Broadband Reports says that 14 and possibly more states that have or will pass(ed) bills banning community-run broadband. Free Pass shows a map breakdown of the states. Tallahassee.com takes a look at a newly proposed bill in Florida, backed by Sprint, BellSouth, Verizon, and Comcast, designed to bog down the muni-development process.
This funny Red vs. Blue's Public Service Announcement (PSA) video (3 minutes and 50 seconds) is about cold and flu season tips. It's pretty f
PuTTY beta v0.57 is now out. The new version fixes two security holes which can allow a malicious SFTP server to execute code of its choice on a PSCP or PSFTP client connecting to it.
If the Gods had instant messaging, then they would do this. Yikes!
I'm pleased to announce the release of holocron.com. This is the site that I and my friends will be using to coordinate our historical final trip to see the new Star Wars movie (Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith). It will be spoiler free, but will have details about ticket sales, and our line up plans. Please create an account on the site, with an active e-mail account, so that you can stay informed about important happenings with out line up. For the previous two files we had 96 and 80ish people respectively. I'd really like to break 100 for this final episode. Thank you, and good night :)
It looks like Mousey is an even older fart today. Happy, birthday dude! Here's a small virtual present for you:
Yahoo! News report Egyptian doctors said they removed a second head from a 10-month-old girl suffering from one of the rarest birth defects in an operation Saturday.
Compfused.com posted a funny two minutes video clip of two brave soldiers executing a "tip over" mission an occupied Porta Potty.
There are 66 entries for Worth1000's Hello Kitty 2 contest theme. It is a world where everything is for the cats.
CNN.com reports that Samuel W. Alderson, the inventor of crash test dummies that are used to make cars, parachutes and other devices safer, has passed away at the age of 90 (2/11/2005). He grew up tinkering in his father's custom sheet-metal shop, worked on various military technology and by 1952 had formed Alderson Research Labs. The company made anthropomorphic dummies for use by the military and NASA in testing ejection seats and parachutes. The dummies were built to approximate the weight and density of humans and hold data-gathering instruments.
Yahoo! News' Photos had some nice shots of animals doing crazy things. Here are Ant's favorites:
- #1 -- A participant bites the tail of his bull to urge it to run faster during a bullock cart race on the second day of the rural games, also called the 'Mini Olympics', at Kila Raipur, India.
- #2 -- People watch sheep-fighting to celebrate China's traditional Spring Festival in Huaibei city, east China's Anhui Province.
- #3 -- Mother's tongue : A camel mother sticks her tongue out while standing by her newborn calf 'Joachim'.
Yahoo! News report that archaeologists have begun underwater excavations of what is believed to be an ancient city and parts of a temple uncovered by the tsunami off the coast of a centuries-old pilgrimage town.