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Journal Journal: A modest Proposal - let's buy /. 2

Dice.com is driving it into the ground. Let's start a non-profit, get money through donations and/or Kickstarter and buy it back. Then we fill it with news for nerds. Stuff that matters. You know.

I would start it myself, but Kickstarter doesn't want you if you aren't Anglo master race.


Submission + - Iceland Considers Internet Porn Ban (telegraph.co.uk)

Onymous Hero writes: With the printing and distribution of pornography already banned in Iceland, further measures to stop internet porn are being considered by Iceland's Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson. From the article: "Iceland is taking a very progressive approach that no other democratic country has tried," said Professor Gail Dines, an expert on pornography and speaker at a recent conference at Reykjavik University. "It is looking a pornography from a new position — from the perspective of the harm it does to the women who appear in it and as a violation of their civil rights."

Submission + - Hardware Hacker Ladyada to talk with the President today at 4:50pm EST (adafruit.com)

coop0030 writes: "Open source hardware hacker, Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, was selected to join President Obama in a Fireside Hangout this Thursday 2/14 at 4:50pm EST on Google+. Limor will be talking to the President live about manufacturing and education. You can submit your questions to youtube.com/whitehouse and the President will answer questions that are voted to the top."

Submission + - Google 'flaw' puts users' details on display (news.com.au)

Strudelkugel writes: EVERY time you purchase an app on Google Play, your name, address and email is passed on to the developer, it has been revealed today. The "flaw" — which appears to be by design — was discovered this morning by Sydney app developer, Dan Nolan who told news.com.au that he was uncomfortable being the custodian of this information and that there was no reason for any developer to have this information at their finger tips.

Comment Re:Slashdot irritates me (Score 1) 252

I shall endeavor to reply for the absent partner in this conversation.

Lack of proper hacker culture

Time for bed, gramps. The war for the freedom of the Internet is over and the bad guys won. All that's left now is a low-intensity insurgency and insurgencies don't play by the rules.

A lack of reflection on the things they demand.

Mass appeal makes or breaks insurgencies. The insurgent needs to move through the people like the fish through water. So yes, cat pictures.

Use of militarized language.You want to change society into something where you give people the impression that whoever has the bigger stick is right?

There is no moment in human history when this has not been true. Even if you have a small stick, you must swing it with panache.


Submission + - Silicon nanoparticles could lead to on-demand hydrogen generation (gizmag.com)

cylonlover writes: Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created spherical silicon nanoparticles they claim could lead to hydrogen generation on demand becoming a “just add water” affair. When the particles are combined with water, they rapidly form hydrogen and silicic acid, a nontoxic byproduct, in a reaction that requires no light, heat or electricity. In experiments, the hydrogen produced was shown to be relatively pure by successfully being used to power a small fan via a small fuel cell.

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