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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

news

The Daily Word in lawmaker cam, Taco Bell and Puerto Rico

The Daily Word

APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.

Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.

Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.

State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.

Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.

The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.

Your brain and music.

Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.

Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.

The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.

Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.

For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.

For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.

Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.

Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.

V.21 No.16 |

news

The Daily Word in Dick Clark, feminist nuns and sex robots

The Daily Word

New mayor of Sunland Park is 24-years-old.

Kirtland is going to look a little harder for leaked jet fuel.

Dick Clark made stars. R.I.P.

Paramedics in N.M. work 72-hour shifts.

DOH to medical board: You can't ask the feds to reclassify marijuana.

Romney says something weird about cookies.

Killer swan.

Sex robots are our future.

Vatican cracks down on feminist nuns.

"Hopefully" may spell the end of grammar.

DoubleOh.

Passengers say an American cruise ship ignored a drifting fishing boat, leaving two men to die.

V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012

opinion

Facebook ... lame?

Humorist John Bear gives us an emphatic yes. But since Facespace needs you to exist, it has a hard time letting go.

Read all about it, in “Facebook never got me laid.”

It seems old Bear’s not the only one ditching the interfacing platform. The users are dropping away. CNN is predicting its death.

Bear With Me

Facebook Never Got Me Laid

People use Facebook as a substitute for human-on-human contact. It's not. You don't communicate on Facebook. You “interface.” It's an ersatz relationship.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
The good kind of sopa. Let us not allow this other suspect SOPA to tarnish its good name.
The good kind of sopa. Let us not allow this other suspect SOPA to tarnish its good name.

WWW

Thousands of websites to protest SOPA tomorrow

You’ve probably heard that Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla, TwitPic, WordPress and others will go dark tomorrow. Politico estimates about 7,000 sites will participate in the blackout.

Google will put a button on its homepage directing users to information about Stop Online Piracy Act, the bill these Internet giants are protesting.

The BBC broke down the controversy for us.

Here’s an explanation of how SOPA and its Senate twin PIPA could affect you.

V.20 No.49 |

news

The Daily Word in sword dancing, polar bears and Twitter

The Daily Word

Virginia Tech shooter yesterday killed a police officer and then himself, according to police.

Man says he was stabbed 24 times after giving two kids a ride home.

The woman who authorities say left her dogs without food or water for months will not face felony charges.

World's oldest dog dies at 26.

The new Twitter.

APD costs the city—and taxpayers—$7 million in settlements.

Thai court sentences an American to more than two years in jail for insulting the king.

Missing FBI agent's family releases a hostage video.

Female immigrants are the nation's entrepreneurs, according to a study.

Gingrich is using his campaign to get more rich.

Is Pulp Fiction as good in chronological order?

What is Jian Sword Dancing?

Polar bear cannibalism. No kidding.

"Millionaire surtax" not such a big deal to millionaires.

Appeals court unlikely to overturn a ruling against the gay-marriage-banning Prop. 8.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

news

The Daily Word in Madoff’s pants, hand hearts and whiskey

The Daily Word

Family of civil rights lawyer Mary Han says police botched the investigation of her death.

Los Ranchos may get a plastic bag manufacturing plant that operates 24 hours a day.

Guv sent out letters to see whether immigrants with driver’s licenses still live in the state. She says more than a quarter of them were sent back by the post office.

Bernie Madoff’s pants can house your iPad.

Carlsbad is running out of water.

Tonight, Republican candidates will debate in Iowa. Gawker’s got your predictions.

More people are getting their tattoos removed.

Cybersex 2.0

The secrets of hand hearts revealed.

Robotic exoskeleton. Yhuuuuuusssssssssss.

Underwater volcano to erupt near Oregon.

American distillers may be rushing whiskey. Crisis?

An investigative report on the use of drones.

The top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.

V.20 No.13 |

News

The Daily Word: Giffords, Libya defections, bug-eating

The Daily Word

A woman who let her friend drive drunk is being charged with a DWI.

Rep. Pearce says something something "constitutional" something "don't' give money to public broadcasting."

Charges against the local nonprofit that sent human heads to a Kansas medical waste facility were dropped.

Potato earth.

Someone put an explosive near an APD car this morning.

Do you know this guy? He stole a computer from UNM by picking it up and walking away.

Secretary of State says the guv may have breached campaign law.

Gaddafi's foreign minister split. (Meet his lovely daughter, who he hopes will inspire his troops.

Arizona outlawed abortions that are performed because of the sex or race of the fetus.

Maybe we will eat bugs when there's no more meat.

Is it too soon to ask: Will Giffords run for Senate?

Spoiler: The "Top Chef All Stars" winner.

Birth rate in the U.S. dropping fast.

Google makes baby steps toward social networking and "liking."

The cosmonaut who fell to earth.

V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010

Tech

Anti-Social is relief for the social media-addicted

Do you have a computery job from which you take breaks throughout the day to check in on Facebook or the Twitter? A software developer has created an application for Mac users that helps quell the urge to engage in the time-wasting habits related to social media. When activated, Anti-Social makes it impossible to log on to certain sites—as dictated by the user—unless you reboot your computer. Read about it, or listen to NPR’s story here.

V.19 No.24 |

The Daily Word 06.17.10: BP testifies, Zoo break-in, celly radiation

The Daily Word

BP CEO testifies before the House. He says he is "deeply sorry."

Are Denish and Martinez doing their jobs? Or is campaigning a full-time gig?

Facebook photos show six people breaking into the Rio Grande Zoo and entering animal habitats.

Albuquerque's Gruet Winery in the L.A. Times.

New Mexico is parched.

Horrifying story about a local man accused of molesting a 1-year-old baby.

Fake store in Albuquerque staffed by federal agents takes in illegal weapons for a year.

After a Navajo man is branded with a swastika, Farmington is asked by the Navajo Human Rights Commission to sign a race relations-improving agreement.

Americans are exercising but still gaining weight.

Americans support SB 1070, according to a poll.

Israel to decrease the blockade and allow civilian goods into Gaza.

San Francisco will require retailers to post cell phone radiation levels.

Half vinyl, half CD, one disc-record.

V.19 No.12 | 3/25/2010
La Plazita staff (from left) Kathryn Neal, Angelina Lopez, Tomas Martinez, Katrina Coker, Susie Reyes and founder Albino Garcia
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Tech

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