5/31/2006

From A to Zzzzz

Filed under: Research,Technology — 7:41 am

BACK in the 1960s, the contraceptive pill unshackled sex from human nature. Could a new class of tablets be about to do the same for sleep? Introducing CX717, a drug being developed by Cortex Pharmaceuticals of Irvine, California. It’s the first of what promises to be many aimed at detaching people from the daily routine of eight hours each for work, rest and play.

5/29/2006

Bush ‘planted fake news stories on American TV’

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Politics,Propaganda — 3:18 pm

We have been SO bent over by this administration!

Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies’ products.

VATman activates eBay tax robot of doom

Filed under: Economy,Technology,The Law — 8:28 am

Caveat vendor: the UK taxman has unleashed a £250,000 “web robot” to track down VAT-dodging high-volume eBay traders who have absent-mindedly forgotten to register for Value-Added cash extraction.

5/28/2006

Middle Class Goes Broadband As Price Falls

Filed under: Technology — 4:05 pm

Middle- and working-class Americans signed up for high-speed Internet access in record numbers in the past year, apparently lured by a price war among phone companies.

How To Eat Sushi

Filed under: Entertainment,Food,Technology — 12:25 pm

Experiments With Cascading Style Sheets

Filed under: Technology,Web Design — 11:50 am

CSS PLAY

Gonzales pressures ISPs on data retention

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller on Friday urged telecommunications officials to record their customers’ Internet activities, CNET News.com has learned.

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