20 March 2003
Columnist Ellen Goodman: "In many ways, talk radio seems to have taken up where yellow journalism left off. It bears the trademark disregard for history, casualness about facts, and a penchant for propaganda."
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The Chambers Brothers And my soul has been psych-e-del-i-cized...!! Listening to the long version of Time Has Come Today on the PC -- what a great song. The Chambers Brothers were so cool. Back in an era when everyone didn't have to fit into a distinct music marketing niche, you could be black and psychedelic. Breaking barriers, musical or otherwise, is forever pretty damn hard. Lester Chambers is still fighting to get royalties for his music after decades of getting screwed by record companies.
9:10:56 PM  #   your two cents []
HP to resell, support Red Hat worldwide. HP now provides single point of service, accountability [InfoWorld: Top News]
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From Shutterclog: What? Which? 

Horst Prillinger: "...Bush speech. My response:

* What "coalition"?
* What "grave danger"?
* What "honor"?
* What "respect for [Iraq's] citizens"?
* "No ambition"?
* Define "reluctantly".
* What "work of peace"?
* What "freedom"?
* Which God?..." [
The Aardvark Speaks]

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From megnut: "I weep for my country". W. Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd speaking yesterday on The Arrogance of Power:

We flaunt our superpower status with arrogance. We treat UN Security Council members like ingrates who offend our princely dignity by lifting their heads from the carpet. Valuable alliances are split. After war has ended, the United States will have to rebuild much more than the country of Iraq. We will have to rebuild America's image around the globe.

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Warblogs. Dan Gillmor offers many links to sites covering the war, including journalists and others in the field in the Middle East. [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]
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A fascinating angle from Boing Boing Blog:

Is Iraq's Internet still functioning?. There's a thread on Declan's politech list today about the status of Internet service within Iraq. Brian at pc-radio.com posts:

Despite the ease with which the USA could unplug Iraq from the Net (article link), the country's Internet services appear to functioning as of this moment. Web surfers have encountered intermittent problems reaching Uruklink.net, the Iraq government's main website, after the US launched its initial attack Wednesday night. But those access difficulties were apparently due to a surge of Internet visitors rather than to damage from the bombing.(...)

Iraq's two main e-mail servers, mail.uruklink.net and mail.warkaa.net, were still responding to pings today. The website of Iraqi's satellite TV service (reachable at since it lost its domain iraqtv.ws), as well as BabilOnline.net, a major newspaper, were also reachable. While Iraq's sites are available from outside the country, it's not immediately clear whether Iraqis are able to access the Internet since the initial attacks.

Link to reply posts, Link to original query, Discuss
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New ICANN chief open to change. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers often has been criticized for being too secretive. Its new president says the organization is ready to turn over a new leaf. [CNET News.com]
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Cisco heads home with Linksys buy. The networking giant says it plans to acquire Linksys, a manufacturer of networking gear for consumers, in a stock deal valued at $500 million. [CNET News.com]
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The Register has a story about a leaked draft EU decision on the .eu domain that says the winner is the Belgian bid:

It may seem peculiar that out of all the bidders for the domain administration, Brussels-based EURid should win. It is, after all, run by the director of the Belgian country-code domain, Marc Van Wesemael, and has Karel Uyttendaele - the IT manager for the federation of Belgian ICT Industries - heading the Board.

However, Mr Van Wesemael told us this morning that he has received no official confirmation of the decision, so the draft decision may just be Brussels bureaucrats practising their typing skills.

The Irish cross-border bid for the .eu registry is EURETO.

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Phone bugs found in EU offices. Politics: Telephone bugs have been found in EU offices used by the British, French and German delegations, it was revealed today. [Guardian Unlimited]
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Making a Statement, in Absentia. Among college students, the away message is a form of communication, entertainment, procrastination and social life rolled into one. [New York Times: Technology]
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William Pfaff: Don't blame the French. Comment, William Pfaff: And so we go to war, the United States, Britain and Australia - alone. [Guardian Unlimited]
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Al Gore Joins Apple's Board Of Directors [Slashdot] From Good Morning Silicon Valley: "Al brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Apple from having helped run the largest organization in the world -- the United States government," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said in a statement, adding: "Al is also an avid Mac user and does his own video editing in Final Cut Pro." 
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Study answers: 'Why all this spam?'. Primary source for spammer lists are e-mail addresses on public sites [InfoWorld: Top News]
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