Archive for June, 2005

Being Batman

How much does it cost?

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Seduction of the World’s Wildest Beasts: A How-To.

Accidentally brush your arm against its furry leg. Mention you are tired of relationships and simply want to share moments: you’re a ‘stop for a drink, share the kill, and mate’ kinda person.”

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Two competitors for this here service

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Typo – major points for the name, bonus points for using Trac

Competitors in the sense of you having your own server space that you can install stuff on.

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More scriptalicious links

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“Something has gone seriously awry with this Court’’s interpretation of the Constitution.”

Eugene Volokh and his readers present for your enjoyment some memorable one sentence lines form judicial opinions.

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Wikimedia servers – From Meta; discussion about Wikimedia projects

What a loverly server farm! I’ll take two please, one for here and one as a back-up.

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Souter vs Kelo

LOL: “On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter’s home.”

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Nike Campaign “Borrows” Album Art

If we are talking about the pain that major corporations suffer from piracy and knock-offs:

We understand that trading on the image of a legitimately punk rock, anti-corporate institution will lend some desperately needed credibility to your marketing campaign for the hearts of adolescent skate kids. But doesn’t knowing full well that that institution– in this case the venerable Dischord Records– would never grant you permission for the use of that image, and just steamrolling the fuck over them anyway because your lawyers can beat up their lawyers negate the very ideals with which you’re attempting to equate yourselves?

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Cable wins Supreme Court battle

Cable != DSL

In a 6-3 decision led by Justice Thomas, the court overturned a federal court decision that would force cable companies to share their infrastructure with Internet service providers, such as Brand X and Earthlink.

Please, for the children, go home.

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Ministers plan to sell your ID card details to raise cash

Go Home!

Personal details of all 44 million adults living in Britain could be sold to private companies as part of government attempts to arrest spiralling costs for the new national identity card scheme, set to get the go-ahead this week.

The opening of commercial talks contradicts a promise made when the Home Office launched a public consultation on ID cards in April last year, when officials pledged that “unlike electoral registers, the National Identity Register will not be open for any general access or inspection.”

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