February 24, 2012 |
It only seemed as though everyone in Philadelphia owned a camera phone and managed to snap a picture of Jeff Carter and Mike Richards out on the town. The pictures were all over the place when the two were running mates in their Flyers days and later when Richards headed to Los Angeles and Carter to Columbus in June. They resurfaced again when the duo was reunited by Thursday's trade with the Kings sending defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round pick to Columbus in exchange for Carter.
August 26, 1996 |
The Internet is running out of space. Every computer connected to the Internet must have a unique name and address, but there are only so many available. On the name side, this has already become an inconvenience. Salon magazine, for example, ended up with salon1999.com because salon.com had already been taken by a hair salon in Austin, Texas.
November 5, 2007 |
Pity the poor Costa Rican postman. Sure, he doesn't have to deal with sleet or snow. But consider what passes for an address here: From the Tibas cemetery, 200 meters south, 300 meters west, cross the train tracks, white two-story house. That's actually a pretty easy one. Making his rounds on the outskirts of this capital city one recent morning, carrier Roberto Montero Reyes pulled envelopes from his canvas sack whose addresses read like treasure-hunt clues or lines of haiku.
June 12, 2000 |
Even Internet pioneers have computer problems. Speaking to the Los Angeles chapter of the Internet Society last week, Vint Cerf had trouble loading a presentation on his laptop. "How many engineers does it take to get Bill Gates' software to wake up?" he asked, to a room full of guffaws at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. Cerf, who co-created Internet protocol--the language of the Net--in the early 1970s, made several predictions about the Internet's future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000 |
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can search a house for evidence even if they list the wrong address on a search warrant, a decision blasted by defense attorneys. The court overturned an appeals court decision that threw out evidence Brea police gathered in 1997 with a warrant full of errors--including the wrong address.
July 5, 2001 |
Drug maker Eli Lilly last week inadvertently divulged the e-mail addresses of some patients with depression, bulimia or obsessive-compulsive disorder, the Washington Post reported, quoting company executives. A June 27 e-mail message listed the addresses of more than 600 people who had signed up for an Internet service provided by Lilly to send them reminders about taking the company's Prozac medicine or attending to other matters.
November 5, 1999 |
The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers approved an agreement Thursday that will give it oversight of the system for registering Internet addresses and will allow more competition in this lucrative--and one-time monopoly--business. The ICANN board's approval marks the final step in ratifying an agreement that had already been signed by the Clinton administration and Network Solutions Inc.
May 8, 1997 |
A leading Internet group said it will modify its plan to increase the available addresses in cyberspace after criticism from leading online service providers and government officials in the U.S. and Europe. The plan would add seven new top-level domains, the last few letters at the end of every electronic mail or Web site address on the Internet, and establish a new network of companies to register addresses. At a meeting in Geneva last week, 80 companies and groups endorsed the plan.
October 12, 2000 |
The Internet's management organization tentatively approved a new Web address suffix for the European Union, ".eu." But don't expect "dot-eu" names right away. Mike Roberts, chief executive of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, said final approval will come only after the group works out contractual details with the Europeans who will be in charge of assigning such names. The European Commission wanted an .eu suffix to help unify the continent's businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993 |
In the latest salvo of a longstanding struggle to establish an independent identity, community activists in Arleta are mailing complaints to bulk-mail advertisers who address flyers to Pacoima. More than 100 of the letters have gone out, saying that Arleta residents are insulted when they see "Pacoima 91331" appended to their street address, said Hawley Smith, a member of the Arleta Chamber of Commerce spearheading the drive.