Google Sets Sights on 700mhz Spectrum

Filed under:General,Technology — posted by 3wire on 7/22/2007 @ 10:28 pm

Here is an interesting take on Google’s reported interest in the old 700mhz cell phone spectrum. I knew there was a reason to hang on to my old Motorola brick phone.

From: Don Reisinger

If the FCC agrees to the terms outlined … Google will definitely win the auction. Once its wins, its executives will soon realize (as if they haven’t already) that this spectrum can go through walls and reach just about anywhere. Even better, it’ll create a speedy broadband connection.

Within no time, Google will announce that wireless will be made available to the public through its system. After all, it did it in San Francisco, why won’t it do it all over the country? In effect, Google would run a “third broadband pipe.”

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Senator Stevens Knows Nothing

Filed under:Our Money,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 7/17/2007 @ 3:38 pm

Here is a video of Senator Ted Stevens attempting to be “hip” while discussing new wireless technologies. I plead with all Alaskans to get this man out of office. He knows nothing about the subject his committee is responsible for. Senator Stevens may be a smart man, but when it comes to technology he is completely inept.

Infidel

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 7/16/2007 @ 11:41 pm

Here is a short but very good video of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel, on the CBC. Pay attention to her last answer, it says it all about those who have never know real hardship or oppression.

Alternate video link: YouTube

First Muslim Congressman Compares Bush to Hitler

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on @ 5:44 pm

From: Fox News

Democratic Rep (MN). Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is defending himself Monday after comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler and leaving the impression the administration may have rigged the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Speaking to an atheist group on July 8, Ellison said that the president acted much the way Hitler did when the Reichstag, or German Parliament building, was burned in 1933 ahead of elections that pitted Hitler’s Nazi Party against others, including the Communists.

Hitler, who was suspected of ordering the fire, declared emergency powers that helped him launch his dictatorial and murderous reign.

“It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that,” Ellison told the group, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and it put the leader of that country [Hitler] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”

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Stupid Visa Ads

Filed under:Our Money,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 7/13/2007 @ 1:44 am

Over at The Consumerist blog, they have the exact same feelings as I do about the most recent Visa commercials. *waving hand slowly* You don’t want to use cash, debit cards are better.

Bush On Irish TV

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 7/9/2007 @ 2:55 pm

This is the best interview I have seen the President give to date. He is not the best public speaker to say the least, however he was spot on in the interview.



image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace