At least that is what Google, in reviewing Copyright renewals is finding. See Google Book Search Blog on US copyright renewal records available for download.Googlea€™s latest announcement (the topic of that post) was scraping together a 56MB XML file (zipped) containing a list of the books that were not renewed.The fact that Google is tracking such information and (presumably) scanning those public domain books for online readinga€¦is an unbelievable thing.
Posted: July 3rd, 2008
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It’s Monday! Time for a documentary.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3544551191273174881
[UPDATE: this video link was killed earlier today by a certain corporate entity, thus we are sincerely sorry]
This is a truly interesting documentary about the one thing men don’t want to talk about and the one thing that men constantly think about: wee wee’s.
We’re pretending it’s Monday. As such, here is a documentary about cryonics… you know… Walt Disney and them.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1598612092045110436
Here’s an interview with the directors of Jesus Camp, the documentary about evangelical Christian youth-camps that we posted yesterday.
There’s certain questions that ninjas ask but don’t really know the answer to on a daily basis. Furthermore, there is a whole wealth of questions that aren’t asked, that should most definitely be answered. In that spirit, I now present to you: A Day of Quandaries.
For our first question we ask, how old is Vanna White? These hosts and hostesses seem to last forever, and maintain their beauty the whole time.
When I asked my boy O this question he responded with an "I don’t care, because I’d still hit it." But let’s be honest. How old is she really? She doen’t look a day over 30. Vanna White is a stunning bout-to-be 51 years old. She’s been turning letters since she was in her 20′s and certainly turning heads since before that (erm..). This begs the question, how does she still look so young.
Well my ninjas, we don’t know, but we did answer the base question. Here’s some speculation.
How old is Pat Sajak? He has ten years on Vanna, at 61. Alex Trebek? 67!
These cats certainly don’t look or seem so old…
And, just for your info, if you have quandaries about life, the universe, and everything, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org my ninjas. We can’t promise we’ll answer them but we’ll do our best.
Some people guessed that he watched the Secret while others postulate that it’s because he has the money to ‘cure’ HIV. I was going to write a whole long thing about his regimen and whatnot but the truth is that nobody knows. I guess some quandaries will never be answered. Some of you remember this interview from 1995.
It struck me today that damn near everyone who was alive at the same time as Magic and had HIV is dead, or at least in the full blown AIDS category. So how is he still alive?? They did a blood test on him recently and they weren’t even able to detect the presence of HIV. Doctors claim that he still has the disease but that it is dormant inside of him. Wish we were all so lucky. Here’s 15 seconds from the horse’s mouth.
I think he was about to say, "…but if they take their medicine they can beat it"… which is blatantly untrue.AA Hmm…
You thought we’d never get back to this, didn’t you? Yeah we’ve been covering this ninja ever since he got accused of defrauding the government. Last time we talked about him he was hiding out in Namibia (like a true ninja) a country without an extradition treaty with the U.S. Entertainment Weekly had an interesting article about him near the end of December, which was purportedly his first attempt to "speak out" about the charges. As an answer to the question, well, nothing.
For much of the past decade, Snipes has been mired in one legal scandal and publicity nightmare after another. Some of these were due to bad luck. Others seem to have been the result of bad judgment. And yet others, like the federal tax-fraud indictment Snipes currently faces, are so convoluted and downright bizarre that it’s hard to figure out who’s to blame.
Snipes has remained silent through it all. He’s sat by as his reputation has taken devastating hits and offers from the major Hollywood studios have dried up. He’s allowed other people to unspool the strange details of his once charmed life in the press. And considering his silence, it was easy to jump to the conclusion that maybe those rumors and accusations against him were true.
But on a wintry morning last month at his home in suburban New Jersey, Snipes finally agreed to talk. The only question is whether it’s too late. After all, Snipes’ career isn’t the only thing that’s in jeopardy. His freedom is too. Because next month, Snipes will stand before a jury that may convict him and send him to prison for 16 years.
Read the rest of this article here.