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PROTECT IP Act Breaks the Internet

PROTECT IP Act Breaks the Internet
I am writing to you as a voter in your district. I urge you to vote "no" on cloture for S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, on Jan. 24th. The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. It does not deserve floor consideration. I urge my representative to vote "no" on SOPA, the corresponding House bill. Over coming days you'll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation. The video above discusses the Senate version of the House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). PIPA would give the government new powers to block Americans' access websites that corporations don't like.

HowToMake - fabfi - Top level How-To page - An open-source, city-scale wireless mesh networking system with access control and monitoring This page is a table of contents for all of the HowTo documentation on this site. Follow the links below for what you want to build. Note: We STRONGLY recommend using linux for working with fabfi. If you don't want to change your OS, run Ubuntu from a LiveCD. The most common use of a FabFi system is to extend or expand a high speed internet connection and charge users so as to recover cost of the leased bandwidth. The fabfi wireless system consists of three major components which are all open source: FabFolk's FabFi Cloud Services (or make your own Fabfi Server). Administrators configure Users and Groups to control access to the network. In addition to the basic configuration instructions, we also have a section on Advanced Development that explains how to build images from scratch and perform other custom tasks: Build your own FabFi Image

ROMAIN PELLAS Surprise, Homeland Security Coordinates #OWS Crackdowns Remember when people were freaking out over the Patriot Act and Homeland Security and all this other conveniently ready-to-go post-9/11 police state stuff, because it would obviously be just a matter of time before the whole apparatus was turned against non-Muslim Americans when they started getting complain-y about the social injustice and economic injustice and income inequality and endless recession and permanent unemployment? That day is now, and has been for some time. But it’s also now confirmed that it’s now, as some Justice Department official screwed up and admitted that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated the riot-cop raids on a dozen major #Occupy Wall Street demonstration camps nationwide yesterday and today. (Oh, and tonight, too: Seattle is being busted up by the riot cops right now, so be careful out there.) Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces. Tagged

Fabfi - FabLab Global postgraduate sonic massacre Who owns America? Hint: It's not China Editor's Note: The following piece comes from Global Post, which provides excellent coverage of world news – important, moving and odd. By Tom Mucha, Global Post Truth is elusive. But it's a good thing we have math. Our friends at Business Insider know this, and put those two principles to work today in this excellent and highly informative little slideshow, made even more timely by the ongoing talks in Washington, D.C. aimed at staving off a U.S. debt default. Here's the big idea: Many people — politicians and pundits alike — prattle on that China and, to a lesser extent Japan, own most of America's $14.3 trillion in government debt. But there's one little problem with that conventional wisdom: it's just not true. Here's a quick and fascinating breakdown by total amount held and percentage of total U.S. debt, according to Business Insider: So America owes foreigners about $4.5 trillion in debt.

Glasnost: Test if your ISP is shaping your traffic The goal of the Glasnost project is to make ISPs' traffic shaping policies transparent to their customers. To this end, we designed Glasnost tests that enable you to check whether traffic from your applications is being rate-limited (i.e., throttled) or blocked. Glasnost tests work by measuring and comparing the performance of different application flows between your host and our measurement servers. As of Feburary 2017 Glasnost is no longer available. Who are we? We are researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems.

|˟˟| (gate) Downtown Billboard Promoter Hires Well-Connected Lobbyists" by mpotter News Ticker By Matt Potter, November 16, 2011 A former aide to the owner of the Denver Nuggets has been quietly pitching the idea of turning part of downtown San Diego into a giant "entertainment district," complete with massive, Times Square-style animated advertising signs, video screens, and billboards. According to a presentation on his company's website, David Ehrlich, principal of FinWater Advisors in Denver, wants to "create a public-private partnership to develop the legal/political environment to make the district a reality." Touting the plan as "a revitalized neighborhood powered by outdoor media...[not] a sign district," Ehrlich's company estimates annual gross revenue of $5 million by the third year of the project, with a share of the money to go to city hall and downtown property owners. City records show FinWater has hired the local lobbying outfit of Marston & Marston, run by the husband and wife team of Jeff and Myrna Marston, to influence the city on the project's behalf.

99 Resources to Research & Mine the Invisible Web College researchers often need more than Google and Wikipedia to get the job done. To find what you're looking for, it may be necessary to tap into the invisible web, the sites that don't get indexed by broad search engines. The following resources were designed to help you do just that, offering specialized search engines, directories, and more places to find the complex and obscure. Search Engines Whether you're looking for specific science research or business data, these search engines will point you in the right direction. Turbo10: On Turbo10, you'll be able to search more than 800 deep web search engines at a time. Databases Tap into these databases to access government information, business data, demographics, and beyond. GPOAccess: If you're looking for US government information, tap into this tool that searches multiple databases at a time. Catalogs If you're looking for something specific, but just don't know where to find it, these catalogs will offer some assistance. Directories

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