Monthly Archives: July 2013

TSA Searching Bags in Penn Station

Originally posted on Professional Troublemaker:
I have a friend who lives near Penn Station in midtown Manhattan who tells me that she sees the TSA there all the time, but never remembers to take a picture for me. Today, I…

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Wendy Davis: Disputed Texas abortion bill likely to pass

Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:
Austin, TX (CNN) — Two weeks after her marathon filibuster against new abortion restrictions in Texas made her instant political celebrity, reality has set in for State Senator Wendy Davis. Following the launch of…

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Is One Global Internet Possible?

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The war for the free and open internet — and how we are losing it

Originally posted on Sue Gardner's Blog:
Below is the text of a talk I delivered Monday at the 2013 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Boston. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, Icelandic member of Parliament Birgitta Jónsdóttir and I spoke on the…

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The internet – Yeah, right!

Originally posted on Open Parachute:
Here’s something I picked up on Twitter from Tim Hart (@Timwellspent). As he said “This is quite brilliant. What The Sun newspaper wrote about the internet 20 years ago.” Brings back memories. Update: Thanks to…

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Forget servers; One day Facebook, Google and other web giants will make their own custom chips

Originally posted on Gigaom:
It has become clear that ARM (s armh) is invading the data center as chips built using its designs grow more powerful for enterprise computing loads and as the workloads and economics of webscale computing make…

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Tokyo Police Issue 855 Warnings to Bike Riders Wearing Headphones

Originally posted on SoraNews24:
On the 16th of this month, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced the results of a bicycle safety enforcement campaign they implemented on the 10th. In those six days, 1571 people were issued warnings for illegal…

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Bicycle helmet law enforced in Ehime, failure to comply is punishable by… we don’t know

Originally posted on SoraNews24:
Westerners who come to Japan may be taken aback by the sheer numbers of bicycles in use in cities. Equally impressive is the degree to which people load their bicycles with shopping bags, children, boyfriends, and/or…

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Micromanagement

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
Each particle is a microcosm, and faithfully renders the likeness of the world.  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson One month ago tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court ruled that it’s perfectly hunky-dory with them if…

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Still a Child

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.  –  Thomas Szasz A few months ago, when…

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