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Bloggers: Welcome to the downside of journalism!

January 17, 2007 | By | 9 Replies More
Bloggers: Welcome to the downside of journalism!

A few days ago, I was at the Memphis Convention Center waiting for Dennis Kucinich to enter a large room to begin his press conference.  The reporter sitting in front of me noticed that I was wearing credentials bearing the word “press,” credentials granted by the National Conference for Media Reform. She asked me about […]

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How to save the Internet: net neutrality (equal access)

January 13, 2007 | By | 7 Replies More
How to save the Internet: net neutrality (equal access)

This post is yet another entry summarizing proceedings of the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference is sponsored by Free Press. A panel presented yesterday was entitled “Saving the Internet.” [At his plenary speech, Bill Moyers has suggested an alternate way of designating this issue: “equal access to the Internet.”] At […]

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Dennis Kucinich on A) Media Reform and B) How Bush is Scaring the Republicans

January 13, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Dennis Kucinich on A) Media Reform and B) How Bush is Scaring the Republicans

It wasn’t on the original schedule of the National Conference for Media Reform, but Dennis Kucinich agreed to hold a press conference tonight.  Kucinich ran for president of the United States in 2004.  He has indicated that he plans to run again in 2008. I hadn’t ever before been to to a press conference of […]

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Nuance’s Dragon, Version 9: Cloud nine for anyone needing dependable speech recognition software.

December 28, 2006 | By | 11 Replies More
Nuance’s Dragon, Version 9: Cloud nine for anyone needing dependable speech recognition software.

Dragon, for those who are not seen it in action, is a speech recognition software. You talk into a microphone connected to your computer and the program transcribes your words into written text.  For those of you who haven’t seen the process of speech recognition before (or those who have only seen earlier versions of […]

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Why Waste Money on Space?

November 25, 2006 | By | 8 Replies More
Why Waste Money on Space?

I got riled up while reading the latest Utne Reader by an article by Keith Goetzman entitled “Houston, We Have a Problem“. He eloquently argues that we should stop wasting money on space research and spend it solving problems here on Earth. Let’s look at the numbers. What fraction of a percent of our national […]

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How does Google really work?

November 9, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
How does Google really work?

This is the first clear and concise explanation I’ve ever read.  I didn’t realize they did their magic using PC’s (pigeon clusters). Page and Brin experimented with numerous avian motivators before settling on a combination of linseed and flax (lin/ax) that not only offered superior performance, but could be gathered at no cost from nearby […]

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