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Did the FTC just mention something about blogging? (Download Squad)

Oct 6th 2009 11:45AM I'm both a professional blogger and a cranky ex-newspaperman, which gives me a unique perspective. The problem the FTC has is called the First Amendment, which protects the New York Times (and all of its less reputable brethren). So far, those of us in the blogging world have not been given the same protections.

Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3 Beta 4 (Download Squad)

Sep 24th 2009 7:29AM If you're going to install it in addition to the current Thunderbird release, be warned: You may have trouble going back to the current release, especially if you're using Lightning. They are some compatibility problems.

Firefox 4.0 scheduled for late 2010 launch (Download Squad)

Sep 1st 2009 4:50PM So what about Thunderbird 3.0?

Microsoft gets a taste Texas justice: judge slams Word with banhammer (Download Squad)

Aug 12th 2009 2:11PM This is Texas, dammit. We'll do what we want. And we can secede whenever we want.

It truly is a different place. I've lived here 25 years, and most people still consider me an outsider.

How to opt out of Google and protect your privacy: Move to remote village (Download Squad)

Aug 11th 2009 5:03PM No, not.. not in The Village... Does it have a huge bouncing ball if you try to escape?

How powerful was the Apollo 11 computer? (Download Squad)

Jul 21st 2009 9:24AM I learned Fortran in high school (can't say I remember any today) in the mid-1970s. The computer sat in the corner of the room, had lots of blinking lights, and we programmed it, if I remember it correctly, with paper tape. We thought that was the be all and end all.

And I miss my 8088, with DOS and Norton Desktop and Sidekick.

Is Google Chrome OS a Windows killer? Or just a Jolicloud killer? (Download Squad)

Jul 8th 2009 3:41PM The interesting question is why, since Google has a possible netbook OS in Android, they're doing this.