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Submission + - The city is planning to shut down Hacker Dojo (mv-voice.com)

John Sokol writes: "The Hacker Dojo has become the hub of activity for the tech community in Silicon Valley. If you visit, it is a place full of entrepreneurial people working hard on their startups. In the Evenings it full of club meetings (like BAFUG, The Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group, and HTML5 developers) and lectures that are often frequented by successful entrepreneurs and VC.

Well I just learned they may be shut down by the City Tomorrow.

From a chat a few minutes ago -
    Matthew: Okay. There's not a lot of time since tomorrow is the popular closure date."

Submission + - The city of Mountain View is planning to shut down (mv-voice.com) 1

John Sokol writes: "The Hacked Dojo has become the hub of activity for the tech community in Silicon Valley. If you visit, it is a place full of entrepreneurial people working hard on their startups. In the Evenings it full of club meetings (like BAFUG, The Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group, and HTML5 developers) and lectures that are often frequented by successful entrepreneurs and VC.

Well I just learned they may be shut down by the City Tomorrow.

From a chat a few minutes ago -
  Matthew: Okay. There's not a lot of time since tomorrow is the popular closure date."

Submission + - We need a new model. (occupyinside.org)

John Sokol writes: "We need a new model. Treating intangibles as a service makes far more sense then placing the intangible on something tangible. With a bar code, or now days RF id. Then try to then charge for it as it it were a bar of soap or a bag of pretzels. That worked really well, ahuu for a while, maybe 80 years. Right until people started to gain tools work with the intangibles. So they thought they could fix it with laws, technical hacks, lawyers and finally police.

The Internet's created such apprehension for those in power and control the purveyance of intangibles.
It's up to us to re-invent, re-educate and forge new solutions or there only be further escalations.

I was thinking of compensation right instead of copyright. As much as I love FOSS and P2P, You need to be able pay if you want talented people. We weren't all born rich, or willing to live in abject poverty to hack code. Been there done that, not fun after a while.
Does anyone have any ideas or opinions?"

Government

Submission + - Occupy Inside (occupyinside.org)

John Sokol writes: "(O) It's great that people are sitting outside in the Freezing cold in New York in November, but we are in the Internet age. Then only to get harassed by the authorities. We can do a lot more digitally on the Internet and with Software then we every could outside in a courtyard.

Yes, we needed that to wake more of us up, but we are in 2011 and have better tools at hand.

I propose that we start a campaign where we can post a symbol for the occupy movement that we show support, something we can put on bumper stickers, web sites, blog posts, our facebook page. Something other then the Anonymous Logo. I am proposing the logo I on the OccupyInside.org site or a somewhat modified version of it. The O surrounding the text is something I like.

Maybe placing an (O) preceding each facebook post, Blog Post and tweet. And share this information with other. Nudge Nudge Pass it on."

Google

Submission + - Google's blogger search is just BROKEN. (blogspot.com)

John Sokol writes: "I have a post I did,
http://videotechnology.blogspot.com/2011/07/hdmi-video-capture.html

The title is "HDMI video capture" it has the labels "HDMI", "Video Capture"

If you go to the search box on the blog
http://videotechnology.blogspot.com/

Search for "HDMI video capture" it finds nothing!
Now search for "HDMI capture" and again it's finds nothing!
Now search for "video capture" and that post is not listed.

Come on Google, either this is deliberately filtering out this post, or the search algorithm is seriously broken."

Nintendo

Submission + - Netflix on Nintendo 3DS, 3-D Films comming Soon! (blogspot.com)

John Sokol writes: "I am completely impressed with the Nintendo 3DS Glasses free 3D. It has a 3D camera, and 3D augmented reality games. WiFi. And now 3D Netflix movies are coming. The free application can be downloaded through the Nintendo 3DS eShop. http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/downloads/videos Anyone who thinks 3D is a passing fad is a fool. Just as much as those who were telling me Novel or Microsoft was going to replace TCP/IP."

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