cateo: Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley relaxes me...
White House: Obama asks Sebelius to be HHS... →
White House officials: Obama asks Kansas governor to be HHS secretary Obama will make an announcement Monday, officials say For weeks, Sebelius has been rumored to be a top contender for the job HHS post has been vacant since Tom Daschle stepped aside over tax issues
Microsoft’s Vista wins Fiasco Award - Apple 2.0 →
Twenty three were nominated. Nine were selected as finalists. But only one could take home top prize in the first-ever Fiasco Awards ceremony, held Thursday night in Barcelona, Spain. And the winner was … Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Vista, garnering 5,222 of 6,043 votes (86%) registered via the Web. The successor to Windows XP was cited for being over-hyped, overly complex and riddled with...
President Obama explains how the budget he sent to Congress will fulfill the promises he made as a candidate, and assures special interests that he is ready for the fight.
Music - U2, the Biggest of Veterans, Wants to the... →
After two albums of comparatively straightforward guitar-driven rock, “No Line on the Horizon,” U2’s head-spinning 12th studio album, takes new experimental tangents and redefines the band yet again. The album, to be released Tuesday, burbles with cross-rhythms, layered guitars and electronic undercurrents in songs the band wrote with its longtime producers, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. It’s not...
Broadcast Networks Battling Uphill for Profit and... →
For decades, the big three, now big four, networks all had the same game plan: spend many millions to develop and produce scripted shows aimed at a mass audience and national advertisers, with a shelf life of years or decades as reruns in syndication. But that model, based on attracting enough ad dollars to cover the costs of shows like “Lost” and “ER,” no longer appears viable. Network dramas...
Let me say this as plainly as I can, by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in...– President Obama
Obama Plans to End Combat Mission in Iraq by... →
Mr. McCain and other Republicans emerged from a meeting with Mr. Obama at the White House on Thursday evening reassured that the president’s withdrawal plan is responsible and reasonable. After securing assurances from Mr. Obama that he would reconsider his plans if violence increases, Mr. McCain and the Republicans expressed cautious support.
Energy Dept.’s Fund for Electric Cars Is Untouched... →
Energy Department staff members said they were still sifting through loan applications, dozens of which arrived on the filing deadline of Dec. 31. On top of that, another $2 billion is coming to the department from the $787 billion stimulus package. That money will be used to develop the advanced battery technology needed to power electric cars, batteries more durable, safer and cheaper than...
cateo: goodtimesgreatoldies: Tangled Up In...
Rail opening could be delayed - Austin American... →
With testing and training behind schedule and troubles with signals, Capital Metro’s passenger rail line might miss its March 30 opening date, agency officials say. Or the agency might initially run trains only southbound in the morning and northbound in the evening. That would be a change from the intended operating plan for the 32-mile, Leander-to-downtown-Austin line, which is to have...
SoCal city approves proposal for NFL stadium - NFL... →
The vote helped clear the way for developers of the $800 million venue to begin talks with NFL teams about a possible move to the industrial and warehousing city 15 miles east of Los Angeles. Majestic Real Estate Co. managing partner John Semcken said the company would begin shopping for a team on April 1, the deadline for opponents of the project to file a lawsuit. At least eight franchises,...
Explaining the power of KLRU and PBS by talking about my dad and the Foo Fighters.
Why Are iPhone Users Willing to Pay for Content? -... →
What’s most interesting is how iPhone users are willing to spend money in ways that Web users are not. I’ve criticized Apple from time to time for not having a coherent approach to delivering free content with advertising. But in some ways, the development of a market for paid content is a bigger and less expected achievement. Why has this happened? Apple has created an environment that makes...
AppleInsider | Apple to further polish Leopard... →
Apple this week is believed to have tapped its vast developer community to begin testing Mac OS X 10.5.7, a sizable maintenance and security update to the company’s Leopard operating system with a particular focus on syncing improvements.
U.S. losing war in Afghanistan, McCain says -... →
McCain: “When you aren’t winning in this kind of war, you are losing” While Afghanistan is “nowhere near as dire as it was in Iraq,” attacks have spiked U.S. needs to establish a larger military headquarters, McCain says “The scale of resources required to prevail will be enormous,” senator says
$1.75 Trillion Deficit Seen as Obama Unveils... →
President Obama’s budget proposal for 2010 projects a stunning deficit of $1.75 trillion for the current fiscal year, which began five months ago, reflecting a shortfall of more than $1 trillion as the fiscal year began, plus the costs of bank bailouts, the first wave of spending from the newly enacted stimulus plan and the continuing costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
david garza: my 1st art show! →
hey hey hey friday march 6 from 7:30 till 10 at cafe mundi on east 5th street in austin i will exhibit a bunch of paintings they will even be for sale this is so weird but my friend alyson asked me to exhibit with her and i said why not so it is her cool art & my weird art please come out!
Why Windows 7 on Netbooks Won’t Save Microsoft —... →
Microsoft plans to profit from the interest in netbooks by bundling them with a crippled version of Windows 7, forcing users to pay extra to unlock its features. The problem: that was also the company’s strategy for squeezing more money from PCs with Vista. It did not work; here’s why and what it means for Microsoft’s future.
G.M. Loses $9.6 Billion as Its Struggles Continue... →
G.M. lost $30.9 billion, or $53.32 a share, in 2008 and spent $19.2 billion of its cash reserves. For the fourth quarter, it lost $9.6 billion, or $15.71 a share, as its global sales fell 26 percent. It spent $6.2 billion of its reserves in the fourth quarter alone. The company has said in the past that it needed a minimum of $11 billion to $14 billion in reserves. In 2007, the company lost...
Hey Dad - KLRU is about to start running a TV spot...
klodt: Jim Morrison was a lightweight. I woke up this morning and got myself a burrito. #burritosversusbacon
alexbaca: (via walpaper) Pearl Jam - “Animal.”
egonzalez: copycats: Hallelujah by Rufus...
Windows 7 SKUs announced: your worst nightmare has... →
slantback: - Windows 7 Starter (limited to three apps concurrently) - Windows 7 Home Basic (for emerging markets) - Windows 7 Home Premium (adds Aero, Touch, Media Center) - Windows 7 Professional (Remote Desktop host, Mobility Center, Presentation mode) - Windows 7 Enterprise (volume license only, boot from virtual drive, BitLocker) - Windows 7 Ultimate (limited availability, includes...
Michel Gondry to direct The Green Hornet →
radarchive: bigscreenlittlescreen: Not to be all Seth Rogen, all the time over here at BSLS, but I think this had to be reported. What will Gondry do with a comic book adaptation? I can’t wait to see.