Pluralistic: 09 Sep 2020


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Pluralistic: 18 Jun 2020


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Pluralistic: 23 May 2020


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Pluralistic: 13 Apr 2020

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Pluralistic: 03 Apr 2020

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  1. The Public Domain Review Coloring Book: Hokusai, Albrecht DΓΌrer, Harry Clarke, Virginia Frances Sterrett, etc.
  2. Amazon's leaked anti-worker smear plan: They put it in writing.
  3. Wikipedia vs patent troll: No, you didn't invent autocomplete.
  4. Bug bounty programs as catch-and-kills: Companies are not good stewards of their own bad news.
  5. The Tea Party killed pandemic preparedness: "No one warned us" -Congressman who was warned repeatedly.
  6. This day in history: 2019
  7. Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading

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Pluralistic: 30 Mar 2020

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  1. Lax antitrust killed ventilator stockpiles : The USG procured <$3k ventilators from a startup, so an incumbent bought them and shuttered them.
  2. Koch network demands an end to lockdown: While sending its staff home for their safety.
  3. Private equity firms scooping up pandemic bargains: It's not the wound that gets ya, it's the opportunistic parasitic infections.
  4. Digital rights are human rights: Why broadband should be a public utility.
  5. ACLU vanquishes the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Terms of Service violations are not felonies.
  6. Munching Squares and Munching Tunes: The music and visuals of slow-decay phosphors.
  7. This day in history: 2010, 2015, 2019
  8. Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming appearances, current writing projects, current reading

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Pluralistic: 09 Mar 2020

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  1. Jesse Jackson endorses Sanders: "I stand with him because he stands with you."
  2. Choose Your Own Adventure was Milton Friedman for Kids: There Is No Alternative.
  3. Woman sues TSA over "pat-down" that penetrated her vagina: Las Vegas airport's finest.
  4. Shat-out pig pedometer sparks farm-fire: Beyond Thunderdome, free range
  5. UCSC strike prompts systemwide student and faculty solidarity strikes: Meanwhile, the regents are deporting striking TAs.
  6. An open syllabus on "housing struggles": Detailed resources from the Pirate Care collective.
  7. Yanis Varoufakis on how austerity leads to fascism: And how "constructive disobedience" can win support for alternatives.
  8. John Deere is Right to Repair's archnemesis: Digital feudalism has reinvented the tenant farmer.
  9. This day in history: 2010, 2015, 2019
  10. Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading

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Pluralistic: 05 Mar 2020

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  1. Daniel Pinkwater wrote a new novel! Yippee for "ADVENTURES OF A DWERGISH GIRL!"
  2. Warner Chappel discoved a new form of copyright fuckery so dense it blew a wormhole into another dimension: From the people who fraudulently claimed to own "Happy Birthday" for decades.
  3. RIP, Jim Tyre: The free internet just lost one of its most dedicated defenders.
  4. Decentralizing the web is a human problem: The web needs stewards, not owners.
  5. Right to Repair is the right to resilience: Independent repair is how we keep things going during emergencies.
  6. Keyless car fobs can be defeated with a cheap RFID cloner: Car manufacturers wontfix a showstopper bug. Again.
  7. Bookstores, libraries, human thriving and mental health: Books are great, even if the science behind their greatness is thin.
  8. Copyright experts' panel on fair use removed from Youtube: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?
  9. Radicalized is out in paperback: Just hit every one of Canada's national bestseller lists, too!
  10. African Whatsapp modders are outcompeting Facebook: Adversarial Interoperability is how you beat digital colonialism.
  11. This day in history: 2015, 2019
  12. Colophon: Recent publications, current writing projects, upcoming appearances, current reading

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