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Wednesday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">on the second anniversary of Obama’s pledge to end torture… vikki, <cite>Gangsters in Blue</cite> (2011-01-24)</a>. <q>Friday, Jan 21, 2011 Friends, Tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of President Obama's pledge to end torture. Given the conditions of prolonged solitary confinement and acute isolation many people face in the federal system along with at the US prisons at Guantanamo, Bagram, and elsewhere, we are a far cry...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-01-24.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Decentralization of the Police Accountability Report. Nick Saorsa, <cite>Cop Block</cite> (2011-01-20)</a>. <q>Keeping with Cop Block’s decentralized theme, we have decided to open up the Police Accountability Report (PAR) to you, the listeners.  If you are aware of a local high profile incident of police brutality, unaccountable official(s), or an interesting activist program, you can now submit an audio clip to be...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-01-24.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Written Communication Can Be Good Communication. DarianW, <cite></cite> (2011-01-20)</a>. <q>It has been said that the internet, or any text format, is not a good medium for discussion. But writing can be as good or better than verbal communication, particularly verbal communication where the other person is not seen (such as phone or radio). Of course, the internet also allows...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-01-24.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">How the iPhone Mail App Decides When to Show You New Mail Messages. John Gruber, <cite>Daring Fireball</cite> (2011-01-24)</a>. <q>Details matter.  ★ </q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">November 8th, 2010. <cite>The Monkeys You Ordered</cite> (2010-12-24)</a>. <q>A unicorn is here to see you.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Literal Caption Contest: Winner! <cite>The Monkeys You Ordered</cite> (2011-01-25)</a>. Intellectual Monopoly Vs. Creativity and Humor (Cont'd.) <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">OAuth Will Murder Your Children. <cite>Zach Holman</cite> (2011-01-25)</a>. <q>Say there’s a hot new startup that just launched today that you’ve just gotta sign up for and use immediately. It’s that hot. I bet they even have a whiz-bang HTML5 website. Paul Graham is rumored to be in talks about funding it. John Gruber has already made a snide-but-poignant...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)</em></p></li>

Friday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">Will It Optimize? John Gruber, <cite>Daring Fireball</cite> (2010-07-23)</a>. <q>Another splendidly intricate post from Peter Ammon. Only of interest if you enjoy puzzles on GCC optimizations.  ★ </q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">★ An Improved Liberal, Accurate Regex Pattern for Matching URLs. John Gruber, <cite>Daring Fireball</cite> (2010-07-27)</a>. <q>Back in November, I posted a regex pattern for matching URLs. It seems to have proven quite useful for others, and, even better, based on feedback from those who’ve used it, I’ve since improved it in several ways. The problem the pattern attempts to solve: identify the URLs in an...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">On Broadway. <cite>Cat and Girl</cite> (2010-08-04)</a>. The joke only works under the Copenhagen Interpretation of QM. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">Speaking the Truth is for Losers and Egomaniacs. cherylcline, <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2010-08-05)</a>. <q>In Savage Mules:  The Democrats and Endless War, Dennis Perrin writes that “Speaking the truth is for losers and egomaniacs.”  Had I read that before Wikileaks gained much traction, I probably would have agreed without fully comprehending.  In light of the accusations hurled against Julian Assange, however, I see that...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-08-05.)</em></p></li>

Friday Lazy Linking

<li><p><a href="">Fun with Android. James, <cite></cite> (2010-06-03)</a>. <q>I started a new fun android project last night… think of it as something along the lines of a peer-to-peer version of twitter where you can post status updates to specific groupings of contacts. If the contact is also using the app, they’ll get a stylized notification, there will be...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2010-06-09.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">songs listened to while writing this comic: martha (tom waits), if rap gets  jealous (k&#39;naan), around the corner (sarah harmer). all pretty much entirely  unrelated, but Here We Are. <cite>Dinosaur Comics</cite> (2010-06-10)</a>. T-Rex has not yet heard of the work of Elinor Ostrom. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2010-06-10.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="">A Few Million Bodies Between Friends. the Medium Lobster, <cite>Fafblog</cite> (2010-06-03)</a>. <q>Well now. Israel, the Palestinians, and Gaza. It&#39;s a sad story, and we&#39;re terribly sorry about it all, of course, feeling pronounced Official Regret in our pronounced Official Regretbones, and we feel compelled at this juncture to demand a request for an investigation into the possibility of an inquiry into...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2010-06-11.)</em></p></li>

This is why I spy on people.

For those who have been following some discussions elsewhere, this one goes out to dukemeiser. Because Axe Cop is the world’s greatest defender of the BushObama doctrine of surveillance and Homeland Security:

Ask Axe Cop #31: Q: Dear Axe Cop, I think my girlfriend might be a villain. How can I tell? A: Has she been acting kind of strange? ... Acting like she wants to punch you? ... This is why I spy on people. Axe Cop: "Yep, she's a BAD GUY.&quot. ... [AXE COP crashes through the window with his axe out, yelling:] "STOP!" [GIRLFRIEND screams as the axe is swung over her head.] [CHOP!] Boyfriend: "You... CHOPPED my girlfriend's HEAD OFF!" ... Axe Cop: "She was on my list of ALL THE BAD GUYS." ... Axe Cop: "I just SAVED YOUR LIFE."

What I like about the comic is that it really does seem to be a pretty accurate representation of how War on Terror-hawks think the world ought to work. Why shouldn’t it? To hell with courts and civil liberties and all those other chickenshit liberal axe-blocks. Since the government has a list of ALL THE BAD GUYS, wouldn’t you want them to chop their heads off?

And I’ve got to say, the kind of police-state and assassin-state policies that they insist on as simple common sense really do sound like something that you get when some bright policy wonk comes up with some legal verbiage and precedents to trick out an idea which, at its core, is something that he got from the ideas and fantasies of his 5 year old little brother.