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Interview: Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • Posted on February 28, 2018 at 3:09 am

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

January’s second Interview of the Month was with Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on 23 January in IRC.

The EFF is coming off a series of high-profile successes in their campaigns to educate the public, press, and policy makers regarding online rights in a digital world, and defending those rights in the legislature and the courtroom. Their settlement with Sony/BMG, the amazingly confused MGM v Grokster decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, and the disturbing cases surrounding Diebold have earned the advocacy organization considerable attention.

When asked if the EFF would be interested in a live interview in IRC by Wikinews, the answer was a nearly immediate yes, but just a little after Ricardo Lobo. With two such interesting interview candidates agreeing so quickly, it was hard to say no to either so schedules were juggled to have both. By chance, the timing worked out to have the EFF interview the day before the U.S. Senate schedule hearings concerning the Broadcast flag rule of the FCC, a form of digital rights management which the recording and movie industries have been lobbying hard for – and the EFF has been lobbying hard to prevent.

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Customizing Your Myspace Blog

  • Posted on February 28, 2018 at 3:06 am

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Online blogs are rapidly replacing diaries and journals, like emails that lessen the quantity of snail mails over the years. Writing blog appears to be a bit more conservative, yet much faster and convenient. MySpace gives plenty of options for their members to use on their online blog, as well as the ability to modify the appearance that will suit the individual’s character. On the next section we will talk on some of the features offered in modifying your MySpace personal blog.

Modifying online blog has never been simple with MySpace. A lot of options are offered to help you match your blog with your own personality. So many choices available to help you modify your MySpace blog with style change the colors, the fonts, and you can even add a custom header.

From your home page, you simply go to a useful area where you can modify your blog. Next to your profile picture there is a link that says ‘Manage Blog’, click this.

Along with the other options, look for the box at the left side of the page with a label ‘My Controls’. Click the link ‘Customize Blog.’ inside this box. You are now set to customize your MySpace Blog.

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You can also find different options in ‘Customize My Blog’ page such as color settings for certain sections of your blog. These include:

— General Page Settings

— Page Header

— Side Module

— Blog Post Settings

— Background Settings

— Your Own Additional Style Sheet

To customize your blog page, decide on what colors or font to use and everything you preferred which are applicable. You can preview the page after you customize your blog so you could check on how it looks. You can also set your blog to default if you prefer not to apply the changes you’ve made.

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Crash data suggests driver error in Toyota accidents

  • Posted on February 28, 2018 at 2:46 am

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed data from the vehicles involved in accidents caused by sudden acceleration, which led to Toyota, the world’s top automaker, recalling a large number of automobiles. Early analysis showed that the throttle was wide open and the brakes weren’t engaged when the cars crashed, and suggests that the accidents may have been caused by drivers unintentionally flooring the accelerator instead of the brakes. The U.S. Department of Transportation did not confirm this report.

However, Toyota is still under federal investigation for a number of known issues with its cars’ acceleration. The accelerator is known to not return to idle after it has been released, and the floor mats are known to trap the accelerator pedal. Toyota is also suspected of having electronic glitches in its computer-controlled throttle systems, but released a statement on Wednesday saying that its investigations found no problems in the throttle systems.

Over the years Toyota has received more than 3000 complaints about sudden acceleration. These may have caused up to 75 fatal crashes that led to 93 deaths. Due to these accidents, Toyota provided the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with ten event data recorders from cars involved in accidents. However, the NHTSA has only managed to confirm that one of these accidents was caused by malfunctions in the car – an accident in California this August that was caused by the floor mat trapping the gas pedal in a depressed position.

The NHTSA, in conjunction with NASA, has begun a broader study into what caused these accidents, however conclusions aren’t expected for months. The ongoing lawsuits against Toyota could result in more than $10 billion of damages.

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Pupils fed through gates, school criticised

  • Posted on February 28, 2018 at 2:34 am

Friday, September 15, 2006

Schoolchildren at Rawmarsh Comprehensive School in South Yorkshire, England, are being fed fish and chips by their parents through the school gates at lunchtimes because parents do not believe their children are being given enough choice of food at lunchtime.

The parents are standing outside the school gates in a cemetery to take the orders of food from the children, and then go and pick up the food for them. Parents say that this is because the children do not like the quality of food being served in the school cafeteria, and so the parents are only giving the children what they want – which is a hot and tasty lunchtime meal.

Head Teacher John Lambert has lashed back at the parents, calling the delivery of food through the gates immoral and stating that it is not “helping the children or their school” by bringing the junk food in. He also stated that “[The School] aims to provide good quality food which is within government healthy eating guidelines and helps the children’s learning in the afternoon”. Parents have defended the delivery of food by saying that not only are they receiving orders for burgers and chips, but also for salad rolls, jacket potatoes, and other healthy foods.

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Find The Right Cat Daycare In Everett

  • Posted on February 28, 2018 at 2:02 am

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byAlma Abell

It should go without saying that when it comes to boarding pets, cats have different needs than dogs. As a result, it’s important to find a Cat Daycare in Everett that is specifically tailored to those needs. Not all pet boarding facilities give adequate attention to the specific needs of their feline guests. Below are a few red flags to look out for when evaluating a facility that can help cat owners avoid leaving their pets at the wrong facility.

Cats Boarded With or Close to Dogs

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There are reasons for the ages old axiom “fighting like cats and dogs.” The two species do not get along. Even if they are in separate crates or quarters, if cats are quartered nearby where they can easily be terrorized by large and cat-aggressive dogs, it’s bad news. Find someplace that has a dedicated cattery where they will be with other friendly felines and away from the potential terrors of any size of dogs.

Not Enough Space

Cats are independent creatures that require space to themselves. They should be privately boarded at night if they will be kept overnight, and be provided with entertainment during the daytime such as cat trees and toys. Aggressive cats should be kept away from other animals, and the safety and comfort of all feline friends should be accommodated. Each cat should have access to his or her own litter box as well. Rows of cages, shared litter boxes or completely communal space at night are bad signs.

Inadequate Light or Temperature Control

House cats in particular are used to a little bit of luxury. They will certainly not be happy without natural sunlight and consistent temperature. Don’t allow cats to be boarded outside, and ensure that all rooms they are kept in have adequate lighting. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

Looking for a Cat Daycare in Everett for daily or long-term boarding? Canine Country Club And Cattery Inc has dedicated space for feline friends away from dogs where they can enjoy the luxuries of home while their owners are away. Comfort and safety are priorities, and owners can even leave their cats’ favorite food to avoid disrupting their meal-time routines.

‘The Gates’ opens in New York City

  • Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:55 am

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

New York, New York – On February 12, 2005, at 8:30 a.m., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped the first piece of fabric in The Gates, a land art project by Christo and Jeanne Claude.

The artists installed 7,500 metal “gates” along 23 miles of pathways in New York City’s Central Park. Each gate supported a flag-shaped piece of saffron fabric. The project is scheduled to run from Feb. 12, 2005 through Feb. 27, 2005. The project is sometimes referred to as “The Gates, Central Park, New York, 1979-2005″ in reference to the time between the artists’ initial proposal and the present day.

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Wikinews interviews Jim Hedges, U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate

  • Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:54 am

Saturday, January 29, 2011

U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges of Thompson Township, Pennsylvania took some time to answer a few questions about the Prohibition Party and his 2012 presidential campaign.

The Prohibition Party is the third oldest existing political party in the United States, having been established in 1869. It reached its height of popularity during the late 19th century. The party heavily supported the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which banned the sale of alcohol, and resulted in the US period known as Prohibition (1919–33). It was repealed in 1933. The party has declined since this period, but has continued to nominate candidates for the presidential election.

In 2003, the party split into two factions. Preacher Gene Amondson and perennial candidate Earl Dodge were nominated for the presidency by their respective factions. After Dodge’s death in 2007, the party reunified and named Amondson as its sole presidential nominee for 2008. During the election, Amondson was interviewed by Wikinews. He died in 2009, leaving an opening in the party for 2012.

Jim Hedges is a longtime Prohibition activist, who holds the distinction of the first individual of the 21st century (and the first since 1959) to be elected to a political office under the Prohibition Party banner. In 2001, he was elected as the Thompson Township tax assessor, and was re-elected to the post in 2005. He served until his term expired in 2010. Hedges declared his intent to run for the Prohibition Party presidential nomination on February 18, 2010. This marks his first run for the presidency.

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News briefs:June 8, 2010

  • Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:53 am
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When To Call A Dog Bite Attorney In Grand Haven

  • Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:03 am

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byAlma Abell

Did you recently get hurt in an unexpected attack by a dog? Whether it was a bite, a bruise, or a much more severe result, a Dog Bite Attorney may be just the right person to help you get the money you need to pay for your medical care. Dog bites and injuries from animals in general are very different than other types of injuries for several reasons. First, dogs can carry disease that can be transferred to humans. Additionally, dogs have jaws that can really clamp as strong as iron so they can cause tremendous trauma to the human body – more than other humans can cause in many cases!

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The best time to call a Dog Bite Attorney in Grand Haven is as quickly as possibly following an incident in which a dog injured you. You will, naturally, need to seek medical attention after you are attacked by a dog. It is important that you get medical treatment for several reasons. First, you will need this evidence for the future when your lawyer will be making your case with the insurance company or with the court. Also, you want to be sure you’re disease free and healthy!

If you have been hurt by a dog in the past, but some time has passed and you are now experiencing problems as a result of that dog bite, you may still want to contact a Dog Bite Attorney in the Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Grand Haven or Ottawa County, Michigan area. While you may still have a good chance of making a case and recovering money for your damages, it is much more difficult to establish liability when time has passed. If you have let some time pass in between the original dog bite and the time that you contact an attorney, be prepared to give as detailed of an account as you possibly can to the lawyer. Any details that you can give to the lawyer can help fill in the blanks on the case, especially when the case is not brand new.

Getting treatment for your dog bite injury can be costly, so you need to be sure that you don’t get stuck with all those medical bills yourself. You may also have to miss time from work, again a loss for your family. A good lawyer can help you recover the money you deserve for all this and more.Click here to know more about dog bite attorney

Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags

  • Posted on February 26, 2018 at 2:53 am

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They are cheap, useful, and very plentiful, and that is exactly the problem, according to researchers. A report issued on Feb. 23 by a cadre of environment and economics researchers suggested that Kenya should ban the common plastic bag that one gets at the checkout counter of grocery stores, and place a levy on other plastic bags, all to combat the country’s environmental problems stemming from the bags’ popularity.

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