16 February 2009

Rush judgement

Rush Limbaugh opines : There was a promise from the Obama administration, the new era of responsibility and transparency, that all such legislation would be posted on the Internet for five days so that the public could read what is being voted on. Ain’t going to happen. In addition, they have reformatted the bill. They’ve made it a PDF file when they posted it. Now, for those of you that don’t use computers, basically what that means is that it cannot be keyword searched. ... Read more

10 February 2009

Musical fantasy

Florian Schneider gets back together with Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flür. Freed from Ralf Hütter’s obsessive perfectionism, they find themselves able to release a new album every few years.

9 February 2009

Apples not falling far from trees

As a listener to various Radio 4 programmes, I’ve heard Carol Thatcher being entertaining on a number of occasions. More than once I pondered how hard it must have been for her to step out from under her mother’s evil shadow. Oh well, so much for that thought. Apparently Ms Thatcher compared professional tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to a golliwog , and then refused to issue an apology, resulting in her being fired by the BBC. ... Read more

6 February 2009

Disney/ABC/ESPN and Net Neutrality

As you’ll know if you’ve read my previous rants about how broken the TV industry is , the reason why cable and satellite is so expensive is that Disney won’t let carriers offer you ABC unless they also bundle ESPN into their base package; and ESPN is one of the most expensive channels. Well, ESPN are trying to do the same thing with your Internet connection . They’re “offering” ISPs the option of paying a per-subscriber fee, in return for which their subscribers will be allowed to watch ESPN streaming video. ... Read more

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