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Here's your geek tool for the day: DESLIDER!

When you want to see an blog post but it's in stupid slideshow mode?  Put the link here: http://deslide.clusterfake.net/

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Boing Boing write up on the Aereo ruling. Links to other opinions.

http://boingboing.net/2014/06/25/aereo-loses-at-supreme-court.html
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that TV streaming service Aereo is illegal, siding with broadcasters who claimed the company breached copyright law.
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I got quoted based on my research about Mass Effect and morality. Here's a cool article from KillScreen about it.

Awesome!
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Holy crap. http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you

Tesla releases all of their patents to increase the electric car movement. Money, meet mouth.
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I know! Good on them I say. Their newest car isn't too shabby either.
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The first 15 minutes of work in the 21st century is basically just plugging everything in that you took home with you the night before.
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Sports morality news of the day: Loser whines about the rules being unfair.  http://es.pn/1ikBjFp Dude. It's SUPPOSED to be hard to win.
Yes, on one of its most eagerly anticipated days in decades, the sport of kings turned into the sport of dicks. Not 10 minutes after his horse had finished a very game fourth in his attempt at the ...
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Did you know that Taxi Cab companies are trying to end Taxi Neutrality? They are saying that restaurants and bars are freeloaders profiting on their infrastructure, and they plan to drive customers to restaurants at 5mph unless that particular restaurant purchases a high speed customer transportation service from them. And that's in addition to the normal cab fare you already pay.

In addition, straw manufacturers are trying to end Straw Neutrality, arguing that juice bars are freeloading on their product, and want juice bars to pay them for a premium beverage suction plan for transporting lemonade from the glass to the customer's mouth.

Airlines also want to end air travel neutrality, arguing that touristic destinations and hotels are freeloading on their routes, and want hotels and vacation destinations to pay them to fly customers there. And that's in addition to the air fare you already pay, of course.

Do any of those sound absurd? Well, that's because they are all totally made up. I just invented them. But something very similar is happening on the Internet, and this one is true: internet providers are trying to end Net Neutrality using the exact same logic: web services will have to pay them to be able to provide a service to you. And that's in addition to the normal price you already pay for internet access.
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If you like that the internet can make potato salad happen, or be a free exchange of ideas, you should care about net-neutrality, even if the name sounds boring.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kickstarter-ceo-fccs-fast-lane-internet-plan-threatens-free-exchange-of-ideas/2014/07/04/a52ffd2a-fcbc-11e3-932c-0a55b81f48ce_story.html?tid=rssfeed
The FCC’s paid prioritization plan for Internet access threatens the free exchange of ideas.
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U.S. Patent Office cancels Washington Redskins' trademark http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&pty=CAN&eno=199 … Disparaging to Native Americans, therefore prohibited.
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With this handy website, you can smite thine Facebook friends' poor logic right in the face. http://bit.ly/1iocKrl
Logical fallacies are often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.
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This anti-Redskins commercial will air during the NBA finals. It's awesome. http://bit.ly/1s2Wm9b
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Awesome write-up. Flopping and morality at the end, but the whole thing is great.
Understanding the brainy side of the beautiful game.
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Professor of Communication Studies
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  • Albion College
    Professor of Communication Studies, 2009 - present
  • Michigan State University
    Teaching & Research Assistant, 2005 - 2009
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Communication professor at Albion College. Research and teach Media, Robots, Sports, Social Media.
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Professor of Communication Studies at Albion College. 

The things I am working on, or find interesting in a teaching or research manner will be posted here.

Research: Robot interface (media) and human perceptions. Sports media. Social media.

Teaching: Media literacy, entertainment media theory, social media.

Professional: Social media consulting, training, new media effects on society.
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Harry Potter trivia master, Ph.D., first human to set foot underneath a specific iceberg in Washington state
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    Communication, B.A., M.A., 2000 - 2005
  • Michigan State University
    Communication, Ph.D., 2005 - 2012
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