12/28/2005

LibriVox

Filed under: Free Stuff,Public Service — 8:44 am

LibriVox provides totally free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer:

Exact Audio Copy

Filed under: SWEET,Technology — 8:41 am

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12/25/2005

E-tracking, coming to a DMV near you

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Economy,Energy — 11:07 am

Trust federal bureaucrats to take a good idea and transform it into a frightening proposal to track Americans wherever they drive.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has been handing millions of dollars to state governments for GPS-tracking pilot projects designed to track vehicles wherever they go. So far, Washington state and Oregon have received fat federal checks to figure out how to levy these“mileage-based road user fees.”

12/24/2005

A tiny marine alien is emerging as a coastal grinch

Filed under: Environment,WTF??? — 1:13 pm

As scientific adviser to a group of Maine watermen, ecologist Larry Harris had heard his share of stories. But one tale, told to him 2 years ago, proved unforgettable. A fisherman related how he had been hauling up a dredge used to scout for scallops in nearby Cobscook Bay when he snagged something novel: a life form resembling blobs of pancake batter.

Oscar ‘Screeners’ Already Being Pirated

Filed under: Technology — 1:11 pm

Illegal copies of movies sent to Oscar voters are starting to appear on the Web, said BayTSP, a Los Gatos, California-based intellectual-property monitoring firm.

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Filed under: Free Stuff,SWEET — 11:59 am

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Experiment to see if your mail is being tapped by the gov’t

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Conspiracy,Interesting — 11:10 am

Richard M. Smith of ComputerBytesMan has come up with a “quick and easy method to see if one’s email messages are being read by someone else.”

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