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  1. More from Erich Goode on sex with his informants... Good God.
  2. Wow, I don't think I've found myself is such load disagreement with James. I think the FB study was research. I think that the OKCupid case is much less clear.
  3. "Earlier, I start a G+ discussion about Google and their "War on RSS", and spoke a bit about which organizations "out there" have a commitment to the Open Web and to Open Standards. In that brief and hastily written post, I came up with only four organizations (not "companies" mind you, but organizations in general) which seem committed to protecting access to technology in an open manner, and which could be said to promote something like the hacker ethic. The four I came up with initially were: 1. Mozilla 2. Free Software Foundation 3. Electronic Frontier Foundation 4. Red Hat"
  4. "What modern data science is finding is that nearly any type of data can be used, much like a fingerprint, to identify the person who created it: your choice of movies on Netflix, the location signals emitted by your cell phone, even your pattern of walking as recorded by a surveillance camera."
  5. I think David is wrong. Almost everyone I know who makes it a requirement of any job they seek that it will only include work on free software can do so. Those that want to work primarily on free software have very little trouble. Do you get a choice of all jobs? No. Are the jobs as interesting or as high paying? You can't count on it. You have to be very very good to work on free software only without compromising. But I think that might be asking a bit too much.
  6. This is awesome. Too bad they're almost certainly going to lose. :(
    updated: 02-02-2012, original: 02-02-2012 to , , , , , , , , , , , , by mako
  7. updated: 22-11-2011, original: 22-11-2011 to , , , , , , , , , , by mako
  8. "When do states adopt the moral frames promoted by transnational advocacy organizations? Joshua W. Busby examines the success and failure of advocacy campaigns for debt relief, climate change, HIV/AIDS treatment, and membership in the International Criminal Court in the G7 countries to show that states adopt normative commitments based on key gatekeepers, and their perceptions of national interest. Moral Movements and Foreign Policy argues that material interests of states and of individual politicians are insufficient explanatory variables for making sense of foreign policy choices. Moral language, religious motivations, the desire to live up to a virtuous self-image all shape highly consequential foreign policy decisions that impact everything from foreign aid budgets to the voluntary ceding of state sovereignty over armed forces."
  9. "The Global Responsibility License (GRL) makes it easier for patent holders to make a significant contribution to aiding vulnerable populations in the poorest countries because it is a modular license, created specifically for the use of IP for development purposes."
  10. Classic issue with Neil McLaughlin taking the correct position on a complicated issues. I think faculty should be strongly encouraged to teach their books. And they should donate any royalties that stem from that practice to charity.
    16-11-2009 to , , by mako
  11. I watched this without sound but it was still pretty impressive.
  12. Nice post. But does anyone else find it ridiculous that professors have to write things like this?
  13. The latest (false) cheating scandal in international chess soiled the Vandoeuvre Open in France during the last week in December. Latvian grandmasters were fazed by the strong performance of Anna Rudof, who was unexpectedly leading the tournament. The disgruntled GMs accused the Hungarian phenom of cheating.
  14. 25-11-2008 to , , , , by mako

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