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2:05 AM ET, April 22, 2007

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Jason Pontin / New York Times:
From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet  —  "ONLY connect," the English novelist E. M. Forster admonished mankind.  I don't think, however, that he meant that we should connect exclusively, or continuously.  —  Habitual users of a new, free communications service called Twitter would disagree.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
This is your life, according to Google  —  Google's latest project is called Web History, and it offers registered Google Account users a chance to peruse not just their account history with Google, but one's surfing history.  "Imagine being able to search over the full text …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Mayor of Boston bans Boing Boing  —  Jake tried to access Boing Boing from Boston's free WiFi network and got this notice — topped by the seal of the Mayor of Boston no less!  Banned in Boston — first they came for the Mooninites, then they came for the Boingers.  —  Want to defeat censorware?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Infothought, TechFold and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
First user-facing Twitter feature  —  While I was waiting for today's movie to start, watching some boring Coming Attractions, I was thinking about Twitter, and how to connect it to blogging software.  —  I went over the options, you could connect a RSS feed, so every post would be Twitted, immediately, as soon as it's on the web.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Web Startups and the Lying Liars that Lie About Them  —  Bloggers tell lies when they review startups?  No, no - they just stretch the truth a little.  OK, a lot.  Inspired in part by Paul Kedrosky's Top Ten VC Lies, I whipped up 10 semi-truths that we tend to use on Mashable for the sake of brevity, hyperbole or just plain laziness.
Discussion: Joe Duck and digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
MacBook hacked in contest at security event  —  update VANCOUVER, B.C.—Shane Macaulay just got himself a free MacBook.  —  Macaulay, a software engineer, was able to hack into a MacBook through a zero-day security hole in Apple's Safari browser.  The computer was one of two offered as a prize in the …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Women in Computer Science  —  In a recent NY Times article entitled Computer Science Takes Steps to Bring Women to the Fold, Cornelia Dean points out that the number of women in computer science has been on the decline since 1985: … The article details efforts at a number of universities …
GamePolitics.com:
Jacklash??  Mainstream Media Skepticism of Thompson Game Violence Claims  —  Call it a media Jacklash.  —  Perhaps surprisingly, mainstream media outlets are pushing back against game-hatin' attorney Jack Thompson's claims that a video game provoked Monday's horrific Virginia Tech rampage.
Discussion: Joystiq, MSNBC, Cathode Tan and XYHD.TV
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Generate a Contact Us Form With Your Email Address, No Scripting  —  Do you want to add a simple "Contact Me" page on your blog but fear of spam is holding you from sharing your personal email address on the webpage ?  No problem, check out Contactify.  —  Contactify creates …
Valleywag:
MODERN AND AWKWARD: The six things you can't say in Silicon Valley  —  NICK DOUGLAS — God, these people are uptight!  The recent tiffs over some startupper dissing the women of Microsoft and another startupper's wandering wifi sniffer reminded me one of the reasons this culture bores me to tears …
Discussion: digg
Jbrjake / HandBrake:
HandBrake 0.8.5b1 Released  —  "I don't want to go on the cart!  I feel fine.  I... feel... happy!"  —  After a 14-month hiatus, a brand new development team, a project forked then unforked, and literally hundreds of revisions...  We are pleased to announce the release of HandBrake 0.8.5b1 !
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
BUYYOURFRIENDADRINK UPDATE: IT WORKS!  —  I'd initially been skeptical about BuyYourFriendADrink.com (BYFAD), the Web site that just opened today (see previous coverage) in which you can remotely order drinks for your friends that they can redeem at participating bars by showing the bartender a code in a text message.
Discussion: Download Squad
Robert Mullins / InfoWorld:
Microsoft hit with patent suit over .Net  —  Vertical Computer Systems is suing Microsoft for allegedly using without permission its patent for a 'method of generating Web sites' as part of the .Net framework  —  Vertical Computer Systems is suing Microsoft for patent infringement related …
Discussion: IMT Blog and Slashdot
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
AMD gooses Opteron to 3 gigahertz  —  Advanced Micro Devices has begun quietly selling new 3GHz versions of its dual-core Opteron server processor.  —  The new "special edition" models, the 2222 SE and 8222 SE, feature higher performance but consume up to 120 watts compared with 95 watts …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
 
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