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Fox News is the most trusted TV news source, with 39.3% of respondents to an IFC survey saying they trusted it most.

  [From Poll: Internet, Fox News Are Most Trusted News Sources | Epicenter from Wired.com ]

 

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So You’re Having a Benefit Event…

So – the day of the event – you get a call asking what restaurants will be there. … The caller mentions to you that he tried to email quite a while ago but the mailbox was full. … This is, after all, the land where plumbers and electricians rarely answer their phones, return calls, or show up when they say they will. It used to be that they were really busy, but now they just don’t get around to it.

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Free Ice Cream on Election Day

Back to the important things: Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free cones from 5PM to 8PM today (election day). http://www.benjerry.com/features/i_voted/

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Futurama: “Bender’s Game”

“Futurama” unfortunately never got the love that “The Simpsons” gets, but I’m still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form of four direct-to-DVD releases ( "Futurama – Bender’s Big Score" , "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" , "Futurama: Bender’s Game" , and the forth-coming “Into the Wild Green Yonder”). … I’m excited to see the traditional system of studios depending on television networks for distribution changing, and I’m very interested in seeing more productions get into the hands of consumers through alternate channels, whether the channel be DVD, iTunes, satellite or some other distribution media. Having more ways to get to media means that we have more choices, and that things that may not have made sense to a television network given its ad-supported revenue model and limited competitive programming slots, may have another chance at life. … Add “Futurama: Bender’s Big Score” to your Netflix queue Add “Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs” to your Netflix queue Add “Futurama: Bender’s Game” to your Netflix queue

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WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was bookmarked is updated and a message is displayed that confirms the item was bookmarked. … The first thing I tried was to make sure that my server returned a header in the response to tell the client not to cache the results. … GET is meant to be idempotent, no ill effects if it’s repeated (a request to move to position 8 is idempotent; a request to move to the next position is not). … Just add this to your jQuery initialization code: $.postJSON = function(url, data, callback) { $.post(url, data, callback, “json”); Changing my code to use postJSON() instead of getJSON() solved the problem.

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