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TED.com – 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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Posted in Art, Copyright, Culture, Politics, Quick Posts, Social Media, Technology
Short Link: http://jty.me/zGaYTn

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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Posted in Copyright, Politics, Quick Posts, Technology
Short Link: http://jty.me/ylX65d

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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Posted in Politics, Quick Posts, Security
Short Link: http://jty.me/wrjZA0

Ars Technica – Three Senators condemn OnStar for tracking former customers

Glad I don’t own a vehicle with OnStar installed. It’s more than a little sleazy to collect and sell information from former customers.

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Posted in Business, Quick Posts, Security
Short Link: http://jty.me/p22lKz

Huffington Post – U.S. House Ignores Internet Reality, Again

If it wasn’t so frustrating you have to almost admire Republicans ability to ignore their own experts or examples when legislating.

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Posted in Communication, Economics, Politics, Quick Posts, Technology
Short Link: http://jty.me/e5hCcg

NYTimes.com – “Serious”

Serious is making stuff up apparently.

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Posted in Economics, Politics, Quick Posts
Short Link: http://jty.me/gy5RXW

NYTimes.com – Ludicrous and Cruel

I love that term voodoo economics, but in this case it seems to fit so well when you try to understand some of the ridiculous assumptions made.

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Posted in Economics, Politics, Quick Posts
Short Link: http://jty.me/gFqT2f

Sunlight Foundation – House Violates 72 Hour Pledge Again

De-funding a valuable public resource and usurping democracy, all emergencies and all in a days work for Republicans.

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Posted in Economics, Politics, Quick Posts
Short Link: http://jty.me/gBYKhW

Bad Astronomy – Next up for Congress: repeal the law of gravity

I’ve been trying thing of something to put here but can’t.

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Posted in Politics, Quick Posts, Science
Short Link: http://jty.me/flUBps

Ars Technica – “No lobbying,” says senator before taking movie biz lobby job

I won’t lobby, but I’ll take the top job of a lobbying firm.

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Posted in Politics, Quick Posts
Short Link: http://jty.me/e9IPW2

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