Monday, 23 July 2012


Tony #Blair's unfinished business - ...must play out in a war crimes court (v @Glinner)#iraq

Linux 3.5 released - amusing comment from #linus about european maintainers...

#Egypt’s legal battle to regulate #Monsanto’s GMOs - assertion of sovereignty

Murdoch Quits Boards of News Corp. Subsidiaries - is it a trick?

Journal of Peer Production - freely available, of course (v @mbauwens)#p2p

#HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards - welcome signs of vitality

Kodak suffers blow as patent in Apple, RIM case is ruled invalid - that's good, but the troll isn't dead yet

Power Pwn: This DARPA-funded power strip will hack your network -  watch out: there's a power strip about

The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies - fascinating, especially "25 Rules of Disinformation"; worth reading

HTML5 Work Splits Into ‘Living’ And ‘Snapshot’ Standards. Developers Need Not Worry, Says Living Standard Leader -

Deutsche Konzerne spenden für Romney - hmm, interesting

The Global Politics of #Anonymous, the #Pirate Parties and Radical #P2PCommunities - call for papers (v @mbauwens)

The Geography of Gun Violence - by state: "Gun deaths were highest in Alaska" (v @klillington)#us

#OpenSource Smart Meter Hacking Framework Released -, smart meters - but smart for whom...?

Video Interviews from #SCCR 24 - I prefer text, myself, but YMMV

EU Parliament Debates their own DMCA - one of the big EU initiatives coming up: needs plenty of attention & input

hackshackers - "a network of #hacks & #hackers who rethink the future of #news and information." (v @karounos)

re EU DMCA,@jmcest rightly points out that this is the European Commission, not European Parliament: v different kettle of fish...

Sleeping Florida man arrested in drive-thru, offers cops taco as I.D. from inside burning car - (v @Glinner @Buzzsonic)

£13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite - too much to expect anyone to be shamed into doing something here...

Circumcision is an affront to decent human behaviour - "boy could decide for himself, later." exactly: what's the prob?

CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired - "a matter of shame"; yup, totally

Japan: Police Arrest Journalists For Selling DVD-Backup Tools - wow, #japan has officially gone bonkers

Download Portals Reject YouTube Converter Over Piracy Concerns - #google is playing a dangerous game here...

SPARC and ATA ask White House to match OA developments in UK and Europe - yeah, just do it #openaccess

One way around LOCOG ban - ha! nice (v @artbizness @billt)#london2012

pic of the week: Orbit - what a strange place #london has become #pix

The Raspithon’s finished! - and the result is...Rasperroids; hmm, might want to work on the name... #raspberrypi

INDECT-Debatte: Anonymous kapert erneut FPÖ-Website - in the news again... #at

Ninja power: open-source HTML5 toolset hopes to unleash the Web - more #html5 fun

Is This the Electric Bicycle of Your Dreams? - now on #kickstarter (where else these days...)

Young #Pirates Evicted From Festival For Giving Out Free #Waffles - not a metaphor; may contain nuts

Youngsters change shape of te reo #Maori - "change was a reality for all living languages." (v @gnat)#nz #linguistics

#Afghanistan Activists Urge Use of Social Media to Fight Politics - I wish them well...

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