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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: The “Air” Version: Pipo P1+ Announced

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: MiBand On A Kitten!

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

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FTC Disclosure Updated

FTC Disclosure

October 5, 2014 Update: From time-to-time — and it will be rare — I will post about a Kickstarter campaign or other fundraiser. See this and this as examples. When that happens, unless I say so in the post itself, I have no connection to the funds being raised other than being interested in the product or cause. If you’ve reached this point in the post, you should have understood that by now.

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Help Defend Free Speech

This is important and will remain a Sticky post for three days. Scroll down one for new posts.

Ellora’s Cave Sues Dear Author

Basically, a pioneer in eBooks for women let the money go to her head and she has been screwing her writers out of their earnings. The publisher is suing the blogger — Jane Litte of Dear Author — because her site is prominent in the field. The suit is intended to intimidate everyone.

(Sidebar to that publisher: HA! HA! HA! Fuck you. Discovery will bury you.)

There’s a formal term for this kind of lawsuit: SLAPP.

I would like everyone reading this to slap back.

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Still A Holiday In China

No news. But there’s this … via Sina Tech Weibo:

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National Day In China

Weibo is having problems, so I can’t check it.

Some other sites are having problems too.

I doubt there’s any news out of China today due to the big holiday, but check back hours from now.

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Unpredictable China

China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google

As part of a broad campaign to tighten internal security, the Chinese government has draped a darker shroud over Internet communications in recent weeks, a situation that has made it more difficult for Google and its customers to do business.

Chinese exporters have struggled to place Google ads that appeal to overseas buyers. Biotechnology researchers in Beijing had trouble recalibrating a costly microscope this summer because they could not locate the online instructions to do so. And international companies have had difficulty exchanging Gmail messages among far-flung offices and setting up meetings on applications like Google Calendar.

Readers should have noticed the increase in Weibo items here since I’ve switched to using Chrome to read it. If China blocks that, Weibo items will plummet again. And if Google Translate gets blocked, most China tech site items will go away too.

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

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