While iVillage plans to eliminate its pop-up ads, could there be a use for pop-up/under ads? David Lidsky: Don’t complain about ads — find creative ways to use them
Pop-up poker. This is a fun new game sweeping the nation. Surf the Web until you have five pop-up windows on screen (check out the New York Post’s site, www.nypost.com, if you want to fill your hand quickly). What kind of hand have you drawn for yourself? Three X10s and two Orbitz.coms? Full house! You win. I only had two pair, Netflix high. Combine this with instant messaging and play with all your friends.
Following any URL cut and pasted from Silicon.com is bringing up Gates’ mansion overrun by incontinent geese. Interesting. The links on the page work, but copy and paste from the current location and incontinent geese follow.
Declan McCullagh reports that Howard Berman (D-CA) and Howard Coble (R-NC) plan to introduce a bill to give the music and movie industry the power to hack into the personals computers of anyone they accuse of illict file sharing. Could Hollywood hack your PC?
The measure would permit copyright holders to perform nearly unchecked electronic hacking if they have a “reasonable basis” to believe that piracy is taking place. The legislation would immunize groups such as the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America from all state and federal laws if they disable, block or otherwise impair a “publicly accessible peer-to-peer network.”
Anyone whose computer was damaged in the process must receive the permission of the U.S. attorney general before filing a lawsuit, and a suit could be filed only if the actual monetary loss was more than $250.
So the MPAA or RIAA could damage data on or being transmitted to or from my computer without legal penalty if they have a “reasonable basis” to assume that piracy is taking place, and I have the responsibility to prove that it was not, if I want to recover from any damages created by the copyright holder? Would this give me the right as an individual copyright holder to perform electronic vigilantism without being constrained by other laws?
The new courtship: targeted romance via Internet
“If you want to find Jamaican midgets, you can find them,” Cooper said. “If you want one-legged women, you can find them.”
This would be a great place for a pun about the Internet making the world smaller…
Militants wire Web with links to jihad
Lately, al-Qaeda operatives have been sending hundreds of encrypted messages that have been hidden in files on digital photographs on the auction site eBay.com. Most of the messages have been sent from Internet cafes in Pakistan and public libraries throughout the world.
Politech challenge: Decode Al Qaeda stego-communications!
Does anyone on the Politech list want to take a crack at locating one of these files with a hidden message? Extra credit is given if the hidden message can be decrypted!
I’d check images of certain muppets very closely for hidden stenographic messages…
Over at DCRP Jeff has put up some very nice fireworks photo Galleries.
How do you know if you’re a geek? If you find quotes like this to be funny:
hm. I’ve lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can’t figure out where in my apartment it is.
QDB: Top 50 Quotes
While the Trip.com FlightTracker is great for seeing the status of one flight, FlightView can show all
Current US Air Traffic.
I’ve upgraded to Movable Type 2.2, to see if I can figure out exactely what TrackBack is. Maybe this will work?