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  • Yahoo puts its exclamation point into temporary storage

    There was not much yodeling on Yahoo’s earnings conference call yesterday, the first for co-founder Jerry Yang since he took the CEO reins from Terry Semel last month. Instead of […]

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  • Quoted

    “I’ve noticed recently that the concept of what we might call designed deterioration is fairly anathema to digital hardware. The objects we purchase from purveyors of digital technology are conceived […]

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  • Off Topic

    In a post titled “Understanding Engineers: Feasibility,” Charles Miller explains exactly what engineers mean when they describe problems as “impossible,” “trivial,” “unfeasible,” “non-trivial,” “hard,” and “very hard.” Also, 101 Ways […]

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  • That will buy a lot of video games…

    Video game developers have been trying to get their business growing again. That’s true even for industry giants like Electronics Arts of Redwood City. The company has recently undergone an […]

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  • Rambus gets a reprieve…

    Rambus became the latest company to get a second chance from the overlords of Nasdaq. In a filing Tuesday, Rambus said Nasdaq agreed to stay a previous decision to delist […]

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  • Google makes it even easier to be assimilated into the collective

    You have to hand it to Google. Need a new product? Just put one together from handy items you already have lying around the Googleplex. Today, the search sovereign unveiled […]

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  • Harry Potter and the Unkeepable Secret

    If you really, really can’t wait a few more days for the new Harry Potter book to hit the shelves, and you don’t mind squinting at page scans so poor […]

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  • Fear the Reaper

    Used to be if you were a joystick jockey in military air combat you had to actually be in the aircraft. No more. Now Air Force personnel can unleash holy […]

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  • Vonage sends out leaky boat to pick up SunRocket crash survivors

    The vultures started circling a few days ago, and sure enough, SunRocket, the nation’s second-largest stand-alone Internet phone service, turned up dead last night. Preliminary ruling on the cause was […]

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  • Quoted

    “It doesn’t matter how much activism you engage in on behalf of a language if you don’t attract the teenagers, the parents of the next generation of children. And what […]

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