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04 April 2005 @ 02:16 pm
San Francisco may regulate blogging under FEC rules.

"The parents of Terri Schiavo have authorized a conservative direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters, making it likely that thousands of strangers moved by her plight will receive a steady stream of solicitations from anti-abortion and conservative groups . . ."

Best Buy may discontinue the practice of rebates, which may help stop the artificial inflation of sales figures for consumer electronics.

Modified hybrid gets >100 MPG. This method requires you to plug it into an outlet, so the emissions are transferred to the coal plant you're getting your power from; however, this requires far less infrastructure than hydrogen fuel cells.

George Chapline maintains that black holes do not exist: he insists that they are dark matter. An interesting return to the first principles of general relativity.

Many ATA hard drives have password-protection schemes you don't know about. The next generation of worms and virii may lock you out of them.
A Speck of Universe Dustwolfteaparty on April 4th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
So, if San Francisco blogs must be regulated... does this mean that every last LiveJournal and GreatestJournal must be registered, or just political blogs?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on April 4th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
It looks like the ordinance affects blog authors in the San Francisco area only - I don't imagine they have more jurisdiction than that.
A Speck of Universe Dustwolfteaparty on April 4th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ah... guess I should've been a little more clear. I meant in San Francisco... I wonder if every LJ user in the area would have to register their blog. That would suck.
atelierlune on April 4th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Most of these links make me want to douse people in holy water and then beat them with Shinto spirit wands. The concept of needing to drive out the evil in the world needs to go mainstream.

Also, thank you!
push loud penspush_loud_pens on April 4th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
I fucking hate rebates. Primarily because I am too lazy/disorganized to get my money back because I inevitably 1) lose recipts 2) wait too long or 3) mess up some other stupid part of the procedure like forgetting to scan a copy of my driver's license

XCorvisxcorvis on April 4th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
I love 'em. Cheap goodies for me. The trick is to send them in the same day you get them.
push loud penspush_loud_pens on April 4th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
that's one of those sounds-good-plans like doing dishes right after every meal or going to the gym before work every morning that just doesn't seem to work out for me.