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  • Belgians waffle in Google News suit

    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Google lawyers sat down and talked turkey with some of the Belgian media groups suing over the inclusion of their content in Google News (see “And […]

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  • Quoted

    “Darth Vader’s toaster” — Newsweek’s description of the PlayStation 2 in 2000. “Darth Vader’s medicine cabinet” — Newsweek’s description of the PlayStation 3 in 2006 (via Dean Takahashi’s blog on […]

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  • Off Topic

    Top 20 replies by programmers to testers when their programs don’t work, and the latest in USB laser-guided missile launchers for the office.

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  • Programming note

    We’re taking a couple of days off for Thanksgiving. Hope you’re lucky enough to be doing the same. See you Monday.

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  • Not so much “thanks” as “whew!”

    I already know what I’m going to say as we go around the table tomorrow saying what we’re thankful for this year. I’m thankful I have a job. Like many […]

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  • Please step out of the vehicle, ma’am; I’m going to need to scan you

    True, daily police work doesn’t look much like “CSI,” but the authorities do get some cool tech to play with. New Zealand’s Industrial Research says its getting interest from police […]

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  • Reason for leaving last job: Not given an option

    Myron Olesnyckyj is unemployed today, but don’t look for his resume on Monster.com. Olesnyckyj was Monster Worldwide’s general counsel and a senior vice president before being escorted off the premises […]

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  • Microsoft puts a bow on its ribbon

    You hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but when the giver is Microsoft, you can understand why some folks would be tempted to call in the equine […]

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  • Quoted

    “What’s surprising is that so many companies are still betting against the Net, trying to solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions. The past few years have taught us that business […]

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  • Off Topic

    Photo recreations of some of Gary Larson’s “Far Side” cartoons and a fallout shelter handbook from 1962.

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