Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

Occupy Wall Street: Staggering Court Victory

Due to the herd of cats, my weekend schedule has changed and I’ve no longer been popping into the city to see what’s up with Occupy. And staying off Twitter kept me from seeing today’s news until now.

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NY Daily News: Occupy Wall Street settles lawsuit with city over books destruction for $232K

The city agreed to pay $232,000 — $47,000 to cover the costs of the books and $185,000 to civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, who brought the lawsuit last year.

The city also agreed to shell out another $133,000 to settle two other lawsuits growing out the raid, which evicted members of the protest movement from the park after a lengthy encampment.

Global Revolution TV is getting $75,000 for damaged electronic gear, and their lawyers are getting nearly $50,000. Time’s Up, an environmental nonprofit, will receive $8,500 for 16 damaged “energy” bicycles.

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Why Is Microsoft Married To 16:9?

Windows 8 on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (via Splashtop):

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Microsoft Plans 7-Inch Tablet

I’m not a fan of 16:9. People who watch a lot of video love it for widescreen without black bars. But those people drive people like me — who like to read — up the wall.

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