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    msnbc.com (it's okay, nothing more.)
    • CommentAuthorcschneid
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
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    Google News
    BBC
    NPR on the way to work
    The Daily Show
    comp.risks
    Bruce Schneier
    slashdot

    Word of mouth seems to provide the most interesting items.
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      CommentAuthorBrand
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
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    I use yahoo news. I'm not a big news person but I do like to check everyday just so I have some idea what's going on with the world. Other wise I miss big going ons. If left to me and I used a news aggregator all the news I would get would be odd news, and video game news. While I enjoy such things, it's not really the most useful news, especially when trying to make small talk. "So, Sam you hear about that bear that drove a car though a hospital in Russia? Or did you hear about the new game where you can blow up people's heads up with your mind?" "No? Oh, okay..."
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
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    I have a weird relationship with the news. I avoid it like a fucking a plague for about two weeks, decide that I'm not exactly Ms. Current Events so I browse through Drudge Report. After about ten minutes I get upset/angry at the news going on and go back to avoiding the news like a fucking plague for two weeks. A vicious, horrible cycle.

    But general news is talked about from time to time and it's not that hard to pick it up. I discuss about it with coworkers or watch the Daily Show.
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      CommentAuthorbadger
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007 edited
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    gave up on NPR several years ago. I too felt coddled.

    Have a slew of RSS feeds to various blogs and news sites set to keys words. Very little time to read any of it in depth though.

    science sites are a must though. New Scientist definitely in the mix, as well as PhysOrg.com and EurekAlert.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2008
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    I'll check CNN.com in the morning just because if I slept through some catastrophic clusterfuck, I'll know they'll be on top of it with 50 cameras. But for the most part, NPR. Using my ears to absorb information while I'm driving gives me more time to do work stuff.

    ...except that my work ethic is no match for my LiveJournal's RSS feed. Slashdot. Salon. PunkNews. OC Weekly. Comic Book Resources. The Onion. Warren passes along some weird shit too.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2008
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    I have become addicted to Google's RSS reader, on which I subscribe to:

    BBC News
    BBC News Politics
    New York Times
    The Times of London
    The Telegraph
    The Guardian
    Reuters UK feed
    Reuters US feed
    The Atlantic
    Der Spiegel
    Le Monde diplomatique
    Slate Magazine
    The Economist print edition

    Plus a bunch of milblogs, polblogs and insurgency/terrorism speciality blogs.

    Wake up to the Today programme, sometimes catch the World at One, most nights hear PM and the six o'clock bulletin. Fall asleep to the midnight news.

    .. I am, it appears, a news junkie.

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