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joeybaker
    Congress, the copyright industry, and the Homeland Security folks, embarrassed by their first loss, want to debate #CISPA behind closed doors. http://cl.ly/O1zq
    joeybaker
      Okay, seriously: http://cl.ly/NobF is awesome. Replace Hacker News, RSS, and Twitter if you’re a web developer, and you know, want to be in the loop.
      joeybaker
        @pwthornton in my experience, every implementation is custom. Yes, a framework is the right way to go IMHO.
        joeybaker
          @pwthornton Neither. Both are built on the premise that monolithic apps with a limited API work. Modern approaches provide a lightweight MVC framework that enables anything. Any complex use will require more than WP/Drupal can provide.
          joeybaker
            Everybody ready for private industry to start enforcing laws? “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Monday http://cl.ly/N8RJ
            joeybaker
              http://cl.ly/N7t0 The White House petition site receives only apolitical responses and meaningless action. E.g. http://cl.ly/N849 100,000 sign these; by the 90-9-1 rule, at least 100 people care deeply enough to take action, they just need to organize.
              joeybaker
                It’s unbelievable how corrupted our laws are by business. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/germans-cant-see-meteorite-youtube-videos-due-to-copyright-dispute/ I have to wonder: what are examples of businesses lobbying for _good_ laws?
                joeybaker
                  Russian politician say meteor that injured 900 people was “Americans testing their new weapon” http://cl.ly/MvkG Russians give weapons to Assad, US to the rebels http://cl.ly/Mvl7 Wow do they _hate_ us. #coldwar2
                  joeybaker
                    @themagazine just canceled my subscription and wanted to let you know why: The app is wonderful, but the of the last six issues each had 0 or 1 interesting article for me. I find the anecdotal, soliloquy-esque, writing style to be too “fluffy” FYI and FWIW
                    joeybaker
                      This typifies articles on the journalism industry: reporters reporting on reporters’ reported anecdotes http://cl.ly/Mv40 It’s indicative of the institutions’ increasing irrelevance. #alliteration :)
                      joeybaker
                        Republican socio-economic theory is a mess of lies and a focus on the rich. The practical effects: the widening wealth gap http://cl.ly/Mtwk and contradictory; inane “big government” http://cl.ly/MuAC
                        joeybaker
                          I’m not dooming us to it, but this is how democracy ends; promises slowly repealed. http://cl.ly/Monb
                          joeybaker
                            Research shows FOX News works: False Memories of Fabricated Political Events http://cl.ly/Mpv0
                            joeybaker
                              US Congressmen publicly justifies every vote http://cl.ly/MqDz This should be a requirement of all voting public officials. But the more important next step is having them ask for info and opinions before a vote.
                              joeybaker
                                Egypt court suspends YouTube over anti-Islam film http://cl.ly/Mn5D The more things change the more they stay the same.
                                joeybaker
                                  It’s transparency, but it’s also the government subverting the press http://cl.ly/MlPZ
                                  joeybaker
                                    Damn. The EU just bitch-slapped copyright law into reason. http://cl.ly/MlUt Institutions might be failing, but some are doing just fine.
                                    joeybaker
                                      @pwthornton none are perfect, wedge is the best
                                      joeybaker
                                        “…the self-proclaimed adversarial press corps conceals these facts at the behest of the US government, based on patently absurd claims that reporting them will harm US national security.” http://cl.ly/Mkif
                                        joeybaker
                                          “U.S. President Barack Obama, who once denounced George W. Bush-era security measures, has not just amplified Bush’s programs, but has begun hunting down and prosecuting officials who leak details.” http://cl.ly/MjJN