November 16, 2011
From the same International Space Station mission that brought you this eye-popping video, here's an astronaut's-eye view of the Southern Lights above Australia. That's some Stanley Kubrick stuff right there.
Tried reading Tumblr recently? You can't. The site has censored itself to draw attention to Congress's upcoming votes on the PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. If passed, these bills would clear the way for corporations to control what content is up about them on the web, as well as imposing even stricter punishments on piracy sites and users.
Well this doesn't sound good.
It is funny how quickly we take things for granted that didn’t exist just a few years back (obligatory reference to Louis C.K. rant about appreciating technology). Today the thought of using a computer that’s not connected to a network is almost un…