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Western Digital’s Digital Home Tour

Just received word that West­ern Dig­i­tal will be com­ing to San Fran­cisco on Thurs­day, Octo­ber 30th to show­case their new tech­nolo­gies, part of the “Dig­i­tal Home Tour”.

Thurs­day, Octo­ber 30, 2008
4-8pm
@ W Hotel
181 Third Street
San Fran­cisco, CA 94103

If you would like to attend the event, you may RSVP via wdc.com/wddigitalhome

Q-Tip Listening Party at Turntable Lab L.A.

Q-Tip will be host­ing an In-Store Lis­ten­ing Party for his new album, The Renais­sance, Wednes­day night, Octo­ber 15th 7-9pm at Turntable Lab L.A. Entry to the event is FREE. There will also be FREE beer and giveaways!

Turntable Lab L.A.
424 N.Fairfax Ave
Los Ange­les, CA 90036
323–782-0173

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Hollywood Says Don’t Vote

With the count­down to prob­a­bly one of the biggest choices Amer­i­cans are going face in the years to come, the Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tions will be here in no time. In an effort to get the word out for peo­ple to vote for their future, Declare Your­self1 part­nered up with some of Hollywood’s stars to get the mes­sage across. In this case, they did well using “reverse psy­chol­ogy”:

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A cou­ple of bits that stood out for me are the ones from Jonah Hill and Sarah Sil­ver­man. Com­edy is com­edy. It’s just bound to get laughs but at the same time, tell the truth. “Truth in jest” right?

Any­ways, GO VOTE! Not only does it give your thoughts more weight when debat­ing things rang­ing from the Econ­omy to Global Warm­ing, but it also allows you to say “YES” when asked in the mid­dle of the debate, “did you vote?”

A cou­ple of ways to reg­is­ter online:

Voter reg­is­tra­tion dead­lines begin this upcom­ing Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 4th. Go do it now before its too late. It’ll only take a cou­ple of min­utes to reg­is­ter. Remem­ber, don’t com­plain if you can’t even exer­cise your right to vote. I hope that helps.

Update
Only a cou­ple more days till Novem­ber 4th, Declare Your­self pro­duced part 2 of the campaign:

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  1. Declare Your­self is the national non­par­ti­san, non­profit voter ini­tia­tive aimed at reg­is­ter­ing America’s 18-year-olds to vote in the 2008 pri­maries and gen­eral elec­tion. DeclareYourself.com is your place for news and infor­ma­tion about the can­di­dates and issues, answers to your ques­tions about reg­is­ter­ing and vot­ing, and an easy-to-use online reg­is­tra­tion tool. Declare Your­self will give mil­lions of first-time vot­ers an active voice in their democ­racy & prove that they are a force to be reck­oned with.
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Google’s Project 10^100

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Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by help­ing as many peo­ple as possible.

Here are the points in order to participate:

  1. Sub­mit your ideas by Octo­ber 20th. You may do so by using this sub­mis­sion form.
  2. Vot­ing takes place on Jan­u­ary 27, 2009. Google will be pick­ing the top 100 ideas, of which 20 semi-finalists will be selected through pub­lic vot­ing. From there, Google advi­sory board will then select up to 5 final ideas.
  3. After the final ideas have been picked, Google will bring them to life. They will com­mit $10-million to imple­ment the projects.

I like how Google is doing this. Hope­fully, its suc­cess­ful enough that not only a lot of peo­ple con­ceive great ideas but also help the World. If any, I wouldn’t be a bit sur­prised if those 5 or so final­ist show up on TED Talks.

More details avail­able at project10tothe100.com. Good luck every­one! Let’s change the World positively.