I'm vehemently against copyright infringement: the files I lost were created & owned by me for my job.
And in unrelated news: if the people at the University of Texas (and elsewhere) continue to be this obsessed with my blogs, I am going to start demanding an explanation.
Other long term lurkers, from places like the IAS in Princeton and Oxford, are also warned. This is 2012. The rules change.
More on Megaupload from Time. For all our privileged Western readers, may I REMIND YOU that almost every poor person on this planet is totally reliant on such businesses for storing their work. When it is deleted, it disappears. This makes the censorship of the arxiv look like Winnie the Pooh compared to Big Brother.
And now my blog mysteriously has an NZ .co.nz url. Is Google moving blogs around? Well, I can certainly see why it might have to ... So, can Americans still read my blog?
Heh, which countries respect internet freedom and copyright laws? Let's move Silicon Valley there!
Worse than censored, probably data will be breached and analyzed for "terrorists". That will certainly be used for direct physical repression.
Well, as Hillary Clinton tried to explain to Congress, in a no doubt futile attempt to enlighten, people are just going elsewhere for their English language news now, such as to China or Russia. Soon they won't have any money left for catching "terrorists".
Soon? I already look at those websites to look for the other side of the news. They have much more resources to reach the opposite side of the "facts". Alternative media in English, or in most places, is generally poorer than the mainstream, in terms of financial resources.
Ah, good point. They already have no money.
You will probably like this article.$http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/02/granting-women-a-competitive-advantage-wont-destroy-society.ars$But, I suspect, you won't like the reader's comments. BTW, I cannot make the dollar sign to work to parse the link...
Sigh. Daniel, dollar signs are for latex, not standard html. This is pretty basic stuff. And don't post off topic links anyway.
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