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daily link  Friday, October 01, 2004


Debate moderator's conflict of interest:  In the commentary section; I haven't checked it but it sounds true.  "I'm sure that you know this already, but Bob Schieffer, the moderator at the 2nd debate, is the brother of Tom Schieffer who was president of the Texas Rangers under Bush's ownership. Bob is the older brother and has always acted in the role of Tom's father. I knew them both many years ago. I think that it is only fair that Bob disclose his relationship to the President at the outset of the next debate."  11:10:36 PM  permalink  

Open source networking:  Wireless for TV-on-demand, VOIP, and broadband, on a neighborhood scale in Canada, all with iopen-source software.  One PDA acts as thin-client PC, TV remote control, and roaming phone (home, work, mobile).  A community PVR server records and plays essentially everything from wholesale cable sources.  Interesting future vision, to be sold by the Canadian company as a futuristic WISP.  Could be a model for new developing country infrastructure.  9:33:41 AM  permalink  

P2P Traffic Analysis: Great presentation on the amount of P2P traffic in a recent sample: over 50%, compared to about 10-20% for HTTP.  BitTorrent is about 2/3 of the P2P.  [via Hugh Pyle and boingboing]  12:20:34 AM  permalink  

"Practice to Deceive" by Joshua Micah Marshall: April 2003:  Masterful prediction of our current predicament, based on a clear understanding of the neocon agenda.  What's next? "we may soon find that it's unwise to hand off power to the fractious Iraqis. To invoke the ugly but apt metaphor which Jefferson used to describe the American dilemma of slavery, we will have the wolf by the ears. You want to let go. But you dare not. "  12:05:27 AM  permalink  

 

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