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13 Jan 2012 00:52


Tech: Reddit, Wikipedia want the Internet to imagine a life with SOPA

  • downtime To demonstrate what Internet life might be like with SOPA/PIPA in the mix, Reddit will be shut down on Jan. 18. Instead, users can watch a livestream of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting on DNS and search engine blocking, where the site’s co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, will offer remarks to Congress.
  • backup Wikipedia co-founder, Jimmy Wales, has expressed his support of Reddit’s move, and may even work with the site, potentially creating a similar shutdown of Wikipedia. With big websites explicitly showing users what a life with SOPA/PIPA is like, could public outrage crop up? And will Google or Facebook join in? source

28 Apr 2011 13:55


Tech: Alabama nuclear plant shut down after violent storms, tornados

  • Alabama Nuclear Plant safely shut down: In the midst of the destruction caused by tornadoes (which as we mentioned earlier, have a minimum confirmed death-toll of 214 people), here’s something, albeit remote, to make you maybe feel a smidge better about crisis preparedness; namely, the Browns Ferry Nuclear Facility in Huntsville, Alabama, was safely handled after a power failure. When the storms knocked out primary power, the plant’s batteries and diesel generators still worked, and the plant safely shut down. It may just be everything going according to plan, but in times like these, even that can be a comfort. source

22 Aug 2010 22:58


Tech: Chatroulette done with nudity, ready for Chatroulette 2.0

  • good Chatroulette is currently down, meaning that the penis army has ceased for the moment.
  • better The site will be back up tomorrow, possibly with some more polish and less penis. source

16 Mar 2009 22:25


Biz, U.S.: P-I’s online focus: An evolution away from print

  • 20 full-time journalists will be kept on the P-I staff list
  • 150 community bloggers will hold up the paper content-wise source

16 Mar 2009 22:09


Biz, U.S.: Seattle learns to live life with one less newspaper

  • bad The Post-Intelligencer will print its last issue tomorrow after 146 years of publication. It will survive as an online-only pub.
  • worse Just a handful of employees will be kept on for the online venture. Sadly. :( Stay strong, former P-I staff! We got your back! source