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11:00 AM ET, May 21, 2006

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
FeedPass makes RSS subscription and monetizing other peoples' content easy  —  People around the web have been talking about the RSS support service FeedPass, which as you can see in action here at a FeedPass page for my personal blog, or this NYTimes feed I've wrapped in AdSense and split …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedpass Does Absolutely Nothing  —  There has been a lot of debate about a new service called Feedpass over the last couple of days.  —  Feedpass, like Feedburner, will take any RSS feed URL and convert it into something more manageable.  For example, I created a TechCrunch feed at Feedpass …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Editorial: I'm not sure I understand what FeedPass is doing, but I don't want them republishing my feed, and I especially don't support them putting ads in their version of my feed.  Is that really what they're doing?  I don't think their offer of an opt-out is very convincing.
Jenstar / JenSense:
YPN launches direct deposit, tax withholding and faster payment turnaround  —  Direct deposit is one of the most-requested features made by YPN publishers, and I am pleased to say that this feature is now a reality.  —  Publishers can now enter their bank account details to receive their payments via direct deposit.
net-security.org:
"Pay Per Click" fraud botnet discovered  —  PandaLabs has detected a network of computers infected with the bot Clickbot.A, which is being used to defraud 'pay per click' systems, registering clicks automatically and providing lucrative returns for the creators.
Avi / HREF Considered Harmful:
Ongoing Continuations  —  There's been some good discussion sparked by Gilad Bracha's post on continuations, why they're useful for web apps, and why the JVM still isn't going to get them.  In short, his argument is that although continuations do a very good job of modelling the kind of modal …
Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
The age of privacy  —  Gen Y not shy sharing online — but worries about spying  —  Over the past 12 years, Melissa Gira has cultivated a daily audience of 4,000 strangers, whom she lets watch her most intimate moments on her Web site.  They have watched her wake up and recall her dreams …
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Bill aims to school judges in patent law  —  A new proposal in Congress aims to expand the number of federal judges who specialize in complex patent litigation.  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a bill late on Thursday that would establish …
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Nintendo DS Lite Mania!  —  Recently with the impending US release, I finally got the Nintendo DS bug.  I don't know what tipped it over for me (probably SylphIRC), but it looks like there's some momentum at the office.  Ed, Kevin, and Eric are all getting NDSLs.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality field in Congress gets crowded  —  U.S. senators have unveiled their latest effort at legislating Net neutrality principles, marking the second such proposal this week and the sixth this year.  —  Called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act," the bill was introduced on Friday …
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Lessons Learned from Trader Joe's  —  I was talking with a colleague today about the magic of Trader's.  Here's how they make billions:  —  1. they target a consumer that cares a great deal about what they buy at the supermarket.  As a result, their customers are more loyal …
ZDNet:
UK law will criminalise IT pros, say experts … Security experts fear that the UK government is on track to outlaw the supply of network security tools, and even scripting languages such as Perl  —  IT and security professionals who make network monitoring tools publicly available …
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle:
Is the blogosphere ready for more aggressive monetization of blogs?  —  One of the major points of discussion at my recent Blogging 101 workshop was paying bloggers, directly, for promotional space on their blogs.  Whether it is an outright sponsorship (this blog, for example is sponsored by Blogware/Tucows) …
Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Lindens as Micropayments  —  Second Life has its own currency, Lindens.  On any given day people are using it to conduct transactions.  They buy items in world (clothes, toys, etc.) and they buy items out of world.  People can cash Lindens out of the game on the Lindex …
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kottke.org:
Marriage proposal at the new 5th Avenue Apple Store  —  Apple opened a new retail store last night on 5th Avenue here in New York City.  Since 5pm yesterday evening, they've had a camera trained on the store to capture the first 24 hours of the festivities and are displaying the results in a time-lapse movie on the store's site.
John Tokash / John Tokash's Blog:
Vista on an eo....  A few people asked me what steps I took.  Using Partition Magic 8:  — I defragged C and D.  — I converted the D restore partition to a primary NTFS partition.  — I resized the D restore partition to be slightly larger than 3 gigs and moved it to the end of the drive.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The vPod.tv Play  —  Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz, a fellow blogger …
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
PSA: read your MacBook user manual
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Reports of a new vulnerability in Microsoft Word
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