Alpha Geeks (and Pirates) Explained

For some time, there has been a misunderstanding of how to deal with Pirates, or even just getting their viewpoint. They’re seen as arrogant, hard-headed, brash, and full of wacky ideas. More interestingly, they find it hard to work together smoothly, to find a common consensus. Why is that? Ladies and Gentlemen, the answer is […]
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HEY PEOPLE! Embrace Facts, Don’t Fear Them

In the age of social media, especially in the run up to an election, people are being bombarded with all kinds of images promoting a political message.People will pass on ones that subscribe to their political ideology, but it’s important to fact-check before you hit ‘retweet’ or ‘share’ a photo to your timeline. Not all […]
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No, Comcast is NOT Monitoring Your Connection

Letters and emails have been sent out for P2P use for many years, but people still don’t fully understand what they are, and what they mean. This confusion is only going to get worse as the planned 6-strike deadline gets here. Despite the proposed ‘six strikes’ measure being delayed, it’s still coming, as Verizon confirmed […]
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Oklahoma University’s Patented Steak?

An interesting article on NPR yesterday showed some of the major problems with the US Patent system. Oklahoma State University (OSU) is planning to patent a new ‘cut of beef’. The cut, dubbed ‘Vegas Strip Steak’ is from a part currently ground up and used for hamburgers There’s a slight problem though, in that at one point […]
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Consultation Response to the UK IPO

A bit of a boring read coming up, but a necessary one. The UK Intellectual Property Office had a consultation, dealing with changes to the copyright system, arising from the Hargreaves Report. The title, “Consultation on proposals to change the UK’s copyright system” might seem a little boring, but it’s when you get to the […]
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The REAL Voter Fraud

If you ask people about voter fraud, most will admit it’s a serious issue, and it IS. People casting votes they’re not entitled to is a serious problem around the country, and something needs to be done about it. What’s currently being done is NOT the solution though. Current Voter Fraud proposals don’t address the […]
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