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Absolutely perfect.

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A Walk Through Paris

Just posted a long photo essay filled of street photography I did while in Paris earlier this year.

Normally for these types of photos, I would shoot with my Sony. However, this trip I shot everything on iPhone.

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SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!

There, I said it too. Who else wants to join the chorus and signal-boost? This asshole is now trying to sue Techdirt to the tune of $15M for libel. Seriously!? Does this get your rocks off at the end of the day, Shiva? I know some strange sexual fetishes, but this really goes a bit far.

SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!

Electronic mail did not begin with Ayyadurai's creation of a program called "EMAIL" in 1978 or 1979 (not clear) when he was 14 years old. Electronic mail existed as early as 1965, when he was an infant,¹ and was even actively being standardized by 1973, when he was just 8.²

SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!

It is a lie of substitution -- intentionally misleading people by repeatedly implying that his program, which happened to be named "EMAIL" (note the capital letters), is synonymous with "email" as the term meaning "electronic mail".

SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!

Frankly, this guy should have his doctorate disavowed at this point. He hired the attorney who killed Gawker Media, thinking that his claims have some kind of merit. Sorry, Shiva, but you're just dead wrong. And your claims are tarnishing the actual good names of people like Jon Postel and Vint Cerf. If anyone is libeling and slandering others, IT IS YOU.

SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!

You want to get credit for your niche contribution to electronic mail? Sure, I get that. Hell, I've contributed to several popular standards without my name even on them. But that does not give you the right to try to wring money out of people who are simply calling you out on your bullshit.

SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!

And in case it isn't clear, this post contains some degree of sarcasm. The bold statement continually repeated here is entirely true, however:

SHIVA AYYADURAI IS A LIAR! HE DIDN'T INVENT ELECTRONIC MAIL!
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¹ http://www.multicians.org/thvv/mail-history.html

² RFCs 458, 469, 475, 524, 539, 555, 561, 577, 630, 644, 706 (about spam, in 1975!), and 720 were all published prior to 1978.

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I long for the day that software patents die the death they deserve and the entities die also that are collecting royalties on the backs of workers giving away their work for the good of all. It seems less likely by the day that I'll be the one that dies first.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161005/15280135720/prominent-pro-patent-judge-issues-opinion-declaring-all-software-patents-bad.shtml

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"In the 19th century liberal reformers met change with universal education, a vast programme of public works and the first employment rights. Later, citizens got the vote, health care and a safety net. After the second world war, America built a global liberal order, using bodies such as the UN and the IMF to give form to its vision.

Nothing half so ambitious is coming from the West today. That must change."

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International lift/elevator. Smart.
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