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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 [...]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

07:00 AM PT: A bail hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is under way as I type this blog post. Assange is being held in the UK on allegations of sex crimes involving two women in Sweden. Journalists in the courtroom have been granted permission to tweet what they observe, "as long as it's quiet," and does not disrupt [...]

Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck: Wonders In The Sky

Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck: Wonders In The Sky

In 1969, Boing Boing contributor Jacques Vallee published Passport To Magonia, a timeless cultural history of UFO sightings, the first study of how modern UFO sightings are just the latest interpretation of weird "visitation" experiences people have had throughout history in different forms: angels, demons, fairies, devils, Our Lady of Fatima, and [...]

Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From: multidisciplinary hymn to diversity, openness and creativity

Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From: multidisciplinary hymn to diversity, openness and creativity

Science writer Steven Johnson's latest book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation is, in some ways, a classic Johnson book: drawing from diverse sources across many disciplines, Johnson recounts historical scientific breakthroughs and draws from them parallels to modern technology, particularly networked computers and [...]

Scary speech by gentleman with a “masters degree in communication”

Ohio councilman Phil Davison screams and shoots eye daggers at the people he hopes will vote for him to be Stark County Treasurer. (more…)

Teacher Writes “Loser” on Student’s Paper

Teacher Writes “Loser” on Student’s Paper

My chem teacher, in high school, used to staple Burger King applications to failed tests. It was hilarious, although I never got one. A North Carolina middle school teacher is in the hot seat over his controversial style of teaching. Rex Roland teaches sixth graders at Enka Middle School in Candler, N.C. Patty Clement says her child was [...]

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