward the covered by copyright is only this strawman argument and then enables piracy -- even as he guess Viacom is going with it
v i d e o t o u s ) , b u t w h i c h created because of copyright. knock it down, despite the fact admits he wants the functionality, now as well. It's not a myth that
repeatedly seems to leave out Along those lines, he also credits that no one ever made the where he could move a copy of a there are movies that cost $200
certain pertinent facts: He starts copyright for things like the iPod argument, and you argue that legally purchased DVD to his million. The myth is that people
out by saying that he's a strong and the Kindle, saying that no something is fact (that you can't hard drive for backup or other want movies that cost that much.
supporter of fair use, and doesn't one's buying those devices just to make a return) when it's viewing, but says his "concern" is No one watching a movie cares
like the idea of having to get look at them. This is correct -- empirically false. It's frustrating that people would do this with how much it costs. They want
licenses for creating new works - but note the trick. He did not say that this argument still gets made Netflix DVDs. He believes that good movies, no matter how
- but is concerned about the that it was content that drove the and people should really start the problem with this is that much they cost. I'm sure people
"exact copy" problem. So, i P o d a n d t h e K i n d l e , b u t calling the folks who make it out RealNetworks had to break the would like some $1 billion or
basically he's in favor of fair use copyright. He's wrong. It's whenever they state such encryption put in place by the $100 billion movies as well, but
for creating new works, but not content. Not copyright. falsehoods. studios. Notice, again, what that doesn't mean we need to
direct distribution. He notes that some say that Later, he talks about the "losses" Fricklas conveniently leaves out. grant Viacom extra special legal
He discusses copyright vs. free "unlicensed IP" might drive this from piracy, insisting that the First, he leaves out the fact that it privileges to make sure it can
speech -- and insists that there's i n n o v a t i o n , b u t h e f a v o r s findings come from a is already legal for people to make a $1 billion or $100 billion
no "tension" between the two "sustainable innovation" (as if "sophisticated" analysis, not just make backup copies of content movie profitably. People like
(despite many recent studies anyone doesn't). And then he from counting all downloads as they legally own -- but, thanks in good movies. Viacom wants to
suggesting the exact opposite). makes this odd statement:"A lost sales. Of course, these part to Hollywood lobbying, make profitable movies. We
Of course, he does a bit of a twist more sustainable innovation is numbers came from the same Hollywood itself can block that agree. But the $200 million
there, by saying that copyright is one where, if you make an study process that led to some right, simply by putting number is meaningless. There
pro-free speech because it creates i n v e s t m e n t , y o u h a v e t h e results that even the MPAA (of encryption on something and are ways to make good movies
incentive for speech. The opportunity to make a return." which Viacom is a major then saying that you can't for both less and more than $200
problem with this statement is Now, that's a great (by which we member) had to later admit were circumvent it without breaking million and there are ways to
that while that's the theory, the m e a n , u s e l e s s ) s t a t e m e n t , bogus. This is also the same the law (thank you, DMCA anti- make profitable movies even in
evidence for it is somewhat because it's obviously true. Who "sophisticated analysis" that circumvention clause). He also the face of piracy. The claim that
lacking. However, there is would ever deny that? But it's a includes ripple effects in one leaves out (conveniently) the fact piracy undermines the $200
tremendous evidence of cases s n e a k y a n d d i s i n g e n u o u s direction only, so it's actually that RealDVD doesn't actually
where copyright is used to stifle statement, because it implies double, triple, quadruple, "break" the encryption and that VIACOM'S page 25
22 Tech/ E-reader Newspaper

STUDY: Most Fortune 100 Companies Don’t Get Twitter


By Vadim Lavrusik display personality, tone or voice complaints and questions from effectively make use of the
(Mashable!) on their account pages,” customers on Twitter. The platform.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 6:08:28 AM
according to the report, which Result: A Low Following When these companies do take a
judged personality based on Because so many of these look at their strategy and use of
In August we reported that a w h e t h e r a n a c c o u n t w a s companies aren’t using Twitter social media, they need to realize
large number of Fortune 100 identified with a personality who effectively, if at all, it makes that the key element missing is
c o m p a n i e s h a v e e m b r a c e d posted on behalf of the company sense that 68 percent of the conversation. Twitter, and social
Twitter, but how well are they or if it was a “faceless” brand accounts had fewer 1,000 media in general, is about two-
actually using it? A study account. followers. This seems to indicate way communication, which is
released today(PDF) by Weber However, 32 percent did have The most popular use of Twitter that the accounts do not provide something that all companies
Shandwick says the answer is not personalities that were associated from companies using it, is as a much value, which can come need to realize as they constantly
very well, and that the majority with their accounts, which might newsfeed or for developing brand from a dialogue with followers, a evaluate and tweak their social
of Fortune 100 companies don’t be a better approach to creating awareness. But companies seem service the account provides media use. Companies should
really get Twitter. Though 73 of an account that is engaging and not to understand how to use the ( s u c h a s c o u p o n c o d e s o r also reconsider whether to use a
100 companies had at least one p e r s o n a b l e f o r c o n s u m e r s . service to increase sales or they customer service), and the quality person that is identified with an
registered Twitter account (up P e r s o n a l i t y c a n a l s o b e don’t believe that it’s possible. of information being shared. account, which could improve
from 54 reported in an unrelated demonstrated on Twitter via the Though Dell(33 on Fortune 100 In fact, the study found that half their engagement and build a
study released in August), the writing of the actual tweets. The list) has used Twitter to sell of the accounts did not score well personable brand.
majority of them weren’t using content itself can have a voice millions of dollars worth of on engagement metrics used by Mashable’s Twitter Guide Book
Twitter effectively to engage without the page being identified products, only 16 percent of Twitalyzer, which looks at offers a comprehensive resource
their followers, weren’t tweeting with a specific person, but having Fortune 100 accounts used number of links, hashtags, on how to effectively use Twitter.
often, and didn’t display any a name associated with an Twitter for sales, special Twitter retweets and references. Being More business resources from
personality in their tweets, account adds a more human offers, coupons or other special engaged and active on Twitter Mashable:
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The Pirate Bay Tracker
Verizon to AT&T: Stop whining; start investing Officially Shutting
Down for Good
(CNET News.com) court in a 53-page document that indicating 3G wireless coverage. undisputable fact, the company
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:43:15 AM
lays out the company's defense. The white area indicates no 3G should be able to use this in its [BitTorrent]
Verizon argues its coverage, and the red indicates advertisements.
By Adam Pash (Lifehacker)
Verizon Wireless said AT&T is advertisements are simply areas where 3G service is Verizon pointed to AT&T's own
suing the wireless operator not pointing out the fact that AT&T available. In the ad, Verizon advertisement claims that it Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:30:00 AM

because its recent ads are untrue, has not invested enough in shows an AT&T map that has operates the nation's fastest 3G
but because the truth hurts. The Pirate Bay, the largest, most
upgrading its network to handle lots of white spaces, whereas the wireless network.
popular BitTorrent tracker on the
In the opening paragraph of its the tidal wave of data traffic Verizon map is almost covered in "Despite the far smaller size of
internet, has faced seriously
legal rebuttal to a lawsuit filed experienced by the release of the red. its 3G network, AT&T has spent
troubled times this year, and
earlier this month by AT&T, Apple iPhone, which AT&T sells AT&T claims the ad is tens of millions of dollars making
today, the site's operators
which claims that Verizon is exclusively in the U.S. Verizon misleading because it implies that its 3G network, which it dubs the
misleading customers by announce that they're officially
says that it is simply highlighting AT&T customers can't use their "Nation's Fastest 3G Network,"
shutting down their tracker for
suggesting that subscribers what many AT&T iPhone phones and cannot access the the centerpiece of its national
good. They're putting a positive
cannot access wireless Internet customers have already mobile Internet in areas where advertising since at least the
spin on things to all-things-
services throughout its network, recognized. the carrier does not offer 3G summer of 2008," Verizon
BitTorrent weblog
Verizon very plainly surmised its "In the final analysis," Verizon wireless coverage. The truth is argued. "AT&T now is
argument: "AT&T did not file TorrentFreak—talking about
said in its filing. "AT&T seeks that AT&T customers can use attempting to silence Verizon's
trackerless solutions that haven't
this lawsuit because Verizon's emergency relief because their phones and they are able to ads that include maps graphically
really seen a ton of adoption just
'There's A Map For That' Verizon's side- by-side, apples-to access the wireless Net using the depicting the geographic reach of
yet from users (though
advertisements are untrue; AT&T -apples comparison of its own 3G company's slower EDGE AT&T's 3G network as
trackerless solutions are
sued because Verizon's ads are coverage with AT&T's confirms network. compared to Verizon's own 3G
true and the truth hurts." supported by most popular
what the marketplace has been Verizon has modified its ad network because AT&T does not
BitTorrent clients)—but their
The rebuttal filed on Monday in saying for months: AT&T failed slightly to indicate that the map like the truthful picture painted
tracker's demise will certainly
a Georgia district court was in to invest adequately in the applies only to 3G coverage and by that comparison."
mark the end of an era. The site's
response to two complaints necessary infrastructure to not regular 2.5G service, which is But AT&T still asserts that the
still operational for magnet links,
AT&T filed with the court asking expand its 3G coverage to adequate for making voice calls advertisements Verizon is
that the Verizon advertisements but The Pirate Bay tracker (with
support its growth in smartphone and connecting to the wireless running are misleading.
.torrent file downloads) as you
be pulled from the airwaves. business, and the usefulness of its Internet at slower speeds. "We filed the lawsuit because
knew it is on its way to Davy
AT&T has called the claims in service to smartphone users has In its filing, Verizon argues that Verizon's ads mislead customers
Jones' locker, and so on with
the advertisement "false" and suffered accordingly. AT&T may its ads refer explicitly and solely into thinking that AT&T does not
pirate-speak references. [
"misleading." And the company not like the message that the ads to AT&T's 3G network coverage. offer wireless service in the vast
claims it has caused "irreparable TorrentFreak]
send, but this Court should reject And therefore the advertisements majority of the country," said
harm" to AT&T's wireless its efforts to silence the should be evaluated on that basis. Mark Siegel, a spokesman for
business. messenger." Verizon claims that it is a fact AT&T. "We look forward to
Verizon spokespeople have Verizon's initial advertisement, that its 3G wireless network presenting our case."
responded to the press on these which began airing on TV covers five times more This content has passed through
claims. But now the company has November 3, shows two maps geographic area than AT&T's 3G fivefilters.org.
filed its official response to the with red-and-white splotches network. And because this is an

Review: 'Assassin's Creed II' Is the Ultimate Killer App


By Chris Kohler (Wired Top A top-to-bottom update of the promise of the original. The story about Knights Templar near-flawless gameplay.
Stories) 15th-century cloak-and-dagger beautiful and addictive sequel plots and Renaissance-era
game delivers, at last, on the expertly blends a fascinating conspiracies with engrossing and
24 Tech/ Tech News/ E-reader Newspaper

TUAW Interview: Fake Steve Jobs How Microsoft


By Kent Pribbernow (The model (also known as a "close shackling iPhone to this single
Blew It With
Unofficial Apple Weblog
(TUAW))
follower" strategy) doesn't work
anymore. For 20 or 25 years this
carrier?
FSJ: If it is the last thing I do, I
Windows Mobile
company just waited for others to will get us off AT&T. By By Brian X. Chen (Wired Top
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:00:00 AM
innovate, then copied the Grabthar's hammer, by the sons
Stories)
Filed under: Humor, Cult of innovation and sold it for less - of Worvan, this shall be done. Submitted at 11/16/2009 9:45:00 PM
Mac, TUAW Interview We got a and this worked great for them. Look for news on this early next
chance to sit down (virtually) But this stopped working right year. TUAW: Moving on to Microsoft's Windows Mobile
with the unofficial version of around 2000 or so. The rest of Google. With the introduction of has lost nearly a third of its
everyone's favorite iCEO, via his the world just moves too fast Android 2.0 and increasing smartphone marketshare since
alter ego & consigliere Dan now. Look, they're still trying to product introductions like the 2008. Yet Microsoft has been in
Lyons. Fake Steve's perspective catch Google in search, and recent Verizon Droid, Google is the mobile OS space longer than
is always unique and sometimes they've got what -- one percent slowly gaining traction in the anyone else. Here's what the
astonishing; read on. market share? Same thing for market. How badly do you want software giant did wrong.
TUAW: Fake Steve, thanks for Zune, right? to drive hat pins into Eric
taking time out of your busy Well, keep fighting the good Schmidt's testicles? MIT Robot Rides
schedule to speak with me. fight on that one, you morons. As TUAW: Their mobile strategy FSJ: Well, very badly, except
has fallen flat on its face. that Eric Schmidt does not have
Before we begin this, I'd like to for the stores, well, they look
Windows Mobile, now renamed testicles. Lot of people don't
Shotgun to Make
start off by saying that, on behalf nice enough, since they copied
of everyone, it is wonderful to ours. But in terms of how well Windows Phone, is clearly way know that. But if he did have Us Happier Drivers
see you in good health and back they'll do? Come on. Their stores behind OSX iPhone. Windows them, yes, I would want to harm
Mobile 6.5 is a stopgap measure them. A lot. The guy sat here in By Chuck Squatriglia (Wired
at the helm of Apple. Phil are a joke and they've arrived too Top Stories)
Schiller did a fine job in your late. The whole point of being a at best. Windows Mobile 7 is our board meetings and listened
absence, but the man has no stage close follower is you have to another year away from shipping to all of our product plans and Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:27:00 AM

presence. And Tim Cook's follow closely. We opened our on devices. And with the recent then just stole all of our ideas. I
Danger debacle, the future looks mean he sat here -- right here -- Audi and the Massachusetts
droning voice could put even first store in 2001 and we've got Institute of Technology envision
sugar-fed hyperactive children to something like four thousand of bleak for Microsoft. Do they t a l k i n g t o m e , a s k i n g m e
stand a snowball's chance in hell questions. I'm sorry. This just a future where robots riding
sleep -- what a snoozer. them in the United States alone. I shotgun makes us happier, safer
First question: Let's talk about know you're going to tell me I'm of ever competing with you? Do gets me really upset. Sniff. Can
you even care? drivers and create a 'symbiotic
Microsoft. The company recently a bit off on that number, and, we move on? relationship' between car and
released its newest operating well, maybe so. But I still say FSJ: Wait a minute. Microsoft Continue reading TUAW
makes mobile phone software? I Interview: Fake Steve Jobs driver.
system, Windows 7, and with it we've got four thousand stores
an experimental chain of branded and if I say it enough times, didn't know that. Are you TUAW TUAW Interview: Fake
retail stores that largely copy people will believe me. Anyway, serious? Steve Jobs originally appeared on
Apple's own concept, right down the other thing Microsoft seems TUAW: Speaking of companies The Unofficial Apple Weblog
to the inclusion of in-store not to understand is that it's not that are universally despised. (TUAW) on Tue, 17 Nov 2009
support centers, called Guru bars. enough just to open a store -- you Your contract with AT&T, as the 07:00:00 EST. Please see our
Your thoughts? need to have something cool to exclusive carrier for the iPhone, terms for use of feeds.
FSJ: Microsoft still hasn't put in that store. That might be a is due to expire soon. Tell me Read| Permalink| Email this|
realized that its copycat business problem for them. you don't plan to continue Comments
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VIACOM'S Zach Galifianakis
continued from page 21
interviews Conan and
million movie, which is some advantage of letting others help how any of that will make more You could do them all in some Andy (between two
sort of "necessity," is simply not host and distribute the content is people buy. way entirely without DRM. All
supported. that it actually eases that cost. Towards the end of that the DRM does is add restrictions. ferns)
On top of that, he tosses out the His discussion on kicking people discussion, though, he makes Of course, rather than adding By Bob Sassone (TV Squad)
debunked claim that if something off the internet via a "three another interesting statement, restrictions, why doesn't the
Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:03:00 PM
is "free" it means it's devalued. strikes" mechanism is getting saying that: "there's no way to industry focus on employing new
That's simply not true, no matter much of the attention on other deal with this problem other than business models that give users Conan O'Brien is a better
how many times people repeat it. sites, because he mentions, to move viewing into licensed more and make them want to interviewee than interviewer, as
If it were true, and the content totally in passing, that suing contexts." Except, that's not true. buy, rather than trying to enforce this "Between Two Ferns"
had no value, no one would want users "feels like bullying." This There are other ways. It's called artificial limitations? interview with Zach Galifianakis
it. Value and price are two may sound like a big deal -- and setting up a business model On the whole, it is an interesting shows. He and Andy Richter sat
separate things. certainly some other sites (and where people actually do have a video, and well worth watching, down to chat with Galifianakis at
Then, he discusses the "Kanye industry lawyers) are making it reason to buy things, whether but it conveniently misstates or FunnyorDie.com and they touch
West" MTV Video Awards out like a big revelation, but it's they view the content in a leaves out important facts on everything from The Tonight
"Imma let you finish..." example, not. The movie industry has licensed or unlicensed manner. I throughout. Unfortunately, the Show to whether or not Conan
by talking about how Viacom never sued individuals for such recognize he's on the legal side, Q&A session that follows the touches himself while watching
used various filtering tools to pull things -- only the recording rather than the business side, but presentation wasn't included, so I himself. It seems to be all
that clip off of various industry has. And even way back the idea that the "only" way to have no idea if any of the scripted but it's funny (not die).
"unlicensed" user uploaded video in the Jack Valenti days, he deal with piracy is to attack it, students challenged some of his There's a surprise guest star too.
sites. But he also talks about talked about why he didn't like rather than embrace it, is a assertions or pointed out some of Filed under: Video, Web,
how they drove people to use the the idea of suing individuals. So, position that the industry long the points that he left out. Celebrities, Reality-Free
official Viacom clip, which this isn't a shift in positioning at ago should have learned was a Anyway, maybe we can hope that Permalink| Email this| |
allowed them to "participate in all. Rather, it's a repeat of the mistake. Fricklas is, in fact, an occasional Comments
the benefit" of the video. Now, new silly strategy of some in the His final point is discussing how reader here and can stop by to
that's interesting, and it's great industry to try to pretend that DRM "enables new business address those questions and
that they put their own clips up kicking people off the internet models," and he more or less omissions.
and made them embeddable. is"consumer relief." Not quite. dismisses criticism of DRM as Permalink| Comments| Email
But, again, it's important to note Shooting someone in the leg really just being criticism of This Story
what he left out. In forcing instead of the head is certainly "bad" DRM (of which there is
everyone to view the content "better," but I doubt that the plenty). However, what struck
through Viacom directly, it also person shot in the leg considers it me, was how none of the "new
increased Viacom's own cost in "relief." business models" he described
terms of bandwidth. The Oh yes, he also fails to explain actually required DRM at all.

Review: House - Teamwork


By Jane Boursaw (TV Squad) what she sees in Lucas that she has or is going to. psyche. It could work.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:06:00 PM
I just want to shove House and I feel for her, because once they Continue reading Review: House
Cuddy into a room together and end up getting together -- if they - Teamwork
(S06E07) "I'm living my life. For let them figure out their don't by the time the series ends, Filed under: OpEd, House,
the first time, I'm not going to relationship. It's clear that even I'll be ticked -- she'll have a long Episode Reviews, Reality-Free
change that because of how it though she's trying to be happy in road ahead of her. Or not. People Permalink| Email this| |
might affect him -- or you." -- her current relationship, she just no matter how much she declares change. There's a good heart Comments
Cuddy to Wilson, who asked her can't get House out of her head, beating inside House's damaged
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Apple giving huge discounts on Black Friday? No


way!
By Steven Sande (The shoppers at the online store. Last
Unofficial Apple Weblog year, Best Buy discounted up to
(TUAW)) US$150 on Macs and Apple
Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:00:00 PM matched that, but there was no
steenkin' 25% discount. Burn Notice returns
Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, And finally, reason number four January 28th, to be
Retail, Rumors, Holidays The -- Apple's probably not going to
boy geniuses over at Boy Genius send out anything with that much
paired with White Collar
Report are getting a lot of hits out blank space at the top of it. By Robert Seidman
of a story they ran late yesterday. They're too picky about design. (TVbytheNumbers)
Apparently, one of their contacts They don't want someone to have Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:11:26 AM
tipped them to a "shot of Apple's to scroll down through an email
yearly Black Friday deals" that is to read the discounts, even if BURN NOTICE -- Pictured: (l-
"reported to be something Apple there is an Apple logo floating r) Sharon Gless as Madeline,
will email out shortly." The email around at the top of the email. Bruce Campbell as Sam, Jeffrey
(seen at right, pasted with an How sure are we that this isn't Donovan as Michael Westen,
editorial comment from yours going to happen? Well, if it Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona -- USA
truly) shows alleged discounts of actually happens the way Boy Network Photo: Glenn Watson
up to 30% on all iPods Genius Report says it will, I'll The Futon Critic reports that
(excluding iPhone or iPod wear a Boy Genius Report USA Network’s Burn Notice will
shuffle), up to 25% on all Macs, baseball cap (provided by BGR, return with the second half of its
and up to 15% on all accessories, of course) for four hours at third season on Thursday January
Apple software, and Apple Macworld Expo 2010 and give 28, 2010 at 9pm and that it will
hardware. This will only happen you guys some free advertising. be paired with the second half of
on November 27th and TUAW readers -- what do you the freshman season of White
apparently "select" Apple stores think about the discounts? Are Collar, which will air at 10pm.
will open at 6 AM. "up to 25% on all Macs" are an 27th, so why would Apple want they going to happen or not? White Collar finishes its first half
Well, most of us here at TUAW Apple fanboy's most exciting to create traffic jams and general TUAW Apple giving huge -season on December 4.
are pretty sure this is a fake. A dream (next to the iTablet, of hysteria by doing something like discounts on Black Friday? No Psych is expected to return on
compelling fake, mind you, but course), but we doubt if the this? Hell, most of the Apple way! originally appeared on The Friday January 29 at 10pm with
an utter fabrication. Why? Cupertino Kids would discount retail employees would probably Unofficial Apple Weblog the second half of its fourth
First reason -- Apple almost anything more than 5%. quit during Black Friday, leaving (TUAW) on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 season.
never discounts their products, Reason two -- Apple Stores are, the company in the lurch for the 14:00:00 EST. Please see our This content has passed through
other than selling refurbished for the most part, hugely popular rest of the holiday season. terms for use of feeds. fivefilters.org.
equipment on the cheap. That's anyway. Apple doesn't need to Number three -- Historical Read| Permalink| Email this|
part of the reason that the drag in customers on Black precedence shows that Apple Comments
company is so successful and has Friday by enticing them with usually provides discounts on
the highest margins in the wicked discounts. Let's face it, Black Friday, but not as big as
personal electronics and most of the Apple Stores are BGR is indicating. In 2006,
computing world. Discounts of going to be packed on November Apple provided free shipping to
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Nasty Old People, Give It Away And Yes, Gartner Is Free To


Pray And Releasing Movies For File Pick Which Companies
Sharing Fit In Its Magic Quadrant
By Mike Masnick (Techdirt) which really aren't business theaters around the world. So, By Mike Masnick (Techdirt) Gartner notes that this language
models at all. While it works compared to that situation, things Submitted at 11/17/2009 4:07:09 AM
appears not in the MQ Report but
Submitted at 11/16/2009 9:48:00 PM
sometimes, it's pretty much a actually look better than the on its website and that the
We were just talking about some crapshoot, and never strikes me alternative. Whatever you might think of language describes Gartner's
indie filmmakers who were as a real business model. So, on On top of that, while this Gartner's research and its silly research services generally rather
happy with the extra attention the whole, I'm not too surprised particular movie may have been a "magic quadrant" system, I don't than the MQ Report in
they've been getting from having that it didn't bring in much more net loss, she could use it for think anyone could reasonably particular.... More to the point,
t h e i r m o v i e " l e a k e d " o n than 20% of its budget in 2 marketing herself. She can go question that it was just Gartner's the terms 'objective, defensible,
B i t T o r r e n t , a n d weeks (though some compare it around and show the movie to opinion. Yet, a few months ago, and credible' do not imply the
ChurchHatesTucker alerts us to to blockbuster movies that can others, and perhaps use that to we wrote about a company, ZL, assertion of factual information.
another story of filmmakers often make about the same % of get funding for a larger scale that was so upset that Gartner put Gartner argues convincingly that
embracing file sharing. This one their budgets in the early going. project or another film that's it in its niche quadrant, rather even if its self-description did
is actually from a few weeks ago, However, if we compare this released with a bit more of a than the desired "magic refer to the statements within the
but a Swedish filmmaker made a situation to what would have complete business model. Nasty quadrant," that it sued. We didn't MQ Report, its 'sophisticated
low budget indie film called happened otherwise(i.e., if the Old People becomes marketing expect the lawsuit to get very far readers' -- corporate and
Nasty Old People and released it movie were not released this and a promotion for Hanna (similar lawsuits over how government executives and
under a Creative Commons way) the situation becomes a Skold. It has to be better resume Google ranks companies have professionals -- would not infer
license, along with a request for little more interesting. This was a filler for a filmmaker to talk been tossed pretty quickly). And, that Gartner's rankings were
donations. The link is to very low budget indie film that about tens of thousands of people indeed, a judge appears to have anything other than opinion."
Metafilter where there's an likely would not have received downloading and watching your found little worthwhile in ZL's Still, the judge gave ZL an
interesting discussion about any distribution at all. At best, film than just going in cold lawsuit, quickly dismissing all of opportunity to amend the
whether or not the experiment is the filmmaker perhaps could saying you want to make a film. the arguments, and noting that complaint, and the statement
a "success" or a "failure." It's a have self-printed DVDs, and And, in fact, she's already hard at Gartner is free to have its own from the company indicates that
bit of a mixed bag, as at the time would have been lucky to have work on a new film script, with damn opinion, no matter how it's planning to try to come up
of the discussion, the filmmaker sold a dozen or two. She could many people who became fans of much others (or the subjects of with some other ridiculous
had made back 20% of the film's have tried to enter it into various Nasty Old People following that opinion) might argument against Gartner.
budget and there were questions film festivals, but that's quite along and interested in seeing disagree:"Finally, ZL argues that Maybe it should just focus on
if it would get much higher. difficult, and even then there's a what the new script is like. So, Gartner's representation that it satisfying what its customers
Thus, it was easy for some to pretty good chance that the as a marketing tool, it sure seems provides 'highly discerning want, and stop worrying about
quickly call it a clear failure. movie doesn't end up actually like giving this movie away has research that is objective, what some analyst at Gartner has
Of course, it's not really that making any money. Yet, in this been quite useful. defensible, and credible to help to say.
simple. First, I've said for years case, she not only made money Permalink| Comments| Email [customers] do their job better' Permalink| Comments| Email
that I'm no fan of "give it away from donations, but the film is This Story implies that its Reports contain This Story
and pray" business models, getting picked up and shown in objective assertions of fact.
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Lawyers Write Law, And Then Are 5 apps for Thanksgiving


The Only Ones To Make Millions (and not a turkey in the
Directly Off Of It bunch!)
By Mike Masnick (Techdirt) districts that favor minority Hispanics, who make up about a By Dave Caolo (The Unofficial
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:55:00 AM
groups, so they are not excluded third of local voters, have been Apple Weblog (TUAW))
from local elections. Here's how shortchanged. Of course, there Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:00:00 PM
It's difficult not to become even t h e A P d e s c r i b e s i t : T h e are many reasons why the exact
more cynical when you read C a l i f o r n i a s t a t u t e t a r g e t s makeup of a governing board Filed under: Software, iPhone,
stories like the following one. c o m m o n l y u s e d " a t - l a r g e " might not match the exact Holidays, iPod touch Here in the
Sent in by Eric Goldman, it's elections -- those in which percentage of the population USA we're preparing to celebrate
about a state law in California candidates run citywide or across (including the simple fact that Thanksgiving. The typical
that was mainly written by two an entire school district. Avila most people vote on issues, not celebration includes a turkey cooking software and even a
lawyers: Joaquin Avila, a law said that method can result in the ethnicity of the people they'redinner, family and football on dedicated television network.
professor from Seattle, and discrimination because whatever voting for). But, even if there television (and perhaps a drunken iPhone users can download
Robert Rubin, the "legal director" group constitutes the majority of was a problem it seems highly uncle or two). Before you set up Turkey Recipes [ iTunes link] for
for the Lawyers' Committee for voters can dominate the ballot questionable that the two lawyers the folding card table for the $0.99 and pick from 27 recipes.
Civil Rights of the San Francisco box and block minorities from who wrote the bill are now kids, check out these iPhone/iPod Once you've selected the one you
B a y A r e a . S o , h e r e ' s t h e winning representation. As a profiting tremendously from it touch apps meant to make the like (or added your own), you're
interesting thing: since this state remedy, the law empowers state and appear to be the only ones day more enjoyable. a click away from generating a
law has been put in place (seven courts to create smaller election who do so. Thanksgiving Jokes shopping list. Back in the
years ago), the only lawsuits have districts favoring minority It's stories like this one that Serving the "perfect" dinner kitchen, flick through the easy-to
b e e n b r o u g h t b y R u b i n ' s candidates. make us so nervous about so while dealing with annoying -read instructions (just wipe your
committee or Avila and they've Officials in several California much legislation. This is the type relatives is stressful, so cut the hands first) and compare your
made themselves over $4 million communities said they never of law they create: it may sound tension with corny jokes, finished product to the included
with a few more lawsuits pending h e a r d c o m p l a i n t s o f v o t e r good (who's going to argue courtesy of Thanksgiving Jokes [ photo. Just don't be too hard on
and a bunch more threatened discrimination until the lawyers against diversity?). But, the iTunes link]. This free app is yourself.
(again, all from either Avila or stepped forward. In one case, the actual law appears to have been based on Dustin Kirk's Stacks Continue reading 5 apps for
Rubin's committee). Tulare Local Healthcare District, nothing more than a way for platform, which puts flash cards Thanksgiving (and not a turkey
What a great deal: write a law, now known as Tulare Regional these lawyers to go around on your iPhone or iPod touch. in the bunch!)
and then be the only lawyers to Medical Center, was sued even collecting millions, while There's a large variety of topics TUAW 5 apps for Thanksgiving
use the law to make millions. though its five-member disrupting communities and available from math to trivia: (and not a turkey in the bunch!)
As for the law itself, it was a law governing board is a rainbow of schoolboards, and sending their nearly 13,000 in total. Dustin originally appeared on The
that apparently very few people diversity -- two emigres from taxpayer money to these lawyers. breaks from academia with Unofficial Apple Weblog
were asking for -- requiring that India, a Hispanic, a black and a Permalink| Comments| Email Thanksgiving Jokes and focuses (TUAW) on Tue, 17 Nov 2009
state courts carve out specific w h i t e . T h e l a w s u i t a r g u e s This Story on groan-inducing one-liners. 12:00:00 EST. Please see our
And you thought the turkey was terms for use of feeds.
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China’s Share of the App Store: Verizon to AT&T- 'The


Really Tiny Truth Hurts'
By Christina Warren China are already jumping on the By Mel Martin (The Unofficial
(Mashable!) platform. Both Chinese-specific Apple Weblog (TUAW))
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:03:43 AM
companies and ports of Western Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:00:00 AM
apps are already starting to
At the end of October, the appear. Additionally, some Filed under: Odds and ends,
iPhone finally came to China, Chinese developers are seeing iPhone Verizon isn't fazed by the
albeit without WiFi. China their apps find success outside of AT&T legal claims that the
represents a huge area of China — in English-speaking Verizon ads attacking poor
potential not just for the iPhone, countries and other parts of the coverage are false and business, and the usefulness of its
but for the smartphone market in app market is growing. Chinese world. misleading. Our sister site service to smartphone users has
general. mobile application company One of the biggest hurdles in the Engadget broke the story of the suffered accordingly."
The biggest area of growth in the 9thQ estimates that $1 million legitimate app market is Verizon response to the suit and Ouch!
smartphone market — and a key worth of legitimate iPhone apps localization. The majority of apps you can read the it here. This latest salvo follows AT&T
part of iPhone’s success — are have been sold so far this year — still have English instructions, Verizon isn't pulling any sending a message to customers
mobile applications. So how are and that the market could reach are priced in Chinese dollars and punches and says " AT&T did complaining about the Verizon
iPhone app sales looking in $6 million next year. don’t have Chinese specific UI not file this lawsuit because ads and telling customers their
China, a nation where most That’s small potatoes in the features. In contrast, pirated apps Verizon's "There's A Map For coverage is great, that they sell
software is counterfeit and where grand scheme of things — are available in Chinese and with That" advertisements are untrue; more smartphones than Verizon
there are strict rules on what AdMob says the App Store sells detailed Chinese instructions. AT&T sued because Verizon's and that the AT&T 3G network
types of communication is $200 million in apps every It’s clear that building a ads are true and the truth hurts." is faster. So there.
allowed to take place? The Wall month, but for a country like booming app ecosystem in China Then to drive home the point: Well AT&T, your move. It's
Street Journal has looked into the China where the iPhone on an is not going to be as easy as it has " In the final analysis, AT&T great for the lawyers, and
issue and published estimates of official carrier is new — and the been in other parts of the world, seeks emergency relief because actually, we admit we just love
the early results. concept of paying for software is but the potential for success Verizon's side-by-side, apples-to- the spectacle.
China already has an estimated 2 uncommon — that shows certainly exists. apples comparison of its own 3G TUAW Verizon to AT&T- 'The
million iPhones in circulation, potential. Other Chinese based What do you think about the coverage with AT&T's confirms Truth Hurts' originally appeared
but most of them are not running mobile app companies cite WiFi future of mobile applications and what the marketplace has been on The Unofficial Apple Weblog
on the iPhone’s official carrier, and lower prices as factors that app stores in China? Let us saying for months: AT&T failed (TUAW) on Tue, 17 Nov 2009
China Unicom, but are jailbroken will contribute to the growth in know! Reviews: App Store to invest adequately in the 10:00:00 EST. Please see our
and more likely to run pirated China’s mobile app market. Tags: app store, china, iphone necessary infrastructure to terms for use of feeds.
applications. Still, the legitimate Still, mobile app developers in expand its 3G coverage to Read| Permalink| Email this|
support its growth in smartphone Comments

Sneak Peek: The Mentalist


By Bob Sassone (TV Squad) Mentalist as "the episode you've and Red John might be involved? Filed under: Video, Reality-Free,
Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:03:00 PM
been waiting for." Not sure about Yikes. The Mentalist
that, but this preview below does [Watch clips and episodes of The Permalink| Email this| |
CBS is promoting this seem rather intense. Three people Mentalist and other shows at Comments
Thursday's episode of The are murdered in the CBI office SlashControl.]
30 Tech/ Entertainment/ E-reader Newspaper

Twitter’s Newest Desktop Client: Verizon Fires Back at


Seesmic for Windows Launches AT&T: “The Truth
By Ben Parr (Mashable!)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:41:02 AM
can drag-and-drop users into lists
and other parts of the app, it uses
less memory, and it utilizes
Hurts”
Among Twitter desktop apps, several Windows 7 features (e.g. By Stan Schroeder
(Mashable!)
Seesmic and TweetDeck are the location sensor).
two biggest, built using Adobe Seesmic seems intent on Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:23:40 AM

AIR, which allows them to work becoming the Twitter app of


on multiple operating systems. choice for third party developers. About a month ago, Verizon
However, AIR has limitations, It makes sense: the strategy started running ads that mocked
since it essentially helps port rich worked very well for Twitter AT&T’s 3G coverage and,
Seesmic.com
Internet applications onto the needless to say, AT&T didn’t
Seesmic for Windows, whose itself. Still, it does divide the
desktop. Adding plug-ins and take it well, responding with a like the truthful picture painted
preview will be available today, company’s attention, especially
drag-and-drop functionality are is a project that has been in the as its competitor TweetDeck has lawsuit and a request to have the by that comparison.”
just two examples. ads pulled immediately. Last When it comes to mobile
works for months. The goal was a popular iPhone app out on the
That functionality is about to week, they publicly called the coverage, the situation is never
to allow outside developers to m a r k e t . T h e r e i s a l s o n o
come to Seesmic though, and its ads“blatantly false and black and white. Each company
more easily integrate their indication if or when a Mac
moves today could change the misleading.” has its own data, almost
products with Seesmic. The version will be released.
dynamics of the Twitter app race. Windows version does that We’re going to play with Now, Verizon’s responded, inevitably skewed to paint a
The company has just announced basically saying that AT&T better picture for them. It’ll be
through a plug-in system that’s Seesmic for Windows and give
the launch of Seesmic for doesn’t have a problem with interesting to see how the court
similar to what you’d find in you our assessment. In the
Windows on the stage of the them, but with the truth. From will decide on this one, but when
F i r e f o x . T w e e t m e m e a n d meantime, let us know what you
Microsoft Professional the court filing: it comes to AT&T’s 3G
MrTweet, for example, should be think in the comments. Reviews:
Developers Conference. This is available as plug-ins by the final Firefox, Seesmic, TweetDeck, “AT&T did not file this lawsuit coverage, we’ve heard
no Adobe AIR App: this is a Tweetmeme, Twitter because Verizon’s “There’s A complaints from actual users, and
launch.
fully-functional desktop program Tags: seesmic, tweetdeck, Map For That” advertisements lots of them. Check out the ads
Seesmic for Windows also
that utilizes some of the best are untrue; AT&T sued because that caused all this fuss below,
boasts some new features and twitter, twitter app
features of Windows 7. It is Verizon’s ads are true and the and tell us if you think they’re
improvements from its AIR
available by request at counterpart. Specifically, you truth hurts… AT&T now is truthful or not in the comments:
attempting to silence Verizon’s There’s a Map for That
ads that include maps graphically
Julianne Hough Reveals Her depicting the geographic reach of
AT&T’s 3G network as
Misfit Toys
Reviews: the complaints
Tags: att, verizon
'Dancing with the Stars' Fate compared to Verizon’s own 3G
network because AT&T does not
(ETonline - Breaking News) fan favorite Julianne Hough back on the show. And when
reveals whether she's ready to
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:01:00 AM
pressed to reveal whether she'd
return or if she's taking another return the season after that she
ET hast he latest... season off. coyly replied, "We're going to
As the current season of "No, not next season," she tells cross that bridge when we get to
"Dancing with the Stars" heats up Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM it."
and comes to a close next week, radio show of whether she'd be
E-reader Newspaper Tech/ Entertainment/ 31

The Trouble With


Hulu... Too Many
Competing Interests
By Mike Masnick (Techdirt) Boxee certainly suggested the
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:31:00 AM
problem was at a different level
than with Hulu management.
N e a r l y a y e a r a g o , w e But... with Hulu having most of
questioned whether or not Hulu its ownership from legacy
could survive. It's not that we industries, combined with having
don't think the product is well s o m a n y d i f f e r e n t p l a y e r s
done or well liked. Other than involved in the ownership, it
the annoying regional restrictions shouldn't come as a surprise at all
which pisses off lots of people, that the company is now coming
the overall service is quite nice. under pressure to do things
The problem is that there are just (subscriptions, limits, etc.) that
iMac benchmarks and review say it's way too many conflicts to deal will certainly kill off whatever
with. The company is owned, in good has been done. And, since
large part, by the networks, and some of the pressure is actually
a beast that's leading to all sorts of coming from the cable guys as
pressure and complaints about well (who view Hulu as a huge
By Mike Schramm (The even the Mac Pro. In fact, in the matching up to the Mac Pros how ads are sold and whether or threat), this will only get worse
Unofficial Apple Weblog second comparison, when pitted sitting in the lower atmosphere. not there should be a subscription i f , a s i s w i d e l y e x p e c t e d ,
(TUAW)) up against the single CPU Mac Good stuff. I'm not personally in service. From what I've heard, Comcast completes its purchase
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:00:00 AM P r o , t h e i M a c i s v i r t u a l l y the market for a new computer, the folks at Hulu understand of NBC Universal.
identical. Not only is it slightly but man -- if I was ready to spend quite well how an internet-age Permalink| Comments| Email
F i l e d u n d e r : D e s k t o p s , cheaper depending on options, $2000 on a quality machine, it's company should act. The This Story
Hardware, iMac People have had but you get that nice monitor for tough to consider anything else a c o m p a n y ' s r a t h e r h o n e s t
their chances to put their grubby free. better purchase than the new explanation for its fight with
hands on those "incredible" Electronista has a much more iMac.
iMacs that got released a few qualitative analysis, but they still TUAW iMac benchmarks and
weeks ago, and the results are in. love the new machine. Their review say it's a beast originally
And they're great, apparently. "biggest" problem (aside from appeared on The Unofficial
Movie Star vs. TV Star:
First up, MacRumors has a the usual complaints about the Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Tue,
collection of a few sets of glossy screen and a lack of easy- 17 Nov 2009 09:00:00 EST. Who Wore It Best?
b e n c h m a r k s o n t h e n e w to-reach ports) seems to be just Please see our terms for use of (ETonline - Breaking News) Stroup's red hot dresses, to 'Star
machines, and the Core i7 the size of it. The 27" iMac is a feeds. Trek' leading lady Zoe Saldana
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:30:00 AM
processor(a $200 upgrade from big machine no matter how thin it Read| Permalink| Email this| and "Big Love" actress Chloe
the still very powerful Core i5) gets. But they agree: with the i7 Comments It's a fashion face-off for style- Sevigny's all-out bra-out, see
especially kicks up the speed to a in there and all of the extra savvy celebs! From 'Public which stars are working the red
place where it's competing with options, the iMac is a monster, Enemies' star Marion Cotillard carpet in a similar fashion.
and "90210" actress Jessica
32 Tech/ Popular News/ E-reader Newspaper

Internet Explorer 9 not coming at


PDC
(CNET News.com)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:21:00 AM

LOS ANGELES--Although
Microsoft intends to talk a bit
about its plans for the future of
Internet Explorer this week, the
company won't offer preview
Google Translate now
code of its next browser, CNET
News has learned.
helps with
The software maker is also not
planning to announce a move to
the WebKit engine, as some had
pronunciation
speculated. (CNET News.com) the language. Now Google
Ray Ozzie, speaking Tuesday at Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:08:25 AM
Translate will help those trying to
Microsoft's Professional translate English into Chinese for
Developers Conference in Los Microsoft is expected to talk built into Windows 7. Despite the You'll still have to figure out speaking purposes by providing a
Angeles.(Credit: Ina more about its browser plans as new release, though, Microsoft what all the accents mean, but phonetic version of the
Fried/CNET) part of Wednesday's keynote faces intense competition from Google now provides a phonetic translation in Roman characters.
In his opening keynote at the speech. During that talk, he is Firefox as well as from Google spelling of translated Those trying to translate English
Professional Developers expected to talk about some--but and Apple. words.(Credit: Google) into Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian
Conference on Tuesday, Chief not all--of its "focus areas" for In addition, Microsoft has Google made several will have to wait for the phonetic
Software Architect Ray Ozzie the next browser version, a struggled to get Internet Explorer improvements to Google option, but Google has also
pledged that Microsoft will make Microsoft representative told users to move past IE 6. Translate Monday, such as the added a feature that lets an
Internet Explorer the absolute CNET News. This content has passed through ability to translate words written English (or any other language)
best Windows browser, but did The latest version of IE 8 was fivefilters.org. with unique character sets with speaker phonetically spell out a
not offer further details. released in March and is also their phonetic spelling. word in Arabic, Persian, or Hindi
Google has been steadily adding and get a translation of that word
Warrant: Mo. sex abuse case languages to Google Translate
over the last couple of years, but
in its native character set. And
for those trying to translate other
if the language used a completely
could include slayings (AP) unfamiliar character set--such as
languages into English, Google
has added a link that produces a
(Yahoo! News: U.S. News) reported (AP) the Roman-character based audio version of the word or
8 seconds ago 2009-11- languages like English or phrase in English.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:11:10 AM
17T11:25:23-08:00 Spanish versus Chinese This content has passed through
James W buzzed up: Army This content has passed through characters--the service was only fivefilters.org.
suicides to top 2008, but progress fivefilters.org. useful for those trying to write in
E-reader Newspaper Tech/ TV/ Entertainment/ 33
'Dancing with the
Google’s AdMob YouTube Lets Anyone Stars' Celebs React to
Possible Last Dances
Launches Interactive Create Their Own (ETonline - Breaking News)

Video Ads on iPhone iReport Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:29:00 AM

"Dancing with the Stars" is down


By Adam Ostrow (Mashable!) By Adam Ostrow (Mashable!)
to the wire with only four
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:25:38 AM Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:04:24 AM celebrities left dancing. ET's
Mary Hart attended the show
Video ads on the iPhone are If you watch CNN, you’ve
with friend Marie Osmond, who
about to get a lot more like video probably seen iReports – videos
spoke with the contestants after
ads on the Web: highly submitted by users around the
their performances.
interactive and hard to just skip world about news events via the
According to the company, the "I joke about it but it really was
over. AdMob, the company that company’s citizen journalism
ads are optimized based on your c i t i z e n j o u r n a l i s t s t o g e t your fault," Donny Osmond tells
Google just announced it was website. The site played a key
connection, so you’ll likely get a exposure, and YouTube to even his sister when she mentions the
buying for $750 million, has role in helping the network
higher quality streaming ad if mistakes he made in the first
launched an interactive video obtain footage during the Iran further strengthen its lead in
you’re on 3G as opposed to online video. The company dance. Donny says he's
format for ads running on the election crisis.
EDGE. notes that ABC News, The determined to make it into the top
Apple device. Now, YouTube is letting anyone
Overall, it’s certainly not the three like Marie did. "That's my
Much like some of the more launch their own iReport-type Washington Post, and San
least invasive ad format we’ve Francisco Chronicle are among main motivation. Put me in the
complex campaigns you now see site through a program they’re
finals so she doesn't throw it in
on sites like YouTube and seen, though it follows trends calling YouTube Direct, which the organizations already using
we’re seeing on the Web with ads my face for the rest of my life,"
MySpace, the ads let users watch they describe as “a new tool that the platform. You can bet a lot
becoming bigger and harder to m o r e o u t f i t s – o n l i n e a n d he jokes with his sister.
video and perform a number of allows media organizations to
avoid. On the other hand, at least Kelly Osbourne said she made
actions, like view additional request, review and rebroadcast traditional – will be looking into
t h e y ’ r e a d d i n g i n t e r a c t i v e up part of her rumba dance
videos, learn more about the ad, YouTube clips directly from ways to use it now that it’s live.
components that make the ads Y o u T u b e ’ s p r o v i d e d t h e because she forgot the steps she
or respond directly, like by YouTube users.”
buying an app. more engaging than a straight up The potential for this is clearly following demo of how it works: rehearsed. "I did everything I
wanted to do and more."
The ads load before an app commercial. Reviews: MySpace, pretty massive, as it allows news Reviews: YouTube
starts. In the example provided Tap Tap Revenge, YouTube organizations to expand their Tags: citizen journalism, video,
by AdMob, the game Tap Tap Tags: admob, advertising, coverage (on YouTube’s dime), youtube
Revenge is preceded by an ad for Google, iphone, Mobile 2.0
Madden ’10 by Electronic Arts.

Updated:Power Outage = Nielsen Ratings Delays


By Robert Seidman final national numbers this Update (10:15a PT): everything out another update at 4pm
(TVbytheNumbers) afternoon. If the fast nationals is still delayed. Nielsen sent a ET/1pm PT.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:38:21 AM
wind up getting published before note to its clients saying the This content has passed through
the final numbers, we’ll post a cause was a power outage in its fivefilters.org.
Nielsen suffered some kind of regular overnight report. Oldsmar data center this
power outage last night and as a This will cause some delays with morning. Everything is back up
result we’re told there will not be the normal weekly ratings and running and Nielsen will
any Fast Nationals this morning, information as well. begin to flow again, but we’ll process the data as soon as
instead they will just publish We’re not sure when data will keep you updated. possible. Nielsen expects to send
34 Tech/ Entertainment/ Popular News/ E-reader Newspaper

Rumor: Apple to release 'New Moon''s


Kristen Stewart: I
concierge app Am Not an Icon
By Dave Caolo (The Unofficial (ETonline - Breaking News)
Apple Weblog (TUAW))
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:13:00 AM
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:00:00 AM
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon'
Filed under: Retail, Rumors, star Kristen Stewart spoke to
Software, App Store The Genius Ryan Seacrest, the host of " On
Bar is a popular feature of Air with Ryan Seacrest," about
Apple's retail stores. Shoppers playing Bella. Here is what she
can schedule appointments with had to say.
the resident Geniuses to request "I so see why they are obsessed,"
repairs, ask for help and so on.
The tough part can be getting an
appointment, as they fill up fast.
Grackle68k: a Classic she says of fans of the 'Twilight'
franchise. "It is so weird to get
the question: What is it like to be
AppleInsider is reporting that
Apple will release a concierge
Mac OS Twitter app such an icon? I am not an icon. I
am playing a character that is an
app meant to make that process Store and let you know when this By Dave Caolo (The Unofficial e v e r y t i m e y o u l a u n c h icon. I really like her and love
easier. app lands. Apple Weblog (TUAW)) G r a c k l e 6 8 k u n l e s s y o u ' r e her. I think she is a good
They say that the app will let TUAW Rumor: Apple to release Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:00:00 PM
comfortable using ResEdit (if representation for these chicks."
users schedule appointments with concierge app originally you're using this app, you likely Kristen goes on to explain what
both the Genius Bar and One-To- appeared on The Unofficial Filed under: Software, Internet are). it is about Bella that she likes: "I
One and monitor their place in Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Tue, Tools It's always nice to own the I played with this briefly on ny think she has an undeniable
line. No other information was 17 Nov 2009 11:00:00 EST. latest and greatest Apple G3 and had fun. If you've also presence that every single girl
available. Recently, Apple added Please see our terms for use of hardware, but some of us still use got a basement full of legacy has. It is innately female, even if
a service that lets people pick up feeds. vintage machines. I've got a G3 Macs, give this a try. If only I you are weird, a little awkward
Macs and iPods ordered online Read| Permalink| Email this| All-In-One on my workbench still had that Powerbook 150... and self-deprecating. Bella very
from retail stores, complete with Comments that displays iFixIt PDFs while I TUAW Grackle68k: a Classic much owns the fact that she is
gift wrapping. work. I'll admit that I've wanted Mac OS Twitter app originally different. She makes a lot of
We'll keep an eye on the App to tweet from that machine from appeared on The Unofficial mistakes that she owns as well.
a dedicated app, and now I can. Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Tue, She is not ashamed of herself and
Grackle68k is a Twitter 17 Nov 2009 13:00:00 EST. I think that is pretty cool."
application for OS 9 through Please see our terms for use of
System 6. Yes, System 6! It's feeds.
quite bare bones and low on bells Read| Permalink| Email this|
and whistles, but it works. You'll Comments
have to enter your credentials

AP source: NYC papers' circulation offices raided (AP)


(Yahoo! News: U.S. News) Cynthia buzzed up: Soldier mom 18 seconds ago 2009-11- fivefilters.org.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:15:04 AM
refuses deployment to care for 17T11:25:48-08:00
baby (AP) This content has passed through
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Kirstie Alley's 'Cheers'
Google Sites Just Got a Co-Stars Comment on
Her Upcoming Reality
Whole Lot Prettier Show
By Stan Schroeder (ETonline - Breaking News)
(Mashable!) Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:58:00 AM

Submitted at 11/17/2009 6:29:21 AM


ET has the latest...
Google Sites, a service that lets ET was on hand as "Cheers" co-
you create and collaborate on a stars Kelsey Grammer and Ted
simple webpage, as well as Danson reunited in Los Angeles
embed documents, photos, videos at a star-studded event Monday
night, where they dished on their
into it, was visually a bland
affair…until now. gallery is public, and anyone can
Xbox Dashboard Update Brings former co-star Kirstie Alley's
Google has created a template
gallery for Sites; when you create
contribute. Given Google’s
popularity, and the fact that
Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter, and upcoming reality show.
"I'll bet it'll be great," Danson
a new site, you can now select a
template which you can further
Google Sites is a free service, we
expect the gallery to be populated
Zune Video to Your TV [Updates] told ET of Kirstie's upcoming
show. "She is fearless ... her
customize according to your with dozens of great looking By Adam Pash (Lifehacker) but the Facebook and Twitter brand of insanity is brilliant.
needs. Available templates cover templates soon. Directions for Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:30:00 AM
integration looks pretty solid Good for her I wish her all the
a wide selection of specific adding a template to the gallery (and let's face it, Twitter and success."
needs; you’ll find one for are here; you can also see an The annual fall update for the Facebook are both determined to Meanwhile, Grammer didn't
schools, weddings, churches, overview of Google Sites Xbox 360 dashboard is here, find a home on every single think he was fit to give Kirstie
families, clubs, restaurants, Templates in a video below. bringing with it support for electronic device you own). The tips. "I wouldn't even hazard
projects and more. Reviews: Google Last.fm radio, Facebook and Zune marketplace integration advice on such a venture!" he
Furthermore, the template Tags: Google sites, templates Twitter integration, and HD seems like a decent option for said.
streaming through Zune's online instant-streaming HD video
Fiesta Movement | The 2011 Ford marketplace. rentals, though the selection
To grab the update, just fire up doesn't look that impressive at
Fiesta: Votes | FiestaMovement.com your Xbox and sign into Xbox the moment (we still prefer the
By twitter:@ScottMonty f a v o r i t e F i e s t a A g e n t o n Live. You should be prompted to Netflix integration). Still, if
(TweetMeme) http://bit.ly/KscBU #fiestafav apply the update, after which you've got a 360, it's certainly a
#fiestamovement you'll have access to all the new worthwhile update. Xbox.com
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:20:11 AM
0 c o m m e n t s S o u r c e : features. The Last.fm addition is 2009 Fall Update[Xbox via
Please RT: Vote for your fiestamovement.com probably the most exciting Gizmodo]
update for most of our readers,

Sarah Palin: Levi Johnston Doesn't Have Anything on Me


(ETonline - Breaking News) former vice presidential made by Levi Johnston that her Early Show" last month that that that he would say such a
candidate Sarah Palin continues
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:25:00 AM
marriage is on the rocks and that Palin had called Trig, who is thing and that's not true," she
to promote her book, sitting she called her youngest child afflicted with Down syndrome, tells Walters, who aired her
Following her interview with down with Barbara Walters to set Trig a derogatory term. "retarded." interview with Palin on "Good
Oprah Winfrey on Monday, the record straight about claims Johnston, 19, claimed on "The "That's heartbreaking to know Morning America."
36 Politics/ Sports/ Economy/ E-reader Newspaper

ADL Special Report: A Year of Growing


Animosity
(Little Green Footballs) trample on individual freedoms an increase in anti-government gone so far as to make
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:06:12 AM
and civil liberties, due to some extremists and the potential for a comparisons between Hitler and
sinister agenda, and they see his rise of violent anti-government Obama and to promote the idea
The Anti-Defamation League economic and social policies as acts. that the president is dangerous.
has released a detailed report on manifestations of this agenda. In The ADL is right on target when The whole thing is very much
the increasing anger and hostility p a r t i c u l a r a n t i - g o v e r n m e n t they identify Glenn Beck as one worth reading, so here are direct Pedro Martinez
among the right wing, singling activists used the issue of health
o u t m a n y o f t h e s a m e care reform as a rallying point,
of the primary mainstream media
promoters of extremist ideologies
links to all of the report’s
sections:
Plans to Pitch the
personalities and issues on which a c c u s i n g O b a m a a n d h i s and conspiracy theory paranoia: Index / Summary Entire 2010 Season
LGF has been focusing recently. administration of dark designs The most important mainstream Introduction
This is the index page with r a n g i n g f r o m “ s o c i a l i z e d By Knox Bardeen (FanHouse)
media figure who has repeatedly Part One: Anger in the
summaries of the main points: medicine” to “death panels,” helped to stoke the fires of anti- Mainstream Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:00:00 AM

Rage Grows in America: Anti- e v e n w h e n t h e O b a m a government anger is right-wing The Tea Parties
Government Conspiracies. administration had not come out media host Glenn Beck, who has The Town Hall Meeting by Knox Bardeen
Since the election of Barack with a specific health care reform Filed under: Phillies, NL East
a TV show on FOX News and a Disruptions
Obama as president, a current of plan. Some even compared the Pedro Martinez couldn't find a
popular syndicated radio show. A Building Anger
anti-government hostility has O b a m a a d m i n i s t r a t i o n ’ s suitable employment opportunity
While other conservative media The “Birther” Movement
swept across the United States, intentions to Nazi eugenics prior to the 2009 Major League
hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh The Influence of the Mainstream
creating a climate of fervor and programs. and Sean Hannity, routinely Media Baseball season, so he sat out
activism with manifestations Some of these assertions are until the Phillies came knocking
attack Obama and his Part Two: Anger on the Fringes
ranging from incivility in public motivated by prejudice, but more in July. The 38-year-old pitcher
administration, typically on Alex Jones, the Conspiracy King
forums to acts of intimidation common is an intense strain of started nine games, posting a
partisan grounds, they have Conspiracy Theories Imagine
and violence. record of 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA
anti-government distrust and usually [But not always… --ed.] Government Plots
What characterizes this anti- anger, colored by a streak of dismissed or refused to give a Conspiracy Theories Prompting and helped the Phillies make a
government hostility is a shared p a r a n o i a a n d b e l i e f i n championship run that fell just a
platform to the conspiracy Action: The Iowa National Guard
belief that Obama and his conspiracies. These sentiments little short.
theorists and anti-government Conspiracy Theories Prompting
administration actually pose a are present both in mainstream Through his agent, Fern Cuza,
extremists. This has not been the Action: Richard Poplawski
threat to the future of the United and “grass-roots” movements as who spoke to FOXSports.com,
case with Glenn Beck. Beck and Resisting the Government
States. Some accuse Obama of w e l l a s i n e x t r e m e a n t i - his guests have made a habit of The Oath Keepers the three-time Cy Young Award-
plotting to bring socialism to the government movements such as a winner has made it clear that he
demonizing President Obama and The Three Percenters
United States, while others claim resurgent militia movement. would like to pitch in 2010. And
promoting conspiracy theories The Resurgence of the Militia
he will bring about Nazism or Ultimately, this anti-government Martinez wants to pitch the entire
about his administration. Movement
fascism. All believe that Obama anger, if it continues to grow in season this time.
On a number of his TV and
and his administration will intensity and scope, may result in radio programs, Beck has even Pedro Martinez Plans to Pitch
the Entire 2010 Season originally
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Build a Cheap But Powerful Boxee Media Center [Media


Center]
By Kevin Purdy (Lifehacker) Setting up Ubuntu is something
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:10:00 AM
I've done many times, and it's just
as easy on this system. Here's the
Adam thinks XBMC is the best quick walk-through: Install
media center around, but I roll Ubuntu From a Thumb Drive or
with Boxee for its awesome CD
streaming web content. Here's Ubuntu, like XBMC, can run
how I turned a relatively cheap entirely off a thumb drive, or be
yet powerful home theater PC installed to a hard drive. We're
into a DIY Boxee Box for my going for the latter option here.
HDTV. 1. Create your Ubuntu
Why go with Boxee? A few installation media:
reasons, really: it's free to The fastest and quickest
download, it's got a ton of great installation is to put the Ubuntu
applications and add-ins, and it 9.04 desktop ISO you
was, like XMBC, built with a big downloaded on a thumb drive
-screen interface in mind. When I using the free Unetbootin tool on
was done installing it on top of a a Windows or Linux system.
basic Ubuntu desktop, I had a You can also have Unetbootin
system that could easily handle can run most any media center, RAM (up to 4GB supported), a set-up ASRock in a bit. automatically download Ubuntu
720p and even (with some very and tears up HD video streams dual-core Intel Atom 330 CPU • Ubuntu 9.04: You'll want the 9.04 for you, or burn the ISO to a
easy overclocking) 1080p video while doing so. that runs at 1.6 GHz out of the "PC Desktop CD" ISO image, CD or DVD, but thumb drive
files, run Hulu streams in full Many thanks to the fine posters box, but can be overclocked to which you can download directly installations are much faster and
screen with very little glitching, at the Boxee and Ubuntu forums, 2.2 GHz from a simple BIOS or through BitTorrent. Boxee will don't require wasting a disc.
and let me show off Flickr where I found needed help and switch, a 320 GB hard drive, and soon update to support Ubuntu 2. Set up your ASRock
streams, Facebook photos, inspiration. This ASRock how-to, a DVD-RW drive. Unlike his 9.10, the most current release, but Take the unit out of its box, and
Pandora or Last.fm music, to and wake-on-LAN tutorial, in Revo, my ASRock doesn't come for what you're using it for, you'll find a location for it where it can
name just a few of many content particular, were lifesavers. What w i t h U S B p e r i p h e r a l s o r hardly notice. breathe and exhaust a little—not
streams. You'll Need Windows XP, but, then again, • A thumb drive or blank CD: flush against a corner, in other
Plus, with Ubuntu installed and • we'll only need a USB keyboard The USB drive should be at least words. Plug in an ethernet cable
set up, you can easily run any • ASRock Ion 330: Like Adam's and mouse for a little bit with this 1GB in size, and formatted to straight from your router (or Wi-
other Linux app on your pick of the Acer Aspire Revo, my project. FAT 32 for easy compatibility. Fi bridge), and connect it to your
TV—like Hulu Desktop, a huge- HTPC comes with an NVIDIA • USB keyboard and mouse: For • An IR receiver and Windows TV via an HDMI cable. You'll
screen Firefox, or whatever you ION graphics chip that can the Ubuntu installation process Media Center remote: Just like also need to plug in a USB
can imagine. handle meaty HD video and a n d B I O S t w e a k s . A f t e r Adam, I'd go with this cheap keyboard and mouse to get
You could, of course, wait for export through an HDMI cable. everything's set up, you'll be able receiver+remote solution, though through the initial setup. Make
the first official Boxee Box to be My similarly sleek and (mostly) to control everything via remote anything that claims Media sure all the connects are snug and
unveiled in December, then quiet-running system costs $350, screen access, SSH terminal, or Center compatibility will be not stretched, then plug in your
shipped sometime later. This $150 more than Adam's ($160 if your infrared remote. much easier to set up with Linux USB thumb drive, or power it on
way, however, you get a you absolutely must have it in • Boxee for Ubuntu Linux: We'll and Boxee.
seriously powerful HTPC that white), but it's beefier: 2GB of detail how to install it in our just- BUILD page 38
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and insert your CD/DVD. swap" under the "Use As" We're going to add in three lines versions of them to try out, but I resuming from a suspend.
3. Install Ubuntu heading. Finally, add one more to this list by hitting the "Add" know these work with this Next up, let's speed up that boot-
Make sure your TV is switched partition by hitting "Add," button at bottom-left and pasting system, on this version of up process with a quick GRUB
to the HDMI source your choose NTFS as its format, and in this text. The first is Boxee's Ubuntu, running this version of menu edit. Hit Alt+F2, and enter
ASRock box is plugged into. have it use all the rest of your Ubuntu repository for Ubuntu Boxee: this command:
After you power on the ASRock, space. 9.04, and the other two are a • nvidia-glx-185 gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
hit F11 immediately on your Click through the rest of the Ubuntu repository for the • libxine1, libxine1-x In the editor that pops up, head
keyboard to open the boot setup process, wait for it to finish NVIDIA ION chipset inside our down just a bit to the "## timout
options, then select your USB installing, then reboot your HTPC, known as "VDPAU" Back at the Synaptic main sec" section, and change the
drive. computer and remove your hardware. Here's all the lines in screen, hit "Search" again, value there to 0. Just one section
You'll be launched into Ubuntu's thumb drive or CD when asked one spot: change the "Look in:" to Name, down, remove the "#" from in
setup screen. Choose your to do so. Setting up Ubuntu deb http://apt.boxee.tv jaunty and search for mplayer. Check front of "hiddenmenu," if it's
language, then select the "Install When your system boots up next main off the version with "+svn2009" there.
Ubuntu" option. You'll launch time, you'll get a menu asking d e b trailing in the "Latest Version" Two quick fixes, to make HDMI
into a bare-bones Ubuntu desktop which system you want to boot http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia- column for installation. Search audio work perfectly for both
and then into the installer into, with a 10-second timer vdpau/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main again for boxee, then check to Ubuntu and Boxee. First up,
application. Most U.S. users can before it heads to default (which d e b - s r c install it. If you're looking to use follow this Boxee forum poster's
hit Next through the first three we'll fix soon). Log in with the http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia- an infrared remote, also search instructions to set up a .asoundrc
language/location/keyboard username and password you gave vdpau/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main out and install the lirc package file that tells Ubuntu how to route
screens. When it comes time to during setup—something else Hit Close, and agree to Reload and whatever dependencies it its sound. Next, open up a
partition your system's hard we'll get to optimizing. your software list when asks for. Ubuntu's own wiki terminal (Applications-
drive, though, I'd recommend One quick little command we prompted. Now head up to offers a guide to getting set up >Accessories->Terminal), type in
splitting it into three parts: One have to run before getting started: System->Administration and with LIRC. alsamixer and hit enter.
for the Ubuntu system, one for a Hit Alt+F2, check the "Run in select Update Manager. You'll Finally, hit "Apply" in the top Hit your right arrow key over to
swap partition, and another Terminal" box, then enter this get a list of everything that needs toolbar to install all these things where you see the columns for
NTFS-formatted drive for your line and hit Run: updating, and it might be rather on your system. Convenient "IEC958," and be sure none of
media. Why NTFS? It makes sudo apt-key adv --keyserver long. Tweaks them read "MM," or muted. If
sharing media from your HTPC keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv- Install the updates, then make a Once Synaptic is done installing they do, hit "M" to unmute them.
box to Windows computers keys CEC06767 cup of coffee or tea while you're those goodies (or while it's Hit the escape key when you're
easier, and it can hold gigantic That authenticates a repository waiting. When you get back, you running, if it's taking a while), done.
files—like the kind of high- with some necessary graphics should be updated and ready to head to the System- Your second-to-last tweak
resolution videos you'll be drivers to install software on this actually install some new stuff. >Administration menu again, and makes Boxee run right at start-
viewing. If media sharing isn't a system. Installing Video Drivers and open Login Window. Head over up. Head to System-
concern for you, go ahead and Now, down to the real business. Boxee to the Security tab, and enable >Preferences, choose "Startup
tell Ubuntu to use your whole Head to the System menu in the Let's do this. Head to System- timed and automatic login for Applications," and hit "Add."
hard disk. upper-left corner, mouse over the >Administration, then select your username: Give it a name like, oh, Boxee,
Otherwise, choose the "Specify Administration sub-menu, then Synaptic Package Manager. Click Assuming you don't expect a and make the command
Partitions Manually," click on the choose Software Sources. On the the "Search" button at the top burglar to break into your house, /opt/boxee/run-boxee-desktop.
big, unallocated space in the next first tab, check off the right, and in the dialog that pops fire up your HTPC and start Hit OK on that screen, then close
screen, and hit "Add" at the "Proprietary drivers for devices" up, change the "Look in:" to watching your Blu-Ray rip of out your Startup Applications.
bottom. Set up Ubuntu's own and "Software restricted ..." "Maintainer," and search for "Up," you should be fine with Now, for the final piece: Remote
partition like so: options. Head to the Updates tab, "Snider." these options. They free you desktop access from any other
Hit "OK," then create another and check the unchecked items. In the results that come back, from needing a keyboard or computer on your network. Head
partition, about 2 GB, or 2,000 Finally, head to the "Third-Party check off these packages to mouse to get into Ubuntu, and BUILD page 40
MiB in size, and choose "Linux Software" tab. install. There might be newer automatically log you in when
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Gadget and Gear Deals of the Day [Dealhacker]


By Jason Fitzpatrick
(Lifehacker)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:00:00 AM

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to the System->Preferences Apple App Store to control directly drop files into it over
menu, select Remote Desktop, Boxee and type in text with little SFTP, give it more video feeds,
and configure your system to fuss. Running Boxee and other tweaks we've covered
accept remote desktop Reboot your system, and you in our Apple TV/Boxee guide,
connections, with a password for should shoot through Ubuntu's and in Adam's XBMC guide(the
safety. boot-up process, arriving straight latter mostly for the SFTP guide).
If you're the geeky type who at Boxee's log in screen. If you want to actually use your
knows how to remotely The only major tweak you'll Ubuntu desktop on your TV, just
administer a system by SSH need to make is to Boxee's audio exit out of Boxee from the log-in
command line, be sure to install setup. Head to the Settings menu screen or the main menu That's
the openssh-server package in in the lower-left corner, then to just my own little
your Boxee box. Hardware, and then to the audio Ubuntu/Boxee/HTPC setup, but I
Finally, if you're using a tab. Set your settings to look like think it works quite nice.
Microsoft Media Center remote those on the left, or, in text form: Anything I download can be
with your Boxee box, and you've Digital transferred and played, and any
plugged in your USB IR Off broadcast shows I miss can be
Receiver, you should be good to Off caught on Hulu, CBS, PBS, or
go in Boxee—it automatically default any of Boxee's other great apps.
works with the Media Center default Got a killer media center setup of
setup. If you're using something From there on out, Boxee should your own to share? Tell us about
different, like a Hauppage be your multimedia workhorse. it, and link it, in the comments.
remote, this guide might point
you in the right direction. Myself,
You can suspend it and wake it
up with the power button (or a Google Translate Adds As-You
I mainly use the free Boxee wake-on-LAN tool, as detailed at
Remote applications found in the Ubuntu Forums). You can -Type Translations, Phonetic
both the Android Market and use it to download torrents,
Pronunciation [Languages]
Sahara cocaine plane crash probed By Kevin Purdy (Lifehacker)
translating to Arabic, Persian or
Hindi, there's also an option to
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:00:00 AM
(BBC News | Americas | transit point for Latin American Mr Schmidt said the plane was type out the way words sound
World Edition) cocaine. then burnt, leaving little evidence Google Translate added a few and have Google guess at what
But Mr Schmidt said the size of for investigators. features to its main web home, word you're trying to enter when
Submitted at 11/17/2009 4:51:59 AM
the plane which crashed in Mali, No bodies were found at the including instant translations as you lack the specific keyboard.
The UN is investigating the near Gao, came as "a complete crash site and it is not known you type. What's really helpful is Google runs down its latest
crash in the Sahara desert of a surprise". what happened to the unloaded a bit more tucked away: phonetic improvements in this quick video
cargo plane, which is thought to He said that the engine numbers shipment pronunciations for non-Roman overview:
have been carrying cocaine from were being checked to confirm Most cocaine is transported from alphabets, like Chinese, and text- What features would make
Venezuela. the type of plane and whether it Latin America to West Africa by to-speech pronunciations for Translate more helpful for the
Alexandre Schmidt from the UN had originated in Venezuela. small planes or boats, before translating to English. way you use it? Share the
drugs agency told the BBC that The plane, made by Boeing, being trafficked on to Europe. Heading to a country with an suggestions in the comments. A
the plane could have carried up to seems to have encountered Print Sponsor alphabet nothing like yours is n e w l o o k f o r G o o g l e
10 tonnes of cocaine, which has problems after taking off from a This content has passed through intimidating, so Google's Roman- Translate[Official Google Blog
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West Africa has become a major and was ditched in the desert. certainly helpful. For those
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Run Kindle for PC in Linux with WINE [Linux


Tip]
By Kevin Purdy (Lifehacker)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:00:00 AM

Reader Gene told us that Kindle


Monster Hunter
for PC is "more important than
people realize." That's because
pillow will give
the desktop app runs almost
seamlessly in Linux with one
you nightmares
By JC Fletcher (Joystiq)
WINE tweak, making Kindle a
great little laptop or netbook Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:30:00 AM

reading option.
To install Kindle for PC on your Capcom's Monster Hunter Furu
Furu Pillow is officially the most
Linux system, make sure you've
terrifying pillow we've seen
got WINE installed. Most major
today. What appears in the games
distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora,
as a winged, eyeless
openSUSE) offer WINE in one
of their repositories, or have wyvern(called Khezu outside of
Japan) has been transmuted into a
versions custom-made for them.
you for your username and Kindle for PC in your virtual correctly. tube with a lamprey mouth. That
Need more help? We've
password, even though you can't Windows drive, which is at You can now send books and you put on your bed. And look at
previously written up a guide to
see the fields; you can quit the C:\Program Files\Amazon\Kindle sample chapters from Amazon's when you wake up. We suppose
installing and running WINE,
app and fix that, or just type in for PC\KindleForPC.exe by Kindle store to your PC. If you've it would be better used as an
which should help you get
your username, hit Tab, then default. Hit OK, select already installed Kindle for PC in accent pillow on a couch or
through.
your password, and then quit. KindleForPC.exe back in the a Windows machine and tied it to something, especially if you don't
With WINE installed, download
Head to your system's menu and Wine configuration window, and your account, be sure to send want anyone to use your couch
the Kindle for PC installer, then
then to the WINE folder, and hit change the "Windows Version" your Kindle items to your Linux- ever.
double-click on the .exe file you
"Configure WINE"—if you don't drop-down at the bottom to based reader (which was "Kindle Japanese Monster Hunter fans
downloaded. WINE will pick it
see it, just run winecfg from a Windows 98. Head back to your for PC 2" in my case). Got a will be able to bring this
up and install it in its virtual C:/
terminal or Alt+F2 prompt. In the WINE menu, run Kindle for PC, clever use of the faux-Kindle in abomination into their lives, in
drive. The one issue you'll
"Applications" tab, hit "Add and now all your controls and Linux? Tell us about it in the white or red, on January 29, for
encounter is that Kindle will
Application," then navigate to buttons should be showing up comments. Thanks, Gene! ¥9,240 ($103.52).
automatically start up and ask
[Via Andriasang]
Monster Hunter pillow will give
Street Chic: New York you nightmares originally
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STUDY: Most Fortune
Reflective Roadway Tape Lights Your Bike Day 100 Companies Don't
Get Twitter
or Night for Cheap [DIY] By twitter:@mashable
(TweetMeme)
By Sarah Rae Trover started to apply it to my bike
(Lifehacker) which just so happens to be a 7 Submitted at 11/17/2009 5:08:36 AM

Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:30:00 AM


month old single speed Globe
that I couldn't be more pleased In August we reported that a
Bike lover Scott was in need of with. large number of Fortune 100
some safety modifications for his Although we're unsure if the companies have embraced
bike. Rather than go with the traffic department nearest you is Twitter, but how well are they
regular old reflectors, Scott as willing to hand out their actually using it? A study
enlisted the help of his local leftovers, we might suggest released today (PDF) by Weber
traffic office for a free and telling them they're for the Shandwick says the answer is not
seriously reflective alternative. modification of your bike so you very well, and that the majority
Bike modification weblog Bike don't look like a vandal ready to of Fortune 100 companies don’t
Hacks showcased Scott's graffiti up the town. If stickers really get Twitter. Though 73 of
ingenious idea of heading to his Read about the free reflective front was very helpful and even aren't your idea of a good time, 100 companies had at least one
local traffic office for the leftover street sign material and went went to the back right then and try making your own mini bike registered Twitter account (up
scraps from the cutting of road down to my local traffic office there. She emerged with a large light to make yourself visible to from 54 reported in an
signs. What is normally thrown (which happens to be about a box of white and yellow scraps others you share the road with. unrelated…
away looks to be a great safety quarter mile from my house – that were mostly large rectangles, I l l u m i n a t e d B i k e F o r 5 comments Source:
upgrade to his set of wheels. perfect). The lady working at the easily over 10sq ft in total! Just F r e e [ B i k e H a c k s ] mashable.com

Rackspace Adds More Cloud-Based Services, Moves Down


the Collaboration Path
By Alex Williams services provider. Some of the features that are part primary function is to back up
(ReadWriteWeb) Sponsor of Cloud Drive include: Windows or Linux data.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 4:00:23 AM
Pat Mathews, president of email • Synchronized folders across Bot Cloud Drive and Rackspace
and apps for Rackspace said this part of the roadmap and will one or more computers. Server Backup are powered by
Rackspace is launching a new is exactly what is happening. become a critical service for • Syncronized version control to Jungle Disk, which Rackspace
service called " Cloud Drive," "We are definitely moving down customers as they move their m a k e s u r e c o l l e a g u e s a r e acquired last year.
that allows businesses to store, the collaboration path with Cloud files to the cloud. It's a focal working with the most recent Rackspace Cloud Drive costs $4
share and back up files in the Drive," Mathews sad. r e a s o n w h y c o l l a b o r a t i o n files. per user, per month. Rackspace
Rackspace cloud. In reality, Rackspace is providers like Box.net put a • Automatic data backups in the Server Backup costs $5 per
Rackspace is one of the world's following a natural progression. h e a v y p r e m i u m o n s e a r c h . event of a hardware failure. server, per month.
largest hosting companies but With the ability to move IT to the Customers need the capability. Discuss
with more services being offered cloud, Rackspace will have to Without it, the information can Complementing Cloud Drive is
in the cloud, it is starting to look deepen its collaboration service. end up in folders without ever Rackspace Server Backup, which
like it is also establishing a For instance, search is not a part being touched again. backs up applications and
presence as a collaboration of the current offering. But it is protects file server data. Its
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See Adobe AIR 2's Best New Features Demoed in 9 Sample


Apps
By Sarah Perez automatically upload videos to when a user tries to drag and In this video (below), Adobe's
(ReadWriteWeb) YouTube. drop the file. It could also refer to Kevin Lynch demos a multi-
Submitted at 11/17/2009 6:05:08 AM
To demo this capability, Adobe files on a remote server, like an touch app on an HP TouchSmart
has released FileTile, a sample FTP server. When a user grabs computer:
Today Adobe released new beta app that does just this (minus the that remote file and pulls it into Obviously, Adobe is excited
versions of the company's Flash video uploading). FileTile the AIR app, the app could then about this new feature, too,
Player and AIR. The Flash Player recognizes external devices and download the data. It even because they've released not one
10.1 technology now includes lets you see the files and open supports files accessible via a but four sample applications that
HTTP streaming and hardware them with their default URL like those hosted on Google demonstrate multi-touch in
decoding of H.264 video. The application. Sites. action:
company plans to bring the Download Installer| Source 2. data access feature lets you Unfortunately, this feature is • GeoTest: Lets you move
updated Flash Player to mobile Native Process API acquire the sound data from a Windows and Mac only. images around the screen using a
devices too, starting with the The native process API allows computer's microphone without A sample app called S3E built-in physics engine.
Palm Pre and then completing developers to better integrate the need of a server. For provides a graphical front-end to Download Installer| Source
versions for other major their AIR apps with existing code example, a developer could build your Amazon S3 account to • PhotoPhysics: A multi-touch
smartphones by the first half of libraries or extend their apps a note-taking application that lets demonstrate this feature. app with a built-in physics
2010 (with the notable exception using native code. With the new users record audio clips even Download Installer| Source| engine. Download Installer|
of the iPhone, of course). native process API, this can now when they're offline. How to 5. Peer-to-Peer Source
However, out of the two be done without compromising To get started, a simple app Networking Capabilities • SpriteFract: A multi-touch app
updates, it's Adobe AIR 2 that the cross-platform capabilities of called Microphone is now Adobe AIR 2 also adds support with a built-in physics engine
received the biggest overhaul. AIR which allows it to run on available which does recording for new networking capabilities that demonstrates a mouse-
The new runtime allows Windows, Mac, and Linux. and playback with variable including UDP, secure sockets compatible, direct-manipulation
developers to create entirely new Developers using this new playback speeds supported. and peer-to-peer. To demonstrate interface. It also uses
types of applications that simply functionality can now deploy Download Installer| Source| the possibilities, Adobe released PixelBender to asynchronously
weren't possible using AIR 1. their apps with operating-specific How to 4. Drag-and-Drop KeePIPE, a javascript app that process a large amount of
What sort of apps are those? installers like .exe, .dmg, .rpm, Support for Remote Files lets users on the same network geometry data. Download
Adobe's gallery of sample apps and .deb instead of an .air The new "file promises" feature share files using peer-to-peer Installer| Source
should give you some ideas of installer file. of AIR 2 lets you drag remote technology. It also lets VMWare • TouchTest: Lets you drag,
what's to come. To demonstrate the native files out of an AIR application. A users transfer files between a scale, and rotate images on the
Sponsor process API, Adobe released file promise, as described by virtual machine and a host screen. Download Installer|
1. Mass Storage Detection SearchCentral, an application that Adobe's Christian Cantrell, is computer. Source
In Adobe AIR 2, apps can now taps into Mac OS X's Spotlight "what you put on the clipboard Download Installer| Source|
detect when a mass storage feature for desktop searches. It when you want the user to be Read me 6. Multi-Touch Other Features
device has been inserted into the also lets you do web searches on able to drag and drop files that do Perhaps the most exciting Other features in Adobe AIR 2
computer. That means the app Google and Wikipedia. not yet exist, or that exist enhancement in AIR 2 and in include the following (courtesy
can "see" your USB flash drives, Installer| Source| How to elsewhere (not locally on your Flash Player 10.1 are the new of Rob Christensen):
external drives, and even some Here's a video explaining in machine)." It's a promise to multi-touch APIs. In Windows 7, • A new API lets you open
digital cameras. For example, more detail how the native API deliver a file at some point, but AIR apps can respond to multi- documents with its default
developers could build an app works: not an actual file. touch and in both Windows 7 and application
that recognizes when your Flip 3. Microphone Data Access For example, an app could Mac OS X Snow Leopard, they
camera is plugged in and lets you Like it sounds, the microphone generate a CSV file but only can respond to gestures. SEE page 47
44 Tech News/ Twitter Trend/ E-reader Newspaper

Online Petition Demands Apple Approve iPhone Apps


By Sarah Perez iTunes library. Unlike the DJ beginning of the September. having just launched today in the
(ReadWriteWeb) applications already available in word from the company itself, That's 8 weeks in limbo which is App Store. Are the others far
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:37:12 AM
the App Store, these new apps let there's no way to be sure. The insane. The developers of the behind? Did the petition catch
users mix their own tracks while Petition apps are now facing serious Apple's eye or is this just a
Three iPhone application o f f e r i n g f e a t u r e s l i k e Although the developers troubles because a lot was coincidence? We'll have to stay
developers are cited in an online s i m u l t a n e o u s p l a y b a c k o f themselves aren't behind the invested into the production of tuned to the other developers'
petition which asks Apple to multiple tracks, pitch, fade, online petition, they've been the apps. Moreover, Apple websites and Twitter accounts to
approve their apps, all of which tempo, and more. Other DJ frustrated for some time doesn't specify any reasons for know for sure. Fans Care, Too
have been sitting in limbo for applications, on the other hand, regarding the delay. For example, such delays. There's simply no Regardless of what happens,
months on end. The developers only let users mix loops that have a posting on the Sonorasaurus information about what is going though, it's an interesting
are awaiting word about their no rights associated with them. blog reads: on. This is all really weird and development to see fans getting
new DJ applications which let The rights issue may be one of "We have been waiting about 3 absolutely unfair. involved in complaining to Apple
users mix loops of their own the problems causing the delays. months now with no word on if Later, the petition writer adds instead of just the developers
iTunes tracks stored in their It's highly likely that the labels we are approved and when we that they had become aware of a themselves. Although we've
iPhone or iPod Touch's music don't want their artists' songs to can release. It is nice to see other third application, DJ Player, already seen high-profile pull-
library. be used in this way without some people taking issue with Apple's which was also waiting approval. outs from notable Apple
In this case, it's speculated that sort of controls in place - if they system and their interest in Similar Apps Already Approved developers like Joe Hewitt who
the holdup either has to do with deem to allow this type of getting DJ apps on the platform. What's really strange about this created the iPhone's Facebook
rights issues surrounding the interaction at all. If that's the So to whomever thought to current delay, writes a blogger on application and Rogue Amoeba's
music or possibly the way the case, though, the developers include us in their petition: Sonorasaurus.com(the app from Paul Kafasis who quit after a
apps in question access the music simply want Apple to tell them Thank you." Pajamahouse Studios), is that three-and-a-half month delay in
library. But without word from so. The petition itself isn't a kindly- there are applications which have app approval, we've rarely heard
Apple, the developers can't be Another explanation for the worded plea for Apple's attention already been approved by Apple complaints from users outside the
sure. The delays have angered delay may have to do with either, but an angry letter that offer similar features as their tech blogosphere demanding the
fans, too, one of whom created Apple's current ban on dual demanding that attention instead: new app. For example, the same. Could this mean "regular"
the petition in hopes of forcing access to the iPhone's music There are more than 20 million Quixpin DJ uses the same mixing folks are now becoming aware of
Apple's hand. library via third-party of iPhone and iPod Touch users feature, Deadmau5 Mix uses the Apple's issues too? Possibly. The
Update: One of the applications applications. In order to work in the world, but there is no same packaged songs feature, 272 people who have signed the
was just approved. Click through around this ban, the developers decent DJ MP3 application on and Air Sharing uses the same petition aren't all Apple
for more info. came up with an alternative iPhone/iPod Touch. Why? file uploading via HTTP feature. developers or tech pundits.
Sponsor method which involves Because Apple doesn't approve And Musicsoft Arts already has They're just people who want
Why the Delay? transferring music over Wi-Fi any of them! At least two quality an app called the DJ Spooky The these apps approved.
The three developers mentioned instead. Of course, Apple may DJ MP3 applications - Touch DJ Secret Song which uses the same Hat tip to iLounge for pointing
in the fan-posted petition include see this "workaround" as just a (www.amidio.com) and codebase as the yet-to-be- to this petition. Discuss
Amidio, Pajamahouse Studios, loophole allowing the developers S o n o r a s a u r u s approved DJ Player application.
and Musicsoft Arts. All three to break the rules while not (www.sonorasaurus.com) are UPDATE: Oddly enough, of the
have created DJ applications technically violating any of held "in review" since the three apps in question, Amidio's
which tap into a users' own Apple's edicts. But again, without application was approved first,

This Microsoft store is trying too hard


By twitter:@crunchgear This is embarrassing. Not only the employees are trying to be b a s t a r d i z a t i o n o f I m p r o v www.crunchgear.com
(TweetMeme) are the Microsoft Stores a clear spontaneous and stir up customer Anywhere.
copy of Apple Stores, but now reactions with a weird 0 comments Source:
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2 Charged at
Factery Labs Makes Other Search Engines Look Alabama Club After
Incomplete Nudity Complaints
(FOXNews.com)
By Marshall Kirkpatrick has cancer - over and over again. members of congress. One tab in
(ReadWriteWeb) Compare that with the Factery the app is a search for your Submitted at 11/16/2009 10:47:35 PM

Submitted at 11/17/2009 4:10:38 AM


results page - I don't even need to congressperson in the news. DOTHAN, Ala. Houston
click through if I don't want to, I Unfortunately, the page excerpts County officials say the manager
Most text excerpts that appear on feel like I got a great overview of demand analysis of text behind give no indication why the and a dancer of a newly opened
search results pages aren't very the story just from my search any set of links. That's what politician you searched for club were arrested after the
useful. Imagine if instead your page. Perhaps that's a problem - differentiates it from other real- appeared in that news story - just sheriff's office received
search engine showed a list of for a publishing industry that time search engines like OneRiot, that their name did, somewhere. complaints about nudity.
clear sentences summarizing the already says it's scared of search which also analyzes the text of That search is powered by a Houston County Sheriff's Capt.
contents of each link on that engines - but as a reader it sure pages linked to on networks like Yahoo API, probably BOSS, but Antonio Gonzalez said deputies
search result page. That's what a isn't my problem, it's great. Why Twitter and offers an API to it's not any fun to use at all. How arrested 39-year-old Michael
new service called Factery Labs would I want Google News to display real-time search results unsatisfying, I thought, when I Gene Cox of Lynn Haven, Fla.,
aims to provide for any service tell me where I can go to find on other sites. Competitor could have a list of key facts at the club near Madrid on
that utilizes the API it's launching information if someone else will Collecta analyzes Twitter streams concerning my search query in Saturday night and charged him
today. just give me the information? in real time and offers an XMPP the list of links that the search with running a business that
You give Factery a list of links The company's test demo API to push new search results brought back. But that was allowed too much nudity.
and a keyword and it will build searches Twitter and Yahoo Boss live to any page. yesterday, and Factery is just The Dothan Eagle says
an index of all the facts asserted - neither search is as exciting as Factery is a different kind of launching today. detectives charged Cox with a
in those links about your topic of I'd hoped 100% of the time, but animal, though. It's more like a The possibilities are truly felony violation of the anti-
interest, delivered in XML or it's often remarkably good. smart search inside any other endless. That's probably why obscenity act.
JSON format. The service can F a c t e r y i s a l s o t e s t i n g a n search. It doesn't even have to be Ron Conway, one of the leading Cox was released from the
run on top of a search engine but interesting integration with search, though. The company i n v e s t o r s i n t h e r e a l - t i m e county Jail after he posted a
could also be used in any number Silverlight stream reader Sobees, talks a lot about how they make e c o n o m y , j o i n e d o t h e r s i n $2,500 bond.
of other ways. I've been feeling in which linked pages from mobile reading more efficient by investing in the company. With Gonzalez says detectives also
unsatisfied with other search T w i t t e r o r F a c e b o o k a r e pulling the salient information up $1.2 million in the bank, Factery charged a dancer, 33-year-old
engines all day since seeing a annotated with automatically to the surface of a page, instead is a modest developer play with a Cynthia Elaine Best of
Factery demo Monday morning. extracted highlights via Factery. of requiring mobile readers to whole lot of potential. Cottondale, Fla. with felony
Sponsor I expect a whole lot of load multiple pages. Give Factery's API a try and let possession of cocaine. She also
After building that "fact index," companies are going to at least I thought of five or six different us know what you think. It's free was released after posting a
Factery ranks the links submitted try this API out and I'm excited ways I'd like to use it just while to use; the company says it may $2,500 bond.
by the quality and density of facts to see the results. talking to the company on the start inserting "sponsored facts" This content has passed through
related to query on the page. How This is Unlike Other Real- phone. (I'm not going to share (isn't that an interesting phrase) fivefilters.org.
Compare the search results page Time Search Services those here, either. I think some into results later but things like
on Google News for "Paul Allen" Factery is talking a lot about its c o u l d o f f e r a n i m p o r t a n t business model and to a lesser
to the information that Factery ability to analyze links shared competitive advantage.) I'd Love degree de-duplication are still
extracts from links being shared over Twitter, but that's probably to See This Work Everywhere works in progress. I sure do love
on Twitter about Paul Allen. The just because Twitter is easy for Yesterday I was testing a new this idea. Discuss
Google News page tells you people to understand. The fact is, Android app from the Sunlight
nothing, except that Paul Allen the service can perform on- Foundation that lets you track
46 Tech News/ E-reader Newspaper

Seesmic Goes Native: Launches Betaworks, Cuban


Windows-Only Twitter Client Invest in Real-Time
By Frederic Lardinois
(ReadWriteWeb)
feel is similar to the AIR app, the
Windows client also features
vertical tabs in the sidebar that
Transformer Superfeedr
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:30:44 AM
allow users to quickly switch By Marshall Kirkpatrick
(ReadWriteWeb)
At Microsoft's Professional between different views (all,
Developer Conference, Seesmic's that Seesmic's users had been
accounts, userlists and searches). Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:55:01 AM

founder and CEO Loic Le Meur requesting for quite a while. The
Plugins for Seesmic
just announced that the company Seesmic team worked on this Superfeedr, a service that
For developers, of course, the
will release a native Windows new client for the last few transforms a wide variety of
new plugin infrastructure also
version of its popular Twitter months, though the company feeds into normalized XMPP or
means that they can now offer
client later today. Seesmic managed to keep this Pubsubhubbub format,
their services directly in a Twitter
developed this client on top development under wraps and announced a seed round of
client. The current version "We do something stupid so you
of.NET. As Le Meur told us today's release comes as a funding from some very high-
already showcases plugins from don't have to," is a slogan used
yesterday, the new client will be surprise. While there are quite a profile backers this morning.
TweetMeme and MrTweet. on the Superfeedr website.
faster and use significantly less few good native Twitter clients Betaworks, backers of Twitter,
According to Le Meur, this will If there's a downside to using the
memory than the current AIR for OSX, the most popular Bit.ly, Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed,
also allow other Twitter-like service it's reliance on a third
client. In addition, Seesmic will Twitter clients on Windows are Tumblr and more, and Mark
services to build their own party for critical syndication
now also feature a Firefox-like currently AIR apps. Features Cuban, have invested in
plugins and build their own functionality. Superfeedr
plugin infrastructure that will Being a native client, Seesmic Superfeedr's parent company
columns in Seesmic without experienced an outage for several
allow developers to extend the can now also make use of some Notifixious.
having to establish a formal hours earlier this month.
application through a new, built- of Windows' built-in features like Superfeedr offers services to
relationship with the company. In Genestoux blogged about the
in API. a system-wide spellchecker or both publishers and subscribers,
a few weeks, Seesmic will launch problem and eventual solution on
Sponsor Windows 7's location services. current marque users include
a plugin gallery to showcase the company blog.
As usual, Seesmic will first While Twitter hasn't launched it's SixApart, Adobe, Twitterfeed
these extensions. What About the Genestoux says he plans to build
make this new Seesmic for location API yet, Seesmic will and Posterous. Notifixious
AIR App? out hardware and personnel with
Windows client available to now be able to tab into this data founder Julien Genestoux first
Seesmic will continue to develop the backing. These relationships
members of its Team Seesmic quickly. met Betaworks CEO John
its Adobe AIR client for the time will also facilitate important
beta test community. Signing up The new client will also allow Borthwick at our event last
being, though chances are that introductions to potential
for Team Seesmic is easy and users to drag and drop their month, the ReadWrite Real-Time
the company is also looking at customers and offer big
you will immediately get access friends' avatars into user lists. Web Summit.
developing a native Mac client. validation of the Superfeedr
to all of Seesmic's public beta Just like the current beta version Sponsor
Discuss service.
products. of its AIR app, Seesmic for Superfeedr is one of a number of Superfeedr is one of ten
Le Meur told us that a native Windows will support Twitter's real-time as a service providers, companies profiled in the case
Windows client was something userlists and while the look and related if different competitors studies section of the
include Notify.me and Kaazing. forthcoming ReadWriteWeb
These services offer developers research report on the state of the
plug-and-play real-time real-time web market, which will
publishing and subscription, be published later this month and
allowing them to instead focus on can be pre-ordered here. Discuss
building the features they can
offer the most unique value from.
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Google Scholar Gets Smarter: Now New York Newspaper


Features Legal Opinions Offices Raided in Corruption
By Frederic Lardinois
(ReadWriteWeb)
information will allow regular Probe
citizens to "learn more about the (FOXNews.com) of anonymity because the
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:36:48 AM
laws that govern us all." investigation is ongoing.
Submitted at 11/16/2009 10:31:53 PM
to opinions from federal courts or It's interesting to see that Google The official says the newspaper
Google just announced that it courts in certain states. In continues to add more and more NEW YORK A law delivery system around the city is
now features legal opinions in addition to finding the case and public data to its repositories. enforcement official says the under investigation and the news
Google Scholar. Starting today, legal opinion, Google Scholar Just last week, Google added data New York Police Department organizations are not involved.
Google Scholar will feature the also displays related documents from the World Bank to its raided circulation offices at some The 1,600-member union that
full text of legal opinions from in a sidebar, as well as a list of search results. Earlier this year, of the nation's largest newspapers delivers papers was previously
US federal and state district, cases where a certain opinion Google also started to include as part of a union corruption accused by the Manhattan district
appellate and supreme courts. was cited. Google's Anurag data from the U.S. Bureau of probe. attorney's office of being run by
Through this, users can now Acharya also notes that a lot of Labor Statistics and the U.S. The official says the offices of the mob.
easily find the text of Roe v. these opinions are surprisingly Census Bureau's Population The New York Times, the New Calls to the four newspapers
Wade or Brown v. Board of readable. Division. Google didn't go as far York Post, El Diario and the weren't immediately returned
Education, for example. Google As Google points out in the as integrating these legal Daily News of New York were Tuesday.
Scholar also lists other legal announcement, finding these opinions on its search results raided Tuesday. This content has passed through
opinions and journals that cited legal opinions has typically been page yet - though for searches for The official spoke to The fivefilters.org.
these opinions. In addition, users difficult. Now, the company Roe v. Wade or Miranda v. Associated Press on the condition
can also do standard keyword makes it very easy to find any Arizona, these results could
searches to find legal documents. legal opinion about Napster, for really enhance the current search
Sponsor example. Google notes that it results. Discuss
Users can easily restrict searches hopes that access to this
SEE
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• Global error handling SunSpider tests, CSS3 Module was 2880 x 2880. Adobe AIR 2 is available for
• Enhanced printing support, support (2D transformations, • DNS lookup download here on Adobe Labs.
including vector printing support transitions, animations, gradients, • Network interface enumeration You can send Adobe feedback
on Mac and new APIs to query zoom and WebKit CSS • Database transaction here or participate on the user-to-
the local machine for a list of selectors), styling scrollbars via savepoints user forums here. Discuss
printers or print without a dialog CSS and Canvas enhancements. • Screen reader support in
box. • IPv6 format addresses can now Windows
• WebKit in AIR 2 is now based be used with all APIs that accept • IME API and IME text input
on the version shipped with an IP string as input. enhancement
Safari 4.0.3 which includes • Increased maximum size of • Smaller runtime installer sizes
support for JavaScript profiling, NativeWindow: AIR 2 apps can • More efficient CPU usage and
SquirrelFish Extreme JavaScript have a window size of 4095 x reduced memory size
engine performs 50% faster using 4095 where before the maximum
48 Apple/ Economy/ E-reader Newspaper
UBS outlines
TweetDeck for iPhone Gets Facebook Integration ambitious plans for
By Darrell Etherington Twitter account, or if you’d like
(TheAppleBlog) to selectively push some of your return to growth
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:20:48 AM
Twitter updates to your Facebook (Financial Times - US
without using an extra plugin and homepage)
The iPhone isn’t capable of true the #fb tag, for instance.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:29:10 AM
multitasking if you’re running a Other new features include
legit, non-jailbroken device, so landscape keyboard support (via UBS outlined a bold set of
you can’t do something like, say, a button, not the accelerometer, growth targets on Tuesday,
have Facebook and Twitter open which is actually better in my including ambitions to generate
at the same time. Thanks to the opinion), 12seconds.tv SFr15bn ($14.8bn) of pre-tax
latest update, though, for integration for 3GS video profits within three to five years,
TweetDeck for the iPhone(free, tweeting, and an option to save as the troubled Swiss bank
iTunes link), you can experience draft tweets you’re working on. sought to take back the initiative
most of the advantages of that Should give you a chance to after weeks of bad news
hypothetical situation using only rethink that disparaging comment encompassing regulatory fines
one app. about your workplace you’re and deep losses.
The newest version of thinking about posting. Bit.ly UBS’s new profit target equates
TweetDeck for iPhone has lots of URL shortening with click to a 15-20 per cent return on
new features, but by far the most tracking is also a new feature, as equity, which is towards the
significant is the ability to add is the ability to add a column higher end of what rival banks
columns that show updates from devoted exclusively to trending are expected to achieve and
your Facebook friends (and topics. would mark a dramatic
MySpace, too, if you’re a Facebook the way I do these days unless prompted to do so in real It’s a good update, but I still turnround.
musician or a 13 year-old who (never opening the inbox, life or on Twitter. don’t think it can replace Tweetie This content has passed through
somehow got transported to the browsing the news and live feeds When you hit the compose 2 as my primary client. If I was a fivefilters.org.
future from the year 2000). You like they were slightly broken button, you’re taken to the usual social media manager at a
can read updates, yes, but you Twitter feeds and occasionally window, but now at the top you company in charge of
can also do wall posts, comment doing a wall post or two if can opt to post your status update maintaining multiple Twitter
on things, and update your own something catches my eye that to one, some, or all of the streams for different lines of
status, all without leaving the needs direct address. My Inbox accounts associated with your business, TweetDeck would be
app. has become a wasteland of lost TweetDeck installation. It’s very my go-to application, but as it
You can even “Like” someone’s and unread missives, and I rarely handy if you want to post an stands, it’s just more meat than I
status update from the zoomed in look at event or other invitations, update across more than one can generally chew.
view. Really, if you use

Chinese court rules against Microsoft Apple’s App Store


(Financial Times - US property rights in a surprise Electronic, a Beijing-based property rights. Approval Process Now
homepage) decision that has renewed worries software company, was not This content has passed through Includes an Automated
among foreign patent experts covered by a licence agreement fivefilters.org.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:37:10 AM
about China’s management of between the two, the Beijing No Layer
A Chinese court has ruled that IPR disputes. 1 Intermediary People’s Court By Darrell Etherington
Microsoft infringed a Chinese Microsoft’s use of two Chinese said in a verdict, and therefore (TheAppleBlog)
software maker’s intellectual fonts developed by Zhongyi infringed Zhongyi’s intellectual App Store developers
APPLE’S page 49now have
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:32:20 AM
more to contend with than just
E-reader Newspaper Apple/ 49
APPLE’S
Apple’s Black Friday Sales Leaked continued from page 48

the fickle tastes of the humans forcing developers to stick with


Early Apple has reviewing
submissions. Now, submissions
the public APIs, Apple is trying
to ensure that some stability
By Darrell Etherington would result in a $500 discount also go through an automated exists for end-users who depend
(TheAppleBlog) on the Core i5 27-inch iMac, or a filter that determines whether or on the hundred thousand apps or
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:36:57 AM
$250 discount on the entry-level not the app is obeying the rules so available now in the App
MacBook. Compare that to a and not using any of Apple’s Store.
If you’re planning your holiday $101 discount on the MacBook private APIs, which is a no-no, Despite being technically fair,
shopping but want to get a good last year, and a $101 discount on according to the developer the move feels a little unfair to
grasp of the budget available to the top model iMac. agreement. developers, since Apple hasn’t
you in advance, it helps to know The teaser image leaked by BGR The news comes via a exactly been consistent about
what kind of deals you’re going is fairly convincing, in that it conversation that occurred enforcing the rules regarding
to get. Luckily, Apple’s Black does seem to use design cues and between developers on Twitter. private APIs up till now. One
Friday discounts have been aesthetics currently favored by Craig Hockenberry, best known reason could have been that
leaked early, so you can factor in Apple in its marketing materials, for Twitterific, guessed that the spotting their use just isn’t that
those price reductions while but it’s hard not to be skeptical in App Store now contains a easy, which the computer filter
you’re figuring out how pinched the face of sound business sense mechanism to check submitted now rectifies. But it seems clear
you’re going to be financially — considering Apple’s previous code against proper framework that Apple also looked the other
come January. Apple hardware Black Friday discounts, and the use, and John Gruber responded way in at least a couple of cases
Boy Genius Report got the early fact that last time I checked, it that Apple has in fact recently when it suited it to do so, like
tip-off, from an anonymous The sales seem to be available in really wasn’t in a position to need begun to do just that. with Google’s mobile search app,
source. It comes in the form of Apple retail stores only, since the to offer big price cuts to bolster The specific function of the new hence my suggestion that this has
what looks like a flyer image, poster also states that “Select sales. automated component is to check more to do with reducing
detailing some pretty significant Apple stores open at 6 am,” and a If these do prove true, I’ve been submissions for private API calls. workload using a non-arbitrary
discounts on all things Apple, line at the bottom advertises the putting a new Time Capsule or If it finds any, the app is rejected filter than anything else.
basically. They’re deep enough new availability of in-store gift- Airport Extreme purchase on the outright. Presumably, such a While the introduction of an
that you’d probably do well to wrapping. Last year we saw back burner for quite some time check would be run at the automated layer does, on the
hold off any Mac or iPod-related online Black Friday discounts, now, and that 15 percent off is beginning of the review process, surface, seem to guarantee a level
purchase for at least another 10 though, so it’s possible we’ll see nothing to sneeze at, given thereby cutting down a lot on the of fairness, it also probably isn’t
days just in case. them again. Apple’s usual reluctance to offer number of submissions that must very encouraging to developers,
Here’s what we’re looking at, if If these deals do indeed come to any kind of price cut at all. be reviewed by actual human who now essentially face a
the rumors prove true: beings. In other words, it’s a firewall before they gain access
pass, they would be pretty Anyone else planning on making
• Up to 30 percent off all iPods s i g n i f i c a n t c o m p a r e d w i t h a purchase if these discounts volume compensation strategy on to individuals they can actually
(excluding iPhone and iPod previous Black Friday sales by really do apply? Something you Apple’s part. talk to about what’s wrong with
shuffle) It’s also technically fair, since their submission. Expect more
the Mac maker. Twenty-five w o u l d n ’ t b u y o t h e r w i s e ,
• Up to 25 percent off all Macs Apple has said all along that headaches for the App Store team
percent off of all Macs is a very p e r h a p s ?
• Up to 15 percent off all good discount, for example, and private APIs are off-limits. The as the fallout for the
accessories, Apple software and published reason being that implementation of this measure.
Apple can’t confirm that said
APIs will remain stable from
release to release of the iPhone
OS, meaning that something
based on them might break every
time an update rolls out. By
50 TV/ Economy/ E-reader Newspaper
Lazard names
MTV Networks Acquires Exclusive Television Kenneth Jacobs as
Wasserstein successor
Rights to Michael Jackson’s This is It (Financial Times - US
By Robert Seidman Jackson. The arrangement also June, 2009, the film is produced The deal was brokered by Sony homepage)
(TVbytheNumbers) extends to Viacom’s BET with the full support of the Estate Pictures Television and Ben Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:51:37 AM
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:15:32 AM
Networks, including its newest of Michael Jackson and drawn Zurier, Executive Vice President,
channel, Centric. Channels and from more than one hundred Program Strategy, VH1, VH1 Lazard has picked veteran
via press release: premiere dates will be announced hours of behind the scenes Classic & Palladia for MTV dealmaker Kenneth Jacobs to be
MTV NETWORKS ACQUIRES at a later time. footage, featuring Jackson Networks. MTV Networks will its new chief executive to replace
EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION “The film is a true testament to rehearsing numerous songs for also collaborate with Sony Bruce Wasserstein, whose
RIGHTS Michael’s musical genius, the show. Audiences are given a Pictures Entertainment in unexpected death last month had
TO C R I T I C A L L Y passion and commitment to his privileged and private look at marketing the DVD release of the raised questions about whether
ACCLAIMED CONCERT FILM c r a f t , ” s a i d V a n T o f f l e r , Jackson as he was never before film in early 2010. the investment bank could
MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS President of the MTV Networks seen. In raw and candid detail, About MTV Networks maintain its recent momentum.
IS IT Music Group. “Michael Jackson Michael Jackson’s This Is It is MTV Networks, a division of Mr Jacobs, who headed Lazard’s
NEW YORK, NY, November has always been inextricably tied the last documentation of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is North American business with a
17, 2009 – MTV Networks (a to our viewers as they witnessed Michael Jackson at work, one of the world’s leading low-key leadership style, had
division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, his evolution from a talented capturing the singer, dancer, creators of entertainment content, been an early candidate to
V I A . B ) , h a s a c q u i r e d t h e performer to a global icon who filmmaker, architect, creative with brands that engage and succeed Mr Wasserstein, the
exclusive United States television redefined music. Now, with this genius and great artist at work. connect diverse audiences across legendary dealmaker who
rights to air one of the most film, we can help give his fans a Kenny Ortega, who was both television, online, mobile, games, wrested control of the firm earlier
anticipated films of the year — c h a n c e t o s e e h i s f i n a l Michael Jackson’s creative virtual worlds and consumer this decade and launched its
Michael Jackson’s This Is It. performance.” partner for the concert tour and products. The company’s initial public offering.
The critically acclaimed and THIS IS IT, premiered the director of the stage show portfolio spans more than 150 This content has passed through
commercially successful film nationwide on October 28, serves as the film’s director, and television channels and 400 fivefilters.org.
becomes available to MTV earning the #1 box office spot for Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega digital media properties
N e t w o r k s i n 2 0 1 1 , a n d the weekend and offering and Paul Gongaware are worldwide, and includes MTV,
continuing through the entire six- Jackson fans and music lovers producers. Executive producers VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix,
year network window. The deal everywhere a rare, behind-the- are John Branca and John Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick
includes all domestic channels scenes look at the performer as McClain. The film is being Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames,
under the MTV Networks he developed, created and distributed worldwide by Sony Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL,
umbrella, including MTV, VH1, rehearsed for his sold-out, Pictures Releasing. One of the SPIKE, TV Land, Atom,
VH1 Classic and Palladia and historic comeback concerts that best reviewed film of the year, GameTrailers and Xfire.
rounds out the music networks’ would have kicked off this past Michael Jackson’s This Is It has This content has passed through
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life and legacy of Michael Chronicling from March through box office receipts worldwide.
Cast Versions of
US urges China to strengthen renminbi “Endless Love”, “I’ll
(Financial Times - US strengthen its currency as Mr Obama made his comments pressing international issues. Stand By You,”
homepage) tensions over exchange rates and after a three-hour meeting on This content has passed through “Crush,” “Lean on Me,”
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orchestrated show of co- President Hu Jintao, during and others featured on
President Barack Obama on operation between Washington which both leaders pledged to Wednesday’s
via pressCAST Glee
release:page 51
Tuesday urged China to and Beijing. work together on a long list of CAST VERSIONS OF
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“ENDLESS LOVE,” “I’LL their favorite ballad, but when Jazmine Sullivan’s “Bust Your cheerleading coach – attempts to
STAND BY YOU,” “CRUSH,” one kid gets sick, he’s forced to Windows,” Kanye West’s “Gold save McKinley High’s Glee Club
“(YOU’RE) HAVING MY step in and winds up in a sticky Digger,” REO Speedwagon’s from obscurity while helping a
BABY” AND “LEAN ON ME” situation. Meanwhile, FINN “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” Salt- group of aspiring underdogs
AND CAST MASH-UP OF (Cory Monteith) and QUINN N-Pepa’s “Push It” and Duffy’s realize their true star potential.
“DON’T STAND SO CLOSE (Dianna Agron) have to face the “Mercy,” as well as mash-ups of Starring Dianna Agron, Chris
TO ME/YOUNG GIRL,” music when dinner with her Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” with Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane
AMONG SONGS FEATURED parents (guest stars Gregg Henry Usher’s “Confessions Part II” Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin
IN “GLEE” WEDNESDAY,
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and Beyoncé’s “Halo” with
Katrina and the Waves’
McHale, Lea Michele, Cory
Monteith, Matthew Morrison,
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Columbia Records and
Twentieth Century Fox
Television today released select
cast versions of Ike & Tina
Turner’s “Proud Mary,”
“Defying Gravity” from
“Walking on Sunshine,” are also
available for purchase via all
digital service providers.
Amber Riley, Mark Salling and
Jenna Ushkowitz, GLEE is
produced by Ryan Murphy
(working
songs on iTunes featured in this
week’s episode of GLEE,
Broadway’s “Wicked,” Billy
Idol’s “Dancing With Myself,”
“Glee: The Music, Volume 1,”
which features music heard in the
Television in association with 20
th Century Fox Television. Ryan
from home)
including cast versions of Diana Young MC’s “Bust A Move,” first season of the series, is Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian By Zack Sheppard (Flickr
Ross and Lionel Richie’s Neil Diamond’s “Sweet currently available for purchase. Brennan are co-creators of the Blog)
“Endless Love,” The Pretenders’ Caroline,” Sisqo’s “Thong Released on November 3, the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Submitted at 11/16/2009 12:55:58 PM
“I’ll Stand By You,” Jennifer Song,” Jill Scott’s “Hate On album sold in excess of 113,000 Dante Di Loreto serve as
Paige’s “Crush,” Paul Anka’s Me,” The Supremes’ “You Keep units in its first week alone and executive producers, while Ian Working from home today?
“(You’re) Having My Baby” and Me Hangin’ On,” Jordin Sparks garnered an astounding No. 4 Brennan serves as co-executive Show them how it’s done in the
Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me,” as and Chris Brown’s “No Air,” spot on the Billboard Top 200 producer. telework / telecommute / work-
well as a cast mash-up of The Avril Lavigne’s “Keep Holding Album Chart. And for fans who This content has passed through from-home group.
Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close On,” Queen’s “Somebody To just can’t get enough of GLEE’s fivefilters.org. Photos from mccun934, sean
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the Union Gap’s “Young Girl.” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Music, Volume 2” hits stores on Noor, limahuli, lwaldal, and
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Colin Quinn remembers Ken Ober in his special way


By Danny Gallagher (TV change. of the comments will get us Shows, Obituaries, Game Show,
Squad) Collin Quinn, Ober's longtime banned from every library in the Reality-Free
Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:28:00 PM
friend and Remote Control co- country assuming, of course, that Permalink| Email this| |
host, posted a hilarious picture on reading is still going on in Comments
The sudden and shocking of his Twitter page of himself, Ober America's libraries.
passing of TV writer, producer and the uber-cute Kari Wuhrer on Continue reading Colin Quinn
and host Ken Ober turned a lot of the set of their equally hilarious remembers Ken Ober in his
heads. Here's one of Ober's head game show. for our weekly Subtle Subtitles special way
(ahem) getting turned, for a I'm tempted to let Bob use this post, but am worried the funniest Filed under: Other Comedy
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What's On Tonight: Merry Friends reunion update: it


Madagascar, 90210, Sherri, The probably won't happen (but
Good Wife not because of the actors)
By Bob Sassone (TV Squad)
By Bob Sassone (TV Squad) • Bravo has a new Tabatha's
Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:30:00 PM
Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:21:00 PM
Salon Makeover at 10.
• MTV has a new episode of The So this is the 9,327th article that
Hills at 10, followed by a new has been written about a possible
• At 8, ABC has a new V, then episode of The City. Friends reunion. A lot of fans
new episodes of Dancing with • Also at 10: A&E has a new would like to see one but it seems
the Stars and The Forgotten. Parking Wars. that there have always been one
• CBS has a new NCIS at 8, or two holdouts that are
followed by new episodes of Check your local TV listings for preventing a reunion from taking
NCIS: Los Angeles and The more. place. But those holdouts might
Good Wife. Prisoner at 8. After the jump, the late night not be the actors themselves.
• NBC has Merry Madagascar at • At 9, Syfy has two new favorite shows, but I'm
talk shows. Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) tells US
episodes of Scare Tactics. wondering how they could do a
8, then new episodes of The Continue reading What's On that a reunion, whether on TV or
• Discovery has a new Dirty Jobs reunion. Would it be the same
Biggest Loser and The Jay Leno Tonight: Merry Madagascar, on the big-screen, will probably
at 9, followed by a new Ghost without the old set (Monica and
Show. 90210, Sherri, The Good Wife n e v e r h a p p e n b e c a u s e t h e
Lab. Chandler bought a house and
• FOX has a new, two-hour So F i l e d u n d e r : L a t e N i g h t , creators (Marta Kauffmann and
You Think You Can Dance. • BBC America has a new Joey moved out to L.A.
Programming, Celebrities, Talk David Crane) don't think it's a
Dragon's Den at 9. to...well...star in a short-lived
• The CW has a new 90210 at 8, Show, What To Watch Tonight, good idea. Kudrow isn't sure how
• At 10, FX has a new Sons of sitcom)? They'd have to get
followed by a new Melrose Reality-Free a reunion would work anyway,
Anarchy. Central Perk in there somehow.
Place. P e r m a l i n k | E m a i l t h i s | | but she seems to be up for it if
• Spike has a new ECW at 10. Filed under: Other Comedy
• PBS has a new Nova at 8, then Comments they can do something
a new Frontline. • Lifetime has a new Sherri at Shows, Celebrities, Reality-Free
interesting. Permalink| Email this| |
• AMC has the finale of The 10. Would you want to see a Comments
reunion? Friends is one of my

CBS's Sunday flip-flop: Cold Case for Three Rivers


By Allison Waldman (TV time, which commences at seven slouches either. So, CBS is going Shows, Programming, OpEd,
Squad) o'clock because of 60 Minutes. to do something to bolster Reality-Free
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:50:00 AM
Even in the days when CBS Sundays. Three Rivers and Cold Permalink| Email this| |
broadcast Sunday night movies, Case will switch time slots. Comments
Sundays have always been a the network has done well on that .
good night for CBS. It's been a night of the week. Continue reading CBS's Sunday
good day for years, thanks to the However, the advent of the NBC flip-flop: Cold Case for Three
NFL. Traditionally, the football Football Night in America has the ABC lineup and Fox's Rivers
games bleed right into prime put a dent in CBS's strength. Also animation domination are no Filed under: Other Drama
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Heather-riffic: What Will Locklear’s Return Mean


For Melrose Place Ratings?
By Bill Gorman week’s rating is only 53% of the
(TVbytheNumbers) CW season average. That 0.8
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:40:31 AM
rating needs to increase by
almost 70% to put it in a range
Heather Locklear returns to
Melrose Place tonight to reprise
that would signal renewal.
For all her star power, I just
Has Weis Run
her role as Amanda Woodward.
What will she do for the ratings?
don’t see increases like that being
sustainable. For tonight’s
Out of Chances
More importantly, what does she
need to do to save the show?
episode, I’ll guess a 1.2 rating for
adults 18-49, a 1.2 rating for
at Notre Dame?
Here are last week’s final adults 18-34, and a 1.5 rating for (WSJ.com: The Daily Fix)
numbers for Melrose Place: women 18-34, trending Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:33:00 AM
- 1.275 million viewers downward sharply next week.
- 0.9/1 HH 18-49 and a 1.5 rating for adults 18-49 (including a single repeat), You can track my weekly That annual rite of recent
- 0.7/2 A18-49 18-34 (sadly, we don’t have a I think Heather would need to prognostications on Melrose Novembers, the Notre Dame
- 0.8/2 A18-34 season average for women 18- increase the show’s 18-49 rating Place’s chances in the CW’s Survival Watch, is in full swing.
- 1.2/3 W18-34 34). to a 1.1 to make it odds on for Renew / Cancel Index. Associated Press Charlie Weis,
For the season to date, the CW is With Melrose Place currently renewal. That’s almost a 50% This content has passed through
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averaging a 1.2 rating for adults

The Count: The Gutsy Call Belichick Didn’t Make


(WSJ.com: The Daily Fix) line. The first time, there were above-average offenses — which three-yard line, they’re better off
Submitted at 11/16/2009 2:28:12 PM
about 75 seconds left on the make both an Indy TD and a Pats not letting him score.”
clock. The second time, there FG more likely — and letting Further reading: A decision in
Much of the sports media is were 36. By the time the Colts Addai score on that first run the 1998 Super Bowl to let the
questioning New England scored the go-ahead touchdown would have added two winning points score was blasted
Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s and extra point, just 16 seconds percentage points to New at the time. If you still can’t get
decision to go for a first down remained, and that proved too England’s probability of over Belichick’s fourth-down
with a six-point lead and 2:08 to little time for Tom Brady to lead winning. call, here’s statistical analysis on
play against the Indianapolis a drive to set up an attempt for a the one-yard line, a go-ahead The problem is, this would have whether it was the right call from
Colts on Sunday night. But game-winning field goal. touchdown seemed like a given, t a k e n s o m e v e r y n u a n c e d Mike Harris, Wayne Winston,
another gusty call Belichick Allowing an opponent to score so, this line of reasoning goes, coaching from Belichick, and Brian Burke, zeusfootball and
could have made but didn’t could and seize the lead is even more better to get the TD over with s i m i l a r t h i n k i n g f r o m h i s Chase Stuart. And you can debate
have cost the Pats. Associated unconventional than going for it and get the ball back. tacklers. “Can players make such the call with fellow Journal
Press After Kevin Faulk failed to on fourth-and-two from your Chuck Bower o f a split decision on a binary readers here.
gain the first down, should the own 29-yard line. But it may zeusfootball.com ran the numbers situation: ‘Either I stop him
Pats defense have hurried up a have been the best bet for the for league-average teams and exactly at the 1 yard line or let
Colts TD? Pats to retain a chance to win, as found differently — tackling him score?’ ” Bower wrote in an
Twice Pats defenders tackled some posters at PatsFans.com Addai was the right move. But email. “For example, if they
Joseph Addai at the one-yard argued. Once Addai made it to plug in the Colts’ and Pats’ could have tackled him at the
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seen here after his team’s loss 2008) is a Notre Dame record. Washington Post’s Michael player in NBA history,” last night.
Saturday at Pittsburgh, has Weis is 1-10 lifetime against top Wilbon blogs. The Journal’s Carl Morrissey writes. “Some people Game stories are a throwback to
almost perfected his post-game 10 teams and he has the same Bialik focuses on a different believe that player already is here another era, certainly, but that
grimace. record (35-25) that got Davie gutsy call Belichick could have — James. Or maybe Kobe doesn’t mean they can’t be
Expectations are always high in fired.” made but didn’t. At Yahoo Bryant. Or, who knows, maybe relevant for today’s sports fan.
South Bend, and the Fighting The Chicago Tribune’s David Sports, Dan Wetzel says the head Bucks rookie guard Brandon The National Sports Journalism
Irish haven’t lived up to them Haugh argues against bringing linesman, not Belichick, made a Jennings, who dropped 55 points Center’s Jason Fry, a Fix
under Charlie Weis, whose fifth Weis back for a sixth season, bad call on that pivotal play. on Golden State on Saturday.” alumnus, makes a passionate plea
season there could be his last. saying Weis is more suited to the If you couldn’t stomach There’s no such player in New for a reinvented game story. His
Given recent history, his pro game than to the college Baltimore’s 16-0 shutout of York, however (except one of colleague Dave Kindred says it’s
dismissal won’t be a surprise. game. Cleveland on Monday night, those guys visits). While the wrong to say game stories are
Bob Davie lasted five years, Of course if the Irish banish ESPN’s James Walker recaps a Knicks are a hopeless 1-9 unnecessary because “Everyone
George O’Leary resigned without Weis, the question becomes who game that featured “the hopeful already, New York magazine’s Already Knows What
even coaching a game after it was would next want to enter a place vs. the hopeless.”* * * Will Leitch thinks true fans can Happened.” We don’t.
discovered he had embellished with so much pressure. It was an impressive and endure another tumultuous Readers who aren’t getting
his résumé and Tyrone FanHouse’s Terrance Harris says memorable debut for Kentucky’s season.* * * information from newspapers
Willingham survived only three enticing Bob Stoops from John Wall. His 15-foot jumper at Something’s definitely not likely are going to the Internet. In
seasons. The Irish’s last national Oklahoma is highly unlikely for a the buzzer saved the Wildcats in working when, less than two the New York Times, Noam
title came in 1988. number of reasons. their too-close-for-comfort 72-70 years into a four-year contract, a Cohen discovers that ESPN
One reason why Weis’s future Finally, while it might be victory over huge underdog soccer manager is sacked, as they columnist Bill Simmons is
looks dicey: Notre Dame has another season to forget in South Miami (Ohio) on Monday night. like to say in Europe. That’s what among the best-known sports
suffered losses to Navy twice in Bend, it’s also been a forgettable The Lexington Herald-Leader’s transpired Monday when columnists, and his success has
the past three years, including a season for college football in Mark Story says Wall lived up to Scotland fired George Burley. It come despite most of his work
23-21 upset two weeks ago. Then general, the Washington Post’s the hype.* * * was bad enough that Scotland not appearing in print.
there was last week’s 27-22 loss John Feinstein writes.* * * Baseball has retired Jackie failed to qualify for the 2010 – Tip of the Fix cap to reader
to Pittsburgh. Two days later there’s still much Robinson’s No. 42. Hockey has World Cup in South Africa. But Don Hartline and fellow Fixer
“Charlie’s the guy who’s going chattering over New England retired Wayne Gretzky’s No. 99. losses in a couple of recent David Roth.
to take the fall,” Dan coach Bill Belichick’s decision to Now LeBron James wants the friendly matches precipitated Found a good column from the
Shaughnessy writes at Sports gamble on fourth-and-two late in NBA to retire No. 23 to honor Burley’s ouster. In the Scotsman, world of sports? Don’t keep it to
Illustrated. “… The Pitt defeat the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Michael Jordan’s career and Ross Malcolm says Burley was yourself — write to us at
means that Charlie’s teams have game at Indianapolis. The risk contributions to the game. James destined to fail.* * * dailyfix@wsj.com and we’ll
lost eight straight against top 10 failed, and the Colts scored a is already willing to switch from Mornings, circa 1989: Make consider your find for inclusion
competition. Weis’ 2007 team touchdown to steal the game. Not 23 to 6, the number he’s worn for coffee, grab sports section of in the Daily Fix. You can email
might have been the worst Notre everyone thinks Belichick made a the U.S. Olympic team. The newspaper, read game stories, Garey at ris84rap@gmail.com.
Dame team ever. Last year’s bad choice to go for it deep in his Chicago Tribune’s Rick devour box scores.
home loss to Syracuse own territory. Sports Illustrated’s Morrissey disagrees. “There’s a Mornings, 2009: Make coffee,
represented the Irish’s first-ever Joe Posnanski says the Patriots’ very good chance another player power up computer, seek
loss to an eight-loss team. Fifteen best chance was to go for it on will come along soon to make us interesting sports reads. Game
losses in two seasons (2007, fourth down. Not so, the think Jordan is the second-best stories and box scores? That’s so
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Charlie
Cincinnati Bengals sign Larry Weis says he doesn't believe a decision has
Johnson been made yet on whether he'll be back
By ESPN.com news services Davie fired eight years ago, and
By ESPN.com news services be fired after just one season on Bengals (7-2) in control of the (ESPN.com) the same .583 winning
(ESPN.com) the job. AFC North, is expected to
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:53:01 AM
percentage that got Tyrone
Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:34:19 AM
More Podcasts » practice on a limited basis this Willingham fired five years ago.
Because NFL veteran contracts week. Lewis said there's a chance Will Weis Coach Irish In 2010? Weis said he won't reflect on the
Johnson Insurance Policy For are guaranteed at the start of the he could play Sunday in Will Weis Coach Irish In 2010? season until after the final game.
Bengals Johnson Insurance regular season, Johnson will Oakland. SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre His job security remains a
Policy For Bengals VIDEO collect $4 million from the The Chiefs released Johnson last Dame coach Charlie Weis says popular topic nationally.
PLAYLIST Chiefs and earn an additional Monday, the day he was due he doesn't believe a decision has Meanwhile, Oklahoma coach
• Johnson Insurance Policy For $255,290 from the Bengals, the back from his second (two-week) been made yet on whether he will Bob Stoops denied a report that
Bengals Johnson Insurance veteran minimum for the suspension in the past 12 months. be back with the Fighting Irish in he has told "confidants" he'd be
Policy For Bengals remainder of this season. His last brush with controversy 2010. interested in coaching Notre
• Bengals Sweep Steelers Money was not an issue for occurred two weeks ago, when Weis said at his weekly news Dame if the job opened up.
Bengals Sweep Steelers Johnson to sign with the Bengals. he posted on his Twitter account conference Tuesday that he "That's some guy making
It was the opportunity to continue a gay slur, insulted followers and thinks he'd know if a decision has something up. I'm not answering
Former Kansas City Chiefs playing this season that questioned the competence of been made. Athletic director Jack stuff like that," Stoops said after
running back Larry Johnson convinced him to sign. Chiefs coach Todd Haley. Swarbrick has said he will practice Monday. "There's not
signed a one-year contract Johnson flew to Cincinnati on John Clayton is a senior NFL evaluate the program after the even a job up there at Notre
Tuesday morning with the Monday to meet with the writer for ESPN.com. season. Dame. That's ridiculous."
Cincinnati Bengals. Bengals. Coach Marvin Lewis Information from ESPN NFL The Irish (6-4) have lost two Information from The
Mike and Mike in the Morning has told Johnson, who was Insider Adam Schefter and The straight games, to Navy and Associated Press and ESPN
ESPN.com senior NFL analyst released by the Chiefs, that he Associated Press was used in this Pittsburgh. With two games left college football reporter Joe
John Clayton weighs in on the would be fourth on the team's report. in his fifth season as coach, Weis Schad was used in this report.
Browns, Larry Johnson, Bill depth chart at running back. This content has passed through has the same 35-25 overall This content has passed through
Belichick's decision to go for it Starter Cedric Benson, who fivefilters.org. coaching record that got Bob fivefilters.org.
on fourth down against the Colts strained a hip muscle in Sunday's
and the four coaches who could win in Pittsburgh that left the

Footprints in the Snow: Cubs


By Matt Snyder (FanHouse) team in baseball in 2009, they content to play "lovable losers," one of the biggest mistakes of his
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:00:00 AM
definitely have their work cut out Lou Piniella's Cubs are career. More Footprints in the
for them this offseason in order determined to win it all. New Snow
by Matt Snyder to return to being a legitimate owner and lifelong Cubs fan Tom Footprints in the Snow: Cubs
Filed under: Cubs, NL Central contender. I guess Cubs fans Ricketts has guaranteed the Cubs originally appeared on Fanhouse
Footprints in the Snow is should take solace in the fact that will win a World Series under his MLB Blog on Tue, 17 Nov 2009
FanHouse's look at the paths to a winning season was considered watch. 09:00:00 EST . Please see our
be forged by MLB teams this a colossal failure -- after all, they After altering the best Cubs team terms for use of feeds.
winter as they look ahead to have had a winning record in since 1945, general manager Jim Permalink| Email this| Linking
2010. three consecutive seasons for the Hendry has to find a way to get Blogs| Comments
Considering the Cubs were first time since the Nixon sign that the bar has been raised some of that magic back in 2010.
probably the most disappointing administration now. It's simply a in Wrigleyville. No longer He'll have to start by unloading
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MediaDailyNews:
Pat Barry: From Rice to Pittsburgh Steelers Cartoon Network's 'Ben
10' Fits Foot Locker
Riches safety Troy Polamalu (MediaPost | Media News)
By Ray Hui (FanHouse)
questionable 'at best'
Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:50:00 PM
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:53:02 AM

Cartoon Network has a deal with


by Ray Hui By Associated Press back Cedric Benson on Kids Foot Locker that has the
(ESPN.com) Cincinnati's first possessionretailer plugging the latest movie
Filed under: UFC, FanHouse
Exclusive UFC heavyweight Pat Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:25:04 AM
Sunday and did not return. in the "Ben 10" franchise, while
Barry earned a $120,000 bonus The latest injury is not as bad as
the network will look to drive
on top of his $14,000 fight purse PITTSBURGH -- Steelers star initially feared, Tomlin said,
traffic to the stores.
for his victory last month at UFC safety Troy Polamalu hasn't been because it did not affect the Through Dec. 6, customers that
104 in Los Angeles. A dramatic ruled out of Sunday's game at previously injured ligament. purchase a pair of the iconic
increase in wealth and Kansas City despite injuring his However, it seems likely the Converse Chuck Taylor shoes
recognition, especially for left knee for the second time this Steelers won't rush back one of
will receive a poster for the "Ben
someone who, a week prior, had season, though coach Mike the NFL's most versatile 10: Alien Swarm" film that airs
nothing to his name, was eating Tomlin says he is questionable defensive players and will sit him
Nov. 25 on Cartoon.
rice and ketchup, and was still "at best." out at least a week. As part of the arrangement, the
hopelessly awaiting acceptance AFC North blog Polamalu missed five games network will air spots backing
from a former mentor. ESPN.com's James Walker with knee and rib injuries in 2007
Converse and the retailer, while
This wasn't seven-and-a-half writes about all things AFC but played every game last tune-in signage will appear in
Barry improved his MMA minutes of work. This is seven
record to 5-1 by stopping former North in his division blog. season as the Steelers won the
300 stores.
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third year in the NFL, all with Hernandez drew two firsts, 23 Most companies fail to realize
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas Kansas City. He was a first- AL Cy Young Voting seconds and one third for 80 Twitter's full potential as a
C i t y C h i e f s w i d e r e c e i v e r round draft pick in 2007 out of Royals ace Zack Greinke won points. market engagement platform.
D w a y n e B o w e h a s b e e n LSU, where his 26 touchdown the American League Cy Young The Detroit Tigers' Justin Brand-squatted accounts remain
suspended for four games for receptions are a school record. Award overwhelmingly Tuesday. Verlander was third with the an issue for many companies. For
violating the NFL's policy In his 40-game NFL career, he A breakdown of the voting: remaining first-place vote and those that are on board, many
against performance-enhancing has 189 catches for 2,483 yards NEW YORK -- Zack Greinke nine thirds for 14 points. He was more are largely tepid accounts
substances. has won the American League followed by the New York with limited activity and
(13.1 ypc) and 16 TDs.
interactivity (76% of accounts
Bowe The Chiefs are coming off a 16- Cy Young Award, beating out Yankees' CC Sabathia with 13
T h e t e a m a n n o u n c e d t h e 10 victory over the Raiders F e l i x H e r n a n d e z a f t e r a points and Toronto Blue Jays' tweet infrequently). Even more
suspension Tuesday and said it heading into a home game spectacular season short on wins Roy Halladay with 11 points. telling is how companies apply
would have no further comment. against Pittsburgh. Kansas City but long on domination. The NL winner is announced currently traditional marketing
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Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:01:00 PM
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became the first starter to win the place vote and finished third, one Sabathia. AL Cy Young Award: Kansas
AL Cy Young Award with fewer Greinke was 16-8, and his
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Fantasy Football Waiver Alex Ovechkin Set to


Chat, 6 PM ET Make Grand Return
By R.J. White (FanHouse) By Christopher Botta
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:30:00 AM
(FanHouse)

by R.J. White
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:40:00 AM Gearbox: Borderlands
Filed under: Expert Chats If you by Christopher Botta fastest-selling new IP
ever picked a week to be on top Filed under: Capitals NEW
of your waiver game, it would be YORK -- Washington Capitals
of 2009
this one. The list of wounded superstar Alexander Ovechkin By James Ransom-Wiley
players stretches almost as long will make his return to the lineup (Joystiq)
as a TD pass against the on Tuesday night in Madision Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:30:00 PM
Redskins: Ronnie Brown, football questions you may have. Square Garden against the New two assists. In his last five games
Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, I'll dole out one piece of advice York Rangers. at Madison Square Garden -- Gearbox has declared that
Julius Jones, Brian Westbrook, right now: don't pick up Larry Ovechkin, who is still tied for including last year's playoffs -- Borderlands, the studio's original
and on it goes. You probably Johnson. Seriously, just forget the NHL lead in goals with 14, Ovechkin has four goals and four RPG-FPS ("RPS") hybrid, is the
won't be able to snag Brown's about him. missed six games over the last 15 assists. current leader in the annual
backup -- after all, Ricky Fantasy Football Waiver Chat, 6 days with what the Capitals Alex Ovechkin Set to Make undercard, the race to fastest-
Williams was a top-12 back PM ET originally appeared on termed an "upper body strain." Grand Return originally appeared selling new IP of the year. While
heading into Week 10 -- but what Fanhouse Fantasy Football on His return is not just at one of the on Fanhouse NHL Blog on Tue, it might not make it onto a
should you do about the other Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:30:00 EST world's more famous arenas, but 17 Nov 2009 11:40:00 EST . second-printing retail box, the
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Review: Assassin's Creed 2


By Justin McElroy (Joystiq) Jerusalem. Can we have millions a mere proof of concept.
Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:00:00 PM
of dollars now?" Continue reading Review:
When you think about what a Assassin's Creed 2
Just for a second, think about the big risk Assassin's Creed was, Review: Assassin's Creed 2
pitch meeting for the first you could almost forgive Ubisoft originally appeared on Joystiq on
Assassin's Creed. if it wanted to rest on its laurels Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST.
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familiar franchises that dominate either title during their launch


the monthly sales charts. What months (both were released on
better hook to land a publisher Xbox 360, PS3 and PC), it's
when pitching a sequel? reasonable to assume that
Going by not entirely public Borderlands is the fast-selling
NPD sales figures (in North new IP (during a launch week), if
America), Gearbox has not the best-selling one in
determined that Borderlands had combined platform sales for a
the most launch-week sales of launch month in 2009.
any new IP in 2009. The only So, congratulations! But watch
other title that could contest that out for Dragon Age: Origins-- we
would be Prototype, which hear it's fast, too.
enjoyed greater sales on the Gearbox: Borderlands fastest-
Xbox 360 platform (but just by selling new IP of 2009 originally
1,900 units) than did Borderlands appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 17
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marketed' third-party titles can sell more days during its launch
m o n t h t h a n w a s
Borderlands(October 20). While
on Wii we don't know total sales of

By Ben Gilbert (Joystiq) about the subject. marketed against our installed
Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:30:00 PM
When questioned as to why base, will sell. Period. End of
major titles like Grand Theft story."
Despite slow to non-existent Auto IV and Assassin's Creed 2 It would appear then that Boom
sales for several high-profile aren't headed to his company's Blox, The Conduit, No More
third-party Nintendo Wii titles, console, he explains it as a Heroes, and a mess of other third
the company's US head, Reggie measure of long lead times rather -party titles, had some truly
Fils-Aime, still believes that third than technological inability. ineffective marketing by Reggie's
-party publishers on Nintendo's "Typically decisions are being standards.
console can be successful. made two years prior ... and so Nintendo's Fils-Aime:
Speaking with Kotaku, Fils-Aime the decisions two years ago were 'effectively marketed' third-party
s a y s h e ' s " e x t r e m e l y that those types of games would titles can sell on Wii originally
disappointed" with the lack of not be effective on the platform." appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 17
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Guess This
Part, Win a
Sucker Punch hiring network Hackers create dueling Tool
By Vin Marshall (Popular
programmer, adding online Science - New Technology,

support to next game


New Super Mario Bros. Science News, The Future
Now)

By Griffin McElroy (Joystiq) will have some form of online


mode.
Wii level editors Submitted at 11/16/2009 1:30:51 PM

Since we inaugurated Guess


Submitted at 11/17/2009 1:00:00 PM By JC Fletcher (Joystiq) must reiterate, these are This Tool, you've all proven way
We know, we know -- that's a
Normally, we wouldn't write a whole lot of assumptions. Still, Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:00:00 PM
awesome, and we appreciate the too hard to stump, so for this
story simply stating that a we're sticking to the old adage of efforts of hobbyists everywhere week's contest, we're mixing it up
Well, that didn't take long. On who immediately make games a bit and giving you a mystery
developer's next, unannounced "when you assume, you make an
the very day that New Super better with their work. Check out part rather than a tool.
title will include some form of a s s o f y o u a n d m e , b u t
Mario Bros. Wii was released in example videos of both (with Again, the first to tell us in the
online multiplayer support -- sometimes, you can totally
North America, hackers Virus s o m e N S F W l a n g u a g e i n comments what it is we're
h o w e v e r , b a s e d o n t h e predict things before they happen
and Vash released Tanooki, a annotations) after the break. looking at here with the highest
c l i f f h a n g e r e n d i n g f r o m by simply making an educated
program that allows users to [Via Gemaga] level of precision will win a
InFamous(and the apparent re- guess." We'll contact someone
design their own levels in place Continue reading Hackers create Stanley FatMax 24-inch Level.
casting of Cole MacGrath's voice over at Sucker Punch to try and
of the game's existing locales. dueling New Super Mario Bros. Good luck!
actor) it would be completely help our chances.
Coder Treeki also announced Wii level editors UPDATE: It seems as if our use
logical to assume that Sucker [Via CVG]
Reggie!, yet another level editor Hackers create dueling New of the word "part" was
Punch is working on a sequel to Sucker Punch hiring network
for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Super Mario Bros. Wii level misleading here. Think part as in
its electrified superhero sim. programmer, adding online
Whichever wins, everybody editors originally appeared on "part used in the making of stuff"
Therefore, one might also assume support to next game originally
wins. Joystiq on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 as opposed to part as in "part of a
that the company's recently appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 17
Of course, these programs, while 14:00:00 EST. Please see our machine." Also, in reference to
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Activision pulled MW2 'No


Russian' scene in Russia on Vivienne Westwood
advice of 'local counsel' Saks Fifth
By Alexander Sliwinski
Presents Anglomania
versions of the game had never Avenue's Flashy
(Joystiq) By ELLE.com (ELLE News backstage, and parked herself
been released in the region and
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Blog) with her husband to watch the
show.
Dress Sneakers
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By ELLE.com (ELLE News
Activision has confirmed that it released on November 10 -- The affair started with a cocktail
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hackers turned their attention to
from Russian versions of Modern d e s i g n e r p r e s e n t e d h e r ended with a live acoustic set by
the other things that had been Nobody has shown more
Warfare 2, noting that there was Anglomania collection last night up-and-comer Dionne Bromfield.
removed from the popular dedication to the dress sneaker
no influence from the Russian at the Selfridge's car park, sans Why all the fanfare? Because
shooter. over the past year than Saks Fifth
government to do so. In a Fashion Week, making it clear Anglomania is expanding their
Activision pulled MW2 'No Avenue. Climb to the sixth floor
statement to Eurogamer, the that Dame Viv still walks to the space at Selfridge's and also
Russian' scene in Russia on of Manhattan's retail behemoth,
publisher explained that Russia beat of her own drum. because it's the 100th anniversary
advice of 'local counsel' and you'll see a king's ransom in
does not have a formal ratings The collection was attended by of the department store, both of
originally appeared on Joystiq on gold, silver, patent and snakeskin
board and that the company more than five hundred well- w h i c h d e f i n i t e l y c a l l f o r
Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:00:00 EST. kicks lining the walls of the
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Please see our terms for use of foyer. It's a colorful pick-me-up
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New mammogram
Style Wars: Coming to a advice raises questions,
concerns (AP)
City Near You (Yahoo! News: U.S. News)
By ELLE.com (ELLE News Submitted at 11/17/2009 6:24:41 AM
Blog)
NEW YORK – For many
Submitted at 11/16/2009 2:48:12 PM
women, getting a mammogram is
Style Wars, House of Diehl’s already one of life's more
nightlife-meets- Project Runway stressful experiences.
DIY fashion competition, is Now, women in their 40s have
making its way through a five- the added anxiety of trying to
city tour that kicked off in Miami figure out if they should even be
November 4th. The sartorial getting one at all.
smackdown, which challenges A government task force said
emerging designers to create Monday that most women don't
couture pieces out of recycled need mammograms in their 40s
materials, sashayed into New and should get one every two
York nightspot Don Hill’s last years starting at 50 — a stunning
week; contestants faced off reversal and a break with the
before judges Jenny Shimizu, houseofdiehl.com for information American Cancer Society's long-
Rebecca Weinberg, and Elettra on Style Wars’ upcoming events standing position. What's more,
in Los Angeles (November 17)
Stella McCartney’s Rossellini, while LCD
Soundsystem’s Nancy Wang
deejayed. Click through to see
and San Francisco (November
21).
the panel said breast self-exams
do no good, and women shouldn't
be taught to do them.
Sexy and Sweaty New video footage from the evening
(top honors went to Dominique
—Erin Clements
Photo: Stephen Dux
The news seemed destined to
leave many deeply confused
Auxilly), and visit about whose advice to follow.
Videos SAKS
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"I've never had a scare, but isn't it
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Blog) level, I plan on keeping my heart the Black Eyed Peas' Taboo, a don't believe us, just ask Kathy in a San Francisco cafe on
Submitted at 11/17/2009 5:44:00 AM
rate up by jogging down to the virtuoso in dressing up streetwear Lee. Monday afternoon with her
Adidas store where I’ll outfit if ever there was one. The —Nojan Aminosharei, Editorial friend and their small children.
After a long hiatus from working myself in sleek leggings, boxy- sneakers—in gold and black Intern "I've heard of a lot of women in
out, my lazy bones just got a jolt yet-shrunken jackets, and second- metallics with exposed zippers Follow ELLE on Twitter. their 40s, and even 30s, who've
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spring 2010 Adidas collection. your hands on the current it, if the shoes don't grab you, 50."
The 5-part series (which shows collection, click here. then Taboo might just do it Her friend agreed. "I don't think
model Anouck Lepère sexily —Violet Moon Gaynor himself. So just go pick up a pair, I'll wait," said Leslie David-
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decades, the American Cancer now 53 and a volunteer afford to pay for the few people The new guidelines are for the the cancer society on Monday.
Society has been recommending coordinator for the Chicago- who may have it in their 40s, so a general population, not those at "The task force advice is based
annual mammograms beginning based Breast Cancer Network of few people are going to die,'" high risk of breast cancer because on its conclusion that screening
at 40, and it reiterated that Strength. "Mammograms are a Smart said. of family history or gene 1,300 women in their 50s to save
position on Monday. "This is one key element of that." Judy Finley, a flight attendant mutations. one life is worth it, but that
screening test I recommend But another breast cancer from Dallas, called the new They say: screening 1,900 women in their
unequivocally, and would survivor thought the new recommendations "a terrible _Most women in their 40s should 40s to save a life is not, Brawley
recommend to any woman 40 guidelines sounded about right idea," and said she was especially not routinely get mammograms. wrote.
and over," the society's chief — even though she was worried that insurance companies _Women 50 to 74 should get a That stance "is essentially telling
medical officer, Dr. Otis diagnosed at age 37, two years might "pick up on this and quit mammogram every other year women that mammography at
Brawley, said in a statement. ago. paying for mammograms from until they turn 75, after which the age 40 to 49 saves lives, just not
But the U.S. Preventive Services "They seem pretty sensible to 40 to 50." risks and benefits are unknown. enough of them," he added.
Task Force, a government panel me," said Claire Mayne, of San "I think it would be really sad," (The task force's previous But Dr. Amy Abernethy of the
of doctors and scientists, Francisco. "The death rate is not said Finley, who was walking guidelines had no upper limit and Duke Comprehensive Cancer
concluded that such early and going down because of the earlier through the Crown Center mall in called for exams every year or Center agreed with the task
frequent screenings often lead to mammograms. I'd feel Kansas City, Mo. "And I don't two.) force's changes.
false alarms and unneeded comfortable telling a friend to know how the U.S. government _The value of breast exams by "Overall, I think it really took
biopsies, without substantially wait until she was 50." or a panel of government doctors is unknown. And breast courage for them to do this," she
improving women's odds of Mayne was more doubtful, officials can think they know self-exams are of no value. said. "It does ask us as doctors to
survival. though, about the advice on self- better than the American Cancer Medical groups such as the change what we do and how we
"The benefits are less and the exams; that's how she found her Society." cancer society have been backing communicate with patients.
harms are greater when screening own cancer. But there were those who saw off promoting breast self-exams That's no small undertaking."
starts in the 40s," said Dr. Diana Most women in their 40s the new guidelines as potentially in recent years. Decades ago, the __
Petitti, vice chair of the panel. interviewed for this article said a relief, a development that could practice was so heavily promoted Associated Press writers
Breast cancer survivors who they planned to stick with the old save women from endless stress, that organizations distributed Marilynn Marchione in
were diagnosed at a young age m a m m o g r a p h y false positives and perhaps cards to be hung in the shower Milwaukee, Stephanie Nano in
were among the more vocal recommendations, at least for needless procedures. demonstrating the circular New York, Evelyn Nieves in San
critics of the new guidelines. now. "I can't tell you how many motion women should use to feel Francisco and Heather
"This sure seems like a big step "I have two young children," said friends I have who've gone for lumps. Hollingsworth in Kansas City,
backwards to me," said Debbie Amber Smart, a 47-year-old through severe worries from false As for mammography, the Mo., contributed to this story.
Hayes, who was diagnosed with mother in Agoura Hills, Calif. scares," said Maren Waxenberg, panel's new recommendations are This content has passed through
Stage 2 breast cancer at age 33 "There's a lot of years left that a Manhattan mother. "At least more in line with international fivefilters.org.
after finding a lump during a self- they need me." She's been having three of them have had biopsies. guidelines, which call for
exam. A mammogram, mammograms every six months, And it turned out to be nothing." screening to start at age 50; the
ultrasound, biopsy and finally a since she was 44, to make sure Waxenberg herself, 46, has not World Health Organization
mastectomy and chemotherapy that certain dense areas of her yet had a mammogram. "I'm not recommends the test every two
followed. breasts aren't cancer. concerned at this age," she said. years, and Britain says every
"People are being diagnosed even "I think it's kind of sad that "I plan to do it, but there's no three years.
in their early 20s," said Hayes, they're basically saying, 'We can't sense of urgency." They were sharply challenged by
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Led by China, carbon pollution up despite economy (AP)


(Yahoo! News: U.S. News) emissions increase was smaller we should be on if the goal is to industrial countries to reduce emissions by more than 5 million
Submitted at 11/17/2009 11:15:09 AM
than normal for this decade. limit global warming to 2 degrees carbon emissions and to provide tons in 2008 were India, Russia,
Annual global pollution growth (1.3 degrees Celsius)," said Le funds for less developed Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South
WASHINGTON – Pollution has averaged 3.6 percent. This Quere, who also works for the countries to fight the effects of Africa, South Korea, Indonesia,
typically declines during a year, scientists are forecasting a British Antarctic Survey. global warming. Iran, Poland, Mexico, Canada
recession. Not this time. nearly 3 percent reduction, The world has spewed 715.3 Obama, who was in China, said and the Netherlands.
Despite a global economic despite China because of the trillion tons of industrial carbon after a meeting with President Hu The paper also raised concerns
slump, worldwide carbon dioxide massive economic slowdown in dioxide since 1982, which is the Jintao Tuesday that he wanted an because it shows that the
pollution jumped 2 percent last most of the world and in the same amount civilization all-encompassing agreement in percentage of carbon dioxide
year, most of the increase coming United States. produced in all the previous Copenhagen, even if it falls short emissions that hang in the air —
from China, according to a study The U.S. is still the biggest per years, said study co-author Gregg of a legal treaty. And he said he compared to those sucked into
published online Tuesday. capita major producer of man- Marland of the Oak Ridge wants something "that has the oceans and forests — is
"The growth in emissions since made greenhouse gases, spewing National Lab. immediate operational effect." growing.
2000 is almost entirely driven by about 20 tons of carbon dioxide Outside scientists said the study Le Quere said the numbers point Fifty years ago, only 40 percent
the growth in China," said study per person per year. The world was thorough and the results specifically to developing world of carbon dioxide emissions
lead author Corinne Le Quere of average is 5.3 tons and China is sobering. as the cause for the most recent stayed in the air. Now in this
the University of East Anglia. at 5.8 tons "Basically these numbers are growth. decade it's up to 45 percent, Le
"It's China and India and all the Last year, the U.S. emissions fell screaming out at decision makers China is opening up new coal- Quere said.
developing countries together." by 3 percent, a reduction of that whatever they are doing now fired power plants at a breakneck That steady rise is alarming
Carbon dioxide emissions, the nearly 192 million tons of carbon is not working," said University pace and carbon dioxide because the more carbon dioxide
chief man-made greenhouse gas, dioxide. Overall European Union of Victoria climate scientist emissions in that country have in the air, the warmer it gets, and
come from the burning of coal, emissions dropped by 1 percent. Andrew Weaver, who wasn't doubled since 2001. the warmer it gets, the higher
oil, natural gas, and also from the The U.S. is still the No. 2 biggest involved in the study. Not all the emission increases in percentage of carbon dioxide
production of cement, which is a carbon polluter overall, emitting The report comes as countries China and other developing stays in the air, Le Quere said.
significant pollution factor in more than the next four largest from around the world prepare countries come from new power It's a feedback loop that is not
China. Worldwide emissions rose polluting countries combined: for a December U.N. conference plants. About one-quarter of the good news for global warming,
671 million more tons from 2007 India, Russia, Japan and on reducing carbon emissions. emissions growth is because she said.
to 2008. Nearly three-quarters of Germany. China has been No. 1, Prime Minister Lars Loekke western countries, like the United ___
that increase came from China. since pushing past the United Rasmussen of Denmark, who States, buy more manufactured On the Net:
The numbers are from the U.S. States in 2006. will host the conference in products from those countries, Le Nature Geoscience:
Department of Energy's Oak The world remains on a Copenhagen, said Tuesday that Quere and Marland said. http://www.nature.com/ngeo
Ridge National Laboratory and dangerous path, despite the President Barack Obama "We're shipping our emissions This content has passed through
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Geoscience. "There's a very clear gap between sweeping political deal that Other countries beside China to
According to the study, the 2008 the path we are on and the path would include commitments by increase their carbon dioxide
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China and US 'to work together'


(BBC News | Americas | He added that "trade friction",
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States, should be resolved on an
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President Hu: "Our two that under the current
countries need to oppose and circumstances our two countries
reject protectionism" need to oppose all kinds of trade
The presidents of China and the protectionism even more
US have agreed to work together strongly," he said.
to tackle some of the world's Later in the day, Mr Obama met
most pressing problems. the chairman of China's
On climate change, Barack parliament, Wu Bangguo, and
Obama said both sides agreed on attended a state banquet.
the need for a comprehensive The US leader, who is not being
global deal in Copenhagen next accompanied by his family on the
month, not a political statement. tour of China, is also fitting in
Mr Obama and Hu Jintao also visits to the Forbidden City and
agreed to push for North Korea the Great Wall of China.
to re-enter stalled talks on its Mr Obama earlier visited Japan
nuclear programme. and Singapore on what is his first
But underlying tensions were Century from climate change to negotiations and one that has the Himalayan region. visit to Asia as US president. He
referred to, with Hu Jintao calling nuclear proliferation to economic immediate operational effect," China says the Dalai Lama is is scheduled to fly to South
for joint opposition to trade recovery are challenges that said Mr Obama. trying to split Tibet from the rest Korea after leaving China on
protectionism. touch both our nations, and The comment seemed to be at of the country and last year said Wednesday.
The two leaders held two hours challenges that neither of our odds with a much less ambitious previous talks had achieved Are you in China? What is your
of talks in Beijing's Great Hall of nations can solve by acting statement from world leaders, nothing. reaction to the agreement
the People, on the edge of alone," he said. including Mr Obama and Mr Hu, President Hu said China and the between the China and the US to
Tiananmen Square. With world leaders meeting in on Saturday at the Asia-Pacific US would hold talks about work together to tackle the
Both leaders then held a joint Copenhagen next month to Economic Co-operation (Apec) human rights and religious world's most pressing problems?
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Woman Accused of Helping Kidnap Palin says 2012 run not


Smart Pleads Guilty on radar
(FOXNews.com) and black flats, pleaded guilty to Mitchell's. (BBC News | Americas | screen right now."
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charges of kidnapping and At a hearing last month, Smart World Edition) 'Heartbreaking'
unlawful transportation of a said that within hours of the Submitted at 11/16/2009 5:04:48 PM
The BBC's Paul Adams in
SALT LAKE CITY A woman minor in U.S. District Court in abduction, Mitchell took her as a Washington says some
charged in the 2002 kidnapping Salt Lake City. polygamous wife and then raped Former US vice-presidential conservative Republicans wish
of Elizabeth Smart pleaded guilty Sentencing for Barzee was set her. Smart said Barzee washed candidate Sarah Palin has said a Mrs Palin would run for the
Tuesday as part of a deal with for May 19. the teen's feet and dressed her in run for the White House in 2012 White House in 2012, believing
federal prosecutors and asked She could have faced a life robes before the ceremony. is "not on my radar screen right that she, more than anyone,
Smart to forgive her for all the sentence for the kidnapping Barzee often became upset over now". embodies the values they cherish.
pain she had caused. charge and up to 15 years for the Mitchell's relationship with In an interview with US TV talk But our correspondent adds
Wanda Eileen Barzee apologized other count. However, under the Smart, but that sentiment would show hostess Oprah Winfrey, the other Republicans regard the
in court, saying she was plea deal, she is expected to never last, Smart said. former Alaska governor also did prospect with undisguised horror,
"humbled as I realize how much receive 15 years in prison, with A 10-day competency hearing in not rule out one day standing for believing the former governor of
Elizabeth Smart has been credit for about six years already Mitchell's case is set to begin president. Alaska would simply lead the
victimized and the role that I served. Nov. 30 in federal court. Mrs Palin, who quit as the party into oblivion.
played in it." Barzee will be returned to the Mitchell, 55, and Barzee were governor of Alaska this year, is Mrs Palin also said she was
"I am so sorry, Elizabeth, for all Utah State Hospital until her indicted on federal charges in currently on a media tour to upset at the behaviour of her
the pain and suffering I have sentencing. She also will plead March 2008. launch her memoirs. grandson's father, Levi Johnston.
caused you and your family," guilty in state court under the Mitchell, a one-time itinerant She remains extremely popular Mr Johnston, who fathered the
Barzee, 64, said. "It is my hope plea deal to one count of street preacher, is accused of a m o n g m a n y A m e r i c a n child out of wedlock with Mrs
that you will be able to find it in conspiracy to commit aggravated taking Smart as a wife in order to conservatives. Palin's daughter Bristol, is to be a
your heart to forgive me." kidnapping and will cooperate in fulfill a religious prophecy Mrs Palin was appearing on the model for Playgirl magazine.
Smart, now 22 and preparing to the case against her estranged included in a 27-page manifesto talk show to promote her 413- Mrs Palin said she found it "a bit
serve a mission in Paris for The husband, Brian David Mitchell. he wrote called "The Book of page autobiography, "Going heartbreaking to see the road that
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Smart was 14 when she was Immanuel David Isaiah." Rogue: An American Life". he is on right now".
day Saints, was not in court. But taken at knifepoint from the Smart said she was raped daily Asked about a White House run In her autobiography, Mrs Palin
her father, Ed Smart, made a bedroom of her Salt Lake City by Mitchell throughout her nine in 2012, she said she was describes tensions during the
statement there. home, sparking a search that months of captivity. She said he focusing her efforts on mid-term Republican campaign when she
"I just hope that Wanda realizes riveted the nation. Nine months threatened to harm her if she ever elections next year in which stood as Senator John McCain's
what she did and that it was later, in March 2003, Barzee and tried to escape. Republicans hope to make Republican running mate.
absolutely wrong and absolutely Mitchell were arrested after they Click here for more from i n r o a d s i n t o D e m o c r a t i c She says she was left with an
horrible," he said. were spotted walking on a Fox13Now.com. majorities in Congress. expenses bill of $50,000
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Smart Saga Barzee's role in the abduction fivefilters.org. making sure that we have issues lost, although Mr McCain's office
Barzee, who wore a black skirt has garnered less attention than to tackle," she said in the has denied this.
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Woman pleads guilty to charges in Man Arrested in


Smart kidnapping (AP) Murders of Reality TV
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charges of kidnapping and
unlawful transportation of a
minor in U.S. District Court in
Mitchell's.
At a hearing last month, Smart
said that within hours of the
Prostitute, 3 Others
SALT LAKE CITY – A woman Salt Lake City. abduction, Mitchell took her as a (FOXNews.com) more than one suspect.
charged in the 2002 kidnapping Sentencing for Barzee was set polygamous wife and then raped Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:17:06 AM
"We don't believe he acted
of Elizabeth Smart pleaded guilty for May 19. her. Smart said Barzee washed alone," Knight said. "We've
Tuesday as part of a deal with She could have faced a life the teen's feet and dressed her in OKLAHOMA CITY A suspect identified the one suspect, but
federal prosecutors and asked sentence for the kidnapping robes before the ceremony. in the killing of four people in that doesn't yet tell us what his
Smart to forgive her for all the charge and up to 15 years for the Barzee often became upset over Oklahoma City, including a motive is for doing this."
pain she had caused. other count. However, under the Mitchell's relationship with prostitute featured in the HBO Tyner surrendered to the Mayes
Wanda Eileen Barzee apologized plea deal, she is expected to Smart, but that sentiment would reality series "Cathouse," turned County Sheriff's Office and is
in court, saying she was receive 15 years in prison, with never last, Smart said. himself in to authorities on expected to be returned to
"humbled as I realize how much credit for about six years already A 10-day competency hearing in Tuesday, police said. Oklahoma County later Tuesday,
Elizabeth Smart has been served. Mitchell's case is set to begin An arrest warrant was issued Knight said. He said he does not
victimized and the role that I Barzee will be returned to the Nov. 30 in federal court. earlier for David Allen Tyner, 28, know if Tyner has hired an
played in it." Utah State Hospital until her Mitchell, 55, and Barzee were of Locust Grove, on six murder attorney.
"I am so sorry, Elizabeth, for all sentencing. She also will plead indicted on federal charges in complaints, because authorities Efforts to identify the victims
the pain and suffering I have guilty in state court under the March 2008. say two of the victims — 22-year has been slow because all four
caused you and your family," plea deal to one count of Mitchell, a one-time itinerant olds Brooke Phillips and bodies were badly burned,
Barzee, 64, said. "It is my hope conspiracy to commit aggravated street preacher, is accused of Milagrous Barrerra — both were Knight said.
that you will be able to find it in kidnapping and will cooperate in taking Smart as a wife in order to pregnant. "Often times these investigations
your heart to forgive me." the case against her estranged fulfill a religious prophecy Tyner has not been formally are like a big puzzle to solve, and
Smart, now 22 and preparing to husband, Brian David Mitchell. included in a 27-page manifesto charged with any crime. certainly that can present a
serve a mission in Paris for The Smart was 14 when she was he wrote called "The Book of Phillips and Barrerra both died challenge, but not a challenge
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- taken at knifepoint from the Immanuel David Isaiah." from gunshot wounds, police Sgt. that we can't overcome," he said.
day Saints, was not in court. But bedroom of her Salt Lake City Smart said she was raped daily Gary Knight said. Police interviewed 31-year-old
her father, Ed Smart, made a home, sparking a search that by Mitchell throughout her nine Phillips had worked at the Jose Fernando Fierro, who rented
statement there. riveted the nation. Nine months months of captivity. She said he Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal the home and was the only
"I just hope that Wanda realizes later, in March 2003, Barzee and threatened to harm her if she ever brothel near Carson City, Nev. person to survive the fire, but
what she did and that it was Mitchell were arrested after they tried to escape. that is featured in the HBO said he is not a suspect, said his
absolutely wrong and absolutely were spotted walking on a This content has passed through series. attorney, Shawn Jefferson.
horrible," he said. suburban street with Smart. fivefilters.org. The identities of the other two Jefferson said Fierro was lucky
Barzee, who wore a black skirt Barzee's role in the abduction victims have not been released. to escape, but declined to discuss
and black flats, pleaded guilty to has garnered less attention than Firefighters discovered the four details of what Fierro told police
bodies Nov. 9 in a burning home or other aspects of the
on the city's southwest side. investigation.
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investigators believe there was
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Reports: Army to Investigate Hasan's Chile denies Peru


Career spying claims
(FOXNews.com) can we do to stop it from intelligence related to Hasan and (BBC News | Americas | On Monday, he accused Chile of
Submitted at 11/17/2009 5:05:37 AM
happening again," an anonymous whether the information was World Edition) acting like a tinpot republic and
Army official told the Post. properly shared and acted upon Submitted at 11/17/2009 12:32:29 AM
of offending Peruvian
WASHINGTON The Army The doctors who oversaw within government agencies. sovereignty.
w i l l c o n d u c t a n i n t e r n a l Hasan's medical training had The Senate Homeland Security The Chilean government has The Chileans say Peru's response
investigation to examine whether discussed at a meeting concerns and Governmental Affairs held talks with its ambassador to is over the top and have urged
it missed warning signs about about Hasan's overly zealous Committee on Thursday will Peru amid an escalating spying restraint.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the man religious views and strange hold its first public hearing about scandal between the two South The spying scandal is the latest
accused of killing 13 people in behavior months before the the incident. Obama on Saturday American neighbours. in a long line of diplomatic spats
the Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort attack, a military official told The urged Congress to hold off on After the talks in Santiago, Chile between the two countries.
Hood, Texas, two newspapers Associated Press last week. any investigation, pleading for reiterated its position that it had They have been mired in a
reported Monday. Hasan also was characterized as a lawmakers to "resist the nothing to do with the scandal. border dispute since the late 19th
Citing anonymous officials, The mediocre student and lazy temptation to turn this tragic Peru has arrested one of its own Century when Chile defeated
Wall Street Journal said the worker, but the doctors saw no event into the political theater." air force officers, Victor Ariza Peru in the War of the Pacific
probe would focus on Hasan's six evidence that he was violent or a Lt. Col. Richard Spiegel, an Mendoza, and accused him of and annexed some of its land.
years at Washington's Walter threat. The military official spoke Army spokesman, would not passing secret information to the They also disagree on their
Reed Medical Center, where he on condition of anonymity confirm the Army probe but told Chilean military. maritime border, and are
worked as a psychiatrist before because the official was not the Journal: "We're going to take It has demanded a full currently seeking a resolution in
he was transferred to the Fort authorized to speak publicly a hard look at ourselves and the investigation from the Chilean the International Court of Justice
Hood army post in July. about the meeting. non-criminal aspects of this case. government. in The Hague.
The Washington Post reported The FBI learned late last year of We are still developing what that After the spying scandal erupted Tensions were further strained
that Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Hasan's repeated contact with a hard look is going to look like." at the weekend, Peruvian following a military exercise
the Army's chief of staff, is radical Muslim cleric in Yemen This content has passed through President Alan Garcia cancelled a staged by Chile last month near
forming the investigative panel. who encouraged Muslims to kill fivefilters.org. scheduled meeting with his the disputed border with Peru.
It "will look longitudinally across U.S. troops in Iraq. President Chilean counterpart Michelle Print Sponsor
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Buffett reveals new TV Board: Whose EBIF Is It


investments Anyway: The Chrysalis and The
(BBC News | Americas |
World Edition)
revealed that it had nearly
doubled its stake in Wal-Mart,
the world's largest retailer.
Butterfly
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While Nestle, Exxon and Wal- (MediaPost | Media News) EBIF deployment: the distributors and researchers; as
US billionaire Warren Buffett's Mart are all household names, Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:00:12 AM
chrysalized EBIF-enabled, an well as a plethora of definitions
investment firm has revealed new their shares have lagged the application housed in the set top adding to the cacophony of set
stakes in Nestle and Exxon broader US stock market in The math just doesn't seem to box waiting for the cable top box reportage... to name a
Mobil. recent months. add up: headend to ignite out of few.
Berkshire Hathaway said it held Mr Buffett is known for buying Comcast announces EBIF dormancy; and the EBIF active: In our ever-morphing media-
3.4 million American depositary even when economic conditions deployment in 11 million lit up, broken free of its cocoon centric universe constantly
receipts - which represents shares are weak, and one of his sayings households by year's end to be furiously pursued by the birthing new, exciting and
in foreign companies - of Nestle, is: "It is far better to buy a + media community for its enabling fantastical applications, I think it
worth $144.7m. wonderful company at a fair Canoe launches its RFI visual enhancement. Which are is imperative that we, as a
It also reported owning 1.28 price than a fair company at a application with TruTV in 3 the EBIFers talking about: the community, ask -- may I be so
million shares in the oil giant wonderful price." million homes without fanfare chrysalis or the butterfly. bold, demand -- clarity and
Exxon Mobil, valued at $87.6m. The SEC filing also showed that + Other technologists in hopes of transparency of new deployments
Stock picks by Mr Buffett are Berkshire Hathaway had reduced Time Warner, Cablevision, Cox attaining more rarefied heights of in order to better comprehend
watched closely as he is its stakes in oil company and Charter remain mum on consumer, advertiser, agency, and evaluate so that these new
considered to be one of the ConocoPhillips and credit ratings EBIF-ing but I would imagine distributor and contenter's apps can take flight and have the
world's greatest investors. agency Moody's. have generously injected the engagement also seemed to rely opportunity to be appreciated as
The disclosures were made in a Print Sponsor common denominated on varying terminologies to majestic Monarchs and not
US Securities and Exchange This content has passed through application into myriads of set disclose deployment: interactive relegated to circling an electric
Commission (SEC) filing. fivefilters.org. tops technologist and ad auctioneer light only to be burned.
Berkshire Hathaway also = Navic universes set top boxes; This content has passed through
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From what I have been able to Live+, C3 un-peacefully co-exist
glean, there are two stages of between agencies, contenters,

Business.view: Start-up nations


(The Economist: Daily Britain’s Conservative Party, week should be Enterprise Week. adopted it, and it has been Enterprise Week’s website,
columns) poised on the brink of power, is “We need a focus on enterprise transformed into Global Britain has nearly 3,000 events
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sending an odd message by and entrepreneurship 52 weeks of Entrepreneurship Week. It is designed to inspire and educate
pledging to scrap the country’s the year,” according to Mark prompting a global debate about young and aspiring
Business.view annual Enterprise Week, which Prisk, a party spokesman. how to increase the spread and entrepreneurs, from a workshop
Nov 17th 2009 began this year on November Well, certainly, you can have too impact of entrepreneurship that, on “Growing Your Business” in
From The Economist print 16th. Apparently, this is because many days, weeks or years given the lacklustre state of many Ipswich to a “Could You Be A
edition A drive to turn the whole Gordon Brown, the prime dedicated to some cause or other. economies—not least Million Maker?” contest in
world into entrepreneurs minister, is a well-known But Enterprise Week has proved Britain’s—could scarcely be Blackpool, in which school and
AN OPPOSITION is supposed supporter of the week, and the such a success since its launch in more timely.
to oppose, of course—but Conservatives believe that every 2004 that 86 other countries have According to the British BUSINESS.VIEW: page 70
70 Economy/ E-reader Newspaper
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The Republicans: She'll be back continued from page 69

college students create their own


(The Economist: News her family. Mrs Palin has also spectacular intervention in the that most members of Congress mini-enterprises. In second place
analysis) given an acerbic narrative of how recent congressional election in should be re-elected in 2010, a when it comes to such activities
Submitted at 11/16/2009 9:59:47 PM
she was “mishandled” by Mr upstate New York by rejecting similar level of animosity that is America, where as well as
McCain's advisers, whom she the official Republican and existed before the ground- talking up entrepreneurship at
The Republicans says tried to hide her away from backing a third-party shaking mid-terms in 1994 and home the government is now
Nov 17th 2009 the spotlight. Mr McCain has conservative candidate. He came 2006. Gallup now gives the encouraging its promotion
From Economist.com Sarah diplomatically called the book “a within a whisker of winning, but Republicans an advantage of around the world as part of its
Palin and the state of the good account” of the campaign, the normally safe Republican 48% to 44% over the Democrats foreign policy. To coincide with
Republican Party but he has not responded to Mrs district was taken by the in a generic congressional ballot. the week of activities the OECD
EVER since Abraham Lincoln Palin's claim that she was not Democrats. More worrying for the has published its latest
made a virtue of log cabins, repaid a $50,000 fee for vetting Mrs Palin's stance of “no more Democrats is a big drop in compendium of statistics on the
crafting the right autobiography her background. 'politics as usual'” has fired up support from independent voters; state of entrepreneurship, now
has been an essential task for Reviews of her book are divided conservative activists. Moderate they favoured a generic expanded to 23 countries,
anyone seeking high office in along predictable lines. The New Republican candidates in next Republican candidate by 52% to including for the first time an
America. On Monday November York Times calls it “erratic” and year's primaries for the mid-term 30% in Gallup's poll. emerging-market country, Brazil.
16th Sarah Palin, ex-governor of characterises the author as “a elections are nervous that they, Most Americans, including a Across the sample, micro-firms,
A l a s k a a n d f a i l e d v i c e - former beauty queen with a too, could be subject to a missive sizeable portion of Republicans, which employ ten people or less,
presidential candidate in 2008, George W. Bush-like aptitude for from Mrs Palin’s Facebook page. still think that Mrs Palin is too make up about three-quarters of
m a d e a n e a g e r l y a w a i t e d mangling the English language”. The Washington Post reports that inexperienced to lead the all firms. They account for 20-
appearance on the Oprah Winfrey By contrast the Wall Street the front-runner for the party's country. But for now, some 30% of all jobs (compared with
show, as part of the launch of her Journal gushes that she comes nomination in Illinois's Senate Republicans are pleased she is 30-40% for big firms, with more
biography. That book, “Going across as “a prodigious worker race is seeking her approval. In creating interest in the party than 50 employees).
Rogue”, is already topping the capable of mastering complicated other Senate elections, notably again, as Rudy Giuliani put it. Birth and death rates for small
bestseller charts, as readers rush i s s u e s ” a n d i s n o t “ t h e California and Florida, the When Ms Winfrey asked if she firms are surprisingly constant
t o r e a d a b o u t g o s s i p a n d prejudiced, dim-witted ideologue “establishment” Republican is was thinking about 2012, Mrs over time, though they vary
infighting during last year’s o f t h e p o p u l a r l i b e r a l facing a well-organised Palin coyly replied that she was between countries. Brazil, for
presidential campaign and to size i m a g i n a t i o n ” . conservative opponent in the concentrating on 2010 and the example, has relatively high rates
up Mrs Palin herself. Mrs Palin has not faded into the primary. mid-terms. But she added: “It's of birth and death. Both birth and
On television on Monday Mrs Alaskan sunset since she stepped It is unclear how far Mrs Palin's nice not to be handled…to go death rates in every country are
Palin talked about her time as down abruptly as governor in ambitions stretch, but she is where I want to go”. far higher in services than
John McCain's running mate. She July. Since then she has become positioning herself as a coupon- Back to top ^^ Readers' manufacturing, presumably
recalled an awkward series of central to the debate about the clipping hockey mom at a time comments because manufacturing requires
unflattering television interviews future of the Republican Party. when Americans are glum and The Economist welcomes your much more capital.
with Katie Couric, in which Mrs She moulds herself as an anti- Republican fortunes are rising. A views. Their potential for growth is
Palin struggled to answer simple establishment conservative in the recent Pew survey found strong This content has passed through what excites policymakers most
questions about international Reagan tradition, as do many anti-incumbent sentiment among fivefilters.org. about small entrepreneurial firms.
affairs, calling the occasion a Republicans with no office in voters, with two-thirds The proportion of high-growth
“gotcha” moment. She added that Washington, DC, and she is expressing dissatisfaction with firms (defined as those starting
the media had no understanding keenly attuned to activist disquiet the way things are going in with at least ten employees that
of ordinary people like her and within the party. She made a America and only 34% saying had 20% annual growth in
employees or turnover over at
least three years) also varies
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Green.view: The rise of slime


(The Economist: Daily presence in any room, with his the Polytechnic University of seen populations of these
columns) long, white ponytail and booming Marche, in Italy, and his gelatinous giants balloon. Then
Submitted at 11/17/2009 2:07:15 AM
voice. The story he has been colleagues shows that, like the there are regions of the coast
telling is quite simple, that the jellyfish, it is more frequent these where nutrient run-off is so bad
Green.view world’s oceans are undergoing a days—appearing more often in that large portions of the oceans
Nov 17th 2009 profound shift because of the past 20 years than in the are dubbed “dead zones”: low
From Economist.com Warmer overfishing, habitat destruction previous 200. oxygen regions where algal
water is exacerbating problems in and warming. The effects is seen Mucilages are also found in blooms are common. Dr Jackson
the oceans in the rise of jellyfish, and also in more places and are larger, what argues that the oceans are
THE fishermen of Kokongi, algal blooms and “blobs”, was once known only in the becoming dominated by
Japan, have seen record hauls this something he describes as “the Adriatic Sea now pops up in the microbes, toxic algal blooms,
year. They are not, however, very rise of slime”. Aegean and the Tyrrhenian, too. jellyfish and disease.
happy. Their nets are trapping Indeed, a report recently Some strands have stretched up Yet these are not insoluble
jellyfish: giant, gelatinous, identified increases in marine to 200 kilometres (120 problems. Strategies to reduce
wobbly and worthless. Jellyfish mucilage, a seasonal miles)—and, because they are overfishing and marine-habitat
were once rare along these phenomenon consisting of a forming earlier in the summer destruction, or nutrient run-off
shores, but are now an almost gelatinous mess of decomposing they are persisting longer in the into the ocean, are not beyond the
annual occurrence. sea animals, plants, faeces and year. wit of man. Dealing with the
It is the same story in many anything else that has become The study, published in problem of ocean warming,
other parts of the world. Jellyfish entrapped in the slime. Mucilage September in the Public Library which is linked to climate
are blamed for damaging fishing, forms when decomposing of Science, suggests the cause is change, is harder but not
shutting down power and material fails to sink rapidly to higher surface temperatures that impossible. There was a time
desalination plants, and upsetting the bottom of the sea. In certain are the result of global warming. when people believed that the
swimmers. circumstances it can spread over Dr Danovaro says that recent ocean’s bounty was unlimited.
There is one man, though, who hundreds of kilometres. studies have suggested similar Man’s hubris has caught up with
may be justified in saying “I told It isn’t new. Strands of the stuff globs could be forming in the him and now people must clean
you so”. His name is Jeremy were first reported off the coast North Sea and off the coast of up the mess.
Jackson of the Scripps Institution of Italy in 1729, when it was Australia. Back to top ^^ Readers'
of Oceanography, in San Diego, dubbed mare sporco(dirty sea) by The rise of slime, though, is not comments
and for the past decade he has fishermen whose nets were attributable just to climate The Economist welcomes your
been touring the world giving a clogged by the foul-smelling change. Overfishing is also to views.
depressing presentation he calls mucus, and it has popped up blame. Removing fish that would This content has passed through
the “Brave New Ocean”. from time to time since then. But normally eat the young stages of fivefilters.org.
Dr Jackson is a commanding a study by Roberto Danovaro of organisms such as jellyfish has
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BUSINESS.VIEW:
continued from page 70 TV Watch: Kids' TV
widely between countries. Britain is particularly nurturing. Amman, notes that “there were
Bulgaria led the way in 2006
with high-growth firms making
As for people’s interest in
becoming entrepreneurs (or at
zero boring government officials.
There was no mindless ‘invest in
Advertisers: The Message
up over 8% of all firms,
compared with 5-6% in America
least the OECD’s proxy, their
enthusiasm for self-employment),
Jordan’ talk. Just a series of great
speakers.” In And Out Of Your Mouth
and barely 1% in Romania. America still does better than the In the early 2000s the country’s (MediaPost | Media News) Food makers turning a blind eye
Happily, almost everywhere, European Union, with Belgium at dominant business event was the Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:00:10 AM
to what's going on in the TV
there are more jobs created each the bottom of the pile. Jordan ICT Forum, he continues. world should get another optical
year by new businesses starting Most countries have a positive Jordan also attracted the World You may believe that poor examination.
up than are lost at firms closing view of entrepreneurs as job Economic Forum. “But this new people are the thinnest people Here's another secret: It isn't
down—the clearest evidence creators, though opinions differ wave of entrepreneurial talk is around, especially when little necessarily about the quality of
there is of the value of an more on whether the wealth they different. It’s no longer giant money equals less food. For the food -- it's about quantity, as
entrepreneurial culture. create is of benefit to all (the corporations doing the talking really indigent -- especially in well. Tons of whole-wheat, sugar
The OECD says the economic Czechs are especially sceptical). (think of Intel, Cisco and non-developed countries -- this -free, gluten-free, preservative-
crisis has had a big impact on Iceland has the most positive Microsoft). All talk is about open can still be the case. free (and yes, maybe taste-free)
entrepreneurship. The number of view of entrepreneurs—but the source, collaboration, innovation But for those richer countries food can still make people
new start-ups fell in most OECD data on this is from 2007, and creating something out of (especially the U.S.), the modern overweight.
countries, starting in 2007 in before its economy imploded. It nothing. Real start-up people developed world yields heavier If the world expects food
America and Britain, and will be interesting to see in next sharing their stories. Very cool.” humans. That's what 21h century balance in citizens, this balance
spreading almost everywhere else year’s report how the crash has Indeed. food manufacturing can do for should show itself on TV. This
subsequently, to less than the affected Icelanders’ opinions. Back to top ^^ Readers' you: fast-food is cash-easy. would mean kids' programmers
prevailing level in 2005 in Those are the hard data. But comments The downside is always about should be required to run one
several cases. Likewise, the some of the most encouraging The Economist welcomes your health -- especially among our sugary juice box ad directly
number of firms closing rose aspects of Global views. younger citizens. In this regard, followed by a Bally's Fitness ad.
sharply in 2008-09, as the Entrepreneurship Week are the This content has passed through a couple of Congressional For every cheese -aden snack,
economic downturn bit. more qualitative assessments fivefilters.org. representatives want to start up there should be a commercial
Encouragingly, over the past from countries not hitherto more legislation to curtail food with images of someone riding a
decade most OECD countries known for their thriving marketing to kids on TV shows. bike or running.
have greatly reduced entrepreneurial scene. For Advertising supporters are It's a mixed message but a good
impediments to entrepreneurship instance, Ahmad Humeid, a already calling this -- what else? - one: energy in, energy out. U.S.
(by making regulations clearer Jordanian entrepreneur and - a violation of free speech. As consumers need balance. So do
and reducing the bureaucracy blogger reporting on a Global u s u a l , t h o u g h , m a r k e t i n g kids' TV programmers and their
involved in starting a business). Entrepreneurship Week event in executives aren't focusing on the sponsors.
right direction: It isn't about the This content has passed through
stuff (words) that leave one's fivefilters.org.
mouth; it's about the stuff that
goes in.
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MediaDailyNews: NBC, Cox: How Wireless E-Readers


Dynamic Ad Inserts Add Value Stack Up (paidContent.org
(MediaPost | Media News)
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:59:54 AM
through Cox's MyPrimetime, a
category of its overall On
insertion have been proven, and
there is significant value for the
via Yahoo! Finance)
Demand service, which provides entire cable and advertising (Yahoo! News Search Results larger-format Kindle DX gets
Cox and NBC started another access to network shows starting ecosystem, something we expect for e-readers) long-anticipated competition
test where TV commercials of the day after they air. to confirm during the current trial Submitted at 11/16/2009 2:50:56 PM
from Plastic Logic. Here is a look
traditional TV will resemble During the trial, up to four ads with NBC Universal," said David at each of the six e-readers,
those on the Internet -- and/or promos in both programs Porter, vice president of When Amazon (NasdaqGS: including my take on the devices.
commercials will be continually are refreshed several times per advertising product development AMZN- News) introduced the We've also set up two charts, one
refreshed with no fast-forwarding week, including ads at the for Cox Media, the ad-selling second-gen Kindle earlier this for the larger-format devices and
function. beginning of the program as well division of Cox year, it had no competition in the one for the paperback-size e-
The trial, which was originally as ads within the program. Communications, which wireless e-reader category. By readers, where you can see all the
conceived months ago, is represents 23 U.S. markets. the holidays, it will be competing specs of competing devices in
working with a large, unnamed This is the second such test of Recently, Cox announced it was head on for consumers with the one place, to make it easier to
advertiser for Cox video on Cox's "dynamic ad insertion" adding "The Office", "30 Rock," Daily Edition from Sony (NYSE: compare and contrast.
demand service in its Phoenix system. A trial earlier this year "Community," "Parks and SNE- News), the unfortunately In the paperback-size category,
area system. Two NBC shows was done in Kansas. It tested Recreation," "Mercy" and named DR8000SG from IREX the Nook is supposed to start
are in the test: NBC's "The dynamic ad insertion with Cox- "Heroes" to its on-demand Technologies, and a surprise shipping Nov. 30 but the pre-
Office" and USA Network's owned Travel Channel for its service. entrant, the Nook from Barnes &
"Monk." video-on-demand content. This content has passed through Noble (NYSE: BKS- News). HOW page 74
Both shows are available "The capabilities for dynamic ad fivefilters.org. Early next year, meanwhile, the
PocketBook™ E-
MediaDailyNews: Star Power: Celeb Readers Roll Out in
USA through Official
Endorsements Click With Younger Demos Partner, Brain Plaza Int’l
(PRWeb)
(MediaPost | Media News) 35-54 years old are moved only improve a brand's awareness, Right now, the study says 65%
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:12:06 AM
14% of the time by celebrity help define its personality and believe too many products are (Yahoo! News Search Results
endorsers. That number is generate interest. promoted by celebrities in their for e-readers)
While the overall impact of steeper, 11%, for those 55 plus. Despite its most positive aspects, country. Just about a third, 29%,
Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:10:38 AM
celebrity endorsement may be on Perhaps the biggest push for the study says marketers should of respondents in the global study
the decline, young consumers are those marketers looking to hire a be cautious. say celebrity endorsements New Electronic Readers Come
moved more than others to buy big visible endorser comes via Damian Thompson, global head influence their purchasing to the USA: PocketBook™,
products with stars attached to it. word-of-mouth marketing. The of consumer insight at decisions. Leader of East European E-
A new worldwide report by survey said 18-34ers are 50% Mediaedge: cia, said: "It appears This content has passed through Reader Markets is Launched by
Mediaedge: cia says 30% of 18- more likely than their older that interest in celebrity culture fivefilters.org. its Official US Distributor. 5”
34 year-olds would try a product counterparts to recommend a has peaked in some countries, and 6” E-Ink Models are
promoted by a celebrity. Older celebrity-endorsed product to and marketers need to be more A v a i l a b l e a t
c o n s u m e r s a r e m u c h m o r e others. Additionally, 35% strategic in their use of celebrity www.PocketBookReader.com
resistant. Conversely, consumers believe celebrity endorsements endorsements."
POCKETBOOK™ page 75
74 E-reader News/ E-reader Newspaper
PocketBook™ E-
The Best E-Readers Compared (Blogcritics.org) Readers Roll Out in
USA through Official
(Yahoo! News Search Results gets the jobs done. The K2I can
for e-readers) hold about 1,500 non-illustrated Partner, Brain Plaza Int’l
Submitted at 11/16/2009 6:02:18 PM
books in its 2GB internal (PRWeb via Yahoo!
memory and has an improved
In the following article I will battery life from the Kindle 1. News)
attempt to unearth the facts about The Kindle 2 International has a (Yahoo! News Search Results
the several different “e-readers” price tag of $259.00. for e-readers)
out there and decide which is The DX is basically a souped-up
Submitted at 11/17/2009 5:00:00 AM
best. Items of consideration for version of the Kindle 2. The DX
each device will include has 4GB of memory, offering New Electronic Readers Come
price/value and functional specs available capacity for about to the USA: PocketBook™,
such as display, content 3,500 non-illustrated books. Leader of East European E-
download/purchase ease, and Instead of the tiny six-inch Reader Markets is Launched by
others. Hopefully this will take display, the DX offers a much its Official US Distributor. 5”
away some confusion larger 9.7-inch “e-ink” display, and 6” E-Ink Models are
surrounding the differences also with 16-level grayscale. The A v a i l a b l e a t
between all the different e- DX has the ability to change the www.PocketBookReader.com
readers out there. orientation of your content from (PRWEB) November 17, 2009 --
Amazon Kindle portrait to landscape by just Western Graphics Inc, Ukrainian
The Kindle was released in provided by Amazon at no cost The K2I uses the AT&T wireless flipping the device on its side
to the user. For the sake of 3G network instead of the Sprint producer of PocketBook™ e-
November of 2007 and was the thanks to the added book readers appointed its
forerunner in the electronic keeping things current, we will network. The 3G coverage is accelerometer. The Kindle DX is
look at the newest offerings from available in over 100 countries official partner in the United
reader industry. The Kindle was currently $489.00. States: Brain Plaza International,
so popular that it sold out within Amazon: Kindle 2 International worldwide. The K2I is a light This content has passed through
and Kindle DX. 10.2 ounces and a super-slim a New York based company,
five and a half hours of its fivefilters.org. specializing in marketing East
release. A big draw for the Kindle 2 International version 0.36 inches thick. The display on
was released in October of 2009 the K2I uses 16-level grayscale European brands, will be
Kindle was its ability to purchase
and download content wirelessly. after considerable requests for on a six-inch screen. Not much of
accessibility in foreign countries. a vibrant display, but certainly POCKETBOOK™ page 75
The network connection was
HOW
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order deliveries are already relationship with Best Buy and, display with Sharper Image who have the luxury of time (as moving the needle on e-books
backed up well into December, as at some point, marketing gadgets while Sony has a full well as money given how much and this should be the crack-
demand outstrips immediate visibility from wireless partner kiosk a few feet away: not so higher these run) may want to through season. Not the time
availability. Of course, we don't Verizon (NYSE: VZ- News). On good. wait at least until early Janurary, when e-readers become
know how many units actually my last check at Best Buy, I The Kindle DX is it for those when more details are due at ubiquitous—that will have to
are being sold, but so far the could see the tag and the space who want a textbook-size CES. wait for prices to come down
hype is working. That makes the set aside, along with a price tag wireless e-reader this year. The These aren't the only e-readers closer to $150—but when the e-
job harder for Sony, which at of $449—$50 higher than the Que is the mirage of e-books for around or the only ones in the reader moves from "what is it" to
least has the branding and retail company says it's supposed to be. now. I actually tried a version of pipeline (Spring Design is suing "I might want it." Forrester
heft. Getting shelf space in a major big it months ago but have been told Barnes & Noble claiming the recently pushed its 2009 sales
But IREX doesn't even have box chain: good. Getting a tiny not to think of it as the final. It Nook copies its Alex dual-screen
that. What it does have is a retail corner in the Techno Wonder will be sleek, though, and people device) but this is the category HOW page 75
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memory cards. It runs on Linux from the box (including right to
and supports practically all left, characters, Cyrillic, etc) PRINCETON, NJ -- Even as
existing e-book formats could be very appealing for non- Wall Street continues to soar,
(including epub, fb2 and prc) only-English readers in such with the Dow Jones surging well
past 10,000, Gallup's economic
POCKETBOOK™ measures show little lift on Main
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existing e-book formats PocketBooks’ support of all • many economic forecasters
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plus mp-3 music playback. Price from the box (including right to • Reuters/University of Michigan
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was consistent with recent holiday season. Gallup's face tighter credit and a much national adults, aged 18 and
readings from Gallup's Economic Christmas spending surveys higher unemployment rate this older, each day. The Gallup job
Confidence Index. Now, show Americans in November Christmas -- not to mention creation and job loss results are
economic confidence on Main saying they plan to spend $638 reduced inventories and the based on a random half sample of
Street continues to languish even on Christmas gifts, down from related possibility that this year's approximately 250 current full-
as the stock market continues to $740 in October. This is not as holiday sales may not be as good and part-time employees each
soar. Although the dollar's sharp a decline as was true as last year's. day. Results from the week of
plunging value seems to be a between these two months last It would be helpful if a little of Nov. 9-15, 2009, are based on
strong positive for Wall Street, it year -- a plunge inspired by the the unbridled optimism on Wall telephone interviews with 3,458
exhibits no such benefits in the financial crisis -- but the resulting Street could spread to Main adults for the consumer
average consumer's perceptions.
In this regard, unemployment
spending level is close to the
intended spending average for
Street and the job market. That
would be the best holiday gift not
perceptions and spending
questions. For these results, one
The Pied
appears to be a growing concern
for many Americans. The recent
government report of a double-
November and December last
year. This suggests Christmas
spending this season may be as
only for the nation's consumers
and retailers but also for the
American economy.
can say with 95% confidence that
the maximum margin of
sampling error is ±2 percentage
Piper of
digit unemployment rate and the
increasing recognition that nearly
anemic as it was last year during
the depths of the recession and
Review and export the complete
daily trends on these measures:
points. Results for the job
creation and job loss questions
Mucus
one in five Americans is the financial crisis. Economic Indexes; Consumer are based on interviews with (Popular Science - New
unemployed or underemployed The reality is that average daily Spending; Economic Outlook; 1,921 employees, with a Technology, Science News,
may have helped increase the spending overall, including Economic Conditions; Job maximum margin of error of ±3 The Future Now)
public's focus on jobs. At the Christmas gifts, needs to show an Market percentage points. Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:06:06 AM
same time, Gallup's Job Creation increase of 30% to 40% from its Learn more about Gallup's Interviews are conducted with
Index shows that the job situation current level of around $65 just economic measures. respondents on land-line Sandy Hawkins’s simple Lung
facing most Americans on Main to match readings from Gallup's Sign up for Gallup e-mail alerts telephones and cellular phones. Flute cleans sick lungs
Street has not gotten better -- Consumer Spending measure of or RSS feeds In addition to sampling error, The plastic tube Sandy Hawkins
while the rate of layoffs seems to $90+ during last year's Christmas Get Gallup news on Facebook question wording and practical hands me looks more like a toy
have stabilized, new job creation season -- a spending level higher and Twitter difficulties in conducting surveys horn than a medical device.
has not improved. Further, many than Gallup has found for any Survey Methods can introduce error or bias into Blowing into it, he tells me, will
employers are cutting the hours week so far in 2009. This may be For Gallup Daily tracking, the findings of public opinion do wonders for my chest cold. I
and the wages of their possible if consumers have been Gallup interviews approximately polls. glance at the dozen or so people
employees. holding back on their spending 1,000 national adults, aged 18 This content has passed through enjoying their mid-afternoon
In turn, a lack of consumer and plan to let go for the and older, each day. The Gallup fivefilters.org. Starbucks and give it a few
optimism combined with a holidays. The huge sums consumer perceptions of the skeptical puffs.
dismal job outlook cannot spell investors are making on Wall economy and consumer spending The idea for the horn came one
good things for consumer Street could also help some high- results are based on random half- night in 1985. Hawkins, an
spending and retailers this end retailers. Still, consumers samples of approximately 500 acoustics engineer, and his
colleagues began brainstorming
how they could use sound to
mess with various bodily
functions. They joked about what
frequency a toilet would need to
vibrate at to force an
uncontrollable bowel movement
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and, slightly more seriously, a help from oxygen tanks. collect sputum from patients
"Time Traveling" Web
way to dislodge goo in sick
people’s lungs. Months later,
Hawkins was reminded of that
Annually, the combined cost of
treatment totals upward of $27
billion.
suspected of carrying
tuberculosis, and in Europe and
Canada it’s used to help test
Browser Let's You
discussion when he learned that
chronic obstructive pulmonary
Hawkins began building an
electronic sound machine that
phlegm for lung cancer. Clinical
trials in the U.S. have shown that
Search Like It's 1999
disease (COPD), a group of lung would produce waves of 16 it is at least as effective as current By Clay Dillow (Popular "When?" About Time Travel
diseases that includes hertz—the same frequency at COPD treatments. At press time, Science - New Technology, Google's Replacement for HTTP
emphysema and chronic which the cilia move—to help Hawkins expected the device to Science News, The Future Protocol to Make Web Browsing
bronchitis, makes breathing break up the mucus. Generating a receive FDA approval any day, Now) Twice as Fast Tags Technology,
tough for 10 million people, and hum of such a low frequency and says the reusable device Submitted at 11/17/2009 7:17:44 AM
Clay Dillow, browsers,
causes 127,000 deaths in the U.S. normally requires van-size could also provide home relief computers, GeoCities, Internet,
every year. “It’s the number-four subwoofers, and so he spent 15 for patients with cystic fibrosis, While the rest of the Web-savvy search, time travel, web, web
cause of death in the U.S.,” he years honing and shrinking the influenza and asthma. world fawns over breakthroughs browsers, world wide web One
says. “I thought, ‘Yeah, I should speakers. Then one day as he was As Hawkins tells me all this, I i n r e a l - t i m e s e a r c h a n d of HTTP's central functions is
do something about this.’ ” testing a mouthpiece filter for his notice that my cough has become pontificates on the future of content negotiation, during which
In healthy lungs, hairlike cilia on machine, he noticed that blowing more productive, and although he social networking, Los Alamos a URL can send various types of
the bronchial walls wiggle in through it sent a slight vibration deserves my congratulations, I National Labs is looking to the data to a browser depending on
unison to ferry mucus up the into his chest. Within five can’t stick around to chat. past. A team there is developing what the browser asks for (this is
trachea and into the mouth, seconds, he sketched out the Instead, I head outside and march a "time traveling" Web browsing why a Web server will often send
where it can be swallowed or spit Lung Flute to amplify the effect. to a storm drain to resolve the technology, dubbed Memento, a Spanish version of a site to
out. Patients with COPD, Blowing into the tube flaps a reed situation. —Corey Binns that will allow users to find old someone in Spain and an English
however, secrete more mucus -thin sheet of plastic, which Video: Lung Flautist Bjorn versions of Web pages without version to someone in the UK).
than the cilia can remove, and vibrates the chest and shakes the Carey shows us how to play trolling old archives. Memento simply adds a new
thick gobs of the stuff build up in mucus until it’s thin and mobile Current archival resources, like query layer to the its request from
the lungs, making them a enough for the cilia to usher it up the Wayback Machine, can a server, asking it to call up a
breeding ground for bacteria that your throat. “I felt so stupid search for old, cached pages of specific time and date as well.
can lead to pneumonia. Vigorous because the answer was so Web sites, but a search for a Using a server with built-in
coughing can help dislodge it, simple,” Hawkins says. particular URL brings up little Memento -- so far the Los
but many sufferers require drugs Today, doctors in Japan use the more than a list of cached dates Alamos team has developed a
to open their airways; some need $40 Lung Flute as a tool to the user must sort through to plug-in for Firefox as well as a
(maybe) find what he or she is version with Memento built-in --
"TIME looking for. Like an online gull- users simply select a date and
continued from page 77
winged Delorean, Memento will time from a drop-down box and
But the Los Alamos team thinks take you directly to the web page go to the URL as they normally
that a better way to find archived you want at the historical time would. The browser goes straight
information will encourage site a n d d a t e y o u s p e c i f y , b y to the archived page for the date
managers to archive more pages. h a r n e s s i n g t h e c o n t e n t and time specified, no archive
Honestly, we just want to have negotiation feature of Hypertext wandering required. Naturally,
one last dance with GeoCities. Transfer Protocol -- HTTP -- the f o r M e m e n t o t o b e m o s t
[ New Scientist] s y s t e m t h a t s e r v e s a s t h e effective, site-owners will need
infrastructure for the entire Web. to keep more detailed archives
Related Articles The Physics of with more time-stamped pages.
Time Travel Fistful of Browser "TIME page 77
The Irony of Asking the Question
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New Jaguar Supercomputer Outruns IBM's


Roadrunner as World's Fastest
By Jeremy Hsu (Popular
Science - New Technology,
Science News, The Future
Now)
Submitted at 11/16/2009 2:15:51 PM
Spanish Scientists Mod
Meanwhile, China edges into the Optical Mouse Into
top five, and the Department of Counterfeit Coin
Energy plans a thousandfold
speed increase by 2018
Detector
A supercomputer known as By Stuart Fox (Popular
Jaguar has finally bested IBM's Science - New Technology,
Roadrunner supercomputer in the Science News, The Future
biannual TOP500 list, but Now)
researchers have already begun Submitted at 11/17/2009 10:58:17 AM
looking into exascale
supercomputers that consist of Counterfeiting is as old as
100 million cores and run 1,000 money itself, with the history of
times faster than Jaguar. currency including a millennia-
Computerworld reports that the long arms race between mints
U.S. Department of Energy has tree modeling at the same time. calculations per second). IBM's themselves winners in this and the forgers that copy them.
begun holding workshops on the But a repartitioning of the system BlueGene/P supercomputer in supercomputer race. IBM and While governments have finally
new supercomputers to run high- dropped is performance from Germany took fourth place with Hewlett-Packard claimed 186 crafted paper money so intricate
res climate models, develop 1.105 petaflops per second to just 825.5 teraflop/s. and 210 systems of the top 500, that counterfeiting isn't a major
smart grids and aid fusion energy 1.04 petaflop/s, and allowed the China's new Tianhe-1 and Intel processors power 402 problem, detecting counterfeit
design. Cray XT5 supercomputer at the supercomputer, whose name of the 500 systems. coins remains a challenge. Now,
The current supercomputer race Department of Energy's Oak translates as "River in the Sky," As for national geek pride, the Spanish scientists have modified
measures success in one Ridge laboratory to seize the lead rounded up the top-five list. The U.S. maintains a healthy lead, a regular optical computer mouse
quadrillion calculations per with a performance of 1..75 Chinese supercomputer at the with 277 out of the 500 systems. to create a cheap and easy device
second, or one petaflop. petaflop/s. National Super Computer Center The UK leads Europe in this for sniffing out phony Euro
Roadrunner has dominated the Another Cray XT5 in Tianjin, China currently category, with Germany and coins.
list since it became the world's supercomputer known as Kraken tackles issues such as oil France tied for second. China The device utilizes the sensor on
first petaflop supercomputer in grabbed third place with a exploration and simulating also holds dominance over the the mouse to detect the minute
2008, and has tackled everything processing speed of 832 aircraft designs. Several Asian share, followed by Japan details etched into the surface of
from dark matter to HIV family teraflop/s (trillions of companies may also count and India. the coin. The user loads a coin
into the detector, which then
references the coin against a
database of legit currency. The
sensor can detect even the

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ALMA Telescope Takes Its First Sub-Millimeter


Measurements of Space
By Clay Dillow (Popular working in synch, researchers
Science - New Technology, believe ALMA will revolutionize
Science News, The Future the way we see the universe,
Now) probing deep into some of the
Submitted at 11/17/2009 9:31:45 AM
first galaxies to form after the
Big Bang and observing planets
The radical radiotelescope is in mid-formation around young
online stars.
News from high in the Chilean That's not to mention that she's
Andes this morning: the ALMA one beautiful radio telescope. For
observatory in Chile, the largest, a more extensive look at ALMA's
most ambitious ground-based trip up to the Atacama, check out
astronomy tool ever created, wavelengths prove that ALMA The Atacama Large our image gallery, or check out
made its first measurements isn't just hype, boasting Millimeter/submillimeter Array the galleries at the NRAO.
today from its overlook 17,400 unprecedented sensitivity and is currently under construction on [ BBC, NRAO]
above sea level. The resolution. the Chajnantor plateau in
interferometric measurements of And that's using just two of the northern Chile's Atacama desert,
radio signals, or "fringes," from a eventual 66 antennas making up with completion slated for 2012.
distant quasar at sub-millimeter the array. When all 66 antennas are

Doctors Equip Yorkshire Man With Cyborg Sphincter


By Stuart Fox (Popular colon. years. "Because of the remote
Science - New Technology, "The operation changed my life control I can lead a normal life
Science News, The Future and gave me back my pride and again," Galvin said.
Now) confidence," Galvin told the Armed with his new sense of
Submitted at 11/17/2009 8:47:08 AM
Daily Telegraph. confidence, all Galvin has to do
After he spent a short time with now to steal Steve Austin's crown
Meet Ged Galvin, the Steve a colostomy bag, the doctors is fight Sasquatch.
Austin of colorectal surgery. surgically removed muscle from [ Daily Telegraph, via
After a car crash in which Galvin Galvin's leg, fashioned it into an Geekologie]
almost died, surgeons at Royal ersatz sphincter, and surgically indignity of a colostomy bag. He the electrodes. Now he can do his
London Hospital realized they implanted electrodes into the new controls his functions with a business at his leisure, although
could rebuild his crushed organs. m u s c l e r i n g . D o c t o r s t h e n small remote control, about the the muscles and electrodes will
Stronger. Faster. They had the installed the device in Galvin. size of a cell phone, that operates need replacement every five
technology to give him a cyborg Now, Galvin is free from the
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slightest mistakes on the holder.


engraved map of Europe on the However, this discovery also
back of every Euro coin, making raises another interesting point:
it easy to detect all but the most Who the hell counterfeits coins?
perfect facsimiles. That seems really heavy, and
The mouse modification is cheap paying for everything in change
and easy, and the researchers is a surefire way to arouse
who invented it say the same suspicion.
technique can be applied to [via EurekAlert]
webcams, too. So far, the device
is only designed to analyze 2-
Euro coins, the currency that
makes up 79 percent of all
counterfeit coins in Europe, but
expanding the range would only
require updating the database,
and making a different sized coin