Day: July 13, 2010

  • Appeals Court Strikes Down Indecency Rule

    [A tiny bit of good news on a dreary day][link]: >A United States appeals court tossed out the indecency policy of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, calling it a violation of the First Amendment. Let’s hope we can make it stick. [link]: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/appeals-court-strikes-down-indecency-rule/ “Appeals Court Strikes Down Indecency Rule – Media Decoder Blog –…

  • Don’t Panic. We’ve Got Time.

    >[The data that once suggested the Sun is orbited by a distant dark companion now raises even more questions.][link] The good news is we have about 15 million years before another one is scheduled. Personally I blame [Vogon][vogon] bureaucracy. (via [Warren Ellis][ellis]) [link]: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25420/ “Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: The Death of Nemesis: The Sun’s…

  • George Steinbrenner Dead At 80

    [Even as a visceral anti-Yankees guy, this brings me no joy. Steinbrenner demanded the best from his staff and players at all times.][link] [link]: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/sports/baseball/14steinbrenner.html?_r=2&hp=&pagewanted=all “George Steinbrenner, Yankees’ Owner, Dies at 80”