The Bathrooms At Drumpf Tower

Uh oh, donny is pivoting to the general election and his most hard-headed ignorant followers are not going to be happy. He’s a New York liberal billionaire who is currently winning the republican nomination due to his brand, his ego, … Read the rest

Donny Drumpf Kicks Out Black Students Standing Silently

Donny Drumpf goes to speak at a college in Georgia. Students show up to hear what he has to say.

A group of 15+ students show up wearing mostly black and go to their seats. They are african-american. Once they … Read the rest

Streaming’s Shortcomings

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If everyone got their music from streaming?  That’s a big problem.

Streaming…

  1. has no cross promotion with local events or the local economy.
  2. has no cross promotion with local unsigned bands.
  3. has no direct connection back to the artist.

  4. completely
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Imagining A World Full of Left Wing Crazies

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In America, seemingly every week some crazy person filled to the brim with AM Radio talking points, Fox News theories, and right wing internet fueled nonsense pulls out one or more of their many guns and starts shooting innocents.… Read the rest

Happy Birthday Enters Public Domain

One of the funnier/sadder stories of licensing and copyright folly involves the beloved song “Happy Birthday”. It’s origin is a 1890’s kids song with different lyrics, but somehow it was copyrighted in 1935 and that copyright was eventually acquired by … Read the rest

Facebook Siding With Turkish Government To Limit Opposition?

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Reports out of Turkey are claiming that Facebook has sided with the Turkish government and are enacting pro-government policies including blocking discussion groups about Kurdish independence and banning users that insult the current Turkish president or his policies towards theKurds. … Read the rest

Music Business vs. Youtube

The battle for pennies is heating up. The 3 major record labels are supposedly fed up with Youtube’s lame attempts to monetize their content, feeling that Google, who owns Youtube and the entire ad network and search engine that drives … Read the rest

Lots of Gadgets Are Spying On You


I covered it last week here. Samsung gets called out for their smart TV’s listening and transmitting everything we say to a third party. Very 1984. You might have thought ‘Samsung isn’t the only one doing it’ – and … Read the rest

Small World Big Problems

A good article investigating child labor in the electronics industry, and what Apple in particular tries to do regarding the complex issue.… Read the rest

ACLU Study Says Police Cameras Create Database of Our Movements

Ah great:

ACLU Study Says Police Cameras Create Database of Our Movements – Slashdot.

The Cops Are Tracking My Car and Yours – Ars Technica.

I always wanted to see someone (else!) do an experiment with the traffic … Read the rest

The Big Payback by Nina Turner

Not Tina Turner, not a James Brown song, but some good old fashioned politics:

Women Fight Back: Ohio Bill Makes Erectile Dysfunction Her Business

State Senator Turner is the real deal, fighting the forces of ridiculousness and hypocrisy. Men in … Read the rest

2nd Amendment 2.0

The only part of the US Bill of Rights dealing with technology needs an update.

Consider this time shift. 220 years ago:

  • we all faced attack on and siege of our properties by animals and non-US forces.
  • we all lived
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Post Something Unpopular, Get A Visit From The Cops


Big brother is definitely watching you online in Britain these days…

Britain’s crackdown on Web comments sparks free-speech debate – latimes.com.… Read the rest

We Are Definitely Being Tracked

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It’s been happening for years. Much of it was enabled using this technology you are looking at now (http, html, etc.).

But the big difference now is the slow but steady increase in shared data. Let me explain. … Read the rest

It’s Always About The Music

Except when it’s not.


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What’s Really Going On

Hat tip to FunkyParts and Funkprobosci for this provocative peak into the fighting behind the scenes over copyright and it’s role in society.


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