At least 30 more ISPs subpoened by DOJ – this time not just Google

A freedom of information request by Informationweek has revealed that the Department of Justice is seizing data from at least 30 Internet Service Providers:

In its effort to uphold the Child Online Protection Act, the U.S. Department of Justice is leaving no stone unturned. In addition to America Online, MSN, and Google, the government has demanded information from at least 34 Internet service providers, search companies, and security software firms, InformationWeek learned through a Freedom of Information Act request. has issued subpoenas to a broad range of companies that includes AT&T, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, EarthLink, LookSmart, SBC Communications (then separate from AT&T), Symantec, and Verizon.


And you thought it was bad when they went after Google.

Fix the Word copy-and-paste format annoyance

Don’t you hate it when you copy-and-paste text into MS Word, and the copied item brings with it it’s old formatting thus screwing up your document? Here’s a fix.

First let’s create the macro, which will allow us to paste unformatted text from the Clipboard into your documents. If you’ve never created a macro before, this one provides both a good learning experience and a useful function.

To create the macro to cut and paste without formatting

1. Start Word.
2. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros to display the Macros dialog box.
3. In the Macro name box, type PasteUnformattedText.
4. Make sure that All active templates and documents is displayed in the Macros in list, and then click Create. The Microsoft Visual Basic® Editor is displayed.

Note If you need to learn about the Visual Basic Editor, see the Power User Corner column Managing Macros with the Visual Basic Editor.
5. Directly above the End Sub statement in the PasteUnformattedText subroutine, type the following line of code:

Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteText

6. On the File menu, click Close and Return to Microsoft Word.

Now you need to instruct Word to run the PasteUnformattedText macro each time you press the CTRL+V keyboard shortcut.
To run the macro each time you press CTRL+V

1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
2. Click the Keyboard button.
3. Make sure the Save changes in box displays
4. In the Categories list, click Macros.
5. In the Macros list, click PasteUnformattedText.
6. Click in the Press new shortcut key box, press and hold the CTRL key, and then press and hold the V key at the same time. The Press new shortcut key box displays Ctrl+V.
7. Click Assign. Click Close and then click Close again.

That’s it! Now, every time you press CTRL+V, Word pastes text from the Clipboard without the formatting.

If you ever want to return the CTRL+V keyboard shortcut to its default behavior, it’s very easy to do.

To return the CTRL+V shortcut to its default behavior

1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
2. Click the Keyboard button.
3. Make sure the Save changes in box displays
4. In the Categories list, click Macros.
5. In the Macros list, click PasteUnformattedText.
6. In the Current keys box, click Ctrl+V and then click Remove.
7. Click Close, and then click Close again.

The CTRL+V keyboard shortcut now pastes text and any formatting from the Clipboard by default. However, the PasteUnformattedText macro is still available if you ever want to use it again. (via MS)

Disney takes on Venereal Disease Education

Released in 1973 A general addressing his troops, which happen to be syphilis and gonorrhea germs. There are also characters representing ignorance and fear. This is an educational short produced at the Walt Disney Studios.

Lego Thriller

Star Wars lost clip?

I found this on Google Video. It claims to be a lost clip from “A New Hope.”

It looks as if it was shot with stand-ins. I certainly can’t vouche for the authenticity of the video, but it certainly looks valid on the surface.

Notice the graphical menu that appears at the end of the clip. Perhaps this was taken from a special features section of the DVD menu. Also, the clip lacks action and any signifcant dialogue, which would make it a good candidate for the cutting room floor. Any thoughts or observations you have on this would be appreciated.