Monthly Archives: January 2012

Prior Restraint and the Closure of MegaUpload

Prior restraint is a simple concept. A man owns a book store where half the books are evil, the other half are not. Because his stores inventory is half evil, it is shut down. A man owns a book store … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Internet, Please, do not Poke the Hornets Nest

Welcome to the internet. If this is your first day here let me explain some rules to you. There are two billion of us here and we all talk to each other. So, don’t be a dick. Don’t come here with … Continue reading

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To The Nay Sayers …

Quote: Unknown origin There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can’t. What you have to do is turn around and say “Watch me”. Sappy I know, but it ended up in my quote of … Continue reading

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The Original Party of We Article

THE PARTY OF WE Douglas Wood wrote a great article titled “WikiLeaks Lessons: The Party of We — Already in Control” on This is one of those classic articles that begins to understand what is going on online. The … Continue reading

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A Short Open Letter to the Content Industry

Dear Big Content I recently heard that you said “that there would be no culture if there was no copyright monopoly.” I guess the library of Alexandria is a myth, there are no Greek tragedies, the Bible doesn’t exist, the Koran is a fairy tale, that fairy tales are … Continue reading

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Full Text of ACTA, TPP, SOPA and PIPA

In order to make an truly informed decision about (wikpedia links >>->) ACTA, TPP*, SOPA, and PIPA you need to read them. Everyone is talking about how these are internet-killing, speech-stifling, and how they will be abused. All this is true. In all actuality  how many have actually read these bills, and … Continue reading

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A Quote From Thomas Jefferson That is Very Relevent Today

Quote: Thomas Jefferson “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor … Continue reading

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SOPA, PIPA, and Google’s Changes to Privacy Settings

SOPA and PIPA are two bills that have been temporarily shelved due to public pressure. They are internet crippling pieces of legislation written and pushed forward by the MPAA.  They make it possible to shut down almost any website that allows user … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech and The Right to Privacy -vs- Corporations and Government

Quote: Ayn Rand “In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.”   Suggestion – never compromise.

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Why Internet Trolls Are a Good Thing

It occurred to me recently that a lot of my time online is spent responding to the always dreaded Trolls. They live on blogs, and hide in the shadows of news sites, and are forever present.  They always attempt to alter peoples … Continue reading

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Anonymous a Hero in The Eyes of Thomas Jefferson …

Quote: Thomas Jefferson “I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” lol …   also : mouse over the mask and the links, … Continue reading

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Your memories as evidence … the thought police are coming for you.

Truth be told, being an engineer and a programmer, a brain computer interface (BCI) or headband is something I crave to the core of my being. The ease of having a swype style mental keyboard. The ability to think a mouse … Continue reading

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WikiPedia Says More Than Thank You

Looking at the header of Wikipedia the first thing that comes to mind is, you’re welcome and thank you for helping us. Then you notice the second line “We’re not done yet”, and you wonder, what do they mean? Could this be … Continue reading

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