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  • The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch
    By on December 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    HughPickens.com writes: Victoria Shannon reports in the NY Times that fifty years ago was a good year for music, with the Beatles appearing on Billboard’s charts for the first time, the Rolling Stones releasing their first album, the Supremes with five No. 1 hits, and Simon and Garfunkel releasing their debut album. The 50-year milestone is significant, because music published within the first half-century of its recording gets another 20 years of (more…)

  • Wilkinson vies for player of the year
    By on April 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jonny Wilkinson is on a five-man short list for this year’s European Player of the Year – an award he won in 2013.

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  • Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High
    By on January 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Chris Mooney writes at Mother Jones that a new study, from the Yale and George Mason University research teams on climate change communication, shows a 7-percentage-point increase in the proportion of Americans who say they do not believe that global warming is happening. And that’s just since the spring of 2013. The number of deniers is now 23 percent; back at the start of last year, it was 16 percent (PDF). The obvious (more…)

  • Robshaw named player of the year
    By on May 8, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Chris Robshaw wins the Premiership player of the season award despite missing more than a quarter of Harlequins’ games.

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  • DDR4 RAM To Hit Devices Next Year
    By on May 8, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “Micron has said that DDR4 memory — the successor to DDR3 DRAM — will reach computers next year, and that the company has started shipping samples of the upcoming DDR memory type. DDR4 is more power-efficient and faster than DDR3. New forms of DDR memory first make it into servers and desktops, and then into laptops. Micron said it hopes that DDR4 memory will also reach portable devices like tablets, which (more…)

  • Kinect For PCs Early Next Year, Microsoft Eyeing Business Apps
    By on October 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Microsoft has announced that its Kinect motion-control system will be available for PCs in early 2012, and that they’re planning to take it into the business world as well. ‘Microsoft plans to launch a commercial program for the peripheral early next year, giving businesses the tools to develop customized applications for their companies and industries. The pilot program already includes such familiar names (more…)

  • Capcom Has Yet Another Original Title Set For Next Year
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Capcom’s European COO David Reeves has said that even after Capcom’s Captivate event, they have yet another original title in the pipeline for release, but he wouldn’t divulge any details about what it was.. He said to expect more than just Resident Evil and Street Fighter games.

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  • Shih tzu saved her 83-year old owner from the Tsunami.
    By on March 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A miracle survivor story out of the tsunami in Japan. A 12-year-old shih tzu named Babu insisted that her owner take her for a walk the morning of the tsunami, and it’s a good thing she did. The pair was saved when the 30-foot wall of water consumed their home and the entire district surrounding it.

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  • Top 5 Reasons Why the Mets Will Suck this Year
    By on March 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Spring training games began over the weekend, reminding us all how terrible the Mets will be this year. Fittingly, Luis Castillo booted a ball at second base yesterday. Way to set the tone for the new season, Luis.

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  • 9 Year Old Girl Dying of Cancer, Gets Wish To Heckle David Wright
    By on January 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    9 year old girl Allison Pencey doesn’t have much to live for, but that won’t stop The Wish Zone from making her last dream come true. To heckle the balls off of David Wright. Thankfully, she was able to do just that, before security removed her.

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