Friday, December 7, 2007

12-7-07 Science/Tech

The Geminid meteor shower, peaking the night of Dec 13-14th, is supposed to be the best of the year.

Several airlines, including American and Jet Blue, will start offering internet access during flights (not during takeoff and landing) next week. The exact offers vary, from hot spot access for those with laptops to seat-back entertainment system links.

A group in Portland has submitted paperwork to change the name of 42nd Ave to Douglas Adams Blvd. Apparently not as a joke.

Nielsen is offering a copyright protection system for the web. 95% of TV shows are currently broadcast with a digital watermark that they use to determine ratings. Nielsen would scan postings for watermarks to determine if they are under copyright.

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