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How Freedom Dies: Internet Poker

How Freedom Dies: Internet Poker

Robert Arthur is the author of an unusual and fascinating book called You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos. He also has a blog called Narco Polo that he posts to very infrequently. His single panel comics are like a Ripley's Believe it or Not of human folly. Hypocrisy: In 2010 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the same town of Hogan Jr.’s [...]

Matt Ridley’s talk at Long Now: “The story of history is of more for less”

Matt Ridley’s talk at Long Now: “The story of history is of more for less”

Here's Stewart Brand's recap of science author Matt Ridley's (The Rational Optimist, Genome, The Red Queen) talk at the Long Now's Seminar About Long-term Thinking in San Francisco on Tuesday. Hominids had upright walking, stone tools, fire, even language but still remained in profound stasis. What led to humanity's global takeoff, Ridley [...]

Is reading your wife’s e-mail a crime?

Is reading your wife’s e-mail a crime?

A Rochester Hills man faces up to 5 years in prison -- for reading his wife's e-mail. Oakland County prosecutors, relying on a Michigan statute typically used to prosecute crimes such as identity theft or stealing trade secrets, have charged Leon Walker, 33, with a felony after he logged onto a laptop in the home he shared with his wife, Clara [...]

Download porn from file-sharing? Pay up or be exposed and sued, says attorney

Download porn from file-sharing? Pay up or be exposed and sued, says attorney

More than a dozen pornography studios are using a Chicago attorney to launch an attempted crackdown on the illegal online sharing of their movies, borrowing a page from the controversial campaign launched this year by the Hollywood makers of "The Hurt Locker"to go after thousands of alleged copyright violators. John Steele, 39, dubbed a [...]