posted 05/22/2007 17:51:18 by flesch-kincaid: 23, grade level: 10 comments(0)
posted 05/22/2007 08:34:53 by flesch-kincaid: 41, grade level: 13 comments(0)
msnbc's highly un-scientific poll is showing 88% of those polled think bush should be impeached. but with votes approaching 500,000 even if you account for the fact that people sampled in an internet poll, are largely middle to upper class, intelligent, and educated, that's still a very telling number. sure someone could have deleted their cookie and voted again 100,000 times, but even impeachment has 84% support.
posted 05/21/2007 18:31:45 by flesch-kincaid: 38, grade level: 15 comments(0)
my angry email to nbc sports about pulling a "heidi" by cutting away from the series deciding overtime hockey game this weekend to show the 1 hour and 20 minute pre-show for the preakness: (they even called them out on sportscenter: espn 1, nbc sports 0)
I was shocked to see that you would cut away from sudden death, overtime, series ending overtime to start your absurdly over-hyped, drawn out, incredible overkill of one hour and 5 minute pre-show for a 2 minute race. Certainly people watch the race, which even as I write this is still 20 minutes away, but how incredibly overinflated are your egos that you think that what America wants to watch is your 1 hour of boring, stuffy commentators talking about the condition of dirt, and how horses are "feeling" rather than the deciding game in one of the most exciting sports in North America. Not only the deciding game, but the sudden death overtime period of that game, where Buffalo had to win or their season was over. Since you were hopefully watching your own programming this afternoon, Ottawa won, and therefore is in their first Stanley Cup Final ever. How many of your commentators are reaching the pinnacle of their careers this Saturday afternoon? How many of the horses running today can claim that they've invigorated their city, captivated their fans? How many people will be talking about the Preakness over the next 2 weeks, compared to talking about the Stanley Cup Finals? How many people will still be talking about freaking Barbaro (by the way, a touching tribute, good thing you found the time to reschedule it) in 4 years, compared to how many will be talking about Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, and the Staal brothers? Pushing your coverage to VS doesn't absolve what you did, a lot of people that receive NBC don't get VS and in fact, I'd bet that horse racing "fans" are decidedly wealthier than hockey fans, and therefore maybe next year you should push your pre-show to VS, and let the live coverage of the actual "SPORT" stay on NBC. I hope the NHL moves to another network, you've proven you have no business being the national face of the NHL. Good luck riding your horses into the sunset.
Here's a little hint, what are 20-30 year old males interested in? Not pasty white guys talking about dirt. Not horses running in circles. Their interested in hitting, goal scoring, great saves, and the energy that playoff hockey brings. Not that I was watching your coverage of todays game, I was busy watching lacrosse on FSNY, all those ad dollars down the drain for you I suppose. Next time you have an hour to blow, instead of a tribute to Barbaro "a nations horse" or some guy talking about how wet some dirt is, maybe you should spend it on another sport that rich 18-24 males like to watch, lacrosse. After disrespecting one of my favorite sports, I'll personally be making a point of never buying something advertised during your programming. Hopefully NBC sports won't ever carry lacrosse games though, I'd hate to have the coverage cut away to the pre-show for a synchronized fishing event at a season changing moment in the game.
While I'd be amazed if any of you bothered to respond, I'd love to hear your reasoning for the decision. I may not be a powerful network executive, but I can tell you for sure if I was, I wouldn't make the same mistake you did.
posted 05/16/2007 17:18:32 by flesch-kincaid: 38, grade level: 12 comments(0)
so microsoft has made the claim to anyone who will listen that open source software violates 235 microsoft patents. they say that something must be done by the open source developers or users to pay royalties for using these pieces of microsoft ip. sun responded by directly attacking microsoft for it's openly hostile attitude toward open source. sun's ceo and president jonathan schwartz pulls out all the stops with great statements including in essence, we decided to innovate, not litigate. touché.
posted 05/16/2007 12:19:32 by flesch-kincaid: 62, grade level: 8 comments(0)
i'd love to see pbs run a real sesame street episode about tcp and maybe throw in net neutrality. i'd love to hear snuffy's thoughts on telcos trying to ruin the internet.
posted 05/03/2007 17:05:58 by flesch-kincaid: 60, grade level: 10 comments(0)
so yes, as kyle points out, the magical number, has gotten covered by the prestigious new york times. i love when they stray outside their comfort zone, and cover news they know nothing about. way to go, nambla, what genius gave the thumbs up to those lawsuits? oh and the irony and recursion of a story about digg, in the new york times, being dugg, and the times' website has a link to digg stories, wow, my head hurts. and just in case you need some extra beaters