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Entries for June, 2010

Saw this in a forum and it made me smile…

If live sound isn’t in your heart, get some cheap cabs and be done with it, but if you’re passionate about music and holding events, spend a lot of money, you’ll never regret it. Your girlfriend might but hey, thats girls, its all shoes, bags and god damn make up with them, i’m a man, and […]

Microsoft Kills Kin

Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft’s Kin, the social phone we wanted to love, is dead. Microsoft is ending its short life, sources close to Microsoft tell us. There won’t be a separate Kin product anymore. Effective immediately, Andy Lees is shoving the entire Kin team into the core Windows Phone 7 team, so there […]

Lost | ‘Lost’: The Essential Reading List | Photo 1 of 16 | EW.com

This 1977 novel by Walker Percy (The Moviegoer) is a bleak psychological investigation of a Southern gentleman gone toxic and mad from his wife’s betrayal, his own violence, and various other sad things — including, it seems, America itself. It was one of many books read by good ol’ boy Sawyer on the beach during […]

Hacking NetFlix : Hulu Launches $9.99 Per Month Hulu Plus Service

As expected, Hulu today launched the $9.99 per month Hulu Plus service, offering full seasons of TV shows from ABC, NBC and Fox in HD. Hulu Plus will offer all episodes of current shows, plus past seasons of shows like 30 Rock, The Office, Heroes, and more. Hulu Plus will be available on Windows and […]

ICANN OKs .xxx domain name for porn sites | Digital Media – CNET News

Porn sites may soon be able to tag themselves with a .xxx address now that ICANN has given the new domain name its initial OK. After denying several requests over the years for a new .xxx top-level domain, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) finally relented Friday by giving the new domain […]

[Phoronix] Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root

Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers’ mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges. All that’s left to accomplish within the Ubuntu land according to Canonical’s Christopher James Rogers […]

New Speakers for Outside Gigs

Picked up some new speakers last night for the DJ rig. 4 dual 12″ Sonics to be precise. These will work great for outside shows and street dances. These are speakers to handle the mids and highs and weigh about 100 lbs each! Good thing they have built in wheels on them. I can’t wait […]

Fargo-based Highway Patrol trooper charged

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper based in Fargo is accused of assaulting his wife while she held their infant son. Michael Polomny, 40, was arrested Wednesday at the couple’s home in Moorhead, Minn. He made a court appearance Thursday and a judge set bail at $6,000 bond or $2,000 cash. […]

The gambling man who co-founded Apple and left for $800 – CNN.com

Ron Wayne is usually just another gambler at the Nugget Hotel & Casino in Nevada. He comes here a couple of days a week to try his luck on the video poker machine. But on this trip, he drew some curious onlookers, as he was escorted by a CNN camera crew. A gift-shop worker asked […]

Consumer Reports on Safety: People food that can poison your pet

As much as we humans love it, chocolate contains caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can adversely affect a dog’s heart and nervous system. Because dogs metabolize their food differently, the ‘people’ food we eat isn’t necessarily good for them. In fact, last year the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center handled 17,453 cases of pets poisoned […]