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Submission + - Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger dies at 94 (

TheGreatDuwanee writes: Pete Seeger, the man considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music who inspired legions of activist singer-songwriters, died Monday at age 94. Known for his activism and songs including "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)."

Comment Congressional Ineptitude on the subject? (Score 2) 112

"...yet another reason why the Supreme Court (and/or Congress) should take up the issue of the Stored Communications Act."

I agree that this should be taken up and clarified in law, I'm just not so sure Congress is up to doing it right.

Is my skepticism showing through??

Comment Re:My favorite response (Score 1) 333

When I have been able to get a specific mailing address I have been successful in getting this method to work before, it does take persistence and the correct wording (I've found the phrase "any further emails means you accept my billing rates and practices" or something similar works pretty good).

I've used this practice to get unwanted 'free' local newspapers discontinued as well.


Submission + - 13-year-old CEO steals the show at at TiECON 2007

An anonymous reader writes: This 13-year old Silicon Valley CEO has a plan to change the way kids learn chemistry. He stole the show yesterday at TiECON 2007, the big entrepreneur conference held in Santa Clara, Calif. VentureBeat has the story and a video interview here — ar-old-ceo-highlight-of-tiecon/#more-12504

Feed Did Apple junket inspire "no iPod left behind" initiative? (

Filed under: Portable Audio

Michigan's much-derided initiative to give iPods to every student in the state just seems to be getting curiouser and curiouser, with word now coming out that some of the lawmakers involved in the proposal went on a junket to California that was paid for at least in part by Apple. As The Detroit Free Press reports, both Representative Matt Gillard and House Speaker Andy Dillon took part in the 2 1/2 day trip earlier this year, where they apparently discussed classroom technology and the educational benefits of iPods, sneaking in some time to discuss wine distribution and business taxes as well. While it's not clear exactly how much of an influence the junket had on their decision, it certainly doesn't seem to have hurt things, with Dillon unveiling the $36-million iPod proposal not long after he returned.

[Via The Inquirer, photo courtesy of Anti iPod]

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