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Archive for December 24th, 2006

Most Beautiful Women Bloggers of 2006

Posted by rexdixon on December 24, 2006

The title says it all. Just go take a look, and 7karina-stenquist-mobuzz.jpgread up on them all.

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*Techcrunch was WRONG about Wikiasari*

Posted by rexdixon on December 24, 2006

As I stated yesterday, as well as TechCrunch where I saw the information, it’s apparent that that TechCrunch may have had it all WRONG. According to Jim Wales, who should know since Wikia is his baby, the best place to go is right here. This is where you will find the real deal – The Wikia Search Project.

Technically Speaking, I guess this goes to show you – you just can’t believe everything you read.  I will say in Michael Arrington’s defense, he is usually dead on about 99% of the time.

Posted in Search, Tech Crunch, TechCrunch, Technically Speaking, Wikia, Wikiasari, wikipedia | 6 Comments »

Democracy is alive in FRANCE

Posted by rexdixon on December 24, 2006

Privacy or Piracy. That is the question. The answer is Privacy. That is what great people have shed blood for in the United States of America. I sit here on Christmas Eve, 2006 and wonder why the USA, the RIAA, and the MPAA just don’t get it.

Sure there is money being lost over piracy. Sure there is some legit complaint on copyright infringement. I just can’t buy into all of that though. Why? Because I’m an American. I served in the military, and have a honorable discharge. I have done my part for democracy, the democracy that men and women all over the world tonight are wondering if they will ever see a Christmas Eve 2007.

The RIAA, MPAA have a TON of money. They probably both threw a nice Holiday bash worth more then allot of their artists make. Does it take a rocket scientist to realize WHO is WRONG here?

Sorry to say this, but the country that I call home sometimes makes me wonder. Why is it that we have to look to European nations to lead the way in the basic parts of OUR constitution? That is the right to privacy. I hate to say it, but France is right, and America is wrong. America is treading on the wrong people. The consumers.

Christmas Eve 2006, I can bet there are tons of people – let’s be honest – tons of AMERICANS still going to AllOfMp3 dot com right now. There are tons of people also still buying the CD at a store. All these people just want to live their lives, enjoy music and videos, and basically be left alone to choose. Freedom. No invasion of our privacy. That is all we ask, and the RIAA and MPAA think it’s stealing.

The Grinch. Yes, that is what they are, both of them collectively together have embarrassed this blogger. It now takes Europe and other countries to lead the way. Wait a minue.. I know now — when I was serving my time and doing my 4 years to my honorable discharge the way it is suppose to be done – you all (the lawyers of the RIAA and MPAA) were out toying around in the Air National Guard and not showing up and getting that so called honorable discharge that can’t be found on record.

Technically Speaking, Merry Christmas Eve to all!

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Wikiasari

Posted by rexdixon on December 24, 2006

Wikiasari is going to be the new search engine that is lauched by Wikia. They raised $4 million earlier this year from Amazon.  It will be clearly aiming for the search market that Google has. The quote from founder Jimmy Wales is as follows:

Google is very good at many types of search, but in many instances it produces nothing but spam and useless crap. Try searching for the term ‘Tampa hotels’, for example, and you will not get any useful results…Essentially, if you consider one of the basic tasks of a search engine, it is to make a decision: ‘this page is good, this page sucks.’ Computers are notoriously bad at making such judgments, so algorithmic search has to go about it in a roundabout way…But we have a really great method for doing that ourselves. We just look at the page. It usually only takes a second to figure out if the page is good, so the key here is building a community of trust that can do that.”

To see an exclusive view of it, just go right here.

Posted in Search, Wikia, Wikiasari, wikipedia | 3 Comments »