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First they came for the Whistleblowers, and I did not speak out

First they came for the Whistleblowers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Whistleblower. Then they came for the Boing Boing Readers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a  Boing…

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Message to My Senator Boxer: Uphold your Oath of Office: Squash Shadow Secret Gov’t

Just a reminder you swore an oath of office to uphold the Constitution but you are not upholding it if you are not investigating and prosecuting those in all branches of the government that have been sidestepping the…

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Data Wants to be Free (as in Freedom)

Tonight I was at the Sensored Meetup #10: Data! APIs! Standards!. Besides some great thought provoking talks, there was some great discussions afterward that got me thinking more clearly about some stuff that has been bubbling in my brain. Scott McNealy…

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Self-Driving Cars: Biggest Societal Change Since… Cars

New Scientist is having a contest with the prize being a trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle and the bottom of the North Sea. I discovered after I wrote my entry that they only wanted less than…

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Gigabit Internet for $70: the unlikely success of California’s Sonic.net WHY NOWHERE ELSE? Hint: Oligopoly

Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationThey offer each house up to one gigabit per second in bandwidth, making this one of the fastest streets in America. For only $69.95/month (100MBps for $39.95, both include phone service. … Wondering “why…

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Making Solar Power Competitive with Coal – Technology Review

Via Scoop.it – Creating the FutureA study identifies early-stage technologies that could be combined to cut the cost of solar panels in half.Via www.technologyreview.com

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