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Tweet from David Risney

2016 Jun 9, 4:02
Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/06/an-ai-wrote-this-movie-and-its-strangely-moving/ 
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Tweet from David Risney

2016 Jun 9, 3:26
Trying to avoid regulation? Put a gun on it. You can't regulate that! http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/06/man-who-built-gun-drone-flamethrower-drone-argues-faa-cant-regulate-him/ 
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Tweet from David_Risney

2016 Jan 27, 9:57
FCC proposes replacing cable card with software based equivalent. Would be amazing if it could happen. http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/01/cable-lobby-is-really-mad-about-fccs-set-top-box-competition-plan/ …
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Tweet from David_Risney

2016 Jan 7, 9:30
'Works "produced by nature, animals, or plants" cannot be granted copyright protection the US Copyright Office said' http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/01/judge-says-monkey-cannot-own-copyright-to-famous-selfies/ …
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Dec 11, 3:14
Big drones with nets capture smaller drones in Tokyo no-fly zone. But where does it end?! http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/12/tokyos-drone-squad-will-deploy-10ft-drones-armed-with-nets-to-police-the-sky/ …
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Nov 18, 8:29
Next up: hacking phones with inaudible sounds that exploit bugs in this software http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/11/beware-of-ads-that-use-inaudible-sound-to-link-your-phone-tv-tablet-and-pc/ …
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Oct 23, 2:15
Considering replacing my very aged home WAPs & router. Recommendations? This looks enticing: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/10/review-ubiquiti-unifi-made-me-realize-how-terrible-consumer-wi-fi-gear-is/ …
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Retweet of SwiftOnSecurity

2015 Oct 8, 2:17
LAUGHING MY ASS OFF http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/volkswagen-pulls-2016-diesel-lineup-from-us-market/ … pic.twitter.com/F0CYPjwxbs
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Oct 7, 10:17
An interesting history of car manufactures cheating emissions tests: http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/10/volkswagens-emissions-cheating-scandal-has-a-long-complicated-history/ …
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Aug 4, 3:06
Enjoying this inspirational cord cutting Ars article: http://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/08/i-finally-kicked-cable-tv-to-the-curb/ …. Can I use HBO Now subscription with HBO Go app on Xbox One?
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Jul 30, 1:28
OK we get it, cars can be hacked http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/ownstar-researcher-hijacks-remote-access-to-onstar/ …
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Retweet of ncardozo

2015 Apr 11, 10:58
The NSA does not have "an absolute right to gain access to every way in which two people may choose to communicate." http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/nsa-dreams-of-smartphones-with-split-crypto-keys-protecting-user-data/ …
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Retweet of DrPizza

2015 Feb 11, 12:38
btw, @fxshaw, if Microsoft wants to rebrand with my new logo, I'm sure we can come to a suitable arrangement. http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/cool-microsoft1-300x150.png …
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David_Risney: "With crypto in UK crosshairs, secret US report says it’s vital". I think the secret is out on crypto.

2015 Jan 15, 10:10
David Risney @David_Risney :
"With crypto in UK crosshairs, secret US report says it’s vital". I think the secret is out on crypto. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/01/with-crypto-in-uk-crosshairs-secret-us-report-says-its-vital/ …
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(via Feature: Google gets license to test drive autonomous cars...

2012 May 7, 8:18


(via Feature: Google gets license to test drive autonomous cars on Nevada roads)

The coolest part of this article is that Nevada now has an autonomous vehicle license plate that’s red background and infinity on the left.

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Why I Like Glitch

2012 Feb 17, 4:00

Sarah and I have been enjoying Glitch for a while now. Reviews are usually positive although occasionally biting (but mostly accurate).

I enjoy Glitch as a game of exploration: exploring the game's lands with hidden and secret rooms, and exploring the games skills and game mechanics. The issue with my enjoyment coming from exploration is that after I've explored all streets and learned all skills I've got nothing left to do. But I've found that even after that I can have fun writing client side JavaScript against Glitch's web APIs making tools (I work on the Glitch Helperator) for use in Glitch. And on a semi-regular basis they add new features reviving my interest in the game itself.

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MPAA attacks Ars for "challenging efforts to curb content theft" (arstechnica.com)

2012 Jan 12, 5:12PermalinkCommentstechnical mpaa copyright ars-technica

File-sharing has weakened copyright - and helped society

2010 Jul 1, 3:33"By charting the production of new books, new music albums, and new feature films over the last decade, the authors tried to see whether creative output went up or down in correlation with file-sharing." They find that creative output is going up while piracy also increases. But this is correlation not causation. They can't say there wouldn't be more creative output with less piracy. Regardless, still an interesting statistic.PermalinkCommentsarstechnica copyright law economics ip piracy music technical

Microsoft throws its weight behind Web Open Font format

2010 Apr 21, 6:48"The Web Open Font Format, already backed by Mozilla and many type foundries was accepted by the World Wide Web Consortium yesterday, marking the first stage in its standardization. The submission included a surprising new sponsor: Microsoft."PermalinkCommentsfont microsoft web internet typography arstechnica browser technical

Ars Colloquium: the official ACTA treaty draft and your reactions

2010 Apr 21, 6:47"After years of secrecy (and the occasional leak), a draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty has finally been released by negotiators. We've delved deep into the treaty, highlighting its numerous problems. Indeed, there's a lot not to like about the treaty: Internet disconnections, anticircumvention prohibitions, and even the ability for rightsholders to get injunctions if they can show infringement is imminent."PermalinkCommentsarstechnica acta privacy internet todo government politics piracy technical
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