The Nagy Magical-Movable-Type Pixello-Dynamotronic Computational Engine

When the steam train roared into history, hissing smoke and howling into the night, it was an awesome beast, adorned in the finest woods, ivory, gold, and intricate inlays, like some Serpent King on a sacred tapestry. The automobiles of the 20′s to 60′s, each was a work of art. The television and radio affected the world in more ways that can be imagined, changing the entire dynamic of human…

Church will face ''uphill battle'' if suing Sony, says legal expert

News emerged over the weekend that Church authorities have complained to Sony about the depiction of Manchester Cathedral in the game. Some reports have stated that the Church may pursue legal action against the company. But according to Alex Chapman of Campbell Hooper solicitors,”The Church will have an uphill battle in a legal claim against Sony, and indeed it is likely that there is no basis for a claim.” –Church…

What the Mainstream Media Can Learn From Jon Stewart

“There are days when I watch ‘The Daily Show,’ and I kind of chuckle. There are days when I laugh out loud. There are days when I stand up and point to the TV and say, ‘You’re damn right!’” says Brown, chair of the communications department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and an associate professor of broadcast journalism. Brown, who had dismissed the faux news show…

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LAPD plans to accept 911 text messages

The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday announced plans to pursue improvements to the city’s 911 system, saying callers in the future will be able to use text messages, photos and even video from cellphones to seek emergency assistance. –Richard Winton –LAPD plans to accept 911 text messages (LA Times) Will future dispatchers have to be screened for the ability to understand txt-spk?

`Sopranos' extras thrown into TV history

But if Colandrea’s character was there to kill Tony Soprano, the actor who played him isn’t saying. “I do have an idea, but I cannot really talk,” Colandrea said Monday. “I have papers signed that I can’t make any comments on that.” Colandrea, who was born in Naples, auditioned for the role after a casting agent stopped for a bite at his shop. He claims to know definitely his character’s…

Courier-Journal reporter ejected from U of L game: Bennett removed for blogging super-regional

A Courier-Journal sports reporter had his media credential revoked and was ordered to leave the press box during the NCAA baseball super-regional yesterday because of what the NCAA alleged was a violation of its policies prohibiting live Internet updates from its championship events. –Rick Bozich –Courier-Journal reporter ejected from U of L game: Bennett removed for blogging super-regional (Courier-Journal) I’m posting this version because I find it interesting that, when the…

Blogger removed from NCAA baseball game for blogging

According to the Courier-Journal, staff blogger Brian Bennett was approached by NCAA officials in the fifth inning of a game between the University of Lousville and Oklahoma State, told that blogging “from an NCAA championship event ‘is against NCAA policies (and) we’re revoking the (press) credential and need to ask you to leave the stadium.’” In its article, the Courier-Journal quoted its executive editor, Bennie Ivory, as saying, “It’s clearly…