A fight for universal Internet access is being waged in Washington over spectrum white spaces — empty frequencies between television channels that have the potential to connect millions to the information superhighway. The powerful corporate lobby would rather hoard this spectrum for themselves.
The Federal Communications Commission now faces a critical choice: Open this spectrum to bring more Americans online or side with the lobbyists and block innovation.
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- 60F in TX in September, loving it #
- glad the weekend is over, need to rest! #
APOD: 2004 September 26 – Looking Back on an Eclipsed Earth
Here is what the Earth looks like during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the Moon can be seen darkening part of Earth. This shadow moved across the Earth at nearly 2000 kilometers per hour. Only observers near the center of the dark circle see a total solar eclipse – others see a partial eclipse where only part of the Sun appears blocked by the Moon. This spectacular picture of the 1999 August 11 solar eclipse was one of the last ever taken from the Mir space station, which was deorbited in a controlled re-entry in 2001.
(Numb, dumb and overcome)
On the first day of last week’s Republican National Convention, St.Paul police arrested 284 people, among them alternative journalist Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!” a syndicated news and opinion radio and satellite show. Goodman was charged with “misdemeanor obstruction of a legal process and interference with a peace officer.”
I enjoyed working at different locations, so might as well do the same in Austin. Fair Bean has a great i connection, and great food…
Yesterday, police in St. Paul arrested several journalists, including Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and an AP photographer as they were covering protests of the Republican National Convention.
Amy Goodman and others were released last night, but the story is not over.