Lots of Internet protests planned, and we may get our tech act together to participate (I don’t fool with the site plumbing but my tech guy is on the case). Looking at a partial day shutdown during prime time.
The Web to “Go Dark” January 18th to Protest Censorship Bills George Washington
Google Plans Home Page Protest Against U.S. Piracy Measures Bloomberg. Notice the new PR tactic. Protests that might get noticed are deemed to be “publicity stunts”. This by people who are heavy users of PR.
“Can’t seem to face up to the facts” Three-Toed Sloth (hat tip reader Foppe). Debunks a Slashdot link from yesterday.
A Guide to the Dark Side Science Now (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Bed Bath and Beyond recalls radioactive tissue holders after they set off police radiation monitors aboard a delivery truck Daily Mail (hat tip reader 1 SK)
GEODOG GPS-enabled collar lets you find your dog using your smartphone Gizmag (hat tip reader furzy mouse). Why a collar? Why not a chip?
‘Unruly’ fliers: Delta flight diverts on champagne request USA Today (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). A real “he said, she said.”
Industry Weighs Effect of Ship Accident New York Times and Americans recall panic, chaos after shipwreck USA Today (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). If you’ve been on a cruise, you are put through a drill early on to tell you where to go in an emergency and you are reassured the crew knows what to do. Yet another example of theory v. reality.
Project to Pour Water Into Volcano to Make Power Associated Press (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
The ECB is Engaging in Massive QE Marshall Auerback, Credit Writedowns
World Bank warns emerging nations Financial Times. What are they supposed to do? Assume the brace position?
Iran to return US secret drone… as a toy RT (hat tip reader 1 SK)
White House seizes on Romney’s tax admission Financial Times
Analysis: The great hedge fund humbling of 2011 Reuters (hat tip reader ScottS)
In Citi appeal, who will speak for Rakoff? Alison Frankel. I thought there was an above my pay grade reason the Rakoff ruling should not be subject to appeal. Cleary, no one cares about such niceties.
Mozilo Tied to Loan to Top Lawmaker Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader furzy mouse). An albino hummingbird, photographed by fifteen year old Marlin Shank: