Archive for 'Media'

NSA’s Keith Alexander Loses YouTube War

1.6% approval rating for Alexander’s vision of Cybersecurity Why does everyone hate my video? Strategic blunder is probably the best description of the last week’s decision to publish Jessica Tozer’s 30 minute interview with General Keith Alexander on YouTube. What were they thinking? After the strangely-edited video was placed in the free-fire zone of open public [...]

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FBI Summer Reading List!

Barrett Brown Yes, summer is winding down, but it isn’t too late to cram in some late late summer reading.  And who better to suggest good solid reading, but the FBI.  Dell Cameron, writing in the Daily Dot, has the goods.  He gives us the 20 online publications concerning Barrett Brown that the prosecution considers [...]

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iPhone 5 Map Drives Players To Waze Traffic Sensor Game

Role playing a GPS-enabled sensor in the ARG hive mind I decided to join the Waze traffic map game on my new iPhone last week, after reading far too many stories moaning about how Apple should never have dropped Google Maps from the new version of iOS.  The general tone of the Apple Map coverage [...]

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Tizzers Foxchase: Rock Fresh

Exclusive interview and pictures from Fort Longcat Early this week, Linden Lab destroyed the Sandvich region of Second Life and banned Sandvich land owner Sarilia Tryce and associates from the game, presumably in response to the Justice League Unlimited gang’s favorite tactics: abuse report frenzy. The JLU and their allies were spurred into action as [...]

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SL in Steam: Rod Humble’s Hail Mary Pass?

10-12% drop in player concurrency since February – daily signups swoon There is no question Linden Lab CEO and Aston Villa fan Rod Humble knows his soccer. But Rod Humble seems to be taking a classic end-game page from the American football playbook – the Hail Mary pass – as he moves to market Second [...]

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Bowling and Griefing Going Strong in Second Life

by Justine Babii When I was last a Second Lifer I learned quickly that it’s important not to get too excited about the “Events” listed in the SL search, as most will be a huge disappointment. Empty sims trying to sell or rent lots, struggling clubs, and sex bed sales made up the majority of [...]

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Noam Chomsky, Anonymous Speak Out on Rap News

#Occupy2012 video documents live manifestation of Prophetseer Emeritus “Turn off your TVs for a start” Featuring a healthy dose of pepper spray – which sources on the UC Davis campus recently learned is basically a food product – the latest Rap News release from TheJuiceNews continues Robert Foster’s grand tradition of “turning bollocks-news into socio-poetic/comedic [...]

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Teleplace/QWAQ Liquidated By Financial Singularity?

But transhumanists rejoice as open source software immortality saves Turing Church Online The assets of Teleplace are being liquidated after the business-oriented 3D virtual meeting place hit a financial singularity which prevents the venture’s continued operation, according to a mailing sent to potential creditors – including the Alphaville Herald’s own part time typist/technical advisor Mark [...]

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Second Life Twitter War Goes Beyond Nasty

LabRatuOut accuses Linden Lab staff of Stroker Serpentine smear campaign The long running war of words between Jumpman Lane and Stroker Serpentine took a bizarre turn over the last two days after a newly minted Twitter account named LabRatuOut first tweeted a series of warnings to Mr. Lane asking that he apologize to Serpentine by [...]

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Pat the Rat rats Herald 8th Birthday

Social event of the new millenium (so far) Ponies and Pink Hands get funky at Herald birthday.  Fabulous readers, what can I say except that this was the social event to end all social events on Second Life.  Pixelboys, blingtards, /b/tards, and ponies mingled with robots, giant vore crazy dragons and cute little teddy bears [...]

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