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Save Internet Radio!

Internet radio is in danger. In March a new copyright law was passed in the US that obliges online broadcasters to pay a ridiculously high royalty, that could force a lot of popular online radio stations to close down. Free services like Pandora, Last.fm, Digitally Imported and Proton Radio (thankfully the electronic music record companies are more easy on this) may come to a halt. The online radio industry does not have a strong presence as to face legal situations like this. The industry is still in its young age coming up with new innovations in areas like music suggestion and social ratings. Now it has to deal with the some of the wackiest lawyers in the world. So what can the average listener do? Sign the petition of course.

Stay updated on this at saveourinternetradio.com and sign the petition at savethestreams.org

Listen to internet radio (my favorite services in order) Pandora, Proton Radio, Soma FM, Digitally Imported, Last.fm

The Dooms Day Clock, 5 Minutes to Armageddon

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have moved the hand of the Dooms Day Clock to five minutes to midnight. The Dooms Day Clock acts as a metaphorical measure of how close humanity is to it’s demise. In 1947 when it was started, it was set at 7 minutes to midnight. The first Soviet atomic test brought it to three minutes to midnight, and subsequent nuclear tests by the US and the Soviet Union in the next 3 years brought it to just 2 minutes. It was 1953 and it was when humanity was the most likely to had been wiped out. The “safest” it ever got was in 1991 when the US and the Soviet Union signed the famous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

With the recent events in the “war on terror”, Iran and North Korea’s nuclear developments being about to trigger another nuclear arms race, and new scientific evidence on climate change and the fact that it has the potential to wreck global havoc, the Dooms Day Clock has once again ticked.

Internet Cats

Cats are part of the internet culture, and they go perfect with all sorts of internet memes. They found their new place online in the “I’m in your (noun), (verbing) your (nouns)” phenomena.

Visit ICanHasCheezBurger

7 Things You Learned at School

John Taylor Gatto, a New York State school teacher describes the following points as what the schools actually teach children. He writes in his book titled “Dumbing Us Down”

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