Daily Archives: February 21, 2004

Originals Available on E-Bay

Every major Hollywood blockbuster has to have its attendant merchandising line.   People today can’t be content to just go to a movie one or twice or fifteen times. They have to buy the seatshirt, the juice glasses, the sheet … Continue reading

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New, Independent Mike

Dave, over on Dave Winer’s Test Site, is looking for a good quality microphone to use with his PC. What a coincidence! The Dowbrigade has been looking for a microphone as well, but we had something a little different in … Continue reading

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Technology a Two-Edged Sword

There seems to be a certain unfounded optimism that something intrinsic in the nature of blogs or the internet guarantees that they will be a force for openness and reform in the political system. We wish we could share in … Continue reading

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Unbridaled Web Fertile Ground for Attack Ads

Tomorrow’s New York Times has an interesting article about how the more ‘liberal’ sensibilities on the Web allow campaigns, including both Bush and Kerry, to get away with more vicious attack ads without facing damaging political backlast which has resulted … Continue reading

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NATO Official Hacked to Death at Peace Conference

This story has so many hooks the Dowbrigade doesn’t know which one to grab. The killer was a NATO officer named after our internet browser (a killer ap?). The murder took place in an ESL classroom, whose teacher obviously missed … Continue reading

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Roboreceptionist Doesn’t Do Coffee

Robotics Institute student Mark Michalowski, right, looks over the kiosk where "Valerie", the new Roboceptionist at Carnegie Mellon University operates from before the indroduction of the school’s latest foray into interactive robots on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 in Pittsburgh. Students … Continue reading

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New Jersey Mom Countersues RIAA for Racketeering

In what legal experts described as a novel strategy, Michele Scimeca is citing federal racketeering laws like the one that jailed mob boss John Gotti to countersue record labels that accused her in December of sharing some 1,400 copyrighted songs … Continue reading

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Skin Shot of the Day

We dated her for awhile, put we couldn’t get past the tails…. from Worth 1000

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Adam Curry Back From Iraq

Adam Curry is heading back to Holland today after a hectic but unforgettable week in Iraq. As a guest of the Dutch military, he spent most of his time on bases, but did have several opportunities to visit towns and … Continue reading

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No Comment

Our friends and fellow bloggers tell us we should be thankful that the Dowbrigade News receives so few comments after our postings. Our all-time high water mark was six comments, on a posting of questionable taste, and three of those … Continue reading

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Do-Not-Call Does, Can Spam Can’t

  Hiawatha Bray reviews the success of the national do-not-call registry and the Can Spam Act. While 74% of the folks who got on the no telemarketing list report a decrease in unsolicited sales calls, 71% say the deluge of … Continue reading

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