- First Victim of Amazon Drones: The Credibility of CBS and 60 Minutes - Whatever the circumstances of getting this interview, how could CBS in good conscience schedule an interview with the CEO of the largest online retailer the night before the biggest online shopping day of the year.
- Shady Characters » Irony & Sarcasm marks, part 1 of 3
- Using Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS to Develop Scalable Applications on AWS (DMG211) | AWS re:Invent 2013 - YouTube
- Webcam Displace
- Why Not Black Wednesday Instead? - Bloomberg - "But seldom in the history of human experience has there been a critical emergency purchase of a game console."
- Myth: The astronauts didn’t float away because they had heavy boots
- Looking for the original source for the quote: "the plural of anecdote is not data".
- How fair use was born | Scholarly Communications @ Duke - "Throughout the middle of the nineteenth century, the scope of copyright was dramatically expanding from a limited “printers” right to prevent near-verbatim reproductions to a full-blown notion of ownership over an “abstract intellectual essence” that could find express in a myriad of forms, all of which were under the control of the author. Fair use, created by the same judges who were overseeing this expansion, became a substitute for all of the socially beneficial uses that were previously outside the scope of copyright."
- Dark Roasted Blend: Darien Gap: The Most Dangerous (Absence of a) Road
- OpenShift Origin Hangouts - RT @pythondj: Check out new home page for @openshift origin G+ community hangout videos! on our @github! previously aired episodes!
- GoldieBlox, fair use, and the cult of disruption | Felix Salmon - "Under what Paul Carr has diagnosed as the rules of the Cult of Disruption, GoldieBlox neither sought nor received permission to create these videos: it never licensed the music it used from the artists who wrote it. That wouldn’t be the Silicon Valley way. First you make your own rules — and then, if anybody tries to slap you down, you don’t apologize, you fight. For your right. To parody."
- This Tech Bubble Is Different - Businessweek
- Goldieblox and the Three MCs - Waxy.org - "And no area of copyright law is more confusing than fair use, deliberately designed to be judged in court on a case-by-case basis without any "bright line" tests to guide the way."
- Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp., 948 F. Supp. 1214 - Dist. Court, SD New York 1996 - Google Scholar - A lot of history about parody and fair use.
- Will Python Kill R? – tecosystems - Good analysis.
- What if dictators had Instagram?
- Backblaze Blog » Farming hard drives: 2 years and $1M later - Another really interesting data-loaded post from @backblaze. This time on drive costs and "farming".
Monday, December 02, 2013
Posted by Gordon Haff at 5:00 PM