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Mont-Saint-Michel from space

Mont-Saint-Michel from space

France's Mont-Saint-Michel island and commune as seen from the Pléiades satellite. A birds-eye view of France's Mont-Saint-Michel comes courtesy of the Pléiades satellite, which snapped the island on May 3. Until the end of the 19th century, no bridge spanned the expanse between Mont-Saint-Michel and the mainland, so the tiny islet was [...]

Ads visible from space

Ads visible from space

Fifty years of weather have worn it down, but this image depicts the first advertisement visible from space, the Readymix logo. KFC tried to claim in 2006 that their one square mile Colonel Sanders portrait in Nevada was the “world’s first brand visible from outer space”, but the bloggers at Google Sightseeing dispelled that myth. NPR has a [...]

Richard Stallman: The actions against MasterCard and Amazon are not “hacking.” People are just finding a way to protest in a digital space, the internet equivalent of a mass demonstration

Richard Stallman: The actions against MasterCard and Amazon are not “hacking.” People are just finding a way to protest in a digital space, the internet equivalent of a mass demonstration

I fully expect Stallman probably has thrown out his master card visa, and paypal account, if he had any of these to begin with. In open source matters, Stallman is the the religious equivalent of an ascetic with a vow of closed source celibacy. To the extent that I doubt the man even owns a microwave. Whether or not you believe with his [...]