jniccum (Jon Niccum)


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Hacked off! Lawrence computer users exposed to a variety of hacking techniques to compromise online accounts

Editor's note in response to momof4: The LHS lip dub was posted to YouTube on Feb. 11 -- which, as you will note, is less than a year ago.

February 26, 2010 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Falling in Love: Lawrence shares its best Valentine’s Day memories

Editor's note: Ann Dean is the winner for her story "Falling in Love."

February 14, 2010 at 11:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

And the Oscar nomination goes to... everyone

Pywacket: They have some wacky points-based system worked out to avoid that very problem. Here is the best explanation of it that I found online: "Once the 10 nominees are named, voters will rank the films from 1 to 10. All the No. 1 votes will be counted, and if no film has more than 50 percent of the vote (which will certainly be the case), the last-place film will be eliminated and the voters who voted for that film will have their No. 2 votes counted instead. That process will continue until one film has a majority of the votes."

February 2, 2010 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

And the Oscar nomination goes to... everyone

The expanded list is not without its charms. But it doesn't matter if you ballooned the list to 20 pictures, there are still only four that have a shot of being named Best Picture: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Up in the Air.

February 2, 2010 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Grammys — Who was your winner?

I think Taylor Swift seems like a nice girl and has some actual songwriting chops. But I was a little disturbed to watch this Album of the Year winner sing off-key for a FULL THREE MINUTES during her Stevie Nicks duet on "Rhiannon." That's hard to do. Even the clueless rejects from the audition rounds of "American Idol" get a few of the notes right.

February 1, 2010 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top 10 movies of the decade

In case you’re wondering, here’s my decade list in alphabetical order:

• Almost Famous
• Children of Men
• Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
• Memento
• No Country for Old Men
• Once
• Pan’s Labyrinth
• Pixar -- every feature the studio released this decade except Cars
• Traffic
• The Wrestler

January 1, 2010 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Net Worth: Motion pictures inspire blogs — and vice versa


You make excellent points.

December 18, 2009 at 6:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Net Worth: Motion pictures inspire blogs — and vice versa


Nope. Because it runs in print as a column -- on actual old-school paper. And there are subtle other differences like I get paid to write it, and I'm held accountable for what I say.

December 18, 2009 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's the matter with Kansas?: Thomas Frank’s best-selling book is transformed into an acclaimed documentary film

Editor's Note: Per yer suggestions, title is fixed.

December 11, 2009 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Western union: ‘Only Good Indian’ explores cultural history through revisionist drama

rbwaa: The film starts a regular booking all week at Liberty Hall. If attendance is strong, it may run longer.

November 6, 2009 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )