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Comcast, Time Warner Team Up To Control TV On The Internet

Sometime tomorrow, Comcast and Time Warner will announce a partnership to promote the concept of TV Everywhere. Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner and Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast will have a joint media conference tomorrow in New York.

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Watch TV On Your Satnav

Barence writes “Satnav firm Mio is launching a device with an integrated TV tuner. The Mio Spirit range includes a digital television tuner that is intended to be used ‘during breaks in the journey or at their final destination.’ However, safety campaigners fear there’s little to stop the television being used at the wheel. When the system is first turned on a warning message is displayed, telling the user not to watch television while driving. If this is ignored, a secondary warning message kicks in if the GPS chip detects the vehicle is moving at more than 5mph. But that’s it!”

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Siemens, Nokia Helped Provide Iran’s Censoring Tech

An anonymous reader writes “The Wall Street Journal has an article about Nokia and Siemens selling the censoring technology to Iran’s government. Do you believe that the public relation damage to these companies can persuade them from selling this kind of technology to other dictatorial regimes?” I don’t believe there will *be* any PR Damage, and that makes me a little sad.

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Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

JustShootMe writes “I have a question for my fellow Slashdotters, and yes, I realize I am entering the lion’s den covered in tasty meat-flavored sauce. I have never been a very social person, preferring to throw myself into technology; therefore, I’ve been spectacularly unsuccessful in developing any meaningful interpersonal relationships. Lately I have begun to feel that this situation is not tenable, and I would like to fix it. But I really don’t know how and haven’t the faintest idea where to start. I know that I am in the minority and that there are many different kinds of Slashdot readers, most of whom have more experience in this realm than I do. So please tell me: how, and more importantly, where do you meet fellow geeks — preferably including some of the opposite gender — in meatspace?”

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Google Suggest Disabled In China Due To Porn

I Don’t Believe in Imaginary Property writes “The Chinese government has asked Google to disable Google Suggest because it has been suggesting that people search for pornography based on its analysis of the most popular search terms in China. This comes on the heels of a fake CCTV interview being used to support the government requirement that all new computers ship with the ‘Green Damn’ Internet censoring program, which is still in force, despite reports to the contrary.” The story on the chinaSMACK site demonstrates that Chinese search engine Baidu features a comparable search-suggestion function, which similarly recommends adult-themed sites, but that the government has not attacked Baidu over the issue of porn.

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A Mathematician’s Lament — an Indictment of US Math Education

Scott Aaronson recently had “A Mathematician’s Lament” [PDF], Paul Lockhardt’s indictment of K-12 math education in the US, pointed out to him and takes some time to examine the finer points. “Lockhardt says pretty much everything I’ve wanted to say about this subject since the age of twelve, and does so with the thunderous rage of an Old Testament prophet. If you like math, and more so if you think you don’t like math, I implore you to read his essay with every atom of my being. Which is not to say I don’t have a few quibbles […] In the end, Lockhardt’s lament is subversive, angry, and radical … but if you know anything about math and anything about K-12 ‘education’ (at least in the United States), I defy you to read and find a single sentence that isn’t permeated, suffused, soaked, and encrusted with truth.”

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LCD Price Drops Not as Steep as They Were

If you’ve been lusting after a new LCD TV, but figure you’ll wait until Christmas time when prices, as always, will plunge, you might want to rethink your price-value model. According to DisplaySearch in a report released on Wednesday, rising LCD panel prices will reduce the typical price erosion that everyone has come to expect during the holiday

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Comcast To Bring IPv6 To Residential US In 2010

darthcamaro writes “We all know that IPv4 address space is almost gone — but we also know that no major US carrier has yet migrated its consumer base, either. Comcast is now upping the ante a bit and has now said that they are seriously gearing up for IPv6 residential broadband deployment soon. ‘Comcast plans to enter into broadband IPv6 technical trials later this year and into 2010,’ Barry Tishgart, VP of Internet Services for Comcast said. ‘Planning for general deployment is underway.'”

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Comcast To Bring IPv6 To Residential US In 2010

darthcamaro writes “We all know that IPv4 address space is almost gone — but we also know that no major US carrier has yet migrated its consumer base, either. Comcast is now upping the ante a bit and has now said that they are seriously gearing up for IPv6 residential broadband deployment soon. ‘Comcast plans to enter into broadband IPv6 technical trials later this year and into 2010,’ Barry Tishgart, VP of Internet Services for Comcast said. ‘Planning for general deployment is underway.'”

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Comcast To Bring IPv6 To Residential US In 2010

darthcamaro writes “We all know that IPv4 address space is almost gone — but we also know that no major US carrier has yet migrated its consumer base, either. Comcast is now upping the ante a bit and has now said that they are seriously gearing up for IPv6 residential broadband deployment soon. ‘Comcast plans to enter into broadband IPv6 technical trials later this year and into 2010,’ Barry Tishgart, VP of Internet Services for Comcast said. ‘Planning for general deployment is underway.'”

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