Posted 1 year ago
wilwheaton:

geekandsundry:

Wil Wheaton speaks the truth.

Goddammit, Felicia.

wilwheaton:

geekandsundry:

Wil Wheaton speaks the truth.

Goddammit, Felicia.

Posted 1 year ago

Cross a border, lose your ebooks

wilwheaton:

Jim O’Donnell was at a library conference in Singapore when his Ipad’s Google Play app asked him to update it. This was the app through which he had bought 30 to 40 ebooks, and after the app had updated, it started to re-download them. However, Singapore is not one of the countries where the Google Play bookstore is active, so it stopped downloading and told him he was no longer entitled to his books.

It’s an odd confluence of travel, updates, and location-checking, but it points out just how totally, irretrievably broken the idea of DRM and region-controls for ebooks is.

Meanwhile, someone who got those books some other way, perhaps from a certain Bay, for example, would be able to read them anywhere on the planet, as long as that hypothetical person had electricity.

DRM is stupid, broken, punishes honest people, does nothing to deter piracy, and will never be used by me in any way as long as I am publishing my own works.

Or, using a certain E-book management tool and the right plug-in, people can also scrub their books of DRM…

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

candycoatedperfection:

Okay…I’m going to ask this and I hope I don’t get slaughtered…

*whispers* What is Night Vale?

A quick summation: its a well produced podcast that’s about a fictional town. Google ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ and check it out.

(Source: reasonablyfantastic)

Posted 1 year ago

Tumblr Staff: All, we’ve heard from a bunch of you who are concerned about Tumblr...

staff:

All, we’ve heard from a bunch of you who are concerned about Tumblr censoring NSFW/adult content. While there seems to be a lot of misinformation flying around, most of the confusion seems to stem from our complicated flagging/filtering features. Let me clear up (and fix) a few things:

1. Last…

Posted 1 year ago

candycoatedperfection:

behindthesmallscreen:

fandom-life-chose-me-princepatel:

i dont want to go…

You live forever as the Doctor in my heart. <3

I am so enjoying this Season with Doctor 10 <3

I cannot wait for the fiftieth anniversary episode!

(Source: friskyfelton)

Posted 1 year ago
thefrogman:

Today celebrates Canada declaring its independence from the evil Moose People of Saskatoon. For 300 years the Moose People ruled Canada with an iron fist. Riding on mooseback and carrying large whips they would force the Canadians to work in the maple syrup mines. They felt they were generous leaders because they paid the workers with bacon. But this was no bacon at all. It was ham that they called bacon.
Finally the people got fed up with the harsh working conditions and fake bacon. They rose up against the Moose People and said, “That’s not bacon, eh!” They fashioned weapons from petrified syrup and fought the Moose People into near extinction. With each blow of their petrified syrup swords they would say, “Oh dear. Really sorry boot that, eh.”
Then on July 1, 1867 the last of the Moose People were dead and the Canadians declared that they were free.

thefrogman:

Today celebrates Canada declaring its independence from the evil Moose People of Saskatoon. For 300 years the Moose People ruled Canada with an iron fist. Riding on mooseback and carrying large whips they would force the Canadians to work in the maple syrup mines. They felt they were generous leaders because they paid the workers with bacon. But this was no bacon at all. It was ham that they called bacon.

Finally the people got fed up with the harsh working conditions and fake bacon. They rose up against the Moose People and said, “That’s not bacon, eh!” They fashioned weapons from petrified syrup and fought the Moose People into near extinction. With each blow of their petrified syrup swords they would say, “Oh dear. Really sorry boot that, eh.”

Then on July 1, 1867 the last of the Moose People were dead and the Canadians declared that they were free.

Posted 1 year ago

unfriendable:

A part of Voldemort lives inside him http://bit.ly/10slyXr

You just redid the series finale to St. Elsewhere. Fuck I’m old…

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago