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My Generation Gets The Heave

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, October 2, 2010, In : Television 
As we predicted and told you last week, Fox TV's "Lone Star" was indeed the first show to be cancelled this season, but don't feel bad for the show, because it has company, and may soon get more in the television graveyard.  ABC announced earlier today that it gave the ax to "My Generation", a show with a cast almost as numerous as its small audience.  This program had a terrible initial outing, and when its audience shrank by 31 percent in its second week, including a dismal 1.1 rating in th...
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Obama Administration Wants More Spying Abilities

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, September 27, 2010, In : Communications 
The Obama administration wants to hear from you---without you knowing it---in new ways.  It's drafting a bill right now, to be introduced early next year, which will enable the Feds to tap into your E-mail over the Internet and when you use wireless phones.  For a number of years, our government has been spying on us as we make phone calls over landlines with a device called Carnivore, but it's unable to break the encryption codes used by the Internet, so they want Internet providers and cell...
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New TV Season's First Casualty

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Television 
Every year, TV shows come and go, but it's still pretty rare that a show gets axed after only one showing.  This is probably the case for Fox TV's new show "Lone Star".  Fox had big hopes for the drama about a man who juggles two lives and women in Texas because of his nebulous activities.  To give it more chances of survival, it was shoehorned into the schedule after established show "House".  At the end of House, Fox had 11.5 million people tuned in, but they evaporated at 9 PM.  By 9:15, o...
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South Korea Has More Cell Phones Than People

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, In : Technology 
Think Americans have a love affair with their cell phones?  Move over, friend, because South Korea has us beat.  In a country with 48.8 million people, South Korea's Communications Commission reports that there are over 50 million cell phones in use.  This means, theoretically, that there are some 1.2 million people wandering around with at least two phones, but if you factor in young children and people without a cell phone, the number is greater.  Just like in some Arab nations and Japan, m...
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Stem Cell Research Snag

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Technology 
The Obama administration is very much in support of stem cell research, but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lambreth put a monkey wrench in the gears of this research on Monday.  Taking into consideration the fact that such research could result in cures for such diseases as diabetes and Parkinson's, it's hard to fathom why anyone would want to halt funding for this.  Current federal legislation forbids the use of tax money to fund stem cell research as an offshoot of laws that prevent federa...
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BlackBerry Troubles Expand

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, In : Technology 
Research In Motion, maker of BlackBerry phones, has been singled out as a security threat recently in the Middle East because of the secure encryption it uses, which makes it impossible for outside sources to decode E-mails and messages sent with these phones.  Saudi Arabia has issued a ban on BlackBerries, which may be lifted as soon as that country can evaluate the security and encryption codes that Research In Motion has supplied them with.  India is getting in on the action now, citing Bl...
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Saudis Ban BlackBerry Phones

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 6, 2010, In : Technology 
By the time you read this, Saudi Arabia should have its BlackBerry phone ban in effect, taking hundreds of thousands of the devices off the market.  Saudi government officials cite the encrypted E-mail downloading and sending as the main reason for outlawing the Canadian phones.  The encryption feature makes it virtually impossible for third parties to access the messages, and in the oil-rich country, most users were opting for the more expensive "corporate phones" with even stronger encrypti...
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iPhone4 Has More Problems

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, July 8, 2010, In : Communications 
More problems have surfaced for the expected Messiah of cell phones, the iPhone4, which in the two weeks since its release has had more defects than Toyota.  Who can forget the biggest hitch in that product, the fact that when the phone is held in a certain manner, you cut yourself off from your call?  Detractors, which are legion, had a field day with that and jokingly called it "The Death Grip".  Apple countered by saying that any phone with a built-in antenna will do that.  Funny, but my f...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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