Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Evolution of chess openings, 1850-2014

Watch how chess openings have changed in tournament games between 1850 and 2014. Read more here:http://www.randalolson.com/2014/05/26...
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Monday, May 26, 2014

"Pharrell Williams Happy We are from Tehran 2

free Iranian who made this video. people who made this video in Iran have been aressted by Islamic government of Iran.
خبار ۲۰:۳۰ سیما گزارشی از بازداشت دختر و پسرهایی که با آهنگ فارل ویلیامز در پشت بام رقصیده بودند را پخش کرد.

به گزارش سیمای جمهوری اسلامی، این جوانان ادعا کردند که کسی با پیشنهاد بازیگری به سراغ آنها آمده و قرار نبوده این فیلم در شبکه‌های اجتماعی پخش شود. یکی از پسرهایی که پشت به دوربین با خبرنگار سیما صحبت می‌کرد گفت: به ما گفتند این برای تست بازیگری است و ما شما را جهانی می‌کنیم.

یکی دیگر از بازیگران این فیلم نیز گفت که سازنده ادعا کرده که مجوزی برای ساخت فیلم بلند گرفته است.

سرتیپ سیدی‌نیا، فرمانده انتظامی تهران بزرگ به خبرنگار سیما گفت که این افراد ظرف ۲ ساعت شناسایی و ظرف ۶ ساعت، همه‌گی دستگیر شده‌اند. این فرمانده پلیس عوامل سازنده سرعت عمل پلیس در برخورد با سازندگان چنین فیلم‌هایی را بالا عنوان کرد.

اسامی بازداشت شدگان اعلام نشده است.

ممکن است این دستگیری برای ایجاد فضای رعب و وحشت در میان کسانی باشد که در شبکه‌های اجتماعی فعالیتی مخالف قوانین جمهوری اسلامی کرده‌اند. گزارش‌های معتددی در باره ساخته شدن این فیلم در رسانه‌های خارج از کشور منتشر شده بود.#
Happy Iranian arrested by Islamic government of Iran.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Net Neutrality in the US: Now What?

Comprehensive info. Time is of the essence, so forgive my inevitable errors.

Much links and fun times below:

We've stopped things like this before! You have power if you bother to take it.

Video script and better formatted version of the links below can be found on my blog: http://vihart.com/net-neutrality-in-t...

Politicians love when you personally contact them! It is a fact. If you're not in the US, make sure your local government considers this state of affairs an embarrassment for the US, not something to model your own rules on.

List of FCC commissioners and their twitters, emails, blogs, instagrams, etc: http://www.fcc.gov/leadership

Don't know how to contact your representative? Find out who they are and let them know you're watching them!http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

Comment form for proceeding 14-28 "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet"

Comment form for proceeding 14-57 "Applications of Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. for Consent to Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and Applications"

The above proceeding has

List of all proceedings available for comment:http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/hotdocket/list

General "open internet" FCC inbox: openinternet@fcc.gov

whitehouse.gov petition for net neutrality in general:https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/peti...

whitehouse.gov petition for reclassifying broadband as common carrier, specifically: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/peti...

Once you have a whitehouse.gov account, you can sign petitions about all sorts of things you care about!

There's a rally in Washington DC on May 15 2014 if you're around:http://act.freepress.net/survey/DC_Ma...

Learn more about all this stuffs:

Court case ruling cable internet as an "information service" rather than "telecommunications service":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National...
Communications act of 1934, describing common carriers under title II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communic...
Telecommunications act of 1996, including Title V, the CDA:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomm...
Communications Decency Act, part of the Telecommunications act of 1996, which protected ISPs from liability:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communic...

The FCC's Open Internet Order 2010:
Verizon had the above overturned in 2014 as not applying to non-common carriers:

A couple other attempts at net neutrality things:

Data on internet speed from study "The Cost of Connectivity":http://oti.newamerica.net/publication...

Terms to know
Antitrust law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_S...
Cartel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartel
Common carrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_c...
DMCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA
FCC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_...
Game theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory
ISP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISP
Monopoly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly
Net neutrality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neut...
Oligopoly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligopoly
Telecommunication: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomm...

Also see these other videos on the topic:
BlinkPopShift: http://youtu.be/bzUuOscaDbI
CGPGrey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtt2a...
Extra Credits: http://youtu.be/wQtiIazfoQM
Hank Green: http://youtu.be/mc2aso6W7jQ

Thankyou Emily Eifler and Christopher Hart for their advice!
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Friday, May 2, 2014

"The Internet's Own Boy - Official Trailer

A dynamic and tragic portrait of the life of Reddit developer and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, a champion of open access who grew up to lead the internet community into a new age of data sharing and free speech.

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