Month: April 2006

  • Net neutrality at risk…

    The ‘net is the new Town Commons and the commons are under attack from the same feckless monopolists that charge us $200 billion in excess fees under the ’96 Telecommunications Act provisions to provide high-speed symetrical broadband but instead pilfered the bucks. The latest offense? Throttling ubiquitous access to ‘net-based services. Local audio activist and […]

  • As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost

    Via Bora at Science and Politics Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born at New York City on this day in 1904. In school he took the math and science classes befitting his early genius, but he really thrived on languages. He was known to learn a language just to read a single book in the original […]

  • Mission Accomplished?

    Mayor Foy: Having completed their missions, I petition the Council that we thank all existing and former committee members for their dedication and public service, and that we now conclude the service of the Technology and Horace Williams Citizens Committees, effective June 30, 2006. Since yesterday’s 8 to 1 vote to dissolve the Horace-Williams Citizens’ […]

  • I’ll never forget him…

    17 years later and it still stirs my heart. Tonight’s Frontline (9PM EST PBS) tries to answer the question: “Who was that guy?”

  • A picture worth a 1,000 gallons

    A sharpened up graph of OWASA’s water demand/supply curves via ForthGo’s Xan.

  • …the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself…

    Citizen Harry Taylor to Bush this morning in Charlotte: “I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration,” Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. “And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility […]

  • Foy’s Two Thorns?

    With one stroke, the Mayor proposes to eliminate two committees whose roles have been controversial at times. Both committees are far from done with their tasks, so it’s hard to understand why Foy wants to kill them off. Is it because they’re both pushing the envelope? I sit on both committees, so, from the inside, […]