The 404 948: Where we're in some deep dish (podcast)
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: Congress rules pizzas count as vegetables, Wi-Fi "notworks" come to Brooklyn-bound subways, Salvation Army using Square for mobile credit card donations, SOPA makes powerful enemies, and AIM rises from the ashes of AOL
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode:
- Congress is proposing a school lunchroom bill that would allow as little as two tablespoons of tomato paste on a frozen pizza to be classified as a proper weekly serving of vegetables for students. Fries and tater tots also count as vegetables.
- The U.S. Department of Justice wants to make it a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. like Match.com, Facebook, and OKCupid--if the fib in question violates other laws outside of the
- This holiday season, the Salvation Army send its volunteers into the streets with a new way to accept donations using credit card-reading hardware provided by Sprint/Nextel and Square. The program will join Girl Scout troops and The U.S. Army in pushing the next generation of mobile payments.
- A digital experiment from the artists at Wemakecoolsh.it enables subway denizens on the L-Train to access Wi-Fi and communicate with one another secretly using their self-powered "NOTwork." The enclosed system will run the week of November 14th on L-Trains going in and out of the Brooklyn and Manhattan boroughs.
- AOL resurrects its Instant Messaging service AIM with new features that even the score with sites like Meebo and Adium, and Jabber that already let you log chat histories, sign into multiple social networking accounts, and view multimedia like video and Twitter messages directly in the message window.
- An is in in progress, spearheaded by an initiative called the that aims to laws. As of last night, however, the opposition is across the Web, including big names like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Zynga.
- Bathroom break video 1: Star Wars Rogue Squadron - Cheers
- Bathroom break video 2: Turkish Ice Cream
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