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by cory doctorow

One year ago today How is a $12 phone possible? Bunnie's teardown shows a little bit about how this $12 piece of electronics can possibly be profitable, but far more tantalizing are his notes about Gongkai, "a network of ideas, spread peer-to-peer, with...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Last month, Barton Gellman and I opened for Edward Snowden's first-ever public appearance, at the SXSW conference in Austin. The kind folks at SXSW have put the video online (the Snowden video itself was already up)....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Jason sez, "British Pathe just dumped 85,000 newsreels from 1896 to 1976 on Youtube under a Creative Commons license." The archive — which spans from 1896 to 1976 – is a goldmine of footage, containing movies of some of the most important moments...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Jon Lebkowsky sez, "My amazing friend, neurocomputing specialist, musician & composer David Demaris has created the most geek-tastic opera ever, For Fear the Glass May Shatter....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, April 18, 2014
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One year ago today TODOCAT: a cat-meme-based to-do-list manager: I fucking hate cat memes, but I love to-do lists. I love this cat meme to-do list manager....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Children's author, essayist and hero of literature Daniel Pinkwater has revived his classic backlist as a line of DRM-free ebooks! Each one is only $3, and there are some astoundingly good titles in there....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Alan sez, "At least he's got the sense to own up and say he's sorry. Nigel Evans used to be in Parliament....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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I could (and probably will) write an essay about all the ways in which the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo is amazing and totally different from the usual museum (shortlist: limited capacity managed through waiting lists instead of price-hikes; exhibits that...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Rainey from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation, and Taskforce.is have teamed up to build a public domain tool that makes it easier for everyday people to contact Congress....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Artist Dan Hernandez painted a gorgeous series of frescoes depicting Space Invaders and other vintage game screengrabs as Renaissance and Byzantine art....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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One year ago today The secret history of a hidden mural at a Los Angeles hotel: During the clearance sale, a puzzling discovery was made: a fifteen-foot mosaic mural commissioned by The Los Angeles Petroleum Club was found behind some old wood paneling....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Rob Cruickshank found Paul Hillier's set of Bladerunner-themed engagement photos. He adds, "I do think the bride and groom should have taken Voight-Kampffs though, just to be sure." Blade Runner inspired engagement shoot...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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John sez, "We Canadians are looking forward to our 150th birthday coming up in 2017. As part of the celebrations, the Harper Conservative government has released its Digital Canada 150 strategy paper with the idea of propelling Canada forward to take...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Jim Killock from the UK Open Rights Group sez, "Recently the British Government, with the help of conservative religious lobby groups, has persuaded ISPs to introduce an internet filter across the UK....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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An image from the future past. (via via @stevenf)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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My independently produced audio edition of Homeland, read by Wil Wheaton, is now available direct from me as a $15 MP3 download....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Chris from Betabrand writes, "Betabrand designer Steven B. Wheeler has discovered the Gay Jean -- more precisely, a denim that slowly but surely fades to reveal rainbow-colored thread within." How do I know these jeans are really gay?...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Julius writes, "With people like Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales backing them up, the Blender Foundation's first full feature length film looks like one of those things that's just bound to happen by itself....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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