Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Internet Is About to Become Worse Than Television

http://io9.com/the-internet-is-about-to-become-worse-than-television-1569504174?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow I’m not happy with the FCC.  Time to write some snail mail. Advertisements

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Hey Star Wars — Where the Hell Are the Women?

http://io9.com/hey-star-wars-where-the-hell-are-the-women-1569357077?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Once again half the population is dismissed.  Epic fail Star Wars! Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Cell phone searches at the Supreme Court: a guide to today’s big privacy case (and where to learn more) — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/2014/04/29/cell-phone-searches-at-the-supreme-court-a-guide-to-todays-big-privacy-case-and-where-to-learn-more/ Transcripts from hearings should be available this afternoon.  Plus all the analysis. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Here’s Why Squinting Helps You See Better

http://io9.com/heres-why-squinting-helps-you-see-better-1568778880?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow Cute.  And informative. Enjoy! Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Article: Verizon fought the NSA’s metadata collection program but lost anyway

Verizon fought the NSA’s metadata collection program but lost anyway http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/25/verizon-loses-constitutional-fight-over-metadata/ I’ve been quiet on the NSA snooping front lately.  This short article reminded me that Big Brother continues to watch us. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung … Continue reading

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Tom J Martinez PhotoBlog: Blood Moon and Great Blue Heron

http://tomjmartinez.blogspot.com/2014/04/blood-moon-and-great-blue-heron_25.html?m=1 Fellow ASKC member and astrophotography Tom Martinez relates his recent adventures with the Blood Moon and Blue Heron. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-americas-leading-science-fiction-authors-are-shaping-your-future-180951169/?no-ist Great quote from this article: That’s why ‘big ideas’ were prevalent in the 1930s, ’40s and partly in the ’50s. People felt the future would be better, one way or another. Now it doesn’t feel that way. Rich people … Continue reading

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