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April 28, 2003

that syncing feeling

SAFARI IS SYNCING YOUR BOOKMARKS, UNABLE TO SAVE BOOKMARK AT THIS TIME. hairball brought this to my attention, then it started happening to me. i can only find one reference to this online. it's annoying and frustrating. neither the hairy one nor i have a .Mac account to sync to. this is truely annoying.

the super DMCA laws being pushed right now are scaring more then me. Amazon.com, Microsoft and Walt Disney have bound together to fight against FCC adoption of certain provisions. "At issue are two separate ongoing FCC proceedings looking into how cable-modem and digital-subscriber-line service provided by phone companies should be regulated." or blocking access to sites and devices.

this is very cool, in an ugly retro way. i want one.

washington national cathedral has added a new gargoyle: Dath Vadar

Posted by parody at April 28, 2003 09:40 PM

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Boo hoo. So Microsoft is upset that SBC and the other bellspawn might do what Microsoft has already done fairly successfully -- corner the market.

I saw one of MS's ads in print. The double standard is sickening. This is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

The FCC is divided between those who support the bellspawn, and those who oppose them. And both sides cloth themselves in the mantle of consumer protection -- total bullshit.

Consumers are absolutely unrepresented at that table. Two industry groups are basically arguing over who gets the right to screw consumers.

Either way, we get the shaft. Don't believe the hype -- the players on both sides of this issue should give you an indication of what's really going on.

If you don't like this, then don't ever vote for a republican again.

Posted by: Jerry at April 29, 2003 09:47 AM

Shucks you had me right up to the end. Okay so closer to the middle, alright look oversimplification isn't going to get anyone anywhere. Voting for rich Democrats is different from voting for rich Republicans in what way? Big business and big government are sleeping in the same fetid bed while we as consumers watch the sick copulatory mess unfold until the lines between corporation and state are non-existent.
The Corporation becomes the new state, whithering away the old ideas of the state. Kind of what socialiasts envisioned communism would do only in the other political direction. If you want to fight this shark you're going to need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2003 11:05 AM

Jim,
Unlike many democrats, I don't blame the Greens for Bush's election. Hey, the republicans aren't stupid enough to ignore THEIR base. It's absolutely bone-headed for the democrats to do that. They have only themselves to blame for the results.

I didn't say "vote democratic." I said "don't ever vote for a republican again." That wasn't intended for the Greens, but rather for the many techies who lack the political sophistication to realize that the republicans are not their friends (pace, Ffej and Ben -- I asume you're not among them.) It's why I go ballistic at any expression of libertarian "free market" babble from techies. They apparently don't realize that, by hating government, they support corporatism.

And I did say "again."

Posted by: Jerry at April 29, 2003 11:31 AM

UPDATES:
we're experinacing an inability to update the webpage. very annoying. we lost 15 links this morning. so i'm going to put the updates here. read on

real artists ship, or at least have websites that are usefull or lookgood. that doesn't apply to pilsen, or hasn't since unger moved to michigan...but oncew you move a little north, away from the machine apologia, bigotry and petty infighting, look what you see: a semblence of community...

zoe rothberg, XNX designs. fashion show on the tenth. in wicker park., see link for info. or go to modsquare, who is curating the event, and who did this review of heavy petting's new CD.

the shuttle disaster seen as a set of lying powerpoint slides. deconstruction from a logical perspective.

urine control for game sensors...

sci am on hearing colors and smelling sounds.

Posted by: ffej at April 29, 2003 11:46 AM

Nope, no republicans here.

Posted by: Ben at April 29, 2003 11:48 AM

more technical difficulty.

real artists ship, or at least have websites that are usefull or lookgood. that doesn't apply to pilsen, or hasn't since unger moved to michigan...but oncew you move a little north, away from the machine apologia, bigotry and petty infighting, look what you see: a semblence of community...

http://www.xnxdesigns.com/index.php?view=welcome XNX designs

http://www.modsquare.com/ modsquare

http://www.modsquare.com/more.php?id=33_0_8_0_M review of heavy petting's new CD.

http://www.edwardtufte.com/1087289335/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?usca_p=t&msg_id=0000Rs&topic_id=1&topic=Ask%20E%2eT%2e powerpoint analysis

http://web.media.mit.edu/~hayes/mas863/urinecontrol.html your in control

http://www.sciam.com/print_version.cfm?articleID=0003014B-9D06-1E8F-8EA5809EC5880000 synesthia

Posted by: ffej at April 29, 2003 11:55 AM

Damn Jerry,

I must be slipping. The shit storm I was hoping to inspire has turned into nothing but a tepid, gray fog.

True you didn't say vote democrat, but I doubt that fringe lefty political groups have the clout to resist the power that multi-national corporations wield. What Jean-Marie Guehenno describes in "The End of the Nation State" is a subversion of democracy wherein foreign corporate types use money as a workaround to manipulate American politics. And they'ye not just mucking with our politics they're using ill-covceived trade agreements like NAFTA to privitize stuff like water. Ask the Bolivians how they like this crap. There's a Sept. '02 article in The Nation that's pretty creepy.

That's my soap box.

Posted by: Jim at April 29, 2003 07:12 PM

The libeterians have appeal because more often than not the government is a tool of the corporations rather than the freind of the little guy. Look at what the government does for the auto and airline industies, the entertainment industry, and a myriad of other industries. The government provides them the enviorment from which they can profit, and by providing the enviorment they dictate which sectors of which industry will prosper and which will wither away. For example we pay huge amount in taxes for autos and airlines but little for railroads.

Sure the market grow and move of thier own accord but its the government that draws out the detail.

Posted by: Oakey at April 30, 2003 01:51 AM

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