Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Wikipedia founder admits to quality problems

A report from The Register about the much-hyped Wikipedia. An excerpt: Encouraging signs from the Wikipedia project, where co-founder and überpedian Jimmy Wales has acknowledged there are real quality problems with the online work. Criticism of the project from within the inner sanctum has been very rare so far, although fellow co-founder Larry Sanger, who […]

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Pittsburgh unprepared for full-scale zombie attack

An excerpt from the troubling report: PITTSBURGH—A zombie-preparedness study, commissioned by Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy and released Monday, indicates that the city could easily succumb to a devastating zombie attack. Insufficient emergency-management-personnel training and poorly conceived undead-defense measures have left the city at great risk for all-out destruction at the hands of the living dead, according […]

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Who says it's just wackos and assholes on the late nite Rocket?

Tonight, I roared back from Scarberia on the Rocket with my co-worker Tyrone. At Broadview station, the subway doors open and a flood of people rushed in. Through a combination of deductive reasoning and eavesdropping, we determined they'd been at the Feist show at the Music Hall on the Danforth. Two women, both looking to […]

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ADMIN – You may be blocked

When I got home tonight, I got messages from a few people saying they'd tried linking to my stories and were getting a trackback rejection message. Here's the deal: I was trying to clean out about 400 trackback links to casinos, discount erectile dysfunction meds and other fun stuff before leaving for work. As a […]

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