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Blogger Fined

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Libel and creating a "defamation zone" these are the charges brought against Johnny Northside. Read below for part of the story:

Moore, after being fired by the Jordan Area Community Council in January 2009, was hired at the U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center to study mortgage foreclosures. When Hoff found out, he wrote a post accusing Moore of being involved in a "high-profile fraudulent mortgage," one of several that resulted in a 16-year prison sentence for former real estate agent Larry Maxwell. Moore was not charged in the Maxwell case.

Hoff said he told the truth and had documentation.

District Judge Denise Reilly threw out four of the five statements, saying they were either opinion or the comments of others on the blog. With respect to the remaining statement, the jury agreed with Clark’s claim that Hoff had committed "tortious interference" by meddling with Moore’s employment. Clark pointed out to the jury that Hoff, in a later blog post, took partial credit for Moore’s firing. (Source)


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Posted: March 16th, 2011
at 1:43pm by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,life,fo' real?,real life news,blogs,internets,law,ethics

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Social Search

The future of social commerce is here, with or without your favorite engine…

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Posted: March 10th, 2011
at 12:43pm by mnp

Categories: business,development,internets

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Antenna Radio on Adobe AIR

While it took me a while to connect to a station that was working, this Adobe AIR application is great. Antenna is a directory of streaming radio stations from around the world visualized in a nice interface- if your work music just isn’t cutting it, first download Adobe AIR, then the app. Fantastic what the web could be.>

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Posted: March 7th, 2011
at 11:55pm by mnp

Categories: music,internets

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The Future of (un)Consumption

A new wave of Collaborative Consumption is making sense across the world:

"While it may continue to be necessary to buy certain things ‘new,'" Anderson said, "Collaborative Consumption has the potential to be an equal counterpart to other more traditional forms of consumption."

Anderson added that businesses that stick doggedly to the practices of wasteful consumption are likely to go the way of Blockbuster and Borders.

"Some industries might be slower than others in recognizing the importance of a Collaborative Consumption model," Anderson conceded. "[But] those who don’t catch up will certainly be left behind the newcomers.">

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Posted: March 4th, 2011
at 8:25am by mnp

Categories: web,business,weaponry,real life news,"ninja",et cetera,diy,development,internets,philosophy,trade

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The Star Wars Effect

From ILM to Pixar to Photoshop and back to Finding Nemo (don’t forget Willow!), in 1971 Lucas Film inspired generations…

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Posted: February 28th, 2011
at 7:58am by mnp

Categories: music,art,too good to be true,games,robots,film,weaponry,design,science,development,internets,americana

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What’s New? : The Data Fountain

What's New? covering what's new in tech, this week looks at data fountains. In the hope of displaying implicit financial data, these dudes have come up with a new form of information decoration, in the form of fountains.>

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Posted: February 24th, 2011
at 8:04pm by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,green,weaponry,design,science,"ninja",internets,what's new?,trade

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The Satellite Revolution

Baruch, today's lesson: The internet and mobile telephony are not robust technologies when it comes to withstanding state intervention. States can and do pull the plug on them when they sense an existential threat. China turned off the Internet in restless Xinjiang for 9 months in 2009-2010, and Iran and other countries turn off sms and mobile internet use when it suits them. Today, Egypt's authorities tried to dampen a popular uprising by shutting down both its Internet and mobile telephony.

This is sobering, but points the way to how such draconian measures can be circumvented by those intent on accessing independent news: By not relying at all on terrestrial infrastructure such as cell towers and Internet cabling, falling back instead on direct satellite communications.

By necessity, this set-up reverts to a broadcast/receiver relationship, with international broadcasters like the BBC and Al Jazeera able to invest in satellite video phones as a back-up in case authorities turn off other means of broadcasting live. The Egyptian people, meanwhile, have ubiquitous access to satellite television a as anyone who's been to Cairo can attest after just a brief glance across the rooftops.>

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Posted: January 28th, 2011
at 6:04pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: internets

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Chinese Phone Booths Now Hotspots

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It said China is going to change its public telephone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots.

If that is the case, it will be great. AFirstly, ever since mobile phones became popular, the use of Apublic telephone booths is getting less and less. AThe article said in some area of Guangdong, a telephone booth gets less than one person to use it in a day. AThat is really a waste of resource, considering it has to be maintained regularly.

Secondarily, Chinese 3G services (no matter provided by China Mobile, China Unicom or China Telecom) are still slow and patchy. AWith Wi-Fi hotspots to complement them, the user experience can be much better. A(I am personally on China Unicom's 3G services for my mobile phone, and I am not very happy about it.) ATelephone booths, which are dotted in every corners of the streets, seems the perfect places for Wi-Fi hotspots. AAt least for the cities.

The article mentioned, besides of telephone booths, the telecom operators are also trying to setup hotspots in restaurants, hotels, sport facilities, and so on. A AIf the idea is really implemented, they will turn every city in China into a giant Wi-Fi network for fast internet connection.>

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Posted: December 17th, 2010
at 7:39pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: cell phones,internets

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Enrollment in Online Courses Increases at the Highest Rate Ever

Despite predictions that the growth of online education would begin to level off, colleges reported the highest-ever annual increase in online enrollmentamore than 21 percentalast year, according to aAreport on an annual survey of 2,600 higher-education institutions from the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group.

In fall 2009, collegesaincluding public, nonprofit private, and for-profit private institutionsareported that one million more students were enrolled in at least one Web-based course, bringing the total number of online students to 5.6 million. That unexpected increaseawhich topped the previous year'sA17-percent riseamay have been helped by higher demand for education in a rocky economy and an uptick in the number of colleges adopting online courses.

Although the survey found sustained interest in online courses across all sectors, there was a spike in the number of for-profit institutionsaa 20-percent increase over last yearathat said online education is critical to their long-term strategies. However, more public colleges thanA private for-profitsa74.9 percent versus 60.5 percentasay it's part of their long-term plans.>

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Posted: December 14th, 2010
at 10:10pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: internets,education

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