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Comment Toys that actually make her think (Score 4, Interesting) 584

Growing up, we had Commodore 64s, Atari 800s, and Tandy Color Computers to interest us.

This would be, by far, the best money you could spend.


This single handedly made me fall in love with logic, design, and creative problem solving.

Comment Um, this isn't as amazing as some might think... (Score 5, Interesting) 167

This is simply good stewardship. One of the largest exchanges (actually not, Bitstamp, rather another ahem Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange site) had a rush of buy orders, so they decided to redeem an address they kept in cold, offline storage to meet demand.

This is a good thing(tm), as it means that there isn't any fractional deposit factoring going on.

Comment If Google Fiber is a "Major ISP", what about epbFI (Score 2) 186

Google Fiber has nothing on Chattanooga's epbFI footprint and speeds... this is the message I sent Ken:

Hi Ken,

I saw your latest blog post, and noticed that you included Google Fiber, but not EPBfi. Chattanooga's fiber network is much larger than Google's pilot, and as a customer, I know that I have never received anything less than your highest XL level stream.

Please extract statistics for epbfi.com and epbfi.net to show our statistics.




Submission + - Android 2.2 Features Announced By Google->

evdotorrey writes: Google announced new features and improvements for Android 2.2. New features include Flash Support, HTML 5 support, faster browser performance using the V8 engine, Microsoft Exchange Support, Portable Hotspot Feature that makes your phone a WiFi hotspot, and many more exciting features!
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The Almighty Buck

Internet Connection Tax Held Off for A Few More Years 100

Christopher Blanc writes "The ban on taxing Internet connections was set to expire at the end of October, but thankfully the US Congress has acted. Last night, a Senate bill was passed that extends the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act for seven more years. There are still some details to work out (the House's bill only extends it for four years), but it's clear both houses of Congress are looking to keep taxes out of the picture for the near future. 'Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) is excited at the prospect that Americans will be able to continue filing the tubes of the Internet tax-free. "The Internet has provided a powerful economic boost to our nation, and has become an important everyday tool for millions of Americans," said the senator. "By keeping Internet access tax-free and affordable, Congress can encourage Internet use for distance learning, telemedicine, commerce and other important services."'"

Viacom Sues Google Over YouTube for $1 Billion 508

Snowgen writes "Viacom has filed a $1,000,000,000.00 lawsuit for 'massive intentional copyright infringement' against Google over YouTube video clips. '"YouTube's strategy has been to avoid taking proactive steps to curtail the infringement on its site," Viacom said in a statement. "Their business model, which is based on building traffic and selling advertising off of unlicensed content, is clearly illegal and is in obvious conflict with copyright laws.'"

In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.