30th May 2005 Archive
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When the political becomes personal
A dramatic update on Professor Lawrence Lessig's other court case written by his friend John Heilemann appears in New York Metro magazine this week. And this is a battle that critics as well as supporters are praying will end in victory for the lawyer and scholar this time. Lessig is representing John Hardwicke, who like …
Music and Media 30 May 2005, 06:48
Tasty gear for the discerning punter
Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, while Bayraider keeps tabs on the best and worst of eBay. Here are this week's top picks: Obligatory iPod Accessory of the Week: iGuy You love your iPod. You really do. It is more than just your music player – it is well, …
Personal 30 May 2005, 09:32
Docs urge clampdown on metal instruments of death
The British Medical Journal has discovered something which may have escaped the attention of the less well-informed reader: that long pointy knives are sharp and can be stuck into people thereby causing them damage or even provoking a death-related incident. The solution? Oblige long pointy knife manufacturers to make the …
Bootnotes 30 May 2005, 09:54
Good way to an SMB's heart
One of IBM's senior venture capital investment authorities is encouraging software start-ups to follow the money, and back the LAMP open source stack. According to Drew Clark, director of strategic insights for IBM's venture capital group, building software using Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) is one of the key …
Software 30 May 2005, 10:09
Don't want a betamax situation
The UK government plans to issue its ID card as a passport with biometric identifiers stored in a chip – and the US wants those chips to be compatible with its own scanners, raising the possibility that US agencies could have access to the ID Card database. The US call for biometric standardisation exceeds currently agreed …
Public Sector 30 May 2005, 10:31
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Analysis Hey, Teflon Ballmer. Look, isn't it time? You know, time to quit?
- Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace
- Tablet? Laptop? HP does the splits with Tegra-based SlateBook x2
- NASA signs off on sampling mission to Earth-threatening asteroid