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by cory doctorow

Reading between the lines, I'm guessing Viacom's sales force got eleventy-nine metric fucktons of money from Koch to run ads against TDS, and Stewart decided to show them who was boss. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Paula writes, "TheSpace is the largest fund currently dedicated to commissioning and exhibiting digital art. This latest funding call is dedicated to work that considers or responds to the affordances of mobile networked devices - whether that is a phone,...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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They're positioning the new site "Sugar String" as a well-funded competitor to Wired, but reporters are not allowed to mention NSA spying (in which Verizon was an enthusiastic partner) or net neutrality (which Verizon has devoted itself to killing, with...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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When Hungary's government announced a per-megabyte tax on Internet traffic, people were pissed; a week later, 100,000 people took to the streets to let Prime Minister Viktor Orbán know how they felt about the proposal. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Pandora Wilson in Las Vegas will make you a custom knit brain hat -- also comes in grey and baby). (via Geekymerch) Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Thanks to the <generous Kickstarter funding of Boing Boing readers and others, the delightful Baman and Piderman cartoon is back for another season! (Thanks, Lindsay!)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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This decades-old club maintains one of the finest science fiction libraries in the world, have a host of deeply, awesomely nerdy traditions, and are still going strong after influencing the lives of countless happy mutants. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Nerd Alert in Jacksonville, FL, makes these great Jaws skirts to order for $45; also noteworthy are the Wonder Woman aprons, Robin aprons, Captain America scarf and Super Mario scarf (all made to order -- scarves come in straight or infinity). Read the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A clever, interactive chart from NPR's Planet Money tracks the relative popularity of different American Hallowe'en costumes over the past five years. Zombies Are Hot, But Clowns Are Not [Planet Money/NPR] (via Kottke)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Wondermark's instant classic "Terrible Sea Lion" strip is getting a fresh lease on life as a perfect parable for the experience of posting about #Gamergate and then being haunted by endlessly persistent entitled jerks....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Someone in the waiting area for AA's LAX-London flight created a network called "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork," so "out of an abundance of caution," everyone ran around like headless chickens for a while trying to figure out where the network name was...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Michael writes, "The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Future Tense hosted a panel discussion on post-USA/NSA controlled Internet possibilities. The United States has signalled its willingness to give up its unofficial stewardship role of the Internet....
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Astounding bodypainter Paul Roustan is running a kickstarter to publish a book of his unbelievable work. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, October 31, 2014
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