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Month: July 2004

Supersonic SC-77 DVD

The next time you’re stuck in traffic with a screaming toddler in the back seat, you’ll wish you had one of these strapped to the back of your headrest: A compact portable DVD player with Finding Nemo queued up and ready to go.… Read the rest

Panasonic DMC-FZ10

What strikes you first about the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 (aka “Lumix”) digital camera is its huge, beautiful Leica lens. With a 42mm diameter, the lens is more closely related to something you’d find on a traditional 35mm single-lens reflex camera than to its tiny cousins in the digital world.… Read the rest

Free speech?

Excuse me, but isn’t our whole country supposed to be a free speech zone??

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Download for Democracy.

Law student Thad Anderson has collected a bunch of government documents and made them available via P2P networks such as KaZaA and SoulSeek, through his Download for Democracy project. These documents are publicly available elsewhere, but they’re not always so easy to find.… Read the rest

Digital cameras’ missing link.

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Mobloggers on the front lines.

A bunch of U.S. soldiers have been posting photos of their experiences in Iraq. This stuff is far more vivid than anything you’ll see on the news. If you want to know what war looks like, these moblogs are the place to look.… Read the rest

Homo interneticus.

There’s been a bit of news about the recent NEA study, “Reading At Risk,” which found that only about half of Americans read books.

Compare that to this interesting First Monday piece about the shift from print culture to Internet culture: The mentality Of Homo interneticus: Some Ongian postulates by Michael H.… Read the rest

Jenny Turpish personality profile.

Null keeps linking to these personality tests, and fool that I am, I keep taking them.

Wackiness: 40/100
Rationality: 46/100
Constructiveness: 82/100
Leadership: 72/100

You are an SECL–Sober Emotional Constructive Leader. This makes you a politician. You cut deals, you change minds, you make things happen.… Read the rest

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