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Monday, January 30, 2006

Steam power!

Damn! These are some beautiful steam powered radio control robots!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Who is Sam Bulte?

The Canadian elections are next week, and one of the candidates standing for re-election is Heritage Minister hopeful Sam Bulte, who takes large sums of money from the entertainment industry and then delivers laws that sell out the public interest to line its pockets.

Here's a good editorial about this issue, and here is an interesting video of the candidate responding to a question about keeping fund-raising and law-making seperate.

via boingboing

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Freedom of Expression ®

I just started reading Freedom of Expression ®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity. What a great book! I recommend it to anyone that is interested in copyright issues, DRM, legal or creative issues. Kembrew McLeod written an entertaining and informative book, and it looks like he even makes a Creative Commons licenced free PDF copy of it available at his website

It's Super-good!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

New years Blowout sale!

Hey buddy,.

How much is that dead dove in the window?

Thursday, January 05, 2006

DRM for Pizza!

Mmm.. delicious pizza, protected by law! A great parody of the absolutely absurd 'terms of use' for the new coldplay coaster over at Groklaw:


This FOOD PRODUCT cannot be re-heated using an unauthorized FOOD PRODUCT Reheating (FP-R) device, nor can it be converted into smaller slices for food sharing.

You may not, through the use of external implements, alter the size of the FOOD PRODUCT.

The maximum ratio of FOOD PRODUCT portions is limited to no more than 2.4154219441 servings per person per purchased item. By purchasing this FOOD PRODUCT, you agree in advance to purchase in sufficient quantity so as not to exceed this limitation.

Only officially licensed and legally purchased ingredients and/or toppings may be used in conjunction with this FOOD PRODUCT. As such, you agree not to alter the finished FOOD PRODUCT by either adding unauthorized ingredients or removing any existing ingredients.

More here!