Saturday, July 28, 2007

Yet Another Linkdump

Optimum copyright term is 14 years, according to calculations by an economist. I've always figured life of the author plus 20 years, or 20 years only if it's work-for-hire. But in any case, copyright terms are currently way too long.

Brit reject copyright extension.

Stormy Day on Lake Washington, from 1913.

Why on Earth did DC not use the solicitation image instead of the insulting image they ended up using? What idiot editor made that choice?

Whole Foods CEO is Internet Troll. That's almost enough to make me never set foot in Whole Foods again, but I already buy almost nothing there.

Computer Virus turns 25 Years old.

ATM reprogrammed to think $20 bills were $1 bills.

Boing Boing has an excellent post on things on TV that scared you as a kid. I long ago posted my childhood terror, The Giant Killer Lollipop.

A different look at blindness.

What is it?

Kids in the news, where are they now?

A hoax TV show about a competition for a donated kidney has resulted in a donor boom.

Judge awards almost $70,000 in Attorneys Fees to a woman wrongly sued by the RIAA scum.

Enigma Machines on eBay.

Death threats for teaching evolution. Are we living in the dark ages?

Speaking of, Evolution is Not Just a Theory.

People Playing Chess on Roller Coasters.

Mad Bun returns with an origin story. YAY!

I really want the full set of Unshelved books. And a LIBRARY Swat Team T-shirt.


Otis Frampton rounds up reviews of Oddly Normal, including mine.

Real Thugs. Are they truly gone?

The Simpsons - and Art Spiegelman, Dan Clowes, and Alan Moore.

Unscrewed is now a Nonprofit.

Wal Mart flip flops cause nasty chemical burns (warning, graphic photo).

Switch Plates.

Pirates vs Ninjas Slide Show.

Massive Power Outage takes out part of the internet, via Boing Boing, MetaFilter, and Slashdot.

Plastic Bag Panic.

And for the in-laws: Mike Daisey's Pug.