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UK study claims mobile phones don't raise cancer risk

Digital music sales booming
Worldwide sales of music over the internet and on mobile phones hit $1.1 billion last year, triple 2004 sales and accounting for 6 percent of global record company revenues, the industry said.,70045-0.html?tw=wn_tophead_7

EMI considers opening its DRM to inspection I think they fear the Sony rootkit fiasco. EFF wants them to allow people to reverse engineer it to make sure it's safe.
Viiv and DRM

Meanwhile RIAA wants to ban home recording (sort of, well at least with XM)

Russinovich says WMF flaw is not a backdoor

More on Google standing pat while AOL, MSN and Yahoo have all caved Great FAQ on the issue from

Poking a few holes in the speed claims of Apple for new Intel macs
And Intel Macs can't be cheaper

Also Apple breaks RSS with new 'photocasting' feature

Microsoft code names next version of Windows after Vista, 'Vienna'

Yesterday was the PC viruses 20th birthday


Bryan M
Launch Google Earth. Go to the intersection of Centennial and 2nd Street in Tustin, California. I cant tell if that is advertising or actually there, but it looks Photoshopped to me....I understand blocking out government areas that are of sensitive nature, but adding in advertising where they want seems shady to me. There may be other instances, but I happen to stumble upon this one.

I had a kind-of economy threatning discovery which i wanted to share:
Ok so... there are a bazillion lawsuits going on out there about copyright, but, if you open a dictionary to the first page(where all the publication dates and stuff is) it says:
"No part of this publication may reproduced in part or whole, by any means..." yada yada yada Basically, right then and there, that means you cant "reproduce any part" by "any means" or in informal language that means that talking, typing, and writing in english are infringement of copyright!!!!!!!
Just thought i should bring tht up (might be interesting).

You mentioned today that "google said to" Does that mean that google is new talking to again?
Yes Sam, BFF

Erik in NH points out that he can already play MP3s on a Windows Mobile device so take that Steve Jobs.

meretheory Rohnert Park (CA), 01.19.2006 New to podcasting with my Vision:M... but love it!

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Two cups of coffee thing?

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Have a URL for that?

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No URL for two cups o' coffee

In reply to: Two cups of coffee thing?

Read it in the January Scientific American, they didn't republish it on their website.

Here's the relevant info

"Percent change in relevant risk (of hypertension) when the daily intake of coffee was:

Less than 1 cup: 0
1 cup: 6
2-3 cups: 0
4-5 cups: 7-9
6 or more cups: 9-12

Perecnt change when the daily intake cola was:
Less than 1 cup: 0
1 cup: 9-13
2-3 cups: 11-24
4-5 cups: 28-44"

Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 294 November 9, 2005.

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