Facebook caves in to Beacon criticism--Thanks to Slashdot's jnadke for collating a list of sites participating in Beacon: eBay, Fandango, College Humor, Busted Tees, iWon, Citysearch, Pronto.com, echomusic, Travelocity, Allposters.com, Blockbuster, Bluefly.com, CBS Sports, Dotspotter, ExpoTV, Gamefly, Hotwire, Joost, Kiva, Kongregate, LiveJournal, Live Nation, Mercantila, The NBA, The New York Times, Overstock.com, (RED), Redlight, Seamless Web, Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Pictures, STA Travel, TheKnot, TripAdvisor, Travel Ticker, Typepad, viagogo, Vox, Yelp, WeddingChannel.com, and Zappos.
Amazon Kindle a fraud?--Apparently the Whispernet network used for wireless downloads isn't available everywhere in the US as people are initially led to believe. Amazon should try better to rectify this misconception by making this info more prominent rather than burying it under all the marketing hoopla.
New story: My Roommate's Body 12 by Londonboy
Blog Readers Out Anonymous Adults that Newspaper Refused to Identify--These adults who were responsible for a girl's suicide won't be facing criminal charges, but a civil lawsuit is certainly likely.
Your rights online
Amazon's Kindle--Will this new e-Book usher in a reading revolution?
New stories: Londonboy
Time Magazine's Joe Klein spreading FISA falsehoods--Glen Greenwald's masterful takedown of this pundit who has "neither the time nor legal background to figure out who's right". Salon
TSA screeners order soldiers accompanying body of their fallen comrade home to strip to their skivvies--Oh, I'm sure they were just doing their job... looking busy.
New stories: dymondbolt
Not The Daily Show with Not Jon Stewart--Breaking not news update to the WGA strike.
Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians--Wait, what?
New story: Revisionist History by Lloyd311 (mm hypno musc tf oral inc)
Stories I'm Reading: Oh, Brother
New story: My Roommate's Body 10 by Londonboy
New story: The Bully Magnet by muscl4life
Stories I'm Reading: High School life
New story: Eternal Bloom by Clarence591 (muscle theft)
Major League Baseball rips off fans who bought DRM videos--Looks like they've been embarrassed enough to do the right thing, but thanks to this debacle, the idiocy of DRM has been made plain and clear. These corporations are trying to shove the idea down our throats that we only rent or license and not own the stuff we buy.
Amazon's MP3 store rips off your fair use rights--They're asking you to "agree that you will not redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, sub-license or otherwise transfer or use the Digital Content."
New story: High School Bully 2 by BBMSN
Stories I'm Reading: Sleepy Saturday (inc)
Fox News faces wrath from right and left over debate footage stance--Wingers and MoveOn.org join forces.
Dog day afternoon
Funeral war pickets lose verdict--Hope these sanctimonious Westboro assholes lose all their appeals.
New morph: Here's how you can break into wrestling.
Stories I'm Reading: Sci-Fi
Done to death
Stories I'm Reading: Fantasy
There's Something About Harry
Stories I'm Reading: Shrinking@CYOC (Copy the links and paste them in another window/tab to directly view the stories.)
The Gay Stuff
"University of Utah biologists genetically manipulated nematode worms so the animals were attracted to worms of the same sex – part of a study that shows sexual orientation is wired in the creatures' brains." [...] "We cannot say what this means for human sexual orientation, but it raises the possibility that sexual preference is wired in the brain."
Stories I'm Reading: More ASFR
Stories I'm Reading: ASFR
Stories I'm Reading: Body Swap@CYOC (Copy the links and paste them in another window/tab to directly view the stories .)
New stories: For this year's Halloween celebration, I've enlisted the aid of my three new contributors--dymondbolt, Clarence591 and Rough Master--to provide some fun reading for the week.
Stories I'm Reading: TF@CYOC (Copy the links and paste them in another window/tab to directly view the stories .)
New story: Outrageous Fortune by stimle
Is this Pope John Paul II waving from beyond the grave? Vatican TV director says yes--Holy burning bushes, Batman.
LOLBible--"And Invisible Man sayz, i can has light, and teh light wuz..."
New story: Invisible: The Story of Nameless Tommy by muscl4life
Stories I'm Reading: Family fun
Teacher: I was fired, said Bible isn't literal--So, the creationist crackpots are fighting back.
Lawyer admits destroying church porn evidence--Pretty unforgivable, I'd say.
Christianity's Image Problem--Causing division in society fails to make them multiply
What if you spent one year following every rule in the Bible?--Asked and answered.
Papal stargazers reach for heaven--Science and religion can mix.
Gay rights groups angered by weaker antidiscrimination bill--Yet another example of the Democrat's weakness at governing.
New stories: It gives me great pleasure--in more ways than one--in welcoming stimle aboard. For the past 5 years, I've been enjoying and been able to link to his authoritarian stories, apparently save for one.
Fair use is not a consumer right--I call shenanigans.
New stories: Wrestlr
Dinosaurs with Jetpacks--Why Universal's plan to sell DRM-free music is a sham
Stories I'm reading:
Roman Catholic families get option to refuse HPV vaccine--Whom will they sue if their oh-so-innocent daughters get cervical cancer?
Muhammed cartoonist forced from home--This simplemindedness is the fodder for religious extermism.
Stories I'm reading: High School Jocks
Big Brother is watching
Stories I'm reading: Rugby
HOA, there pardner
Stories I'm reading: Football
'Those things weren't mine'--Keira Knightley on her "boobs".
Stories I'm reading: Soccer
Gays in the military
Why men like Larry Craig continue to to court danger in public places--Let's see how well the ACLU defends him in court
Stories I'm reading: Wrestling
RIAA sues man for humming own copyrighted song--Hey, it could happen.
Stories I'm reading: Baseball
Porn Peddlers Won't Bare It All--The good times didn't last
Stories I'm reading: Jocks
Creationists Silence Critics with DMCA--With fake takedown requests at that.
Brain Study: Concussions Caused Benoit's Rage--Unfortunately, he'll forever be associated with steriods.
We win some...
We lose some...
National Security Archive Sues to Recover 5 Million Missing White House E-mails--It's sad that it even has to come to this point.
New story: My Roommate's Body 7 by Londonboy
Pavarotti dies at 71--Here's to you big guy.
Republican Culture of Corruption: 2007 So Far--Anybody got the goods on the Dems?
Respect mah authoritah!
New story: Jason Love by Aardvark
The Web is killing the TV star
If you thought software patents were bad...--Can movie scripts be patented?
New story: An American Muscleman in London 16 by Londonboy
Creationist brainwashing--It scares me that an entire generation of kids is growing up believing this shit.
LA Times religious reporter loses faith--The truth shall set you free?
Century Village unit criticized for spending $11,000 to alter elevator for Sabbath--How does pressing a button constitute work when walking up a flight of stairs doesn't?
Megachurch founding pastors to seek divorce--Do as we say, not as we do.
Mother: Dress Code Unfairly Targets Religion--Uh, no it doesn't. "The policy states there are to be no logos or slogans on a shirt."
Malaysia paper apologizes over Jesus photo--Interesting turnabout.
It's praying men, Alleluia! It's praying men. Amen!--Never thought I see a hot priest calendar, but then it's probably too good to be true.
New story: My Roommate's Body 6 by Londonboy
Gay Ol' Party
Story I'm reading: Juvenile Delinquents by stimle (mt oral anal nc drug underwear)
Tips for tricks
New story: My Roommate's Body 5 by Londonboy
Going, going, Gonzo...--So long, "Fredo"
Are you who you say you are?
BarMonkey v5.0--I, for one, welcome our new bartending overlords.
New story: Kegger! by Purplebootsgywr
ACLU sues DEA on behalf of truck whose money was seized--So this is how they're funding the Drug War now.
Man Suffering From Pain Might Be Granted Clemency--"The sad irony is that while Paey is allowed to self-medicate in prison, it was his self-medicating that got him there."
New story: Making a Fool of Himself by Purplebootsgywr
Vendor Arrested For 'Impeach Him' Buttons--"A 74-year-old retired mathematician who sells anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers' market has become a symbol of free speech to some people. Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance."
Feelin' safer yet?
Faux News--Speaks true.
New story: The Biggest Man of Them All by muscl4life
The Artful Seducer--Meet Erik Von Markovik, master pick-up artist. Salon
For better, no, just worse
The Joy of Tech
New story: I don't know whether it's luck or fate that led me to discover GoodFortune whom I'd like to welcome aboard. Read The Shy Guy (mm mt tb mb oral anal inc ap ar musc cockloss gainer tf coll).
New story: Surfer Kid by John D.
The Neutral Net