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I don’t care if you don’t care what I had for breakfast

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I wish to inform you that I had the juice from these

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Special thanks to Zośka at Falanster! :)

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June 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

my watch collection (really)

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It’s probably best to right-click on this picture and select ‘view image’.

Most of my friends have already seen this pic, but for people out there in blogland I thought I’d share it here on wordpress…

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(some at the top and bottom left I bought as presents for my ex …most however are mine; feel free to ask any watch-related questions in the comments)

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June 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Beavis & Butthead: The lost dances

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As true fans will know, these cartoons are generally shared online (and even released on DVD) without the music videos which were originally included with them when they were first broadcast on MTV.

While it’s understandable that some people won’t want to sit through all the videos, it’s often worth it even if you don’t like the bands as there are quite a few nice B&B moments arising from their observations on the videos’ content.

This morning I noticed that while having the boys review ‘Step Down’ by a band called Sick of it All, Mike Judge had shoehorned in some of his own dance ideas between some of the dance styles shown and captioned in the video.

So, for readers of this blog I have converted the video to a gif, and removed the non B&B frames.

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June 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm

best encyclopedia dramatica entry ever

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June 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

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Julian Assange has now been detained in the UK for over six months

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June 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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Project Kleinrock

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Following are the details of a project to create a completely autonomous “second layer” of the Internet, completely free of the influence of or need for Internet Service Providers, and untouchable by the government. This plan is named after Leonard Kleinrock, inventor of the Internet Packet. It has been enacted after news of a bill entering the United States Senate which would allow a President to disable all Internet connectivity within the United States.

http://wiki.omegasdg.com/index.php?title=Project_Kleinrock

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June 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

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Facebook’s Internet identity monopoly

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The Internet is at a dangerous inflection point. Facebook Connect is quickly creating a monopoly on identity. Sites are increasingly requiring Facebook logins now: Techcrunch comments and turntable.fm early access are two examples. And many more sites like TripAdvisornow promote Facebook over their own logins.

As a user the Facebook Connect experience is great. I see a familiar blue button, I click it, and I’m done. No creating an account, no coming up with a new username and password, no entering specific data. And it’s not just a login, many Facebook integrated sites give me a better experience with access to my Facebook social network. For site owners the advantage of Facebook connect is clear: good user experience, less code to manage, and access to Facebook data.

The problem is that Facebook is creating a monopoly. That’s a huge risk to every other company on the Internet. It’s bad for users too, we’re losing the ability to use pseudonyms online. And while Facebook’s technical execution is excellent the company has demonstrated over and over again its willigness to act unethically towards their users. We don’t want them controlling user identity.

There is a terrific technical alternative to Facebook Connect: OpenID. The tech works well and it’s open, letting users and companies choose their identity provider. But despite some four years’ headstart it’s never succeeded in being adopted widely like Facebook Connect has. And while I like competing login systems like Sign in with Twitter, identity is too important on the Internet to let any proprietary solution dominate. Our ecosystem needs a productive open standard. I still think OpenID is sufficient, but I’m in a dwindling minority.

 
From here: http://www.somebits.com/weblog/tech/bad/facebook-owning-single-signon.html

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June 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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