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Hey! That’s MY username!

I’ve been using the Internet since it was available back in Norway. Through my years I’ve changed my online persona and user names a few times, often using different user names for different web services. It’s not always easy to remember what you registered where, and sometimes it’s annoying signing up for a site only to find out your user name is taken. Enter Usernamecheck.com. They have a search engine database that will check your name against 68 of today’s popular online services (Yep, that would be Web 2.0).

I hid my username for all you wannabe-h@ckz0rs out there.

I hid my username for all you wannabe-h@ckz0rs out there.

TechCrunch readers have commented on the service being inaccurate at times. You’ll just have to check for yourself. Or raise your stalker rating and check on your friends! ;)

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Norway drops bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics

Norway drops bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics due to estimated costs

OSLO, Norway — Norway has dropped plans to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics after new estimates doubled the projected cost of hosting the Games in the Arctic city of Tromsoe. ((Tromsø))

Silly Canadians, it’s Tromsø!

“It was a difficult decision,” Tove Paule, president of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, said Monday.

Last week, a government-commissioned study estimated that the cost of hosting the 2018 Games would be about 29 billion kroner (C$5.1 billion), or nearly double the figure used by the Tromsoe ((again…Tromsø)) organizing committee.

That’s a bummer… Well at least we still have this!

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Norway takes on Apple over iTunes

Norway consumer body challenges Apple over iTunes.

So a Norwegian consumer agency has decided to go after Apple planning to take it to court over not being able to use iTunes store downloads on music players other than iPods. I don’t think they’ll get very far with this but they’re hoping other countries will follow suit and do the same thing.

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