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Shared Posts from 25 May to 27 May


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Lifehacker - Again, But Slower Shows Simplified Wikipedia Pages and Their Originals [Learning] - Wikipedia's a great resource for learning more about complex or esoteric subjects, but sometimes the dense, insider language can be a bit off-putting. Free mashup tool Again, But Slower compares original Wikipedia entries with their simplified re-wri[...]
Green Gabbro - How Gay Marriage Causes Earthquakes - This morning, the California Supreme Court will announce its decision on whether or not a slim 50% majority can amend the state constitution in order to specifically deny a previously-recognized constitutional right. It will also determine the fate o[...]
Seattlest - Wtf? Bacon-flavored Vodka? Really? - Black Rock Spirits, a Seattle-based distiller, is releasing bacon-flavored vodka, artfully named "Bakon." The only place it's sold in town is Belltown Bistro (thus far). Seriously, we have nothing to add to this, other than to point out that the baco[...]
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - Free access to 1800 audiobooks for iPhone - Filed under: Freeware, iPhone, App Store, iPod touch, App ReviewYour iPhone/iPod touch listening options just got a lot larger. Audiobooks, [App Store] a free app, gives you a large catalog of public domain classic works from Dickens to Verne for you[...]
Boing Boing - Cocaine found in Red Bull Cola? - Six German states have banned Red Bull Cola after lab tests turned up trace amounts of coca leaf extracts in the beverage. According to authorities, the substance requires the beverage to be classified as a narcotic, requiring a license for sale. (Of[...]
Cool Tools - SunRun PPA - The cool tool here is creative solar financing. Solar-electric panels are pretty much a commodity, but still high priced. What's new is an innovative way for a homeowner to afford an expensive solar set up. Nine months ago I covered my studio roof wi[...]
EFF.org Updates - EFF Launches 'Teaching Copyright' to Correct Entertainment Industry Misinformation - San Francisco - As the entertainment industry promotes its new anti-copying educational program to the nation's teachers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched its own "Teaching Copyright" curriculum and website to help educators gi[...]
Boing Boing - Cambridge study: DRM turns users into pirates - A long and deep study of user behaviour in the UK by a Cambridge prof confirms that when an honest person tries to do something legal that is blocked by Digital Rights Management technology, it encourages the person to start downloading infringing co[...]
Boing Boing - Manga collector faces 15 years in jail because some of his comics included sexual images of children - A US manga collector has plead guilty to possession of child pornography because some of the many thousands and thousands of comics he owns depict children in sexual situations. He now faces up to 15 years in prison and a life of being treated as a [...]


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