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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free The Air Waves - We Won!



In August we discussed an opportunity for the "people" - it looked like a ton of bandwidth was going to be freed up with the change to digital tv broadcasts. And a group led by google asked if the government would allow this bandwidth to be used by the public. Kind of like open source bandwidth.
(see the original story).

Anyway - the issue was voted on November 4th, 2008 - and guess what people, we won! WOW! I can't believe this happened, because this bandwidth has the potential to offer amazing services to the masses. One day, I could imagine a world with free, super high bandwidth wi-fi, everywhere. Just stick your uplink into a USB on your laptop. Ding. Check out google founder Larry Page's comments on the google blog.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Alien Technology Video Game Repair



Long before he got the creampuff role as Edward R. Murrow, David Strathairn shined in his role as the alien dog bounty hunter in Brother From Another Planet. Directed by John Sayles, who also plays alien dog bounty hunter (2) - these whacked out knuckleheads chase the runaway alien Joe Morton all over New York City. I mean really - that is enough to want to go watch it, but there are a bunch of very memorable scenes that make it even better. A few favorites include - the part where he fixes he ton of old video game machines with alien technology. And i just loved the crazy card trick story on the subway.

Check out Frank Random's funky preview or watch the whole movie. Now available as Flash video - and Realplayer as well.

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