16 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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SOPA

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By miraculous1 of mir.aculo.us 17 days ago.
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…corporations doing whatever they want. Our Internet is not DRM, is not SOPA and not PIPA and not the spying on us (and everyone else). Our Internet isn't bigots taking away human rights from people. Our Internet isn't hiding being PR releases.

Our Internet isn't greed, narcissism, fear and blind hate.

Our Internet is people helping each other be excellent. It's sharing, caring and being proud of what we humans can do if we only put our will to it. It's …

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On Luigi Montanez over 1 year ago.
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…enormous bubble around itself that it's blind to issues experienced by the rest of the world. Yes, SOPA and PIPA were bad, but our current prison system is horrific.

The situation isn't completely dire, of course. Bright spots are emerging. It's important to identify and organize those engineers who want to contribute their talents directly, and that's what Catherine Bracy did as she led the Obama campaign's San Francisco Tech Field Office.

Civic Hacking

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 2 years ago.
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…blew up the Death Star, and I imagine a lot of people felt that way after defeating SOPA, but the question is whether SOPA was in fact the Death Star. I don't think so. I think their Death Star is Chris Dodd, who boldly threatened to stop giving Congresspeople money if they continued failing to pass the laws he demanded and, apparently, paid for :

Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 2 years ago.
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crushing victories . The good news is he's a Republican, and SOPA is wildly anti-business; the other bad news is it may be tough to make that stick, because it's only obvious to the technologically literate. Fortunately, he also he has motivated, successful enemies on his home turf; his district includes parts of staunchly Democratic Austin , and that's because the Supreme Court ordered his Congressional district redrawn after the League of United Latin American Citizens…

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On Coding Horror 2 years ago.
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So yes, join us in fighting the obvious insanity of legislation like SOPA and PIPA that threaten the open, unfettered Internet. But please, please also join us in attacking the far more pernicious problem of lobbyist money subtly corrupting our government. If we don't deal with that , we will never stop fighting bills like SOPA and PIPA.

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By Nick Sieger of Nick Sieger over 2 years ago.
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Based on this view, I see SOPA/PIPA as yet another misguided government attempt to intervene, prop up, and rescue an industry that doesn't know how to alter its own business models to align with the current economic and technological climate. This attempt comes at the expense of taxpayers and citizens who view freedom of speech and information as inherent, unalienable rights.

Frankly, I find the amount of money raised for Sen. Franken and Sen. Klobuchar to be a disgusting …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 2 years ago.
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Now there's an even more important reason to ditch GoDaddy: they're SOPA supporters. They've gone so far as to file a statement with the House of Representatives in support of SOPA . This isn't just douchey; considering they're a tech company whose livelihood relies on the internet, it's just stupid . Do you want these douchey morons handling your domain names?

That's why I support the idea put forth by a Reddit user named "selfprodigy", …

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 2 years ago.
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…wonder if all the good UX people have been fired, or are launching their own stealth startups: Dear Thunderbird: I know you can't save my draft; please stop complaining about it

Corruption How does it work ? What a surprise this would happen with SOPA/PIPA. Shocking.

QotD DevOps Borat :

Is call middleware because you can not able make head or tail of it.

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