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Comment: Re:The question to me seems to be... (Score 1) 148

by SteveWoz (#47357639) Attached to: Lawrence Lessig Answers Your Questions About His Mayday PAC (Video)

End goal: change the constitution. We need a start. It's easy to see how hard this will be and to give up early, but some of us feel the imperative to fight for it. We can change things. The vast will of the masses (corporation political donations are not equivalent to the free speech we enjoy as individuals) needs to be strategically gathered. Critical mass could take decades, as with things like gay marriage.

Comment: It's pretty simple actually - Do Some Evil. (Score 5, Interesting) 192

by teknopurge (#44829799) Attached to: Facebook Deletes Social Fixer Community Page Without Explanation
As a company providing APIs and encouraging development on your platform is great as long as you maintain control. The problem with APIs is apps can, provided the APIs provide enough of the right data, totally remove your influence in favor of the developer using your APIs. I first saw this Social Fixer app a few weeks back and I immediately thought "finally, someone that will remind us who owns facebook: the users." Facebook will have no revenue if they cannot monetize the marketing of their site, and with free APIs they can't do that. Paid APIs? Devs want free access, so you'll kill your dev community if you start charging.

Comment: Re:Say what you will (Score 5, Insightful) 182

by teknopurge (#44672729) Attached to: Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down
That's expensive. "Cloud" hosting services cost about 1.5x traditional hosting. When you want multiple locations("regions" in aws) you need to pay for resources in each additional region, then pay another cost to provide that failover. Cloud hosting is great, but it's nothing it does is new or cheaper than hosting 10 years ago.
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How Oakland Is Turning Into an Art and Maker Mecca 109

Posted by samzenpus
from the maker-space-with-an-oakland-duty dept.
First time accepted submitter Kevin Lee writes "The maker scene is taking off in Oakland with towering industrial art, that at times stands 70 feet high, and DIY business that made locally created goods by hand. But while this is a flourishing creative environment is popping off with new ideas, there's a battle in Oakland that could pave over this rich community with new residential housing. The Oakland Makers is a new initiative by artists and makers that hopes revitalize Oakland as a new advanced manufacturing hub and city that thrives on the making culture."

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