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Will Consumers Pay for Music They Used to Get for Free?

posted by sbp at 2001-12-17 17:31 (permalink)

AaronSw: See also the band that found success in a PayPal account.

Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-17 17:04 (permalink)

AaronSw: """Popular hacker software includes "Comet Cursor", "Bonzi Buddy" and "Flash"."""
AaronSw: """BSD, Lunix, Debian and Mandrake are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system, invented by a Soviet computer hacker named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix", which was written by Microsoft for the US government."""
AaronSw: It's extremely important to keep your children away from l33t hacker s1tes. Make sure they don't get involved with the malicious ring-leaders of the Hacker Underground. Avoid this at all costs.
AaronSw: I also suggest boycotting the Scripting News Awards for their support and recommendations for these evil hackers!
sbp: Pff... why weren't we nominated?
AaronSw: Yeah, that's possibly another reason to boycott them...

Students Find Innovative Uses for New Laptops

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-17 15:40 (permalink)

AaronSw: "Edwards said the county has one of the best Internet filtering systems on the market. However, the filter does not block access to Web sites unless there is a reference to sex in the address or the site's text."
AaronSw: <sarcasm>Wow! What a clever filter.</sarcasm>
AaronSw: Well, I guess we better get rid of the Internet-connected computers in the cybercafes, libraries, friends houses, workplaces, homes, museums, hospitals and airports.


posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-17 05:16 (permalink)

AaronSw: An incredible movie. Entertaining, and really made you think.
AaronSw: Confusing as anything, though. I've been thinking about it all night and I still don't understand it.
AaronSw: MAJOR SPOILERS: Salon seems to have a nice analysis and these images are very revealing.
AaronSw: Even Salon couldn't figure it out, so readers stepped in (more spoliers)

Glenn Says Entourage X's Power is in the Links

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-17 02:09 (permalink)

AaronSw: I agree totally.

Quickies: Assorted Interesting Links

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-17 02:03 (permalink)

AaronSw: Fresh Styles for Web Designers, Bernstein calls it "The most challenging and thoughtful Web design book of 2001".
AaronSw: twenty-five cents and counting: Derek Powazek checks up on how his new book is selling in his home town.
AaronSw: Eastgate in the Boston Globe: "Four or five years ago, there was a sudden burst of enthusiasm for ''push'' technology on the Web, the idea that Internet surfers would rather watch streaming media - mini movies and video segments - than click on links. It was a flop. ''People saw the push stuff and said, `That's really cool, but I've got stuff I have to do. So I'm going to go back to clicking,''' Bernstein said."
AaronSw: John VanDyk gets a new kitchen platform: "We're making a big change in our choice of kitchen platforms today. Out goes the old blue carpeting with its limited scriptability and lack of XML support. In comes the linoleum with its superior moppability and support for multiple milk-spills within a single supper session."

Permalink Patch for Daily Chump

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-17 01:04 (permalink)

sbp: By Aaron Swartz himself
AaronSw: Now you can link to things on #swhack, safe in the knowledge that your permalink will stay persistent until the next version of the Daily Chump comes out, or Aaron fiddles with the XSLT again, whichever comes first.
AaronSw: No, but really, link to us! It'll be fun and cool.

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