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  • Rachel Maddow a 'hater' in Wikipedia plagiarism flap, Rand Paul says

    Rachel Maddow is a "hater" who needs to stop nitpicking -- or so says Sen. Rand Paul. Maddow, the liberal MSNBC host, this week accused GOP leader Paul of making a speech that "totally plagiarized" the Wikipedia page for the sci-fi film "Gattaca."...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price

    Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price
    United Airlines is emulating rival American in featuring a baggage-delivery service at your arrival airport. Although you have to get your bags to the departure airport and check them by yourself, when you arrive at your destination airport, you hand your...
  • Seniors on the Go: Want to be a travel writer?

    Seniors on the Go: Want to be a travel writer?
    Every so often I get an email from someone wanting to be a travel writer. The good news is that you can be -- as long as you don't need to get paid and don't need a byline. Wikitravel (wikitravel.org/en) has recently divorced from its previous owner and...
  • Seniors on the Go: Beware: Hotel gotchas

    Seniors on the Go: Beware: Hotel gotchas
    Booking a hotel you haven't previously visited is always something of a gamble. Sure, "star" ratings and user reviews can reduce your risk, but despite your best efforts, hotels have a way of coming up with nasty surprises. Resort fees. This mandatory...
  • A chatty letter from Texas

    "In 2008, citizens of Stephenville gained national media attention when dozens of residents reported UFO's the size of a football field, similar to the historic Arizona mass sighting of March 1997." Says Wikipedia. I received a letter from the one and...
  • VFX Industry Rescue Could Come From WTO Rules

    Foreign subsidies on visual-effects work may be enough to trigger World Trade Organization "anti-subsidy duty" rules that would impose a tariff on those vfx when they're imported into the U.S., according to a panel presentation at the Siggraph...
  • Why we won't need college in 15 years

    Brazen Careerist We all have that one thing in our lives we keep around without really knowing why. If you live and work in a big city, you may still have your car from the days when you used to live in the suburbs. At one time, the car had a purpose....
  • Memory lapses? Forget about it

    Memory lapses? Forget about it
    "When my memory gets too bad, just promise you'll shoot me." I've heard some version of that refrain from most of the older people in my life. Unable to recall, say, the name of a former neighbor's long-dead cocker spaniel, they're convinced they're...
  • Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics

    Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics
    Google has removed Rap Genius from the top of its search results after it was discovered that the popular music lyrics website was trying to trick the tech giant into giving it better search rankings. Now, when users search for "Rap Genius" on Google...
  • Gatto launches crowd-sourced 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is giving the ordinary Joe — and Jane — an opportunity to help craft legislation without having to run for office. Gatto, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank, La CaƱada Flintridge and Montrose, has...
  • City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession

    City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession
    When I saw the ads for "American Hustle," the new Jennifer Lawrence movie that's fast racking up Oscar buzz, I realized I had reached a breaking point of sorts. It's easy, after all, for a tried-and-true property to cross the line into media saturation....