Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dick Burton on Electronovision®

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The potatoe diet, er, the potato e-diet


Friday, October 29, 2010

"Officer Bubbles"

the video is from July 2010. This Gizmodo item is more recent:
Meet the YouTube Commenter Sued for Mocking 'Officer Bubbles'

There's a Fox News discussion of this on Youtube, which is too irritating for me to post it as an embedded video, but FYI the link is here.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Preserving Yiddish, etc

from ZD Net: 100 year data preservation

A 350 year old copy of Shakespeare is about as readable as a new one. But a 35 year old floppy? Preserving data is essential to digital civilization, but how? Here's a new approach.

from the BBC: New Yorker's mission to keep Yiddish alive [video link]

With the number of Yiddish speakers dwindling the last secular bookshop in New York is facing closure by the end of this year. In this first person account owner Hy Wolfe talks about his mission to keep both the bookshop and his language alive.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

World o' trash, USA


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

26 October 2010

from Slate: "The whimsical animators at Taiwan's Next Media offer their take on the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas seeking an apology from Anita Hill."

BofA Says It Reviewed 102,000 Foreclosures in Two-and-a-Half Weeks, but It Won't Say How

CNN: "Businessman Leo Hindery reveals the real unemployment rate and why it's double the official government figure."
(Have you ever embeded a CNN video? Why is their embedding interface so *&#@in' difficult to use? (I've tried embedding with non-standard sizes too, and their interface doesn't tolerate that either.)

Cross-posted at Dead Horse.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Nicole Saba - Ana Tabee Keda / نيكول سابا - أنا طبعى كدة

Friday, October 08, 2010

Cry, baby

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

facebook blah blah blah

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Richard Harris re Brando

Friday, October 01, 2010

from slate V

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