April 2007

Uncategorized10 Apr 2007 05:47 am

Here’s a posting about Canada’s data access rates here.

I saw a link to it on Michael Geist’s blog.

Of course, the mobile carriers don’t actually expect us to pay those exorbitant rates. It’s mostly about controlling and monopolizing the Internet.  It’s about locking out all third parties so that their subscribers have no choice but to get all their internet services (music, video) from them or not at all (VOIP).

There’s also a bit of the “used car salesman” business model.  Some people don’t realize how expensive it is, connect their laptop to their phone to browse the web and check email and get a $1000 bill at the end of the month.  At that point, the carrier has lost a subscriber forever but they’ve made a big pile of cash and can move on to the next sucker.

Uncategorized08 Apr 2007 05:42 pm

Christopher Walken dancing

Christopher Walken reads Three Little Pigs

Christopher Walken reads The Raven

Christopher Walken for Prez: http://www.walken2008.com/

Uncategorized06 Apr 2007 08:28 am

Apparently, a box of baking soda in the fridge is mostly useless.  Activated charcoal would work better…

Baking soda and odors (www.newton.dep.anl.gov)