Russian indicted in copyright case. “U.S. officials indicted a Russian software programmer and his Moscow-based employer on Tuesday on charges of violating a controversial new U.S. copyright law, signaling the collapse of plea-bargain talks in a case that has sparked international protests.”
Salon: Stuffing MTV’s ballot box. It’s unrefreshingly reassuring to see that the Music Industry seems to stoop as low as the American political intustry.
Reading between the lines in his comments on friday though, he seems to be under the misconception that you have to be a hippie to go to Burning Man.
I’ve been twice, both times with a group of geeky-type folks, which included a rocket-scientest from the JPL, who is most definitely not a hippie. As for myself, if you count someone with long hair, liberal politics, and a moderate socialist bent a hippie, then I guess I qualify, though I think the term geek (or even -gasp- nerd) seems to me to be a more appropriate label.
BTW, I don’t smoke pot, don’t really like the Grateful Dead, have mixed feelings about public nudity, and never owned a Volks Wagen. :-p
OTOH, I think polyamory is OK as long as those involved all agree, I believe in the power of love in all forms, and I marched on Washington during the Vietnam war (on my mom’s shoulders as a babe)…. Oh, and I’m a Reedie. 😉
Label me if you must.
Dictionary.com Word of the Day: profuse.