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It was all part of a tit-for-tat when Salon Magazine, an online Ziff Davis publication, received a bomb threat, abusive emails and black faxes, resulting in the evacuation of its San Francisco offices on Friday afternoon. Salon has been more forthright than the print media in questioning Starr's motives and defending Clinton. On Wednesday, Salon's website published a story about a 1965 affair by Henry Hyde in 1966 with a Cherie Soskin -- it's only news because Hyde is chairman of the House judiciary committee (Hatch heads the Senate judiciary committee) that is involved in approving the public release of the Clinton tapes, and deciding whether Clinton should be impeached. Both Hyde and his former mistress have been eligible for bus passes for some time. Needless to say, Hyde is a Republican, which is where the tit for tat comes in. Republican leaders asked the FBI to investigate if the White House had leaked further details of the ancient affair to Salon. The email threats to Salon called the staff "left-wing pussies" and other nasty names not suitable for mentioning in The Register. There were also photographic illustrations in emails of certain activities that Clinton has admitted. When a message came that "a bomb is on the way, maggots", the evacuation took place. Elsewhere, ZDTV said it would be Webcasting the Clinton video as soon as it became available, using streaming video. It looks like being the ultimate beta test for the scalability of streaming, according to Ron Rappaport of Zona Research. RealNetworks -- the market leader -- will host the web sites of ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FedNet, Fox, NPR, and the Washington Post. Mark Hall Of RealNetworks said that Real Broadcast Network can sustain 50,000 concurrent media streams. The problem for the Internet will be that streaming requires continuous packets rather than the intermittent packets for text transfer. ®

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