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Calendar World Cup 2010 by MARCA.com.  It’s the best because it allows you to view the matches in any relevant format you want- date, team, location, or group.  Far superior to the official FIFA site.  Stuff like this makes me love the internet…

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Engadget says some  hacker has Netflix for iPad running on iPhone.   I’m sure this will do wonders for AT&T’s 3G networks.

Ports like this have to be expected by Apple; there is probably no technical way to prevent it.  I have to wonder whether there are terms in Apple’s deal with AT&T that address what happens when people start using AT&T’s network to constantly stream video to their handsets.

Netflix now, Slingbox next…

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Once again, Maverick Johnnie put himself in a no-win situation:

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Republican presidential front-runner Sen. John McCain on Thursday defended his statement that U.S. troops could spend “maybe 100” years in Iraq — saying he was referring to a military presence similar to what the nation already has in places like Japan, Germany and South Korea.

He said it, and he can’t deny he said it, so he immediately lost the 65% of Americans who now think that Iraq is a bad idea (that 65% probably includes all of the 54% who say that we should pull all the troops out of Iraq as soon as possible).  And both of those numbers have increased continuously since the war began in 2003.  If he had flip-flopped and tried to walk the statement back, everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Ted Kennedy would have called him a liar.  So now he’s stuck with it- and 9 months before the general election, he’s already alienated more than half the country.  At this rate, Obama won’t have to spend any money on attacking McCain, because 100-year Johnnie will do the job himself.

John McCain: the more people see, the less they like.

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But he’s too cowardly to do his goddamn job:

Given a chance to act as a recession looms, more than 40 Republicans today said no to helping 20 million seniors and no to 250,000 disabled veterans.

But McCain didn’t vote “no.” McCain didn’t vote at all. Maybe he was afraid to piss off potential crossover Democratic Party voters by voting “no.” But maybe he was afraid to piss off Republicans by voting “yes.” And as ThinkProgress notes, there are already quite a few Republicans who are pissed off at McCain:

Speaking to a right-wing crowd at CPAC today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was loudly booed when he mentioned his push for comprehensive immigration reform last year.

So, maybe he decided not to vote because he was in a no-win position. But I wonder if it has occured to him to think that he’s in a no-win position… because he’s not going to win?

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The kids at Digg have noticed that someone posted a huge collection of Scientology documents on the web.  And from digg, someone posted a torrent of the file to PirateBay.  As I suggested last week, this is the obvious and natural consequence of drawing attention to that silly Tom Cruise video- people will yank the CoS chain, because now they know that it is guaranteed to get a reaction.

And the more that Scientology gets worked up about this, the more fun the internets will get out of dragging the cult’s most embarrasing secrets into the public eye.

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Mike Huckabee has totally jumped the shark this week.  In addition to frying squirrels in his dorm room, he made a campaign speech (apparently in all seriousness) that suggested he would seek to amend the U.S. Constitution to reflect his half-assed understanding of the bible:

I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards […]

I’m sure that’s going to work out great for him and his campaign.  I’m just thankful that, after tens of thousands of years of human civilization, a politician has finally come along who has what it takes to unify all the world’s religions under the American flag.  And to all those who would object that religion in politics is a poison to rational governance and should be avoided at all costs, I would answer: Mike Huckabee is the only candidate who is openly willing to casually discard 250 years of American history, turn this country into a slipshod theocracy, and sacrifice your children in the name of endless religious wars against the 95% of the world’s population who don’t buy into his particular whack-job flavor of bastardized Christianity.

I mean, seriously, what’s not to like?

Unless you are Jewish or Muslim or Buddhist or Bahá’í or Chinese or Gnostic or Wiccan or Mormon or Scientologist or Roman Catholic or Anglican or an athiest, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

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I bet Crazy Bill can just throw money at this problem until it goes away, like he did with that falafel thing.

The incident was triggered when O’Reilly–with a Fox News crew shooting–was screaming at Obama National Trip Director Marvin Nicholson “Move” so he could get Obama’s attention, according to several eyewitnesses. “O’Reilly was yelling at him, yelling at his face,” a photographer shooting the scene said.

O’Reilly grabbed Nicholson’s arm and shoved him, another eyewitness said.

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