Marvel Comics Actively Supports SOPA

29 December 2011

Disappointing, but not surprising. Marvel is shit-scared of piracy, and instead of finding ways to make their comics better/more interesting/more apt to be purchased, they spend their time and money on disgusting legislation like SOPA. Really, they’re no different than the movie or music industry. They’ll fuck you as hard as they can to eek […]

Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer?

22 December 2011

Vanity Fair says no: As you stand in endless lines this holiday season, here’s a comforting thought: all those security measures accomplish nothing, at enormous cost. That’s the conclusion of Charles C. Mann, who put the T.S.A. to the test with the help of one of America’s top security experts. Experts like Bruce Schneier have […]

TextSecure

20 December 2011

Sounds good: TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. Why isn’t this built-in to Android? or iOS for that matter? or everything?

The Icon Handbook

20 December 2011

Jon Hicks makes great icons, and I look forward to learning what he has to teach. The 323-page book ships January 30th, 2012 and there’s a PDF sample.

A Statement From Louis C.K.

14 December 2011

His direct-download, no-DRM, concert video has sold over 100,000 copies. Louis: I really hope people keep buying it a lot, so I can have shitloads of money, but at this point I think we can safely say that the experiment really worked. If anybody stole it, it wasn’t many of you. Pretty much everybody bought […]

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