Guardian Unlimited's article says the sale of image rights agency focuses attention on lucrative after-life of deceased celebrities. The news this week that Corbis, the digital image company set up by Bill Gates in 1989, has bought a Beverly Hills company which owns the image rights to more than 50 deceased celebrities, has focused attention once again on the entertainment industry's ability to resurrect the dead.
This long New York Times article (10 pages; no registration required) reports the mismeasure of television (TV). One of the great contradictions of modern American life is that almost everyone watches TV while almost no one agrees anymore about what it really means to watch television. True, we know that as spring gets under way, new episodes of "Desperate Housewives", "C.S.I.", "American Idol", (Ant's favorites: "Lost", "24", "Alias", The Simpsons, etc.), etc. will battle for prime-time supremacy in the overnight Nielsen ratings.
CBS News report a modest movement to preserve the phone booth is rippling through state legislatures. To the phone booth's defenders, it is more than a matter of simple nostalgia: It cuts to the roots of social equality, public safety, and common sense.
Ain't It Cool News listed the television (TV) shows that will be renewed, going to be canned, and is ina who knows situation.
Sound Mirrors and Acoustic Location talks about acoustic location was used from mid-WW1 to the early years of WW2 for the passive detection of aircraft by picking up the noise of the engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during WW2 by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective.
Broadband Reports mentioned Tim Karr's Is Cheap Broadband UnAmerican? article: "Those who support muni-broadband (and oppose state-bans on community-run Wi-Fi) are quickly branded socialists and communists by incumbent supporters. 'Telecommunications giants have mobilized a well-funded army of coin-operated think tanks, pliant legislators and lazy journalists to protect their Internet fiefdoms from these municipal internet initiatives, painting them as an affront to American innovation and free enterprise,' opines Karr."
Since I am looking for an apartment/condonimum near my workplaces (Santa Monica and Culver City, CA, USA), I ran into this interesting /. comment about a maps.google.com hack. This little Web page lets you search for places with the help of Google's datas (pictures, prices, number of bedrooms, descriptions, cities, and dates).
Postwired.com is a movie poster weblog that hosts movie poster images, news, and other film poster related information.
ok, that only took about forever, sorry folks!! AQFL is back, and coming soon to a DNS near you! Sorry Ant.. You're good to go now. =)
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StupidVideos has a funny streaming video clip of a "freeway cow" that went for an afternoon jog on the freeway. Mooo!
John J. Miller's CBS News opinion talks about the complaints and history of DST (Daylight Saving Time). The reason we have DST, of course, is because the politicians have mandated it. Federal lawmakers nevertheless spent much of the 20th century insisting, with typical modesty, that they could "save daylight." Congress passed the first DST law in 1918 and repealed it the next year. Franklin Delano Roosevelt imposed year-round DST for three years during the Second World War. In 1966, Congress approved a uniform DST standard for the whole country. In the 1970s, Richard Nixon had the nation go on DST for 15 consecutive months in order to conserve energy. The last president to modify DST was Ronald Reagan, who advanced DST's start date to the first Sunday in April.
Webindia123.com's article says a new study conducted by a computer magazine, PC Pro has found that people who are not bothered to turn off their computers properly are costing both the environment and their own pockets dear. According to BBC, they measured the electricity consumed by PCs, printers and TVs and found many devices were extremely hungry when it comes to eating power. A CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor left on during the day and in standby mode during the night costs an equivalent in electricity over five years as a brand new flat screen monitor.