Archives for: February 2005

EFF posts The Betamax Case archive...

copyright, SIMS, p2p, friends, policy
[Jason][] over at the [EFF][] has sent word that they've made the case archive from 1984's [*Sony v. Universal*](http://eff.org/legal/cases/betamax/betamax_supreme_ct.pdf) supreme court case avaiable here: [EFF: The Betamax Case][sony]. [jason]:http:… more »

On Teaching Titilation

wtf?
Choice quotes from [Alex Halavais][alex] about [how difficult it is to teach a class on cyberporn][diff]: >"It's not hard to make some ASL translators blush." and > "At this stage, it appears clear that a not insubstantial number of the stud… more »

Classic Grokster Quote

copyright, p2p
> "[W]e live in a quicksilver technological environment with courts ill-suited to fix the flow of internet innovation." > Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., [380 F.3d 1154][1] at 11746 (9th Cir. 2004) [1]:http://www.eff.org/IP/… more »

New paper on the poisioning and pollution of P2P networks

copyright, hacks, SIMS, berkeley, p2p, friends, research, policy
Nicolas Christin has just put the finishing touches on a new paper authored with Andreas Weigend and SIMS professor John Chuang, "Content Availability, Pollution and Poisoning in File Sharing Peer-to-Peer Networks" (PDF) that will be presented at ACM's… more »

Googling old friends...

wtf?, photos, friends
So, I did a quick Google image search for an old friend from La Cueva High School (Albuquerque), Sean Garner... and I happened upon a pic of him in graduate school at [Cornell](http://www.marohn.chem.cornell.edu/) in his [Magnetic Resonancy Force Micros… more »

Comment on the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trailer

wtf?
So, in an amazingly link-unfriendly manner, [Amazon][] has posted the non-teaser trailer to the upcoming [*Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy*](http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/) movie. [amazon]: http://amazon.com/ I sent a note to an internal [SIMS… more »

Search Engine Hits to NQB 2.0

wtf?
55.7% of all search engine hits to my site come from this query. Man, this is sooooooooo WTF. more »

Firefox Searchbar for Google Maps

hacks, open source, SIMS, friends
[Judd][1] beat me to this one... he's written a [searchbar in FireFox][2] for [Google Maps][3]. The web just got that more useful! [1]:http://dream.sims.berkeley.edu/~jantin/wordpress/ [2]:http://dream.sims.berkeley.edu/~jantin/wordpress/index.php?… more »

The emulsion of politics and election administration...

elections, certification/testing, reform, news, politics, litigation, research, policy
> *emulsion* n. - In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous substance. Politics and the task of election administration are, unfortunately, much like mayonnaise (an emulsion) without the consistency. Ma… more »

Discourse.net: If You Use Firefox You Need To Read This

hacks, open source
> If You Use Firefox You Need To Read This > Someone has come up with a Firefox exploit - one that doesn't affect IE users! > You can find links to the details, at Boing Boing: Shmoo Group exploit. Here, however, is the simple info on how to… more »

MythTorrent

feeds, copyright, hacks, open source, p2p
Well, it was bound to happen... [Patrick Wagstrom][pw] has set up a [feed][] for shows he's recently recorded with his [MythTV][]. [pw]:http://patrick.wagstrom.net/weblog/code/mythTorrent/intro.html [feed]:http://patrick.wagstrom.net/mythTorrent/myt… more »

My russian friend the pirate...

copyright, wtf?, chilling effects, SIMS, berkeley, friends, policy
Turns out, [Yuri](http://www.freewisdom.org/) is a [freakin' pirate](http://newurbanist.blogspot.com/2005/01/copyrighting-of-public-space.html). [Here's](http://www.freewisdom.org/gallery/2004-11-10-millenium/20041110_022_4891) [the](http://www.freewisd… more »

shuffle

music
In case you've ever wondered just how random the shuffling algoritm for iPod/iTunes is: ["Does Your iPod Play Favorites?"](http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6854309/site/newsweek/) (Steven Levy at Newsweek). more »

AskBloglines

blogging, feeds, wtf?, secrecy, chilling effects, SIMS, friends
[Mary][] has [the scoop][s] over at [Napsterization][n]: [AskJeeves][aj] is purchasing [Bloglines][b]. And the new [AskJeeves blog][ajb] seems to scream the same... [mary]:http://www.hodder.org/ [s]:http://napsterization.org/stories/archives/000397.… more »

AHFRTD

music
This has been my favorite song for a week or so... (although I've been listening to a lot of classical music too) > ### "A Heart Filled Reaction To Dissatisfaction" ### > #### by [City of Caterpillar](http://www.last.fm/music/City+of+Caterpillar)… more »

Tokaji: Florida Non-Votes with New Equipment

elections, news, problems, research, usability
> Despite all the security concerns surrounding electronic voting, and some of them are real, moving to electronic and precinct-count optical scan voting technology has been a very good thing for Floridians. More of their votes, many more, were counted… more »
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