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2016 Feb 8, 5:08
A digital, 3D printed sundial whose precise holes cast a shadow displaying the current time https://boingboing.net/2016/02/09/a-digital-3d-printed-sundial.html … pic.twitter.com/zTSRoXL9a7
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2015 Dec 23, 9:23
Doctor Who rerun on after watching Jessica Jones. The Doctor suddenly seems so sinister. Don't read the psychic paper!
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2015 Nov 18, 8:40
Google steps up to defend fair use, will fund Youtubers' legal defenses http://boingboing.net/2015/11/19/google-steps-up-to-defend-fair.html … pic.twitter.com/mWb0cuMIlo
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2015 Aug 9, 8:55
She said "daddy I can't download this" and I looked and said "I'm so sorry we're living in a @doctorow novel" and had to explain :-(
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2015 Mar 6, 6:16
Albuquerque PD encrypts videos before releasing them in records request http://boingboing.net/2015/03/06/albuquerque-pd-encrypts-videos.html … pic.twitter.com/QriLUTIvtY
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2015 Feb 7, 3:30
Kick-ass They Live cosplayers pic.twitter.com/l2SpxDIGse
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Kirk or Picard? (I'm sure this has probably been asked already but whatever)

2015 Jan 26, 8:39

The Doctor.

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Kirk or Picard? (I'm sure this has probably been asked already but whatever)

2015 Jan 26, 8:39

The Doctor.

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weeping-who-girl: Matt & David on Chris Hardwick’s Comic...

2014 Apr 8, 7:04




















weeping-who-girl:

Matt & David on Chris Hardwick’s Comic Con Blunder (x)

requested by tennanttardistime

Bonus Chris Hardwick in costume:

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laughingsquid: The Ultimate Spaceship Face-off, Interactive...

2013 May 22, 3:10


laughingsquid:

The Ultimate Spaceship Face-off, Interactive Guide For Comparing the Speeds of Famed Sci-Fi Ships

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Ben Goldacre’s TED talk on publication bias, drug...

2012 Sep 28, 3:55


drug companies hiding the results of clinical trials.

(via I did a new talk at TED, on drug companies and hidden data.)

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Blackmail DRM - Stolen Thoughts

2012 Feb 13, 4:00

Most existing DRM attempts to only allow the user to access the DRM'ed content with particular applications or with particular credentials so that if the file is shared it won't be useful to others. A better solution is to encode any of the user's horrible secrets into unique versions of the DRM'ed content so that the user won't want to share it. Entangle the users and the content provider's secrets together in one document and accordingly their interests. I call this Blackmail DRM. For an implementation it is important to point out that the user's horrible secret doesn't need to be verified as accurate, but merely verified as believable.

Apparently I need to get these blog posts written faster because only recently I read about Social DRM which is a light weight version of my idea but with a misleading name. Instead of horrible secrets, they say they'll use personal information like the user's name in the DRM'ed content. More of my thoughts stolen and before I even had a chance to think of it first!

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New Doctor Who For Red Nose Day 2011

2011 Mar 19, 9:19

Yo dawg, I heard you like TARDISes...


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I made this comic about Doctor Who because I've never se... on Twitpic

2011 Feb 19, 5:01
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YouTube - Rowan Atkinson is Doctor Who - Classic Comic Relief

2010 Oct 14, 10:26"Doctor Who Special starring Rowan Atkinson, Richard E Grant, Hugh Grant (as Doctor Who), Jonathan Pryce and Joanna Lumley."PermalinkCommentshumor video doctor-who rowan-atkinson hugh-grant parody youtube

CMAP #9: Ebooks

2010 May 10, 8:43Charles Stross on the intersection of ebooks and the publishing industry. Includes the answer to the misinformed question "why are you charging so much for access to the file your authors emailed you?" Also includes this quote on Cory Doctorow "... Cory is a Special Snowflake with EFF superpowers and New York Times Bestseller mojo which make him immune to the normal laws of man and nature."PermalinkCommentscharles-stross cory-doctorow ebook drm amazon publishing kindle apple book

We Love xkcd, Real Live Version of Animated Version of xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel

2010 Feb 21, 2:54Internet folk sing about their love of various nerdy things ala xkcd comic of similar namePermalinkCommentscory-doctorow wil-wheaton video xkcd humor music song internet meme

Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic: case report -- Rogozov and Bermel 339: b4965 -- BMJ

2010 Jan 20, 2:03The only doctor in Antarctica has to remove his own appendix. "When Rogozov had made the incision and was manipulating his own innards as he removed the appendix, his intestine gurgled, which was highly unpleasant for us..." Oh wow, Rogozov should for sure appologize for making you uncomfortable. Jerk. There's photos in the report too. Gross.PermalinkCommentshistory science medicine antarctic appendix russia via:kottke

Android eBook Reader And Makers

2009 Dec 13, 1:27

I was reading Makers, Cory Doctorow's latest novel, as it was serialized on Tor's website but with no ability to save my place within a page I set out to find a book reading app for my G1 Android phone. I stopped looking once I found Aldiko. Its got bookmarks within chapters, configurable fonts, you can look-up words in a dictionary, and has an easy method to download public domain and creative common books. I was able to take advantage of Aldiko's in-app book download system to get Makers onto my phone so I didn't have to bother with any conversion programs etc, and I didn't have to worry about spacing or layout, the book had the correct cover art, and chapter delimiters. I'm very happy with this app and finished reading Makers on it.

Makers is set in the near future and features teams of inventors, networked 3d printers, IP contention, body modifications, and Disney -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from a Cory Doctorow novel. The tale seems to be an allegory for the Internet including displacing existing businesses and the conflict between the existing big entertainment IP owners and the plethora of fans and minor content producers. The story is engaging and the characters filled out and believable. I recommend Makers and as always its Creative Commons so go take a look right now.

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YouTube - AtYourLibraryOrg's Channel - Cory Doctorow Interview

2009 Aug 24, 9:56AtYourLibraryOrg interviews Cory Doctorow on library and librarian related Cory Doctorow topics, then breaks up his answers into short videos. Easy to watch and interesting.
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