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Richard Leiter
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Attended University of California, Santa Cruz; Southern Oregon College; Southwestern University College of Law; University of Texas
Lives in Lincoln, Nebraska
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I'd love to see a button that will allow saving to Safari's Reading List. As it is, I have to go to the story's website to do that. It would be cool if I could do that from within Feedly.
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This is a riot. It's Charlie, my daughter's yellow lab. He's just discovered his shadow!
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Eric Schmidt tells the truth about China that everybody else is afraid to tell.

Google's Eric Schmidt has a new book out that has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal. In the book, Schmidt says the Chinese government is "the most sophisticated and prolific" hacker of foreign companies.

He zeros in on the danger of state-sponsored industrial espionage, which is that if the Chinese government continues to be rewarded for this behavior (in terms of getting away with and profiting from using hack attacks to steal intellectual property and other information) then the only way to compete will be for all governments to do the same. 

Schmidt's views on China's large-scale cracker program come amid revelations that Chinese hackers (almost certainly run or sponsored by the Chinese government) have been routinely hacking and stealing information from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and The Washington Post. 

From the Times: "Among those targeted were journalists who had written about Chinese leaders, political and legal issues in China and the telecom giants Huawei and ZTE."

Also this week: Twitter announced that it had been hacked and that the private information from a quarter of a million accounts had been stolen. The "extremely sophisticated" hack was "not the work of amateurs" and Twitter security specialists do "not believe it was an isolated incident." They also know the attack originated in China. 

Of course, Schmidt has intimate knowledge of Chinese industrial espionage. When he was CEO of Google, Chinese hackers infiltrated Gmail to target pro-Democracy writers, and probably also stole Google intellectual property that would be of great value to its Chinese competitors:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Aurora

The Chinese government, meanwhile, is shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to have been accused of any kind of wrongdoing. (See video for the Chinese government's reaction, or something like it.)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/02/01/twitter-hackers-china-us/1885347/

http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/02/01/exclusive-eric-schmidt-unloads-on-china-in-new-book/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/technology/washington-posts-joins-list-of-media-hacked-by-the-chinese.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/01/tech/china-cyber-attacks/?hpt=hp_c1
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I have had this old battered piece of cardboard with a photo of zappa on it kicking around my studio for quite awhile now. Since I saw a call out for zappa mail art I thought this might be the perfect thing to use for that. So I did. I cut it down to a mailable 5x7  size then melted and smashed wax on it, remelted it, scribbled on it and bam. This was fun. 
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I just got my set of Mobi-Lenses! One picture taken with the macro and one with the fish-eye clip-on lenses for my iPhone 4G. The second Kickstarter project I supported. So far, so good! Thanks, Mobi-Lens. 
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This is a very good, thoughtful list of trends. 
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New from PBS Idea Channel: If you've ever talked to a vinyl purist (or are one yourself) you know that people can be pretty passionate about what format is king when it comes to music. And based on how much people like to brag about what band they saw live and how many times, we clearly value the authenticity of the live performance above all else. So which is the most authentic? Watch and let us know where you stand.
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This could be pretty cool.... retina display, gorilla glass.
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Law professor; Library Director
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  • University of Nebraska
    Law professor; Library Director, present
  • Howard University; University of Texas
  • Irell & Manella; Littler Mendelson Fastiff & Tichy
  • Harvard Law School
    Visiting Fellow, 8 - 11
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Los Gatos, California - San Francisco, CA - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge, MA - Falls Church, VA - Portsmouth, VA - Kibbutz Matzuba, Israel - Padang, West Sumatra - Austin, TX - Los Angeles, CA
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I've been in law libraries since 1977, when I stumbled into a part time job as a runner/researcher in large law firm library in Century City, California. (I was in LA to find work as a writer....) Turns out I loved the work and the job security, and decided to make it a career. I went to law school at Southwestern University, where I graduated in 1981. (My undergraduate education began at Southern Oregon College, in Ashland, Oregon, and I graduated with a double BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. Yes, I was a hippie.) I was on law review and was the Entertainment Editor for the law school newspaper. I wrote music, book and movie reviews and a column called the Burger Court, in which I reviewed hamburger joints in LA. (There are a lot of them.) After law school I migrated back home to Northern California and was the firm librarian at a mid-sized firm in downtown San Jose. I eventually got my library degree at the University of Texas. Immediately after that, I moved here, and was head of public services for about two years. I then moved back home to direct a large law firm in San Francisco, where I stayed for three years. I moved back into academic law libraries in 1991, when I took the job as director at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and, in 1994 moved to the District of Columbia to take over as director at Howard University, where I was Associate Dean for Information Technology and the Library. In 2000, I completed the curly-que and came back to Lincoln, where I am enjoying the peace and quiet. 
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz; Southern Oregon College; Southwestern University College of Law; University of Texas
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