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I’ve written before about the sheer number of idiots who comment on Digg. What I didn’t mention at the time is that Youtube comments are even worse. That doesn’t bother me much. Youtube comments are easy to ignore, but discussion is a central part of Digg.

If you have a problem with explicit language, want to hear something intelligent, or have any standards at all, this video’s not for you.

Update: Part two

Ever since I visited the Chinese Pod office last summer, I’d been meaning to really put in some time listening to their podcasts. Unfortunately, one thing came up after another- I changed jobs, I moved twice, Martin and I got really into watching DS9, etc… It wasn’t until this last couple of weeks that I actually bought an MP3 player and started listening to multiple CPods every day.
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This last week has been a blur. I’ve been moving and working like crazy getting ready for my next job. Unfortunately, moving left me without an internet connection for a few days. continue reading…

This just in from slashdot:

The Chinese government has announced plans to launch an alternate Internet root system with new Chinese character domains for dot-com and dot-net.

The three top level domains to be announced are .中国 (.china), .公司 (.com), and .网路 (.net). In my opinion, this is a wonderful thing. Despite what some people say about the joys of internationalization, I don’t see making people use a foreign language to use the Internet as a good thing. How would Americans like it if they had to type URLs in Chinese and append .美国 (.us) to the end of them?

That ICANN seems to have no problem whatsoever with giving the US more domains than everybody else, doesn’t help things much. Neither does the fact that the US controls most of the IP addresses available under IPV4, and that ICANN is moving at a pace that won’t see IPV6 working until the year 2256, give or take a century.