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Comment Spam

PCIN.net Update blog is powered by b2evolution. It is open source software, and part of the community that uses it is a community antispam list. This has worked wonders on the hundreds of junk sites that have visited my sites and sucked up bandwidth. Unfortunately it isn’t perfect. Occasionally there is some automated system that …

Boing Boing: People are paying for music downloads more and NOT paying more

Cory Doctorow from Boing Boing has made an interesting post claiming the music business attempts to shut down P2P networks is detrimental to their own online sales business based on reports from NPD Group which found online distribution of purchased songs was up 52 per cent and illegal downloading of songs was up by a …

More Gmail Invites

It used to be that everyone who had a Gmail account would have half a dozen Gmail invites to pass along to others. Remember, Gmail is still in beta, and so you need to be invited in order to get an account. Then a couple of months ago they upped the number of invites to …

Help me? No, drop dead

From TechRepublic: If you’ve put in a Web site inquiry, consultant Terry Golesworthy explains why you shouldn’t hold your breath waiting for a response. Why don’t more corporations respond to online inquiries? That’s one of the questions that continue to puzzle me as I analyze Web sites. Given the efforts marketing departments make to collect …

RIAA cracks down on Internet2 file swapping

From TechRepublic Recording Industry Association of America said Tuesday it would file suit against students at 18 universities accused of trading files on the supercharged Internet2 network.The suits, to be filed Wednesday, are the first to focus on the next-generation research network operated by universities. The i2Hub file-swapping service has operated for a year on …

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