March 2008

Auction 73 is over. Most of the spectrum that will be freed up by the discontinuation of analog television broadcasting in 2009 has been sold off. According to Engadget, Verizon and AT&T bought most of it. Verizon had previously warned the FCC that the open access rules it was imposing on the spectrum would prevent telcos from bidding on it. Looks like they decided it was valuable anyway.

How many times have we all said similar about lesser things. [Link]

This screensaver goes out to google and searches for publicly accessible surveillance cameras, and displays what they see. I don’t know whether it’s fun or just creepy. I’m leaning towards creepy. There’s a Windows version too.

Mesopotamian Quicksand. What was that about understanding and repeating history?