Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Virginia Literacy Test Requirement letter - looks like official language and policy to me...

The Washington Post put online a letter signed by Micah Womack, Director of Rights Restoration and sent to a non-violent offender on Feb. 26, 2010. It asks for the man's "cooperation in providing" a "details of offense letter" including a description of the offenses, plus information on employment status, "strides in education," involvement in "church activities" and "any and all service to the community." The man has a deadline of April 1, 2010.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Chips that can recreate that feeling of heartburn and regret...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

'Auditorium' for iPhone is Now Free

'Auditorium' for iPhone is Now Free

Electronic Arts has just made Auditorium for the iPhone free. The game was originally released for $2.99 for the base 25 levels with $0.99 downloadable level packs. It appear the new pricing drops the core game to Free while the DLC level packs remain. ...

What is Foursquare Day?

What is Foursquare Day?

As Foursquare Day excitement sweeps the Web, we look at the roots of the world's first social-media holiday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Study: Walmart Price Cuts Are Actually Price Hikes

If you've turned on a TV recently, you've probably seen one of the seemingly countless Walmart ads where the retail behemoth brags about its latest round of price cuts. But a new study says Walmart's actually been raising its prices on groceries in 2010.

According to a report by JPMorgan Securities, since February they have seen a 2.3% average price increase for the items in their 31-item basket of grocery goods at Walmart. This follows a 1.9% increase between January and February.

As expected, Walmart responded to the report with marketing speak instead of actual answers.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

40 Collections of Dark Desktop Wallpapers

40 Collections of Dark Desktop Wallpapers

40 Collections of Dark Desktop Wallpapers are showcased below just for you… The wallpapers are themed around dark-colors. Feel free to download these cool wallpapers and make your desktop interesting and inspirational! ...

Is VA. Gov. McDonnell Bringing Back Jim Crow Voting Literacy Tests? | ChattahBox News Blog |

 Wow. Gov McDonnell is an a--hole and a liar...


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Sarah Palin Speaking Contract: 'Rider' Demands First-Class Travel, Pre-Screened Questions, Bendable Straws


Crime Scene - Video of confrontation after U-Md. basketball game shows police beating

The Prince George's County prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Maryland students they claimed struck mounted Park Police officers and their horses after a basketball game in March. A video shot by another student, meanwhile, shows police beating one of those students without apparent provocation.

On Monday, a county prosecutor dropped charges against John J. McKenna, 19. Charges against Benjamin C. Donat, also 19, were dropped on Friday. The videotape was released to some media outlets by the law firm representing the students Monday.

US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus

By Nate Anderson | Last updated April 13, 2010 12:35 PM

We've all seen the studies trumpeting massive losses to the US economy from piracy. One famous figure, used literally for decades by rightsholders and the government, said that 750,000 jobs and up to $250 billion a year could be lost in the US economy thanks to IP infringement. A couple years ago, we thoroughly debunked that figure. For years, Business Software Alliance reports on software piracyassumed that each illicit copy was a lost sale. And the MPAA's own commissioned study on movie piracy turned out to overstate collegiate downloading by a factor of three.

Friday, April 9, 2010

iPhone Multitasking Will Let You Run Apps Simultaneously [Iphone Os 4]

iPhone Multitasking Will Let You Run Apps Simultaneously [Iphone Os 4]

#iphoneos4 YAY! Multitasking is coming to your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, allowing you to use any number of apps at the same time. This is how it works.[Updated live] More »

Twitter for BlackBerry Available Tonight [BlackBerry]

Twitter for BlackBerry Available Tonight [BlackBerry]

#blackberry It's been in beta for a while, but tonight—at 9 PM EST—BlackBerry's very own Twitter app will be available for download. From what we're seeing, it might be the most BlackBerry-like of any Twitter apps available so far. More » ...

iPhone OS 4 Hands-On Video [Iphone Os 4]

iPhone OS 4 Hands-On Video [Iphone Os 4]

#iphoneos4 This is iPhone OS 4 running on an iPhone 3GS. Even though it's not finished, it's surprisingly usable—not nearly as slow as iPhone 3 beta running on iPhone 3G last year. More » ...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Microsoft Comes to Its Senses

Microsoft Comes to Its Senses

It's the biggest news in name changes since the iPhone 3G S became the iPhone 3GS after its release: Windows Phone 7 Series is now–thank goodness–just Windows Phone 7.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Apple iPad [Review]

"Apple iPad [Review]"
Combine basic-but-essential work tools with iWork, an improved
browser, e-mail, iPod, and photo applications, a well-executed e-Book
platform with iBooks, and throw in thousands of downloadable apps and
games, and package it all in a gorgeous, slim slate with a beautiful
9.7-inch touch screen, you have yourself a winner.