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Future Timeline. xkcd.com (2011-04-17). (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
Big Media To Innovative App Maker: Stop Innovating Without Our Permission! | Techdirt. www.techdirt.com (2011-04-18). "And, honestly, if creating an app that makes it easier to read your content is a threat to your business, you're doing business wrong." (Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)
boardgames are to monopoly as comics are to garfield, THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT. Dinosaur Comics (2011-04-19). I blame the Georgists. (Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Austro-Californian Empire? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-04-18).
While in San Diego I’ll be meeting with the San Diego Austrians and the Café Libertalia folks on Thursday night. Details here (for the socially mediated).(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-19).
if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i would proceed by simulated terrorism. such a procedure is suggested by things like this, where i'm thinking the authorities evacuated a mall or at least closed in en masse to get a guy wandering around a mall with a rifle, when it...(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)
Birmingham officers who beat man while he was unconscious to be reinstated. Dr. Q, Gangsters in Blue (2011-04-15).
On January 23, 2008 Birmingham police officers attempted to stop and question one Anthony Shannon Warren about suspected drug activity. Warren fled in his car. Because interrogating people about suspected involvement in activities that harm no one is much more important than public safety, the officers decided that the best...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
On Controlling Parents. der Blaustrumpf (2011-04-20). "Many of the comments, like the author herself, blame Rand for the father’s selfishness. What struck me is not the awfulness of Rand’s philosophy, though awful it is, but that a seemingly infinite number of options are available to parents who wish to justify abuse. A hardcore Objectivist parent is rare, thankfully, but it’d be easy to envision a Christian parent who would justify similar deprivation as a lesson in altruism and humility – the very opposite of Rand’s alleged ideals." - Cheryl Cline (Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Free Market Anti-Capitalism Paper Online. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-04-19).
My contribution to the 2011 APEE Topics in Free-Market Anti-Capitalism panel is now available for download from my archives page: Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries? The paper disentangles the concepts of capitalism, free enterprise, and progress in the context of the early Industrial Revolution. While a lot...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
Digital Cash Sparks Digital Debate. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-04-20).
Writing in Time, of all places, Jerry Brito discusses Bitcoin, the latest alternative currency to capture the digerati's imagination: The web has also seen all-purpose digital currencies, from defunct dot-com bubble start-ups Flooz and Beenz, to the slightly more successful e-gold. Unlike cash, however, digital currencies to date have had a...(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)
on the second anniversary of Obama’s pledge to end torture… vikki, Gangsters in Blue (2011-01-24).
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...(Linked Monday 2011-01-24.)
Decentralization of the Police Accountability Report. Nick Saorsa, Cop Block (2011-01-20).
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...(Linked Monday 2011-01-24.)
Written Communication Can Be Good Communication. DarianW, DarianWorden.com (2011-01-20).
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...(Linked Monday 2011-01-24.)
How the iPhone Mail App Decides When to Show You New Mail Messages. John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2011-01-24).
Details matter. ★(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)
November 8th, 2010. The Monkeys You Ordered (2010-12-24).
A unicorn is here to see you.(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)
Literal Caption Contest: Winner! The Monkeys You Ordered (2011-01-25). Intellectual Monopoly Vs. Creativity and Humor (Cont'd.) (Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)
OAuth Will Murder Your Children. Zach Holman (2011-01-25).
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...(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-25.)
Will It Optimize? John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-07-23).
Another splendidly intricate post from Peter Ammon. Only of interest if you enjoy puzzles on GCC optimizations. ★(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)
★ An Improved Liberal, Accurate Regex Pattern for Matching URLs. John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-07-27).
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...(Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)
On Broadway. Cat and Girl (2010-08-04). The joke only works under the Copenhagen Interpretation of QM. (Linked Wednesday 2010-08-04.)
Speaking the Truth is for Losers and Egomaniacs. cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2010-08-05).
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...(Linked Thursday 2010-08-05.)