Archive for August, 2004

Stupid Web policies by the Olympic organizers

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

From the EFF newsletter:

~ And the Gold Medal for Stupid Web Policies Goes to…
…the 2004 Olympic Games. Organizers issued a ridiculous
“hyperlink policy” that requires other sites to ask
permission before creating a link to their site. You know,
like the one below. And no, we did not ask for permission
first:
http://www.athens2004.com/athens2004/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040820.gtrolym20/BNStory/

~ And the Silver Medal for Stupid Web Policies Goes to…
…the 2004 Olympic Games. Organizers issued a ridiculous
no-blogging policy barring athletes from writing first-hand
experiences in weblogs:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/08/20/tech/main637474.shtml

In favor of traveling privately

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004

I’m glad there are rich guys like this who are willing to fight for principles. Start with the FAQ. Then poke around – there are some pretty interesting stories on this site, including Gilmore getting thrown off a plane and Terry Bressi arrested for failing to show ID.

FreeToTravel.org

Total cost of 0wnership

Friday, August 13th, 2004

This is hilarious. And what is even more hilarious is the number of people – even on Slashdot, where I would expect better – who have no idea that it is supposed to be funny.

Microsoft Windows: A Lower Total Cost of 0wnership

Truck hypocrisy

Friday, August 6th, 2004

This one is fairly interesting. Big SUVs are actually made to be over 6000 lbs to qualify for truck tax deductions. But, residential roads often prohibit trucks, defined as – you guessed it – vehicles over 6000 lbs.

Slate