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December 1, 2021

Beware internet hobby scams

Filed under: Legal,Modeling — dknights @ 12:05 am
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Story here.   Be careful when dealing with internet businesses that you don’t know and don’t have a track record with.  Seek info first. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves for the pointer to the story.

January 30, 2021

The recent stock market shenanigans

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 12:18 am
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The article is the best take I’ve seen on the recent goings on in the stock market. A lot of folks in business and government need to wake up. There is a revolt brewing.

November 30, 2018

Jeff Groves wins the Internet

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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If you haven’t been reading Jeff “Inch High” Groves blog, you are missing some of the best stuff on the internet.  Jeff’s blog is what I want this blog to be when it grows up.

November 28, 2012

An interesting legal question

Filed under: Legal,Technology — dknights @ 12:35 pm
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Do the police need a warrant to track someone who is mooching off someone else’s wireless internet service? A case of first impression.

BTW, a very good reason to password protect your wireless router.

September 26, 2012

The problem with the internet…

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:25 pm
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is that it provides people an opportunity to say really dumb things.  This is an example.  Never thought I would see anyone in “the media” arguing for curtailing our First Amendment freedoms.

UPDATE: OMG, this guy is a law professor.  Why does that not surprise me?

December 24, 2008

The downside of the Internet

Filed under: General,Legal — dknights @ 9:11 am
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I love the internet.  In fact, I am so use to it, I can’t imagine how we ever got along without it.  However, it does have a few downsides.  One of these is that people seem to think that anything they see on the internet can simply be copied and used without attribution.

Here is a prime example.  Rick Roberts simply copied and pasted into his own blog the work of another, claiming it as his own.  The original was the work of the genius of satire, IowahawkHere is the original on Iowahawk’s site.  This is simply wrong.  Rick Roberts should be ashamed.  Even after being called out, he has refused to take down the post or give proper credit for it. Shame!

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