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Rich Mattes
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This is a fun little analogy:

"As a rough analogy, since antipiracy crusaders are fond of equating filesharing with shoplifting: suppose the CEO of Wal-Mart came to Congress demanding a $50 million program to deploy FBI agents to frisk suspicious-looking teens in towns near Wal-Marts. A lawmaker might, without for one instant doubting that shoplifiting is a bad thing, question whether this is really the optimal use of federal law enforcement resources. The CEO indignantly points out that shoplifting kills one million adorable towheaded orphans each year. The proof is right here in this study by the Wal-Mart Institute for Anti-Shoplifting Studies. The study sources this dramatic claim to a newspaper article, which quotes the CEO of Wal-Mart asserting (on the basis of private data you can't see) that shoplifting kills hundreds of orphans annually. And as a footnote explains, it seemed prudent to round up to a million."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/internet-regulation-and-the-economics-of-piracy.ars

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http://blog.linuxgrrl.com/2012/01/16/announcing-fedora-packages-and-fedora-tagger/

The new Fedora Packages package browser website is looking awesome! Go forth and try it by looking up your favorite app at https://community.dev.fedoraproject.org/packages/

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This is why I consider Cory Doctorow the Chuck Norris of the blogosphere. Ouch!

"The idea that I can be presented with a problem, set out to logically solve it with the tools at hand, and wind up with a program that could not be legally used because someone else followed the same logical steps some years ago and filed for a patent on it is horrifying." - John Carmack

NI's DAQmx documentation brings new meaning to the word dismal...

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Fedora 16 is out! Get it at http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora, and be sure to check out the new Robotics spin at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/

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The age of the beefy miracle is upon us!

http://beefymiracle.org/

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So Delta's westbound in-flight movie for the month is... Jane Eyre? That would not have been my first guess...

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