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May 17, 2009

Yep it’s another day of news stories. It’s spring cleaning in May

Pirating is so wrong, but if you’re going to do it and you work in a government office, please make sure you aren’t sharing things to the Internet. Better yet, if you can’t explain how Lime Wire works, don’t use it.

My life suddenly makes sense after seeing that the Game Boy and I share birthdays. It’s sort of like my mom, Mickey Mouse and her Disney collection. Well, having four boys might play into that too.

Is YouTube wading out of safe harbor by dealing with a DMCA issue on its own?

Real DVD rips (chuckle chuckle) the studios over their abuse of fair use. It’s nice to see a company with the guts to stand up to the recording industry like this.

Speaking of massive loads of garbage, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would put a fee on radio stations for the music they play. 50 percent of this would be pushed toward the RIAA. District 4’s own Tom McClintock is supporting what would likely lead to the death of non-talk radio. I’m not a fan of not only quashing an industry, but the government shuffling funds to support a corporate behemoth.

If you’re having trouble with your WiFi connection, maybe you should look at nearby baby monitors. I’m actually this close to ditching WiFi in my house period with the varying signals the computers pick up. No baby monitors nearby though.