Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Michael Caine thinks Baltimore is lame

Michael Caine
So, apparently, Michael Caine (Alfred from Batman Begins) is not too keen on shooting scenes from the upcoming Bat-sequel in my home town of Baltimore.

In related news, the sequel to Batman Begins entitled The Dark Knight will be filming in Baltimore.

From Superherohype:
Veteran entertainment journalist Army Archerd recently talked to actor Michael Caine, who revealed that the upcoming Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight will be shooting in Hong Kong, London, L.A. and of all places, Baltimore.

"Baltimore!" Caine exclaims in the interview. "What will happen in Baltimore?"

[UPDATE: Turns out that Michael Caine was talking about a different Baltimore somewhere in the UK. I'm not the only one who got this wrong. Lots of other traditional news outlets thought he meant Maryland as well]

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Ask A Ninja: Ninja Omnideuce

There's a new episode of Ask a Ninja out today. It is such rapid fire hilarity you barely have time to finish laughing before the next moment of comedic genius glides into you with two swords drawn.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Lawrence Lessig - The Differences between Culture and Code

Lawrence Lessig at the 23C3 Conference - On Free, and the Differences between Culture and Code.

Larry Lessig's entry at Wikipedia:
He is currently professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of its Center for Internet and Society. He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications.


In 2002, Lessig was awarded the FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), and on March 28, 2004 he was elected to the FSF's Board of Directors[2]. In 2006, Lessig was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[3]. Lessig is also a well-known critic of copyright term extensions.

He proposed the concept of "Free Culture"[4]. He also supports free software and open spectrum[5]. He is founder and CEO of the Creative Commons and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. At his "Free culture" keynote at OSCON 2002, half of his speech was also about software patents, which he views as a rising threat to both free/open source software and innovation. Lessig is on the board of directors of Software Freedom Law Center, launched in February 2005.

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