Archive for October 29th, 2003
The episode, on Fox Entertainment, featured a "Fox News Crawl" at
The cartoon ticker read: "Pointless news crawls up 37 per cent …
The 5 billion gigabytes of new data works out to about 800 megabytes
Although film-based photographs have dropped 9 percent since1999, paper
The Library of Congress created on Tuesday four narrow exemptions to a controversial digital-piracy statute but faces criticism from free-speech activists, who had hoped for more exceptions.
As part of a regular process of reviewing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, regulators created four new instances in which it is legal to crack digital copyright protections. Such protections can now be broken to access:
On a rainy day like today, however, the Dowbrigade feels like a member
Unlike yesterday’s educational diagram, this is an actual photo, from NASA, of the solar flare which is scheduled to reach earth any minute now. While it only takes about 6 minutes for light to get to Earth from the sun, this electromagnetic radiations seems to take a couple of days, which is how long they’ve been warning us about it.
”This is the real thing,” said John Kohl, a solar astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge. ”It’s headed straight for us, like a freight train.”
Boston Globe Story (foto from NASA)
Solar Flare Update: (noon) We just lost power in one of our classroom buildings here at BU and it looks like a whole segment of Commowealth Avenue is out. Solar-related? We are investigating, but as of now no classes have been cancelled….
This article got me thinking about other Dummies and Idiots books I
1) Complete Idiot’s Guide to programming your VCR – Just in time
2) How to find the G-Spot for Dummies – With a road map for guys
3) Procrastination for Dummies - I know I’d read it sometime
4) Complete Idiots Guide to Getting into Harvard – I have numerous candidates
5) Ventriloquism for Dummies – Turnaround is fair play
6) Running for Office for Dummies - A wealth of experience to draw on
7) The Complete Idiots Guide to Divining the Future – This one actually
8) Complete Idiots Guide to Admitting You’re Wrong – desperately needed
9) Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hip Hop Lyrics – Is Mack good or bad?
10) Enlightenment for Dummies – I’ve been trying to crack this nut for