Archive for August, 2008

  • Off Topic

    Some tools from the Global Internet Freedom Consortium for getting around China’s Great Firewall and similar obstructions, the Hand Drawn Map Association, and “Artifacts, Specimen, and Ephemera salvaged from the […]

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  • Yahoo holds a meeting of the bored

    Anyone still hoping for a little drama out of the annual shareholders meeting that Yahoo postponed while it was busy not doing a deal with Microsoft ended up disappointed today. […]

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  • 3Com sues Bain for $66 million merger termination fee

    3Com sues Bain for $66 million merger termination fee

    3Com said in a filing today it has filed suit against Bain Capital Partners Thursday in an effort to collect a $66 million “termination fee” it says it is owed […]

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  • Crossing the line at the border

    If you’re looking to get outraged by a government’s intrusion into the electronic lives of its citizens, you don’t need to look all the way to China. The U.S. Department […]

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  • FCC to Comcast: Go forth and sin no more

    As expected, the FCC voted 3-2 today to sanction Comcast for unlawfully interfering with its customers’ transfers of large video files (see “Oh yeah? Well, your slope is slipperier than […]

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  • China performs graceful flip in Olympic censorship routine

    Apparently stung by the negative attention, the Chinese government has decided that journalists visiting for the Olympics won’t have to labor under the same Internet restrictions as the rest of […]

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  • Quoted

    “I hack, I ruin, I make piles of money. I make people afraid for their lives. … Trolling is basically Internet eugenics. I want everyone off the Internet. Bloggers are […]

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  • Off Topic

    Operation Immortality, game developer and future space tourist Richard Garriott’s plan for a remotely stored backup copy of human civilization. Also, Gizmodo’s illustrated guide to all those cables.

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