Another totally awesome service! I've been listening to a lot more talk radio and NPR shows thanks to Replay-Radio, software that lets you record audio streams off the web. You can even schedule recordings so that they're waiting to be transferred to your MP3 player.
(Special note to the lady that came up to me after last week's A/V panel to bemoan the loss of Talk of the Nation in Chicago - there's a stream listed here you can use!)
Disclaimer: the folks that make Replay-Radio gave me a free copy, but my brother liked it enough to shell out the money.
For example, by filling in a couple of boxes, you could get the code to display TSL headlines on your own pages like this:
Uncheck the "compact" box and you can get the full feed to display. A very nice service for those of us that love RSS but don't know all of the ins and outs of the specs! [via Lockergnome's RSS Resource]
(Hopefully the code won't kill any news aggregators....)
When you start adding up the number of documents, digital pictures (from digital cameras and cameraphones), music files, home video, etc., plus the need to back all of that up, storage needs are going to keep increasing every year out now because consumers are going to start rivaling businesses for storage needs. My newest PC at home has two hard drives for a total of 120GB of space, and it's amazing how quickly I can go through that. Give me a megabyte and I take a gig. At work, I keep saying that my time is better spent doing things other than cleaning out old files because the cost of storage is so cheap now.
On the data side of it, you don't really need researchers to tell you that New Data Says There's Lots of New Data, do yoU? I didn't think so, but here you go anyway.
And it's all in your inbox and sitting on your desk, right? The press release and full report are available from the Berkeley site if you're not already drowning in too much data (the PDF is 100 pages long)....
Ditto and "what he said." If you've noticed a slowdown at LawMeme, it's because Ernie's posts are on his personal blog now, and he must be foregoing sleep in order to post as often as he is at The Importance Of (RSS feed here, although I'm going to take a moment to plead with Ernest to provide a feed with the full text of his posts!). He's really been on a roll the last few days.
On a more depressing note, make sure you follow the link above to Ernie's post and read up on the four DMCA exemptions ruling, too, because today our government again decided that we do not have a right to "fair use" of the digital files we purchase. Not surprising given the way the entertainment industry has framed the debate and paid for legislation over the last decade, but discouraging nonetheless.
If legislators were forced to vote today for the "right of first sale" of digital files, which is the exemption that has traditionally allowed libraries to circulate physical materials, I wonder how many of them would blindly sign it away without a second thought to libraries. If public libraries didn't already exist, would we be able to start them in this day and age? My guess is no.
Here's something fun to do next time you're at Best Buy or anywhere else that carries PDAs like the Sony PEG-UX50 - work through the menus until you find the pictures taken with the devices built-in camera. Better yet, find the video clips. It's pretty funny to watch clips of people staring at the device with a quizzical, "is this thing on?" look on their faces, especially when they keep moving their heads in closer and closer to the lens. Minutes and minutes of endless fun....
And if you're not a Rhapsody subscriber, you can listen to some free MP3 downloads from the TCS site (there are some videos, too). If I have a chance to install iTunes at work today, I'll see if the album available there, too (I imagine it is).
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