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Rich Friedeman
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When I limp on by, everyone thinkin' what's up with that guy
I drag one of my feet, hauling it along like a piece of meat, yeah
This is how I roll, big old crutches, feeling outa control
It's Rich with the big leg brace
Doctor done stick it up in my face

Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
My leg's bad
Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
My leg's bad

When I get to the kitchen and this is what they see
All the dogs run, don't want to be in front of me
I got a brace on my leg so big, everybody knows it

I'm gimpy and I know it.
I'm gimpy and I know it.

When I'm in the hall, I stumble to the end like I'm gonna fall
And when I take a set, I go real slow 'cause my joints all creak
This is how I roll, come on, legs, it's time to go
Headed to the couch, fell a little groovy
Going to sit and veg, watch a lot of movies

Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
My leg's bad
Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
Hey look at those crutches
My leg's bad

When I get to the kitchen and this is what they see
All the dogs run, don't want to be in front of me
I got a brace on my leg so big, everybody knows it

I'm gimpy and I know it
I'm gimpy and I know it

Hobble hobble hobble hobble hobble, yeah
Hobble hobble hobble hobble hobble, yeah
Hobble hobble hobble, yeah, yeah.
Do the hobble, yeah
Do the hobble, yeah

I'm gimpy and I know it.
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LMFAO!
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Nailed it, and recognizes it's about risk management.
Tim O'Reilly originally shared:
 
Before Solving a Problem, Make Sure You've Got the Right Problem

I was pleased to see the measured tone of the White House response to the citizen petition about #SOPA and #PIPA

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#/!/response/combating-online-piracy-while-protecting-open-and-innovative-internet

and yet I found myself profoundly disturbed by something that seems to me to go to the root of the problem in Washington: the failure to correctly diagnose the problem we are trying to solve, but instead to accept, seemingly uncritically, the claims of various interest groups. The offending paragraph is as follows:

"Let us be clear—online piracy is a real problem that harms the American economy, and threatens jobs for significant numbers of middle class workers and hurts some of our nation's most creative and innovative companies and entrepreneurs. It harms everyone from struggling artists to production crews, and from startup social media companies to large movie studios. While we are strongly committed to the vigorous enforcement of intellectual property rights, existing tools are not strong enough to root out the worst online pirates beyond our borders."

In the entire discussion, I've seen no discussion of credible evidence of this economic harm. There's no question in my mind that piracy exists, that people around the world are enjoying creative content without paying for it, and even that some criminals are profiting by redistributing it. But is there actual economic harm?

In my experience at O'Reilly, the losses due to piracy are far outweighed by the benefits of the free flow of information, which makes the world richer, and develops new markets for legitimate content. Most of the people who are downloading unauthorized copies of O'Reilly books would never have paid us for them anyway; meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of others are buying content from us, many of them in countries that we were never able to do business with when our products were not available in digital form.

History shows us, again and again, that frontiers are lawless places, but that as they get richer and more settled, they join in the rule of law. American publishing, now the largest publishing industry in the world, began with piracy. (I have a post coming on that subject on Monday.)

Congress (and the White House) need to spend time thinking hard about how best to grow our economy - and that means being careful not to close off the frontier, or to harm those trying to settle it, in order to protect those who want to remain safe at home. British publishers could have come to America in the 19th century; they chose not to, and as a result, we grew our own indigenous publishing industry, which relied at first, in no small part, on pirating British and European works.

If the goal is really to support jobs and the American economy, internet "protectionism" is not the way to do it.

It is said (though I've not found the source) that Einstein once remarked that if given 60 minutes to save the world, he would spend 55 of them defining the problem. And defining the problem means collecting and studying real evidence, not the overblown claims of an industry that has fought the introduction of every new technology that has turned out, in the end, to grow their business rather than threaten it.

P.S. If Congress and the White House really want to fight pirates who are hurting the economy, they should be working to rein in patent trolls. There, the evidence of economic harm is clear, in multi-billion dollar transfers of wealth from companies building real products to those who have learned how to work the patent system while producing no value for consumers.

P. P.S. See also my previous piece on the subject of doing an independent investigation of the facts rather than just listening to the appeals of lobbyists, https://plus.google.com/107033731246200681024/posts/5Xd3VjFR8gx
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Communists are only happy about content theft when they're the ones doing the stealing.
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Scott Johnson originally shared:
 
SOPA info-graphic that will really help put this all in perspective. Don't let 75 year old men with dialup determine the future of this medium.

(Also, I have a notion. If this shite passes as law, and is enforced...it will mark the moment that the great hacker / government war begins, and it will get ugly. Fast.)
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Three consecutive days of epic meals. Delicious, but I'm now ready to hibernate. Don't think I'll eat until Tuesday.
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Survived my first Krav Maga class. It was a great group that was very patient with a clueless newbie. My most important lessons:

1) Don't stop, even if you screw up. You need to finish.
2) It's not ideal to punch someone in the face by accident, but it does happen, and they're surprisingly cool about it.
3) I should have worn a cup.

Mercifully, I learned this last one with someone else as the object of the lesson.
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Chuck is a pain in the ass, but in a good way. Once again, he gets it right.
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Beware the perils, inkslingers and penmonkeys!

25 Reasons You Won’t Finish That Story

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/10/25/25-reasons-you-wont-finish-that-story/
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Steven Vaughan-Nichols originally shared:
 
An excellent summary by +David Gewirtz of why even people like me, who make my living from my copyrighted work, still hate SOPA/PIPA. The money quote: "just because we dislike the people who steal our work doesn’t mean we want you to dismantle the foundations of the most astounding human creation since the wheel." Exactly.
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Oh, to have found this before Christmas.
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What's cooler than an army surplus store?

http://www.zombieapocalypsestore.com/

Props to +Davidson Young for the link.
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exactly.
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It's better to know than to not know, but I've been humming along just fine since 2007. This was not the information I wanted to get from my MRI.
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I am up to my neck in duck eggs. The ducks show no sign of slowing production. I see only one reasonable course of action: Chocolate souffle.
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I'm down with that. See you guys there!
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Information Security
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  • Juniper Networks
    Systems Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Hazelden
    2007 - 2013
  • Midwave Corporation
    Consultant, 2002 - 2007
  • Guardent
    Security Consultant, 2000 - 2002
  • Secure Computing Corp
    Security Consultant, 1998 - 2000
  • Anixter International
    Engineer, 1994 - 1998
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North Branch, mn - Grinnell, IA - Chicago, IL
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Write stuff, make stuff, do information risk management. Most people understand at least two of those.
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  • Grinnell College
    Math & Philosophy, 1990 - 1994
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