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Up early today. For what? I have no idea. Oh, right. Today is the day I engage in my monthly ritual of people watching at WALMART. That is always good for a few hours of humorous entertainment.
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I trust you'll post pictures for my entertainment. ;p
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Researchers have created paint that form an lithium ion-battery.
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There's a pun in that article: "The team applied their batteries to a variety of ordinary building materials and even a ceramic mug to test their potential."

A potential that is apparently about 3.7V per 2.25 square feet.
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Despite fighting the good fight. Twitter will now be forced to turn over NYC Occupy tweets.
A criminal court judge in Manhattan has ruled that Twitter must relinquish to prosecutors messages that were sent out by a Brooklyn writer during the Occupy Wall Street protests.
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If you have been waiting for the VLC player to come to the Android device, wait no more. The beta version has been released, as reported on by Lifehacker.
Android: If you've been waiting for news on an Android version of VLC, wait no longer. The media player finally launched an Android beta today, and it brings VLC's trademark play-anything goodness, mu...
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Ah, nice to see a defector from the dark side. lol
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Trying out Bit Defender for Linux for the first time. One thing I can say about it, it's as consistant to it's Windows cousin - takes for-ev-er (A little "The Sandlot" humor there) to scan.
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No problem! :-)
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Whoa. Has Google Plus changed since I've been gone or what? Just when I got use to things and had everything figured out Google decides to change the questions.
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A welcomed presence... It's good to have you back!
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The FBI and the Dept of Homeland Security are now targeting TOR hidden sites, shutting down Silk Road.
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I came across a p2p broadcasting application for Windows. Fortunately for me, it works in WINE with a few annoyances. Going to give it a spin and see if it can be used as an alternative to Shoutcast without the need to lease a server. That would be kind of cool.
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The culprit of the leap-second occurrence. Drum roll please... and the winner is Linux?
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Leap seconds have been around longer than Linux has.
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Apple, Google and Microsoft to get new competition in the mobile OS department. Firefox. No, really. Firefox.
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Or Mozilla gets sued into oblivion... or all of the above... lol
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I've heard of leap year (I think most people have), but leap second? That's a new one for me.
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I always chuckle when I see this story pop up every few years as if it's something new. To quote the story:

"Google detailed how it deals with leap seconds. The web giant uses a technique is calls “leap smear,” where it gradually adds milliseconds to its system clocks prior to the official arrive of the leap second.

“This meant that when it became time to add an extra second at midnight, our clocks had already taken this into account, by skewing the time over the course of the day,” the company said. “All of our servers were then able to continue as normal with the new year, blissfully unaware that a leap second had just occurred."
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Portugal considers 'Terabyte Tax'


In what legislators are calling an attempt to “bring old legislation into the 21st century”, the Portuguese parliament is considering taxation on storage devices, in an attempt to protect copyright holders.

According to one local media outlet, Exame Informatica, the 'minor' legislative update proposed by the Portuguese Socialist Party (currently in the opposition) in Portugal, would have consumers forking out for a new tax on storage devices, all in the name of copyright protection - yet all but killing off HDD sales in the country.

Source: Techeye via Slashdot
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Holy nuts, Batman! I'm actually behind the idea of bribing stakeholders to make them stop fighting new tech, but the extent of this tax is crazy. Maybe if it were 1/100th the cost.
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My name is Bill and I am heavily into technology, business and sports so I am fascinated with these things. However I am not limited to just those topics.

In fact, I am also a huge music fan. Mostly rock as of late but if it has a good beat, I'll listen to it. I am pretty easy to get along for the most part and I love a good thought provoking debate in which both parties bash the topic not each other.  Something that has become antique online, since effective banter isn't taught in government school, come to think of it neither is "free thinking".
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