Updated: 12/12/2002; 4:07:17 PM.
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Thursday, December 12, 2002


Microsoft plugs eight holes in its Java software [IDG InfoWorld]

Holy moly, more MS security flaws? How can it be?






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Segway Owners a Small, Happy Club. The first Segway electronic scooters are just getting into the hands of ordinary consumers, who couldn't be more delighted -- except for the fact that everyone they meet wants a ride. By Leander Kahney. [Wired News]

Man, I canít wait to get my Segway. First thing Iím doing is taking a trip to The City, which, for those poor, unsophisticated rubes, is, of course, San Francisco. In trials in The City, the Segway easily managed the hills, even reaching 14 MPH uphill on Lombard.


With my knees, this thing is a godsend. The question is whether or not it will actually be allowed on busy city sidewalks amid concerns over safety. All I gotta say is if you see me coming, get the hell outta the way.






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Treetop Blogging Protests Logging. A group of techie activists equips tree-sitters in Northern California's Headwaters Forest with laptops and wireless gear in hopes that protestors' in-tree blogs will draw attention to old-growth logging. Amit Asaravala reports from Eureka. [Wired News]

Looks the popularity of blogging is climbing to new heights. Sorry. Couldnít resist.






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Bush Assails Lott's Remarks as 'Offensive' and 'Wrong'. President Bush rebuked Senator Trent Lott for praising Strom Thurmond's racially divisive 1948 presidential campaign, saying "he has apologized, and rightly so." By Carl Hulse. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]

Gosh, and it only took the Dim Son what? A week? A week of growing criticism over Lottís despicable remarks. A week of Ari refusing to even address the issue. A week in which Lottís racist spew stunk up the entire GOP.


Our own senator, Kay Baily Cheerleader, has actually defended Lott, saying he simply misspoke and feels terrible. Oh yeah, bimbo? Then how do you explain Lott saying almost exactly the same thing 10 years ago at Thurmondís 90th bash?


As usual, the GOP has shown its true colors as the party of lies, corporate thievery, religious extremism and racism in America.






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Finding Hot Spots and Service Providers. Once you are equipped with a laptop or palmtop with a Wi-Fi card, you are ready to roam. Several Web sites can guide you to Wi-Fi access points, or hot spots; other sites provide information about subscription-based access. By The New York Times. [New York Times: Technology]

The NYT has put together a pretty decent guide to online resources for the Wi-fi crowd. Youíll find links to all sorts of info on hot spots, ISPs, etc.






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Google searches out an e-tail niche. Attention online shoppers: The company is testing a new service called Froogle that uses its search engine to help locate products on the Web. [CNET News.com]

We took Froogle for a spin today and, as you might expect, coming from the folks at Google, itís great. Finally thereís something almost as useful as Pricewatch for things other than computer stuff. Check it out Froogle for yourself.






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Paul Fix. "The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory." [Quotes of the Day]


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Sir Winston Churchill. "It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." [Quotes of the Day]


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