1. Armstrong to Continue on...

    brian on 2004.06.19
    at 12:24 am

    For those of you who might not follow the sport of cycling, let me note that the cyclist you've heard of, Lance Armstrong, has a new team sponsor. During his first five Tour de France victories, his team was sponsored The United States Postal Service. But under increasing pressure about a pseudo-governmental agency spending millions of its advertising on a cycling team, the USPS has decide not to renew its nine-year sponsorship of Armstrong's team next year.

    In its stead American television megalith Discovery Networks has picked up the lead sponsor role. Interestingly, they will not broadcast the race, but another team sponsor, Outdoor Life Network, will continue their excellent coverage.

    Posted in: Sports

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  2. Irish Language to be added to Microsoft Products

    jake on 2004.06.18
    at 05:40 pm

    Irish is one of two languages I hope to learn some day, the other is French. Microsoft is working with a couple universities from Ireland to translate Windows XP and the Office Suite over to Irish. I doubt that I will ever be able to run my OS in anything other than English but I'm glad to see this happen.

    Posted in: Software · Technology

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  3. Copy-protected CD hits #1. Fallacies ensue and slow record execs cheer.

    jake on 2004.06.18
    at 05:25 pm

    I can't believe that just because a copy protected cd has hit number one everyone is jumping to conclusions. The CD is already available on P2P networks and it's pointed out that the DRM is easy to get around. I was waiting for Techdirt to get in on it. I was having a nice relaxed day, and then the RIAA had to come along and ruin it by screwing consumers. Maybe my next couple posts will calm me down.

    I'd just like to add to the previous post. Cory, you're my hero.

    Posted in: Music · Technology

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  4. Doctrow on DRM

    brian on 2004.06.18
    at 03:35 am

    Cory Doctrow had the unique opportunity to go to Microsoft and give a lecture telling them that DRM is bad. Everything that they were investing millions in is wrong. You should go read the text of his speech. It's brilliant. If M$ breaks down the gate, everyone else can follow, and evolution can get past its current copyright stumbling block.

    Posted in: Media · Technology

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