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How SOPA would affect you: FAQ. When Rep.

How SOPA would affect you: FAQ

Lamar Smith announced the Stop Online Piracy Act in late October, he knew it was going to be controversial. But the Texas Republican probably never anticipated the broad and fierce outcry from Internet users that SOPA provoked over the last few months. It was a show of public opposition to Internet-related legislation not seen since the 2003 political wrangling over implanting copy-protection technology in PCs, or perhaps even the blue ribbons appearing on Web sites in the mid-1990s in response to the Communications Decency Act. Consider the concerted protest on January 18 by high-profile Web companies and organizations. Lúkasarguðspjallið... - ylfamist.blog.is.

Vicki Larson: Why Men Need To Cheat. Monogamy is failing men.

Vicki Larson: Why Men Need To Cheat

Not only is it failing them, but it's a "socially compelled sexual incarceration" that can lead to a life of anger and contempt, or so says Eric Anderson, an American sociologist at England's University of Winchester and author of the provocative new book, The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating (Oxford University Press, $49.99). Cheating, however, serves men pretty well. An undiscovered affair allows them to keep their relationship and emotional intimacy, and even if they're busted it's a lot easier than admitting that they wanted to screw someone else in the first place, he writes.

In his study of 120 undergraduate men, 78 percent of those who had a partner cheated, "even though they said that they loved and intended to stay with their partner. " Contrary to what we may think, most men aren't cheating because they don't love their partner, he says; they cheat because they just want to have sex with others. LXDE and Xfce – the other desktops. GPL, copyleft use declining faster than ever. December 16, 2011, 10:28 AM — A new analysis of licensing data shows that not only is use of the GPL and other copyleft licenses continuing to decline, but the rate of disuse is actually accelerating.

GPL, copyleft use declining faster than ever

That was the conclusion of Matthew Aslett's analysis of recent data from Black Duck Software, which shows that while use of the GPL, LGPL, and AGPL set of copyleft licenses dominates free and open source projects, that use is still on the decline. This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew. You know how the Internet works, right?

This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

Of course you do: you’re a TechCrunch reader, a power user. You know what that “HTTP” means in your address bar (if you’re not using Chrome.) You know that behind the scenes, the Domain Name System translates your requests for domain names like techcrunch.com to numeric addresses like 76.74.254.121, and secure connections are encrypted by SSL. You know that web servers send HTML, the lingua franca of the Web, over the wires (or the air) to your computer, and that web developers write JavaScript to control what your browser does with it. …Unless you’re actually a techie. Til vinnu – öflugar aðgerðir fyrir atvinnuleitendur. Loose Connections - Oldest and Fatherless: The Terrible Secret of Tom Bombadil. (This is another of my speculative pieces and nothing to do with Star Wars.

Loose Connections - Oldest and Fatherless: The Terrible Secret of Tom Bombadil

This one is for an older trilogy.) Old Tom Bombadil. Possibly the least liked character in The Lord of the Rings. Universal Censors Megaupload Song, Gets Branded a “Rogue Label” Earlier today, Megaupload released a pop video featuring mainstream artists who endorse the cyberlocker service.

Universal Censors Megaupload Song, Gets Branded a “Rogue Label”

News of the controversial Mega Song even trended on Twitter, but has now been removed from YouTube on copyright grounds by Universal Music. Kim Dotcom says that Megaupload owns everything in the video, and that the label has engaged in dirty tricks in an attempt to sabotage their successful viral campaign. This morning we published an article on a new campaign by cyberlocker service Megaupload. Site founder Kim Dotcom told TorrentFreak he had commissioned a song from producer Printz Board featuring huge recording artists including P Diddy, Will.i.am, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, The Game and Mary J Blige. These and others were shouting the praises of Megaupload. Ron Paul: “The PATRIOT Act Was Written Many, Many Years Before 9/11. [And The Attacks Simply Provided] Opportunity for Some People To Do What They Wanted To Do”Ron. National Security Notice We are NOT calling for the overthrow of the government.

Ron Paul: “The PATRIOT Act Was Written Many, Many Years Before 9/11. [And The Attacks Simply Provided] Opportunity for Some People To Do What They Wanted To Do”Ron

In fact, we are calling for the reinstatement of our government. We are not calling for lawlessness. We are calling for an end to lawlessness and lack of accountability and a return to the rule of law. Rich People DON'T Create Jobs: 6 Myths That Have to Be Killed for Our Economy to Live. December 9, 2011 | Like this article?

Rich People DON'T Create Jobs: 6 Myths That Have to Be Killed for Our Economy to Live

Join our email list: Rebecca Coriam: lost at sea. The Port of Los Angeles, 23 October 2011.

Rebecca Coriam: lost at sea

At the Goofy Pool on deck 9 of the Disney Wonder, the Adventures Away celebration party has begun. "Goodbye, stress! " the cruise director shouts. "Hello, vacation! " New ASP.NET website launched. Framleiðendur Game of Thrones ljóstruðu upp leyndarmáli. Pressan.is. The Guardian on Facebook. » War on drugs is a hoax: US admits to guarding, assisting lucrative Afghan opium trade Alex Jones. Ethan Huff Infowars.com December 1, 2011 Afghanistan is, by far, the largest grower and exporter of opium in the world today, cultivating a 92 percent market share of the global opium trade.

» War on drugs is a hoax: US admits to guarding, assisting lucrative Afghan opium trade Alex Jones

But what may shock many is the fact that the US military has been specifically tasked with guarding Afghan poppy fields, from which opium is derived, in order to protect this multibillion dollar industry that enriches Wall Street, the CIA, MI6, and various other groups that profit big time from this illicit drug trade scheme. Prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Afghanistan was hardly even a world player in growing poppy, which is used to produce both illegal heroin and pharmaceutical-grade morphine.

Ekkert varð af áformum Kínverja. Audiobooks: A Cautionary Tale. I was talking to an author last night. Actually, we were sending text messages to each other, something I don't do a lot of, but it was sort of fun, texting. I'm not going to identify her, or the book. She had a novel published recently by a major publisher. Pearltrees helps you to organize the web – visually. Pearltrees is a new visual bookmarking tool that utilizes a mind map-like interface to help you to organize your web page shortcuts in a much more intuitive way than the typical browser bookmark list. It also enables you to connect with other users who share similar interests, which places it in the same camp as other social bookmarking tools.

But Pearltrees is different – very different. Before I can explain how it works, we first need to get a bit of terminology out of the way: The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix. Unix's licensing conditions allowed for the exchange of source code, and initially, Lions's book was sold to licensees. But by 1979, AT&T's lawyers had clamped down on the book's distribution and use in academic classes. The anti­authoritarian Unix community reacted as you might expect, and samizdat copies of the book spread like wildfire. HIV and spam. Helping tackle some of the most urgent global challenges is firmly on the agenda for Microsoft Research (MSR) – applying our experience, our depth and breadth of expertise, our partnerships and the power of software to tackle these challenges. In the case of searching for a vaccine for HIV, all of this comes in to play as we’re applying high-powered computation, fighting HIV with data and perhaps surprisingly, using our experience of building email spam filters to find a solution.

More than 1.8 million people die of HIV-related causes each year — approximately 5,000 deaths per day. One of the great challenges in fighting HIV is that the virus is constantly mutating to avoid attack by the immune system — so much so that it can change as much within one infected person as the influenza virus has throughout recorded history. This makes it incredibly difficult to accurately analyze the virus and develop therapies that attack its elusive weak points.