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Rubin Starset originally shared:
 
"It would be probably be better if the authorities accepted this is a new situation, that this is history happening. History is a thing that happens in waves. Generally it is best to go with these waves, not try to make them turn back – the Canute option. I'm hoping that the world's leaders will realise this."
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I do not say this lightly: SOPA would break the internet, and any hope for ongoing free speech in the USA or elsewhere. Please help stop this dangerous, anti-freedom, anti-speech, andt-democracy, anti-jobs law.
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Splendid infographics comparing corrections and higher education at Fast Company. Spending, effectiveness and world ranking are all highlighted in a well-cited CC:BY-NC-ND page. The title is something of a false comparison, but forgivable in light of the quality content. PublicAdministration.net deserves plenty of praise for these.
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Cory Doctorow on how there's no real thing as copyright policy any more: it's all Internet policy, and (when you get down to it) social policy.
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This is what I have to deal with every day.
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We have interrupted tyour regularly scheduled life to bring you this emergency announcement from the immune system... we are currently in the process of developing new memory T cells... do not attempt to move, walk, or think during this process... we apologize for any inconvenience caused. #flushot
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Video of cops cold bloodedly beating the hell out of students at Berkeley today. The students link arms and are just standing there. The police jab them brutally. There have got to be a lot of people seriously injured here. People are saying the police taped over their badge names and numbers. Nothing... nothing justifies this.

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It should be a crime for police to obscure their badges. That happens just the same here in the UK :-(
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LulzSec Halloween is epic, with real-life memes. Jolly good show!
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Apparently, the US thinks that running a website linking to copyrighted material should be grounds for extradition to the US on criminal charges. Under this conception, is anyone safe from getting prosecuted under US laws? Note that US copyright laws are much stronger than most EU laws which -- for instance -- tend not to criminalize merely linking to content.
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Born in a distant land where consistent drizzle is often mistaken for weather, I somehow managed to migrate across a whole ocean and survive. Like anyone who has spent years in the company of security researchers, I am incurably paranoid, pay only in cash, and try to avoid making eye contact with security cameras, which is really more inconvenient than effective.

My GPG fingerprint is:
2071 D92C 7B75 CBBE 6808 76AB B574 8967 80AF 07D3

My OTR fingerprints for jabber:
Pidgin: 7A50 3F3D 0EDE 1745 FA25 E1B2 0A4E BC8D C857 E815
Nexus: 3110 BF6C 49AD B8EB 1DB3 98DA 046C BD26 2286 7575
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