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Cable TV squabble puts M's fans in pickle
WHY? GCI, ROOT Sports can't agree, taking Seattle games off local airwaves.
By BETH BRAGG
Anchorage Daily News
Published: January 13th, 2012 11:21 PM
Last Modified: January 13th, 2012 11:22 PM
We're about a month away from the time when pitchers and catchers report for spring training, but in Alaska, the baseball season is in full swing..... http://www.adn.com/2012/01/13/2262760/cable-tv-squabble-puts-ms-fans.html

HBO says no political agenda behind Palin film
8:12 PM, Jan. 14, 2012

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO's upcoming movie on Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other.

"There is no agenda here," Danny Strong, writer of the film "Game Change," said at a news conference Friday. Filmmakers said they sought historical accuracy.

The movie debuts March 10. It is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book about the 2008 presidential campaign, but focuses specifically on Palin. Director Jay Roach said he wrote a long letter to... http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20120115/WDH0505/120114041/HBO-says-no-political-agenda-behind-Palin-film

IBM breakthrough could lead to data storage media 100 times more dense than now

Result was from manipulating atoms individually, not the ideal manufacturing method
By Kevin Fogarty
January 13, 2012, 6:01 PM — I can't say I've ever really needed to know this, but, according to IBM researchers, storing a single bit of data on a disk drive requires one million atoms of magnetized storage medium.

The only reason it's important to know that now is that IBM's Almaden Research Center is touting a new approach to magnetic storage that requires as few as 12 atoms worth of medium to store a single bit of data.

Existing magnetic storage media – hard drives, just to stick to one form factor – are designed with all the magnetic poles of all the atoms aligned in the same direction.

When they're exposed to a magnetic field, ferromagnetic materials like iron, nickel and other metals used in storage media line up and coordinate not only their magnetic poles, but the.. http://www.itworld.com/storage/241555/ibm-breakthrough-could-lead-data-storage-media-100-times-more-dense-now

As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves

By Christian Davenport, Published: January 14

Kindles, Nooks and iPads can do many amazing things, but they can’t bump you ahead in line at the Reston Regional Library. In fact, if you want to borrow a book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek new device and head into the stacks.... http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/as-demand-for-e-books-soars-libraries-struggle-to-stock-their-virtual-shelves/2012/01/13/gIQAkIOXzP_story.html

NASA switching its Public Channel and Media Channel to HD

By Ben Drawbaugh  posted Jan 15th 2012 1:53AM

NASA TV Public Channel and Media Channel will be making the switch to HD on February 17th, while the Education Channel will remain in SD. What isn't so clear is what your premium TV provider will do once NASA flips the switch.... http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/15/nasa-switching-its-public-channel-and-media-channel-to-hd/

In the orb....

The new Samsung OLED TV gets shutters.. Real ones.. HG .. http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/15/Samsung-OLED-Transparent-Smart-window-CES-update/

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