Happiness is baseball and a supercool scoring application for your PalmPilot.

The Supreme Court held oral arguments yesterday in a case challenging some of the basic tenets of the Miranda decision; that means that Dahlia Lithwick has another dispatch from the Court online, and she just keeps getting funnier.

Matt and Trey are being wooed by other networks, but for some odd reason, I just can’t see NBC allowing half the things we’ve seen on South Park to air on their network.

Joel Spolsky continues his excellent series of articles looking at the process of software development (and admits to the fact that he’s a reader of Upside magazine) with Where Do These People Get Their (Unoriginal) Ideas?.

From the Napster Copyright Policy:

As a condition to your account with Napster, you agree that you will not use the Napster service to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. Napster will terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others.

This is going to end up being the Achilles’ heel of Napster — they have placed a warning on their site, and have specified an enforcement measure, and by doing so, they have implicitly acknowledged that it is one of their duties to make sure that their service is not misused. The fact that they can go onto their search servers and find hundreds of thousands of violations of the above statement, and (I’d be willing to bet) have done absolutely nothing to stop it, will be their downfall. (Does anyone know of a single individual who has been punished by them?)

Many weblog authors may have already received a message from David Eison, a researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology, asking them to take a few minutes out of their day to participate in his research project. Nonetheless, he has a survey that takes all of two minutes to fill out; if you run a website or a weblog, hop over there and contribute.