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The Washington Post :

The Washington Post : BusinessRise of Internet ‘Borders’ Prompts Fears for Web’s Future. It is the modern-day equivalent of a border sentry. When visitors try to enter UKBetting.com, a computer program checks their identification to determine where they’re dialing in from. Most people are waved on through. Those from the United States, China, Italy and other countries where gambling laws are muddy, however, are flashed a sign in red letters that says “ACCESS DENIED” and are locked out of the Web site.

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CIO: How to get and

CIO: How to get and keep a life!

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Be happy! By starting the

Be happy! By starting the new year upbeat, chances are you’ll feel healthier. [Seattle Times]

You MUST get rid of the three musts. To be happy, people have to let go of the dreaded “three musts”:

  • I must do well and be approved;
  • You must treat me nicely;
  • The world must give me what I deserve.

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New kind of threat keeps

New kind of threat keeps the Guard up. [Seattle Times]

“The 142nd Fighter Wing’s 245-acre base shares a runway with Portland International Airport along the Columbia River.”

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The Washington Post :

The Washington Post : StyleResolution 2002: Be It Resolved That . . . Whatever.. WHEREAS the arrival of a new year has long provided an excellent opportunity for personal reflection and intensive self-examination; and…

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Eastside Journal – Runner

Eastside JournalRunner explains `Slow Burn’ philosophy. In his black running tights and sports jacket, 50-year-old Stu Mittleman looked like a taut twine of muscle — the result of years of burning fat. Ever heard of ‘alkalizing the body’?

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San Francisco Chronicle –

San Francisco ChronicleVC system protects profits in downturn. Read about New Enterprise Associates’ policy regarding fees at the end of the article.

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NeoWin – Peer to

NeoWinPeer to peer: As the revolution recedes. P2P becomes web services.

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Looking Back Summary of 2001/2002

Looking Back

Summary of 2001/2002 lists. [diveintomark]

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With the explosion in spam,

With the explosion in spam, it sure seems like the time is right to provide a spam filter based upon neural net technology. Too bad this version is only for Unix geeks. What’s needed is a version that plugs into Microsoft Outlook and does the work on the client desktop.

Save your spam — you may want it to train your own personal neural net!

I guess the question for a developer is whether spending any energy on this opportunity is worth the effort? In other words, how to make money? Sure seems like it’s a classic situation where whatever you do Microsoft will eventually do something similar or maybe just a little bit better, bundle it in the next version of Office, and wipe out the market.