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+ - Posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz.->

Submitted by DevConcepts
DevConcepts (1194347) writes "From a White House, We the people website.

"We petition the Obama administration to:
Posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz.

Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2012. He was described by the New York Times as "a wizardly programmer who as a teenager helped to develop code that delivered ever-changing Web content to users and later became a steadfast crusader to make that information freely available."

At the time of his death, Aaron was facing charges which could have led to 35 years in prison. The charges involved Swartz's alleged attempts to download academic articles from JSTOR through the MIT network, despite the fact that JSTOR did not want charges brought.

President Obama has the power to issue a posthumous pardon of Mr. Swartz (even though he was never tried or convicted). Doing so will send a strong message about the improportionality with which he was prosecuted.""

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+ - Over 100 NASA Scientists Quit Or Retire Early Over 'Security Obsession'-> 4

Submitted by DevConcepts
DevConcepts (1194347) writes "Is something HUGE going on with Mars that NASA and the Department of Homeland Security DO NOT want the public to know about? Due to NASA’s new found ‘security obsession’ with the Mars Rover, over 100 NASA scientists and engineers have recently either quit their jobs or retired early. What in the world are NASA and the Department of Homeland Security so obsessed about with Mars and the Mars Rover? According to this story at This Can’t Be Happening: [URL:]

The NASA file [PDF]"

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Comment: Re:Google+ is a success (Score 1) 188

by DevConcepts (#37458742) Attached to: Google+ Enters Open Beta

"Google+ also completely ripped off Facebook's look and feel"

Try again. With all the blah blah blah about G+ &FB and who stole what and yet not one mention of the open source, community driven, social web, Diaspora
That is where G+ got its look & feel.

What is Diaspora?
Diaspora is the social network that puts you in control of your information. You decide what you’d like to share, and with whom. You retain full ownership of all your information, including friend lists, messages, photos, and profile details.

Share what you want, with who you want.

Google+, You are a product, We have to have your real name, FB, We own everything you do & say.

Freedom and free speech are available in a new location.

Comment: Re:Media Companies (Score 1) 219

by DevConcepts (#36685124) Attached to: Media Companies Create Copyright Enforcement Framework

2 out of 5?
Umm Time Warner....
That would make it 3 of 5.
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

The universe is an island, surrounded by whatever it is that surrounds universes.