Tech Policy (from my fav tech blog arstechnica ) bye bye patent trolls Startups can now buy insurance against threat of patent trolls. RPX wants to protect small companies from patent threats. Premiums start at $7,500. RPX is sometimes called a “defensive patent aggregator.” The company’s main business is to sell expensive memberships to big […]Read more "LAW & DISORDER / CIVILIZATION & DISCONTENTS"
East-West divide persists in Berlin, US lighting similar to East Berlin’s. NASA In many areas of the US, it’s no longer possible to see more than a few hundred stars at night. Light pollution, the diffusion of things like street and stadium lights, is limiting our ability to see into space. However, while looking from […]Read more "City lights viewed from space show cultural, tech differences"
When MetaData on Consumer Habits Begin to Influence Identity through Limiting OptionsRead more "Why Privacy Matters"