Sat, 15 Feb 2003

Drive By #3

  • Citizen Kane Now Citizen 'Wayne'?
    Plastic::FilmTV::Dumb: ""Not content with merely insulting our intelligence, Hollywood is now taking a leaf from the music business' book, where sampling and remixing songs has been commonplace for a long, long time. " [Plastic]
  • High-end DVD format gets green light
    "The nine companies promoting Blu-ray Disc technology--a next-generation recordable DVD format using blue-violet lasers--announced Thursday that licensing will begin Feb. 17. Blu-ray Disc technology allows for 27GB storage capacities on a single-sided 12cm disc." [CNET Asia]
  • These Weapons of Mass Destruction cannot be displayed
    "The weapons you are looking for are currently unavailable. The country might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your weapons inspectors mandate."[http://www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/]
  • What Symantec Knew But Didn't Say
    "Security firm Symantec withheld information about at least one big cyberthreat for hours after spotting it, possibly harming millions of Internet users. Symantec claims to have identified the Slammer worm that ravaged the Internet during the last weekend of January hours before anyone else did. Symantec then shared the information only with select customers, leaving the rest of the global community to get slapped around by Slammer. "[Wired News]
  • Simmons Buys Beverage Co; Pepsi Gives In
    "While Pepsi decided to agree to most of the HHSAN (Hip-Hop Summit Action Network) demands, Russell Simmons has other plans to combat the bias the hip-hop community has faced from conservatives like Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor." Simmons said that he has begun the purchase of an unnamed soft drink company" [AllHipHop]
  • Hip Hop plushies
    "Matt sez, "a hip-hop video for DJ Format's 'We Know Something' featuring plushies breakdancing. It's the best thing ever." (Link) [Boing Boing]

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