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Monthly Archive August, 2006

Hooray for recalls: two new iBook batteries for me

August 31, 2006

Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4: Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances. The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch […]

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calling them as I see them

Anthony Mantova Embarrasses President Bush: Paul Beard of Seattle got the top spot in the Eureka Reporter’s Letters to the Editor today: Dear Editor, Patrick Bell complains that a recent column, written by a former paratrooper, was “unhinged” in its criticism of a young war supporter who refuses to serve in a war he supports. […]

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more audio noodling

August 30, 2006

After watching this shredding, I wondered what on earth I was doing with my lo-fi noise. Not that I let it stop me. I decided to try some stuff to see if I can get GarageBand to behave. I created a garageband user account with no applications running (no browser, no mail, nuttin’). It worked […]

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every hair on the bearskin rug

August 29, 2006

rambling post on the virtual world’s appeal over the physical, for some. This passage — RTWT for context — brought Brave New World to mind. Add in Xeni Jardin’s regular updates on teledildonics and we’re all going to be in little boxes pushing levers like monkeys or rats, but with more direct results than a […]

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