Move Update

Seems like most of the world’s DNS servers have got the news that TTLB has moved. Good for them. I’m a bit occupied with my first week on the new job, so don’t expect any major posting until next week (or perhaps the weekend). (The new job is going very well, I’m happy to say, […]

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Server Move In Progress

This post is on the new Hosting Matters site Yup, TTLB is up and moving over to Hosting Matters. (It seems the thing to do these days). So if you observe any odd behavior in the next day or so, that’s probably why. A question for the peanut gallery: I had to export all of […]

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Blogcritics Critiquees

Blogcritics has announced the awards for the first annual Critiquees: check out the links below to see who in the music world is favored by the ‘sinister cabal of superior bloggers’: Album of the Year Song of the Year Songwriter of the Year Rock Album of the Year Country-Americana Album of the Year R&B Album […]

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Salon DeathWatch, Part Infinity

Has anybody else noticed that the click-through “Day Pass” ad for Salon.com has been from Salon Personals for, well, a while? This can’t be generating business-model-redeeming revenues. Once I realized how quickly you could click through those ads (about five to ten seconds total time) without actually reading them, I went back to browsing Salon […]

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Keep An Eye On ‘Em, Eugene

Speaking of privacy, Eugene Volokh just announced in an aside that he’s now a member of the “Privacy Committee of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board”: MICROSOFT PRIVACY COMMITTEE: I’ve just joined — together with a bunch of leading privacy law people — the Privacy Committee of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, […]

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Subpoena? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Subpoena

First posted 2/17/03 LawMeme has a scoop on how eBay makes life easy for law enforcement. Maybe a bit too easy: Without a subpoena, eBay will provide the following information regarding an eBay user to law enforcement: Full Name, User ID, Email Address, Street Address, State, City, Zip Code, Phone Number, Country, Company, Password, Secondary […]

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Warblogs.cc : Serving All Your Anti-War Needs

For the war skeptics among TTLB’s readership (you know who you are), here’s an interesting new site combining the powers of some of the Blogosphere’s most vocal anti-war voices. From the e-mail announcement of Warblogs:cc : Starting immediately, readers of Back to Iraq, Warblogging, Daily Kos, Agonist and Stand Down: No War Blog will no […]

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Small, Revolting Men

Since September 11th, Americans have struggled to understand the enemy that confounds us. The simplistic have assumed that we truly face a clash of civilizations. That America stands on one side of a great divide, with a hostile, opposing society on the other, with a vast gulf of incomprehension ensuring the two will never meet. […]

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An Employed Bear

Notice something missing from the right sidebar? I know, it’s been there for what seems like an eternity. Blends in with the background; your eye had long since learned to just skip over it automatically. A plaintive cry for help… a blatant plug so pathetic in its earnestness, it might as well have simply said […]

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Cross-Blog Iraq Debate: Pro-War Roundup

Editor’s Note to Google / Yahoo Searchers: Welcome! If you’ve found this page because you’re searching for weblogs about the Iraq conflict, you’ve come to the right place. Or at least, a right place. If you are new to the world of weblogs, then a double-welcome to you: you are about to discover one of […]

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Cross-Blog Iraq Debate: N.Z. Bear’s Answers

Well, it would be a bit of a cop-out if I didn’t answer the questions posed by the anti-war side of the Cross-Blog Iraq Debate, wouldn’t it? And so, sliding in just before tonight’s deadline, here are my own personal answers. 1. Attacking Iraq has been publicly called a “pre-emption” of a threat from Saddam […]

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Google Buys Pyra

Whoah: Google has bought Blogger! Methinks this can only be a good thing for Blogger’s future (and of weblogs generally), so kudos to Ev and the crew. (Tip of the hat to Layne for the link…)

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Watching the Hans & Mohamed Show Online

I’m assuming that the same stations which provided online video streams for Powell’s U.N. presentation will do so for today’s report. So check out WNBC (Windows Media). Update, post-Blix: That was a bloody train wreck. I think David Frum was correct: Blix’s report is a much bigger factor in the future relevance of the U.N. […]

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Uncle Samwise Wants You!

In case you were giving up all hope on Hollywood types, take heart in this news: Samwise Gamgee (aka Sean Astin) is not simply not-an-idiotarian, he’s the Secretary of the Army’s personal representative in the California region. Thanks to Inoperable Terran for the link.

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Please Shut Up. I’m begging you.

My buddy Mohamed is opening his mouth again: “I think we still have a chance if we continue with our work, if Iraq provides full cooperation, we should still be able to avoid a war,” said Mohamed ElBaradei, who will also present a report to the council. In other news, ElBaradei stated that if he […]

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Jonah: 1
French: 0

OK Corner groupies: If you want to listen to Jonah Goldberg beat up an actual Frenchman, then you should hop over to KCRW’s program page for To The Point. They are generally quite prompt about posting an archived RealAudio version of each program right after it is done airing, so figure a little after 2pm […]

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Sex Ed: Vaccination Against Stupidity

And now for something completely different. I just noticed the following note on The Corner: According to a new Zogby poll: –73.5% of parents approve or strongly approve of abstinence-centered sex education. –61.1% of parents disapprove or strongly disapprove of

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Fun With Math!

Meryl points to a fun flash game that reads your mind! Well, not really. Meryl has a very creative theory for how it works: but she is, in this case, mistaken. (It rarely happens; I know: but there it is.) If you want to know how it really works, click here and observe mathematics in […]

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