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AT&T Sues Verizon Over "Map For That" Ads 249

MahlonS writes "AP is reporting on a suit filed in Northern Georgia in which AT&T claims that Verizon's 'There's a Map for That' ads are misleading and amount to deceptive trade practices. Verizon had already agreed to modify their original ad to include a tag line that voice and data services are available outside 3G coverage areas." What's interesting is that on some level, this is actually a lawsuit over data visualization.

Submission + - Jet From Black Hole Blasts Neighboring Galaxy (

An anonymous reader writes: A jet of highly charged radiation from a supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy is blasting another galaxy nearby — an act of galactic violence that astronomers said yesterday they have never seen before. "What we've identified is an act of violence by a black hole, with an unfortunate nearby galaxy in the line of fire," said Dan Evans, the study leader at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge. He said any planets orbiting the stars of the smaller galaxy would be dramatically affected, and any life forms would likely die as the jet's radiation transformed the planets' atmosphere.

Comment Call the Mayor, here's his number... (Score 1) 715

Mayor Ronald R. Jones: 201-288-4111
Please be respectful so that he will take your comments seriously. Here is the digest of my message to him:

Good Morning Mayor Jones,

I am calling to share my concerns around the response to the recent actions of Library Director Michele Reutty. I am not a constituent of yours, but I am sure that you now realize that this case has generated International attention for the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.

I am calling to support emphatically the protection of the privacy of library patrons and the guarding of their records from unnecessary review by law enforcement authorities. This is exactly the protection that was intended by the Fourth Amendment to the United Sates Constitution.

The securing of a warrant by police officers strengthens their case in the prosecution of crimes and protects against sloppy investigative work. Primarily, however, it protects the rights of innocent people, whose records were also reviewed during this investigation.

It is my sincere hope that after careful consideration, aided if necessary by public outcry, Your Honor and the other members of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council will come to understand the wisdom of protecting these rights.

Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for your time.

Hopefully, a full voicemail box will help him get the picture.

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem in relation to a bigger problem. -- P.D. Ouspensky