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UW Imposes 20-Tweet Limit On Live Events 196

theodp writes "GeekWire's Taylor Soper reports that the University of Washington has capped live sports coverage at 20 Tweets per basketball game (45 for football) and threatens to revoke the credentials of journalists who dare exceed the Twitter limits. Tacoma News Tribune reporter Todd Dybas was reportedly 'reprimanded' after drawing the ire of the UW Athletic Dept. for apparently Tweeting too much during UW's 85-63 Sunday win over Loyola."

Comment Re:15 billion? (Score 1) 183

> That equates to an average of 75 downloads per iOS user. That's a lot.

I just checked mine: I have downloaded a total of 225 apps on my iPhone 3GS, which I bought a year ago.

Going through the list there are a lot of one-time usage apps on (voting and event related which I checked once or twice and then deleted, games which I played until finished and then removed, documentation/walkthrough for games). Right now I have about 100 apps installed.

So 75 downloads is easily doable.

My aunt on the other hand has only 15 apps installed. It still averages out :-)


Submission + - Dramatic Reading of iTunes EULA (cnet.com)

vs writes: CNET commissioned Richard Dreyfus of "Jaws" fame to do a dramatic reading of Apple's End-user license agreement for iTunes-with a certain glee that makes it quite creepy!

Comment NAB has them too (Score 2) 54

In the last two years I have been given a replacement credit-card from the NAB bank twice.

One day everything work fine, the next day they don't work anymore and three days later when you call them they say that they are in the process of re-issueing them.

Thanks for not letting me know on day one, and thanks for not being able to buy anything for two weeks.


High-Tech Gas Drilling Is Fouling Drinking Water 390

sciencehabit writes "Drilling for natural gas locked deep in a shale formation — a process known as fracking — has seriously contaminated shallow groundwater supplies beneath far northeastern Pennsylvania with flammable methane. That's the conclusion of a new study, published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The analysis gives few clues, however, to how pervasive such contamination might be across the wide areas of the Northeast United States, Texas, and other states where drilling for shale gas has taken off in recent years."

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