Archive for date: August 12, 2004

How to make a Smoker from a Trash Can

August 12, 2004 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

GeekDIY has a nice little project: How to make a Smoker from a Trash Can. It’s very similar to Alton Brown’s cardboard box smoker, but a little more refined and permanent. Interestingly enough, when Alton Brown was interviewed on NPR, he actually constructed very similar smoker. I could really use some smoked salmon, I’ll have […]

International: Isn’t 50 years of copyright enough?

August 12, 2004 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Index of Free Expression asks Isn’t 50 years of copyright enough? The recording industry is lobbying the EU to extend their current term of 50 years for perfomances to keep control over recorded performances by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and ultimately, the Beatles. The recording industry thinks that the expiration of copyrights […]

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August 12, 2004 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

While driving in this morning, the airwaves were abuzz with the news that the California Supreme Court had ruled to annul 4000 same sex marriages that were performed in San Francisco. The court chose not to rule on the constitutionality of the law which defines marriage as a union between man and women, but instead […]