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Brian Gongol

November 18, 2011

Computers and the Internet Colleges try to protect their names on the new ".xxx" top-level domain
Is this really necessary? Colleges buy up their names in the .xxx top-level domain. Maybe it's justifiable, but the whole point of there being ".xxx" domains instead of ".edu" or ".com" was to make it clear what was going on there. A university would have a pretty easy time arguing that nobody has a right to "UniversityOfWherever.xxx".

Humor and Good News There's never a good time to buy illegal drugs...
...but it's probably an especially bad idea to show up when the police are already in the building, conducting a search for narcotics. Idiots.

Computers and the Internet US Cellular maps roll-out of 4G service

Health Take two minutes for a self-exam today
Take a minute or two and conduct some basic self-screenings for cancer. Early detection saves lives. There's lots of misinformation about cancer that finds its way around the Internet, largely because we've been trained to wait expectantly for some sort of magic-bullet solution to cancer. But cancer risks can be significantly reduced through a balanced diet, exercise, and early detection and treatment. Meanwhile, science is making great progress towards improving genetic detection, which holds great promise for some types of cancer. Instead of forwarding hoax-ridden e-mails about "cancer cures" and false threats, people should instead remind their friends and family to assess their health once a month.

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