Category: News

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John Stamos Netflix Apology

John Stamos Netflix Apology

John Stamos Netflix Apology When I turned on my TV to continue catching up on season 4 of House of Cards, I was faced with the John Stamos Netflix Apology video.  It’s not something I would normally be interested in, but I couldn’t help myself.  It looked very serious and spoke of a deep, heartfelt […]

Amazon CPM Ad Reporting Down

Amazon CPM Ad Reporting Broken

Amazon CPM Ad Reporting Down If you are currently experiencing a problem with Amazon CPM Ad reporting in your Amazon Associates account, you are not alone.  The problem appears to be widespread.  Users (including me) began experiencing what appeared to be a sharp decline in reported impressions (not just fills) around March 22nd.  As of […]

Exclude Source for Google Now News Feed Rolled Out

Exclude specific sources from Google Now News Feed

Exclude Source for Google Now News Feed Rolled Out Up until now, you had limited ability to control what news stories showed up in your Google Now news feed. They were always “interest based”, but considering how much data Google keeps on your (and my) interests, the news it had been bringing to my attention […]

Amazon Giveaway. Free Entry!

Amazon Giveaway. Instant Winners. No Purchase Necessary.

Amazon Giveaway. Free Entry! I just started an Amazon Giveaway that will continue until the prizes run out.  It’s free to enter – just follow this link and click on the box to see if you are an instant winner! If you win, reply here and let me know – Amazon doesn’t provide any details […]

I Join the EFF and Others in Calling for Craigslist to Drop CFAA Claims

Craigslist is suing several companies that scrape data from Craigslist advertisements. These companies, like Padmapper and 3taps, repurpose the data in order to provide more useful ways of searching through the ads. I have written about this in earlier posts, “Dear Craig: Voluntarily Dismiss with Prejudice,” and “A Response to Jerry: Craig Should Still Dismiss.” […]

New Boost Mobile Terms and Conditions

With the “odd” timing of the announced rules to the Boost Mobile Terms and Conditions in their Mobile voice and data contract, we saw the opportunity to make a quick comparison to find out if anything in this change provides additional information about what might be their involvement in the recently uncovered Government PRISM Program.  […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, SCO v. IBM Is Officially Reopened

The Hon. David Nuffer has ruled on the SCO v. IBM motions, granting SCO’s motion for reconsideration and reopening the case, which IBM did not object to. Judge Nuffer apologizes to the parties for the error in his previous order refusing to reopen the case. Sounds like a mensch to me. I love it when […]

The low-transaction-fee argument for Bitcoin is silly

A common argument advanced by Bitcoin proponents is that unlike banks and credit cards, Bitcoin has low (or even zero) transaction fees. The claim is a complete red herring, and in this post I’ll explain why. Let’s assume for the purposes of argument that Bitcoin transaction fees are, in fact, zero. There are small mining-related […]