Barrett Garese: My Thoughts On Senate Bill S.978 -... →
spytap: You throw a birthday party for a two year old, sing her Happy Birthday, and then post the video to youtube to send to some friends. Congratulations! You’re now a convicted felon and will spend the next five years in jail because that’s a copyrighted song that you uploaded to a streaming site…
The point being: we have a massive police force in America that outside of lower...– Mr. Taibbi, sometimes you can be a bit hyperbolic for our tastes. But in this case, you’re spot on. OWS’s Beef: Wall Street Isn’t Winning It’s Cheating | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone (via ronmarks)
Hunting For A Password That Only You Will Know →
wolframalpha: nprfreshair: Via All Things Considered…how to pick a secure password (seems relevant this AM) If you ever need to generate a strong password, we can help! Reminds me of this xkcd.
blip.tv Producer Office Hours: October 26, 5-7 PM...
bliptv: We hosted our first “open office hours” last month and had a great turnout so we’re doing it again! Whether you’ve been a web series producer since the dial-up days or you’re just getting started, come by either our NYC or LA offices this Wednesday from 5-7PM to meet the blip.tv Content Team and get your questions answered. More information and RSVP
goodreasonnews: Somebody had to stand up for poor old Bill O’Reilly after the news got out that copies of his book, Patriots and Pinheads that he sent to soldiers in Afghanistan ended up being burned instead of read. That someone ended up being Stephen Colbert on this Thursday’s edition of The Colbert Report Troops in Afghanistan call Bill O’Reilly a “bigoted twerp.” SUPPORT THE TROOPS!
To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within...– Andrew Sullivan (via soupsoup)
I have trouble keeping lunch down when I read these jeremiads about how sad and...– Michael Tomasky: GOP Hatred of Obama Leads Them to Kill Jobs (via wilwheaton)
eWe can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face,...– Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via thatwasntveryclever) Yes. Do like my parents did and buy them literal crates of comic books, weekly trips to Michael’s craft store for art supplies, and take them to Star Trek Conventions. (i still was forced to play sports though :/). (via...
There are about 46 million Americans living below the poverty line — 15 percent...– Fox “News” shithead BILL O’REILLY, making a spurious — at best — statistical leap during an October 12, 2011 broadcast in which he also makes Tavis Smiley’s and Dr. Cornel West’s heads spin. So much for the no-spin zone. (via inothernews)’ Fox News: “Let’s see, what can we put together to make...
If dystopian literature has taught me anything, it’s that these worldwide protests are long overdue. #occupywallstreet
Our brains that evolved solely to enable small bands of social primates to make...– Jerry Coyne Here’s my inspirational quote for the day. (via sciencecenter) My mind asplode.
If caffeine was a style of music, I think I’d have to go with gabber.
If the size of student loans are capped at a low level, you know what will...– Rich guy and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, offering up some ideas for OccupyWallStreet. This one? Capping student loans at $2,000 per year, thereby bringing overall college prices down. Brilliant. A bunch of his other ideas are fascinating, too. (via shortformblog)
geekyjessica: ericmortensen: Dan Rather @ Occupy Wall Street Says Rather: We take a look at the current global citizen uprising. Who is behind the “Occupy Wall Street” gatherings in New York, Los Angeles and dozens of other cities across America; and what are they looking to achieve? We talk exclusively with Grim Womyn, one of those helping to lead the online effort of this growing...
gunsandrobots: Vinyl Rewind does justice to one of my favorite albums as child, The Hobbit! Hearing these songs brings on tidal waves of nostalgia.
Do Not Compare Ritchie and Jobs
I do not believe Dennis Ritchie has been ignored in recent days. In fact, I find quite the opposite to be true. The circles I run in are very tech centric. I’ve been reading much praise for Ritchie in the very community he helped bring to life. He has earned great respect from his peers and generations to come, and there is no better way I know of to honor his memory than this. Steve Jobs,...