Category: Culture

The Word of Notch – On Patents

Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.

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Absolutely No Machete Juggling – The Star Wars Saga: Suggested Viewing Order

Really enjoying this idea, going to try it out I think this weekend, as I’m due for a Star Wars marathon.

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Living World – How Did LEGO Become More About Limits Than Possibilities?

It’s a little depressing when I pick up a Lego kit and have to turn it down because of this issue.

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Short Link: – Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

Clay Shirky delivers a clear and cogent history and explanation of PIPA/SOPA, walking through through both the intent and what the ramifications of the bill and how it changes the entire legal system under which websites operate.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – The Internet at its Best

EFF highlights some of the largest sites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.

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O’Reilly Radar – The President’s challenge

The idea that we’ll be able to go back in time and make it harder for people to get digital information/media/anything is just wrong.

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ArsTechnica – Wikipedia to join reddit in SOPA blackout Wednesday

I’ll also be posting a message to protest and inform people about PIPA and SOPA, though I imagine Wikipedia will have a much larger influence.

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kickingbear – Learn to X

There’s a problem amongst programmers it’s the classic when you have a hammer everything looks like a nail. Programming/Coding is our hammer, perhaps a really advanced hammer but still just a hammer.

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The Year of C.E.O. Failures Explained –

However, business schools seem to create an environment that rewards not making happy customers, not doing the ethical thing, not doing the thing that protects the environment down the road.

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BBC News – Cambridge University puts Isaac Newton papers online

One of the geniuses of all time.

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