Geopolitical Hedging as a Service | Jon Bruner edit / delete

"It’s possible to force [Google Maps and MS maps] to display the map corresponding to a particular country, though, and I’ve done that here in order to compare the maps that they serve to different constituencies."

to amusements maps politics ... on 14 October 2016 - Center for Range Voting - front page edit / delete

Nice overview of range voting systems. This came up during a discussion about governance in open source projects as a simpler alternative to the kind of approach Debian use.

to election politics voting ... on 15 September 2016

The Pirate Book – The Pirate Book – A compilation of stories about sharing, distributing and experiencing cultural contents outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws edit / delete

"This work offers a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy." Interesting stories.

to history media piracy politics ... on 28 February 2016 edit / delete

Predicting the results of the general election using R. With pretty pictures.

to election modelling politics prediction statistics uk ... on 28 March 2015

A Brief Political History Of The United Kingdom | FiveThirtyEight edit / delete

As it says. A surpringly compact overview.

to history politics uk ... on 28 March 2015

New Clues edit / delete

"Non-neutral applications built on top of the neutral Net are becoming as inescapable as the pull of a black hole. If Facebook is your experience of the Net, then you’ve strapped on goggles from a company with a fiduciary responsibility to keep you from ever taking the goggles off."

to internet politics privacy society web ... on 22 March 2015

Lockdown – edit / delete

"The bigger problem is that they’ve abandoned interoperability. RSS, semantic markup, microformats, and open APIs all enable interoperability, but the big players don’t want that — they want to lock you in, shut out competitors, and make a service so proprietary that even if you could get your data out, it would be either useless". Quite.

to politics rss web ... on 13 March 2015

Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future edit / delete

Eben Moglen is very angry.

to freedom politics security snowden ... on 15 December 2013

Essays edit / delete

A selection of... randomly interesting stuff related to licensing, cypherpunkery, etc. I honestly can't remember how I got here. (*checks browser history* -- oh, it was the article on Silk Road.)

to amusements bitcoin cypherpunks licensing philosophy politics security tea ... on 24 March 2013 – Students for Free Culture edit / delete

The York chapter had lots of posters up when I was up there last time.

to copyright culture free politics ... on 05 July 2010

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