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Archive for November, 2006

Nov 27th 2006

guitar tablature is copyright infringement?

recently, while looking for some help with a few songs i’m trying to learn to play on the guitar, i discovered something very sad. it appears the NMPA and the MPA have threatened two of my favorite tablature site, and (and probably others) claiming their guitar tablature archives infringe on numerous copyrights […]

Nov 26th 2006

palestinian grandmother of 41 completes [unsuccessful] suicide attack

A Palestinian grandmother, 64, blew herself up in a suicide attack aimed at Israeli troops in Palestine yesterday.
Three Israeli soldiers sustained injuries in the incident targeting Israeli troops near Jabalya area in North Gaza. Hamas claimed responsibility.
In a video released by Hamas, the woman read out a statement saying that she wanted to dedicate her […]

Nov 25th 2006

hawaii earthquakes explained

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 4.5 struck off the northwest coast of the Big Island on Thursday in the same area where two stronger temblors struck last month.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimated its magnitude at 5.0; the Tsunami Warning Center estimated it at 4.5.
Magnitude 6.7 and 6.0 earthquakes shook […]

Nov 23rd 2006

whites-only scholarship at boston university

The application itself offers an explanation: “We believe that racial preferences in all their forms are perhaps the worst form of bigotry confronting America today.”
[the] group is offering the [$250] scholarship to point out “how ridiculous it is to have any sort of racially based scholarship.”
At BU, for example, students who are at least one-quarter […]

Nov 23rd 2006

dave barry’s thanksgiving articles

thanksgiving would not be thanksgiving without them. recommended:
his 1995 article
or, my personal favorite,
his 2004 article

Nov 22nd 2006

vatican: borders are inhumane; we will remove ours

acting on its own advice this week (article: vatican decries fence planned for US border), the vatican has decided to remove the inhumane walls encircling its own fortified state:

“Speaking of borders, I must unfortunately say that in a world that greeted the fall of the Berlin Wall with joy, new walls are being built between […]

Nov 22nd 2006

Don’t Mess with Buenos Aires

Forget about clever anti-litter campaigns from Texas. My advice? Don’t mess with Buenos Aires.
Barbara Bush (W’s daughter, not mom) got her purse stolen.
The purse snatching took place on Barbara’s first night in town while she was dining in the picturesque San Telmo neighborhood. According to the reports, the Secret Service agents failed […]

Nov 21st 2006

VIDEO: michael richards (seinfeld’s “kramer”) loses it

**UPDATE** CBS has posted the full video clip of richards’ late show apology on its page of archived video. this after repeated submissions to youtube were removed at CBS’ request.
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to be fair, the video only depicts (what appears to be) richards’ overblown reaction to some hecklers. […]

Nov 21st 2006

bill o’reilly disses ipods

dailytech quotes the comments o’reilly made on his radio show:

“I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod…If this is your primary focus in life – the machines…it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America…did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on […]

Nov 20th 2006

Louis Armstrong – Dinah

Turn off Justin Timberlake, My Chemical Romance, Nickelback, or Beyonce for a couple minutes, if only to enjoy this video.
This guy is the real deal: