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Mar 21 2014

Twitter blocked in Turkey; activists graffiti alternate DNS workaround

Graffiti on a turkish wall reading 'DNS: 8.8.8.8 Alternatif: 8.8.4.4'

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has instated a ban of Twitter ostensibly over concerns that it hosts pornography, but from all appearances actually in response to repeated leaks of damning recordings of government officials. However, the way that the ban is implemented is very rudimentary — the government has forced all ISPs in …

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Mar 01 2014

Fake tweet, legit topics of discussion.

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Piers Morgan is no stranger to controversy lately, where in his TV show’s dying days, he sought to turn Janet Mock’s life into infotainment, doing immense splash damage to trans folks in the process. It’s no wonder people are taking it upon themselves to shame him in innumerable ways. Like with this very probably faked …

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Dec 16 2013

Twitter: Fixed it for you

Dear Twitter, I noticed you’re having a hard time balancing user issues with dealing with harassment and dealing with privacy. I further noticed you had a good idea for a change to a function that solves one class of issues, but that had side-effects that made another class of issues dramatically worse. I think I …

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May 05 2012

Pentametron creates sonnets out of users’ tweets

This is certainly a lot better use of a Twitter bot than most. It’s just the sort of high-concept bot I would love to do, if only I had a decent idea for one. And I bet it’ll irritate real poets, like Cuttlefish, for its (present) flaws. Creator Ranjit Bhatnagar built, in PHP, a script …

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Feb 21 2012

Vic Toews: Gun registries are invasion of privacy. Internet snooping is great though!

During the Conservative fight to fool everyone into believing the long gun registry is a bad idea, one of the most frequent and most proximate reasons the CPC and their spambot flaks gave for dismantling and bonfiring the database was that it served as an invasion of privacy that allowed the government too much insight …

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Aug 27 2011

Hurricane Irene as seen from space

It may be a lumbering behemoth that’ll peter mostly out before it hits us here in Canuckistan, but it looks like there’s pretty much no avoiding this one. If you’re anywhere on the East Coast, you’re in this juggernaut’s way. It’s very sunny and bright and cheery-looking here at the moment. Meanwhile, everyone on Twitter …

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Aug 17 2011

Mock The Movie: Atom Age Vampire

Lifted from The JAYFK: Last week, we kicked-off Mock The Movie with the SyFy Original Movie‘Sands of Oblivion‘.  Participating smart-ass science fiction and horror movie lovers took to twitter and shared their snarky comments with the tag #mtm.  This week, we’ll be enjoying Atom Age Vampire! This 1960′s gem has a damsel in distress, a mad scientist, and vampirism caused by science!!! …

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Aug 14 2011

Python Twitter-bot Framework

I’m working on a Twitter bot to be used for the upcoming episode of Mock The Movie this Thursday, and I have every intention of participating as often as humanly possible, if not the least way by running this bot when necessary. If you’re a Python developer and are interested in building a Twitter bot, …

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