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by cory doctorow

A group of Wyoming legislators in the state's House and Senate -- all representing coal country and all avowed climate deniers -- have introduced a bill that would ban Wyoming power companies from using solar or wind power by 2019, and requires non-renewable...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCM5JftERDg&feature=youtu.be Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) writes, "It is National Pie Day in America tomorrow (not to be confused with "International Pi Day" - the cooler big cousin of pie holidays on...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukFjAsvXC90 Judah Adunbi is a 63-year-old black man who lives in Bristol, England, where he volunteered as chairman of the independent advisory group on race relations; police confronted him while he was walking his dog...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer inaugurated his first day on the job by telling easily falsifiable lies about the relative sizes of the Trump inauguration crowds and those of the Obama administration. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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In a new paper in Progress, Oxford economist Vuk Vukovic argues that the key to re-election in local politics is to be just corrupt enough: giving lucrative contracts and other benefits to special interests who'll fund your next campaign, but not so...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Brian made these California Resistance mugs, sporting Jerry Brown's promise to "launch our own damned satellite" -- proceeds to Planned Parenthood. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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In 2013, Lavabit -- famous for being the privacy-oriented email service chosen by Edward Snowden to make contact with journalists while he was contracting for the NSA -- shut down under mysterious, abrupt circumstances, leaving 410,000 users wondering...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqYspn7PZmQ With Congress set to defund Planned Parenthood and millions of women and allies on the march across America, what better time to reacquaint yourself with this amazing, vital, brave organization that has withstood...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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@Halfanonioninabag has one goal in life: to exceed Trump's follower-count, proving that such numbers are a plebiscite on precisely nothing. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Even before he took the job of Chief Security Officer of Yahoo, Alex Stamos had a reputation for being a badass: a thoughtful security ethicist who served as an expert witness in defense of Aaron Swartz, Stamos cemented his reputation by publicly humiliating...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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A group of computer scientists from Tsinghua University, Tencent and Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology have posted a first-of-its-kind paper to Arxiv, analyzing the problems that make connecting to wifi networks so achingly...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Flipboard asserts that after studying 30 professions, they've concluded that the occupations that are most resistant to roboticization are those that are "unpredictable" -- CEOs, school psychologists, economists, allergists, immunologists, and environmental...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Agent X and Agent Full Stop are a pair of graffiti activists who call themselves Acción Ortográfica Quito: they sneak around the streets of Quito, Ecuador with cans of red spray-paint, correcting the punctuation, grammar and spelling of the city's...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Section 1201 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes it both a crime and a civil offense to tamper with software locks that control access to copyrighted works -- more commonly known as "Digital Rights Management" or DRM. As the number of...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, January 23, 2017
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