What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Linkee-poo is late for Saturday, but early for Sunday

Spent the day studying. And it's as boring as it sounds.

Kickstarter seems to be all the rage these days in the realms of writing projects. And now Rick Ferrel Moore is trying his hand at one.

In regards to the earlier linked Oatmeal comic about piracy, Jim Hines has posted a response. Essentially his arguments are to the pirates, that they shouldn't feel entitled to the work, no matter how hard it may be to find. After all, it is property, and it's not yours. Also Jim exposes some of the latent sexism in society (uncool, people). On the other hand, Marco Arment directs his thoughts toward the content holders that if your customers are clamoring for a product, maybe you should consider selling it to them.

While I avoided writing my previous post because of the possibility of heading into mansplaining territory, I'll take an extra risk and point to Jim Wright's take on similar issues.

Regarding the transvaginal ultrasound law in Virginia, one Republican congressman's wife goes Lysistrata on him. Not to mention it's well deserved, but also what an asshat the congressperson is for how they related the tale on the floor of the house and asked for an apology from the Democratic congressperson who opposed the bill. (Grokked from Sheila - through comment on Jim's post above)

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