Australian Idol And ISP Censorship

23 Nov
November 23, 2004

fembots writes “Teenage fans of the new Australian Idol Casey Donovan rushed to the homepage of a dead gay porn icon with the same name when a URL was advertised in major newspapers without the .au country code. ISP BigPond took matters to its own hand by redirecting millions of its subscribers’ requests back to the Idol’s website. On top of that, BigPond lodged a formal complaint with the Australian Broadcasting Authority on the basis Mr Donovan’s site may contain X-rated material or material that would be denied classification by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.”

Originally posted by CmdrTaco from Slashdot

BrainPort Allows People To Reclaim Damaged Senses

23 Nov
November 23, 2004

Karma Star writes “There is a news article on a new device called a BrainPort, which is special device that is worn like a helmet, with a strip of tape containing an array of 144 microelectrodes hanging off the headset which is placed on the tongue. The BrainPort then sends signals to the tongue which are then picked up by the brain, allowing the user to regain otherwise lost sensory input. More at the NY Times (soul stealing subscription required).”

Originally posted by CmdrTaco from Slashdot

Shamefull CBS

23 Sep
September 23, 2004

here is my letter to all the CBS Affiliates… rathergate is the place to go

Dear CBS Affiliates,

I am so disappointed in the way Dan Rather and CBS news has handled this George W. Bush Memo situation. It appears that no one at CBS did any due diligence in researching this story. This is the President of the United States we are talking about here…I do not take that lightly and in any regard he still commands our respect as citizens of the United States. I do not feel that he was treated with such respect. For this reason, I am switching my TV viewing habits away from CBS to another network that will treat our nations leader with respect and do their homework before running a story that had the potential of shifting a national election.

Thank You

The Screensavers

18 Sep
September 18, 2004

OK Folks…the screensavers is just the best show on G4techTv . Kevin, Sarah and Dan rock..the jury is still out on Alex. He seems so goofy and maybe cause he is new..he just seems over excited or something. Kevin Rose & Sarah Lane each have web sites full of cool tips and other tasty tidbits that I just love to spend time reading. They show just rocks with its hard edge and hacker mantality. They touch topics (with appropriate disclaimers) that most shows would not hit with a 10 foot pole. Chcek it out..I will.

Day One

17 Sep
September 17, 2004

this is just plain cool I am so thrilled to be using this new software. I’m not quite sure exactly how it works, or how it does what it does

but it is neat none the less!!!