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The End of the World!
Zweihander sale: http://zweihander.bandcamp.com/
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Senate trying to sneak Warrantless Spying Bill into Congress:
Judge Oks Warrantless Cell-Site data in Landmark Privacy Case
At least some Senators are Interested in Private Data Brokers
Want a robot dragonfly?
Google to do epic homepage for end of the world
Autoplay video Ads on FB
Germany orders FB to change real name policy and allow pseudonyms
Apple tells customer than the midwest is too humid for the iMac
84% of kickstarter projects miss their ship date:
Dude who hacked Scarlett Johansson’s email gets 10 years in prison
Tech news/ Internet Culture/ Policy/ ETC.
Aussie ISP will not copyright cops for Hollywood
Data caps just a cash cow
Kodak Patents up for grabs
Moot laments the death of internet culture
Fix Software Patents
USPTO Invalidates Pinch to Zoom patent:
--This is one of the key patents from the billion dollar trial. The rubber band snap patent was also invalidated a few weeks ago, and it was featured in the trial as well.
"Citizens generally assume our government is not spying on them," Merkley told U.S. News. "If they had any inkling of how this system really works, the details of which I cannot discuss, they would be profoundly appalled."
Bold added for emphasis.
This is was interesting
The video arguments there is somewhat interesting, but dry as a cracker.
Something Interesting Is Happening We Predicted:
Slightly inflammatory article, but something to have fun with.
Microsoft annoyed OEMs by making hardware, and the OEMs are now touting Google solutions.
Nvidia Tegra 4 will be six times faster than Tegra 3
This was just cool. ‘Tis the season:
Tornado Power Generator
War Z Pulled from Steam
THQ says everything is on schedule
Humble Bundle 7
Gaming and Shootings... not related