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Cybersecurity Bill: Protecting Us From Attacks… Or Keeping Our Own Attacks Secret?

We’ve been discussing the fight in the Senate over the latest version of the Cybersecurity Act. One of the things we mentioned is that, at 211-pages, it’s quite likely there are a ton of little “easter egg” gems in there that the public doesn’t want o… Continue reading

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Prism

A code syntax highlighter by Lea Verou. Small, fast, and designed to work on front end languages. And my favorite, class names that make sense.

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Responsive Email Design

A guide from Campaign Monitor on making emails better on small screens. Some downloadable code at the end.

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Music Labels Have No Plans To Share Any Money They Get From The Pirate Bay With Artists

We see this every single time the music labels (usually RIAA or IFPI) “win” a big case against an alleged “pirate” site. They’re awarded a bunch of money… and none of it goes to the artists. We’ve heard about it happening with Limewire and YouTube … Continue reading

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Would US Education Be Better If We Replaced Algebra Requirements With Stats & Logic?

By now you may have heard about the NY Times article from over the weekend in which political science professor Andrew Hacker makes the somewhat contrarian suggestion that the US education system would function much better if we ditched algebra require… Continue reading

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Monster Fight: Can You Tell An Energy Drink From An Aquarium?

Can you guess which brand is throwing its trademark power around with reckless disregard for common sense or possible confusion? That’s right. Monster. Only in this case it’s Monster Energy Drinks, whose legal team had apparently gone dormant after a s… Continue reading

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Hacktivism: Anonymous Breaches Australian ISP To Protests Data Retention

Glyn Moody recently wrote about Australia reviving some troubling internet snooping policy, part of which includes an aggressive data retention policy for ISPs, in which they need to collect and maintain connection data from their users for up to two y… Continue reading

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Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

We’ve noted that both Russia and China recently pushed for even more internet censorship, and both did so while claiming that it was really to “protect the children.” Of course, lots of other countries are following suit. For example, Argentina is no… Continue reading

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DailyDirt: Analyzing The Olympics

Despite the ridiculous restrictions on watching the Olympics, there are still plenty of statistics about various events for data nerds to collect and crunch that might provide some useful insights. By studying athletic performance over time, we can tel… Continue reading

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What Does Bipartisan Really Mean?

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