Jul 27, 2014

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For better or worse, we live in a time when our legal rights are beginning to recede, and pressures for various kinds of censorship are growing. As a one-stop shop for Internet searches, with the capacity to make entire sites disappear from view, Google is the natural first target for anyone wanting to restrict access to information. If they are implemented with enough subtlety, we may not even realize such restrictions exist.

Don’t Trust Google | Idle Words

This prescient post is from 2002. To put that into some sort of perspective, I graduated from my undergraduate degree the week after it was published!

Jul 27, 2014

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The last 30 years has created a marvelous starting point, a solid platform to build truly great things. However the coolest stuff has not been invented yet — although this new greatness will not be more of the same-same that exists today. It will not be merely “better,” it will different, beyond, and other. But you knew that.

What you may not have realized is that today truly is a wide open frontier. It is the best time EVER in human history to begin.

You are not late.

You Are Not Late | Medium
Jul 25, 2014

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A Special Announcement: Trello is now part of Trello, Inc. | Trello Blog

Um, I’m not so sure I want to give them my data now:

Trello started as a proud product of Fog Creek. Today, Trello is evolving to Trello Inc., a proud independent company. This transition has allowed us to raise money from investors and accelerate our growth.

Investors don’t give away their money for free. They want returns: cue aggressive ‘upgrade’ pop-ups, etc.

Jul 25, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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You can do anything you like with the public domain books and recordings you download from Project Gutenberg or the Internet Archive: Make a literary Girl Talk-type mashup with them, hide Satanic messages in there via “backmasking,” make letterpress reprints of the books and illuminate them by hand with gold leaf like a medieval monk and sell the results on Etsy. It’s all free and legal. That is what “public domain” means. (By the bye, I wrote to the PR contact supplied by Amazon in the subject press release, and asked how many of these six hundred thousand titles offered through Kindle Unlimited are in the public domain and therefore, already free to the public, but did not receive an answer.)
Seriously, F*** You, “Kindle Unlimited” | The Awl
Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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If you still have access to your old email address, go to https//appleid.apple.com, click Manage my Apple ID and sign in with your iCloud ID. Tap edit next to the primary email account, tap Edit, change it back to your old email account and verify it. Then edit the name of the account to change it back to your old email address. You should then be able to turn off Find My iPhone with your password. Then go to Settings>iCloud, tap Delete Account and choose Delete from My iDevice when prompted (your iCloud data will still be in iCloud). Next, go back and change your primary email address and iCloud ID back to the way it was. You will then be able to go to Settings>iCloud and sign in with your current ID and password to reconnect to your iCloud account.

If you don’t have access to your old email address, you will have to contact Apple to get them to reset the password for it so you can disable Find My iPhone and sign into your iCloud account. You will have to prove your identity to them in order to do so. You can either contact iTunes support for assistance with this (https://ssl.apple.com/emea/support/itunes/contact.html), or contact Apple Support (http://www.apple.com/support/icloud/contact/).

randers4 | Re: IOS7 = Wrong iCloud Email = Can’t Restore iPhone
Jul 23, 2014

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Jul 23, 2014

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Ice | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turns out there’s 15(!) phases of water turning into ice.

Ice | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turns out there’s 15(!) phases of water turning into ice.

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