OMFG, we have a Fucktard-in-Chief

Well, he's a history major, not a geography major.
Rockstar Supernova is a reality TV show where contestants battle it out to become the lead singer in Tommy Lee's new band Supernova. Somewhat interestingly, I went to high school with one of the contestants: Storm Large. That really is her name, and she is in fact quite large (well, tall at least.) I have to confess I haven't seen it yet though.
Jim, I got the first season of Lost on DVD. Watched the pilot last night. Pretty wild stuff! They're in an errant node in the space time continuum, right? Don't tell me!
USDTV: Low Cost, Little Interest

service: small set of cable channels for low price

technology: compressed digital video (h.264) transmitted over terrestrial TV channels using the spare capacity on local TV stations' digital carriers

similar predecessors: "wireless cable" (aka MMDS) offerings by telcos in the mid-90's, based on re-use of community/educational TV spectrum for MPEG-2 signals.

outcome: Chapter 7.
Very involved food blog via Atrios.
weve been getting a burnt rubber smell blowing through since yesterday.
Wireless Data, It Sells Well

Until Recently Full of Promise,
Satellite Radio Runs Into Static
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When iconic morning host Howard Stern moved from regular radio to satellite earlier this year, it was supposed to be a coming of age. Instead, the industry's two rivals, XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., are still reporting heavy losses, despite a few years ago telling investors they would need four million customers each to break even. XM crossed that mark more than a year ago; Sirius hit it earlier this year. Last year, XM lost $667 million, and Sirius lost $863 million. And Sirius is facing a potential exodus of subscribers as a clutch of promotional one-year trials soon comes to an end.

Death by podcast.
Google's gift
Verizon launches the three-channel DVR Verizon has a fiber-based IPTV system, which uses MPEG-2 video.

This description of an installation may give you an idea why the FIOS system will cost Verizon billions more than the SBC/AT&T approach: plain old twisted pair, plus advance modulation and advance video compression.
I registered this domain 7 years ago today.
joe klein: professional wanker
salmon candy
beerfest starting august 25th
a fun dave 3m0ry tin foil hat thread
janis on sundance
blogofascist humor
You know, some might argue that Chuck Roberts blows retired crack whores in exchange for their used Burger King collectable cups. Not ME, mind you -- I'm just sayin' some people might argue that.
I watched without sound, so I must have missed something, but apprarently this film sent to me by the JPost proves that the rumors of a protracted Israeli attack on Lebanon over the past month are completely false.
i did not know that...
As the July edition of the Washingtonian Magazine notes, Friedman lives in "a palatial 11,400-square-foot house, now valued at $9.3 million, on a 7½-acre parcel just blocks from I-495 and Bethesda Country Club." He "married into one of the 100 richest families in the country" - the Bucksbaums, whose real-estate Empire is valued at $2.7 billion.
The JPost says there's a good chance that the wobbly Olmert government will accept this resolution. Over at NRO's corner, John Podhoretz contends that this would mean the end of the Olmert government. I'm tempted to suggest that our government, having seemingly lost its will to oppose (or even to let others oppose) our deadliest enemies, deserves the same fate. But let's wait until the facts are in.
via ezra klein via Think Progress:

39% of Americans believe that Muslims should be force to keep special ID. 49% say that Muslim citizens aren't "loyal" to the United States.

via billmon:

The bad news:

Some 30 percent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper.

The good news:

While the country is preparing to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and shocked the world, 95 percent of Americans questioned in the poll were able to remember the month and the day of the attacks. (emphasis added)
lets joe crazy
“I’m worried that too many people, both in politics and out, don’t appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us — more evil, or as evil, as Nazism and probably more dangerous than the Soviet Communists we fought during the long Cold War,” Mr. Lieberman said.