Legislature won’t vote on cable theft this year

Legislature won’t vote on cable theft this year
Staff Writer, The Tennessean

A bill pitting telecommunications and entertainment companies against some of their customers won’t come up for a vote in the General Assembly this year, its sponsors said yesterday.

Backers said the bill was needed to update state law on the theft of cable and other telecommunications services.

Opponents – many of them computer professionals and enthusiasts who mobilized via the Internet – said no new law was needed and the measure as originally written threatened privacy and civil liberties.

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Random nothingness for a Tuesday

[1] Temporary Decrease in Performance Occurs When You Right-Click a File or Folder in Windows Explorer (from Tracey via Frank)

[2] Audioscrobbler.com :: Discover new music based on your listening habits

[3] I found a screw in my right rear tire yesterday. A quick stop by Stewart’s Tires this morning revealed that it didn’t penetrate all the way, so they pulled it and all should be fine.

[4] Hard Drives Instead of Tapes? 70 TB Backup RAID

Give a monkey a typewriter…

Typing monkeys, but no Shakespeare
‘Experiment’ modeled on aphorism yields a big mess

LONDON, May 9 – Give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, the theory goes, and they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare. Give six monkeys one computer for a month, and they will make a mess.

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