Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012: Stop PIPA/SOPA Day

January 18, 2012: Stop PIPA/SOPA Day

It is probably unrealistic in the EXTREME to imagine that a functioning oligarchy in full cry might permit the continued, unmodified, uninterfered operation of so fundamentally liberating a technology as the Intertubez has become, and still remains. We need only regard how television was co-opted, and its liberatory poitential was turned aside, to become--along with the rest of its flickering-screened scions--the most POTENT agent of propaganda promulgation ever invented.

I regard the present structure of the Intertubez as I regard the Constitution: It works pretty well as it stands, and fucking around with it pretty much invites the bullies in, so leave it the fuck alone.

--Woody, Jan 18, 2012

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kewl Stough From Our Marine Animal Brethren: Octupi & Dolphin

First: Scientists observe the first instance of tool-use among invertebrates when they discover and film octopi in the warm waters of Indonesia carrying coconut shell pieces with their suckers and using them for shelter and defense.

Meanwhile, other scientists have determined that dolphins actually "talk" to one another. They use "language." The LINK HERE will connect you with the pertinent texts about their linguistic accomplishments.