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Mike Lynch
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Humanities and IT geek in Sydney, Australia
Humanities and IT geek in Sydney, Australia

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RIP in pieces Google+, I never really got a chance to shitpost on you
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This is taking things to a whole 'nother level
Guided dreaming

Check out a new image detail generation method for #deepdream  that uses an input image as "guide". You can find the updated open-source code at https://goo.gl/6FZJdz
Guided Dream
Guided Dream
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Defeat of the Communications Decency Act, 1996
Remembering the first day the Internet went dark -- in 1996, when Jerry Yang's Yahoo! led the protests against the United States' Communications Decency Act. The law was signed into law by President Clinton, and struck down four months later by the courts as unconstitutional. I still love the conclusion of the three judges in Philadelphia:

Cutting through the acronyms and argot that littered the hearing testimony, the Internet may fairly be regarded as a never-ending worldwide conversation. The Government may not, through the CDA, interrupt that conversation. As the most
participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion.

True it is that many find some of the speech on the Internet to be offensive, and amid the din of cyberspace many hear discordant voices that they regard as indecent. The absence of governmental regulation of Internet content has unquestionably produced a kind of chaos, but as one of plaintiffs' experts put it with such resonance at the hearing:

What achieved success was the very chaos that the Internet is. The strength of the Internet is that chaos.

Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.

For these reasons, I without hesitation hold that the CDA is unconstitutional on its face.

http://w2.eff.org/legal/cases/EFF_ACLU_v_DoJ/HTML/960612_aclu_v_reno_decision.html#c.d.Econcl
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When you slow down the footage, the crowd noise sounds disturbingly Leviathan.

ATTN Police: we can see you.
Slow motion video from slightly different camera angle with arrows pointing to the cop who maced the women in the orange barricades point blank in the face.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Maced / Pepper Sprayed by NYPD Police

More analysis here, http://www.uslaw.com/occupywallstreet

and here,

http://davidscameracraft.blogspot.com/2011/09/occupy-wall-street-march-violence.html
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So far, the most intriguing feature of Google+ is the follows from people I don't know.
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I'm falling afoul of the opposite of the nymwars: my personal namespace is overcrowded because there are too many of Mike Lynch. Hello random people, I have no idea who you are.
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Bike parkour!
Danny Macaskill and his crew are turning bike parkour into some brilliant and literate art form native to Iain Banks's The Culture.
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How do the "real names" people expect to weed out plausible pseudonyms like "John Smith"?
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Happy Birthday Grace!
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OK, cross-posting to Twitter works. (Thanks +Paul Kidd )
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