Monthly Archives: February 2014

Article: A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle

A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/02/27/283554774/a-win-for-fair-use-after-a-record-label-picked-wrong-guy-to-sue Rarely do I read good news in the intellectual property area of law. Kudos to Lessig. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any … Continue reading

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Product Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF701T

Product: Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Purchased:  January 2014 Three weeks ago I finally decided upon an Android tablet to buy to replace the Nook Color that was stolen from me while touring Europe last … Continue reading

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Dramatic photos of Venus disappearing behind the moon | Human World | EarthSky

http://earthsky.org/space/dramatic-photos-of-venus-disappearing-behind-the-moon#.Uw3M6MFME0M Some day I hope to be in the right place at the right time to see an occultation like this.  If only I’d been visiting India this week. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Discovery by Dan Walsh (5 Stars)

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
The Discovery by Dan Walsh 5 out of 5 stars Read in February 2014 Outstanding. A World War Two era mystery and romance framed by a contemporary tale of discovering and reacting…

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ASOD: Nebulae in Oils

The Astronomy Sketch of the Day from Monday, February 24, 2014, caught my eye this morning as I perused my various and varied news feeds.  The artist, Greg Wing, used graphite pencil sketch on canvas overlaid with oil paints to … Continue reading

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Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers – Salon.com

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/worse_than_wal_mart_amazons_sick_brutality_and_secret_history_of_ruthlessly_intimidating_workers/ Amazon’s system of employee monitoring is the most oppressive I have ever come across and combines state-of-the-art surveillance technology with the system of “functional foreman,” introduced by Taylor in the workshops of the Pennsylvania machine-tool industry in the 1890s. … Continue reading

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One of the best places in the world to watch a sunset? Kansas – KansasCity.com

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/19/4834360/one-of-the-best-places-in-the.html I knew this already.  And I highly recommend the Flint Hills. They are stunning. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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