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{ Monthly Archives } December 2011

Funding for Ethanol – Done

Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies Yay! I would support subsidies for actual “green” energy sources, however, ethanol is not one of those sources. Not only is it a net-energy loss (takes more energy to produce than what you get out) but… “Using corn is the least productive way to make ethanol, at […]

movies I’m excited to see in 2012

the hobbit prometheus the dark knight rises

the apple (store) experience

I used to loathe going to the apple store. I feel as though I know one or two things about technology, and I felt the apple store employees were unwilling to acknowledge that and treat me like an advanced user. Recently I’ve noticed a change, the last few experiences were very pleasant. I’m not sure […]

sites dedicated to infringement

This article on TechDirt gives the best overview I’ve found yet about the problems with the language in SOPA and PIPA. Advertising giant GroupM recently asked its entertainment industry customers to compile a list of “sites dedicated to infringement,” not unlike what’s found under PROTECT IP. Universal Music, Warner Bros. and Paramount were three key […]

lessig on laws that choke creativity

larry lessig was being introduced by jon stewart on the daily show a few nights ago, and I declared out of nowhere to my wife that he’s one of my heroes. I don’t think I’ve ever declared that I had a hero, but here we go, mr. lessig, you’re my first! his 2007 ted talk […]

don’t break the internet

The Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) is a foundational block upon which the Internet has been built and upon which its continued functioning critically depends; it is among a handful of protocols upon which almost every other protocol, and countless Internet applications, rely to operate smoothly. Read more here: don’t break the internet – stanford […]


emi: “dad, this swiper is not for little kids, because it is a choke-able.”