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Courtney Love's Twitter trial becomes landmark libel case in digital age

Courtney Love's Twitter trial becomes landmark libel case in digital age | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

 But when a California jury decided recently that Love shouldn't have to pay $8 million over a troublesome tweet about her former lawyer, she became just the latest...

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It was good to learn about the Sullivan trial as a standard set 50 years ago.

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Whatever Happened To Cabbage Patch Dolls?

Whatever Happened To Cabbage Patch Dolls? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The HOT dolls of the 80s haven't ever truly faded away
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The origin story about Babyland Hospital in Georgia was interesting.

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Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they buy it -- and shipping..
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Wait til they calculate in percentage of refunds and returns and start shipping and refunding before you know you were charged, or even wanted anything.

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Dove Blasted Over New Jersey-'Armpit' Billboard

Dove Blasted Over New Jersey-'Armpit' Billboard | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

Company Insists Ad Is Not A Put-Down, But Residents Aren't Buying It

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Which state would get the Tucks ad?

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Cave Inn

Cave Inn | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Cavers set up camp in Vietnam's Hang Son Doong in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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A magnificent image of some pretty surreal camping!

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Prepare to Meet Your Doom - Medieval manuscripts blog

Prepare to Meet Your Doom - Medieval manuscripts blog | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Followers of this blog may harbour a suspicion that we possess an unhealthy interest in scenes of violence and torture in medieval manuscripts. The following should remove any doubt on the matter!
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Those old monks sure had an outlet for their lascivious imagination when it came to drawing Hell and punishment for sinners.

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Gotchya there, Gandy

Gotchya there, Gandy | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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Bilbo does have a point. Coverage areas in Middle Earth are weak at best. Orcs keep topping the towers.

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Uruguayan President To United States: Legalize It!

Uruguayan President To United States: Legalize It! | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

The president of Uruguay wants more countries to legalize weed.

Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, President José Mujica called on the United States and Europe to follow his government's lead by legalizing marijuana.


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Mujica was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month for his leadership on marijuana legalization.

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Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry

Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Can you make mayonnaise without eggs or meat without killing? Tech firms and investors believe they can transform food the way Apple changed phones. Sydney Brownstone reports
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Thanks to Jim for passing this along.

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The Strangest Buildings on Earth

The Strangest Buildings on Earth | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Remember when a glass elevator was considered cutting edge? These buildings blow every taboo design out the window (...pun intended?) (Outlandish but brilliant!
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Check out the stone house in Portugal.

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Today, February 11th 2014, Thousands of Websites are Protesting Surveillance.

Today, February 11th 2014, Thousands of Websites are Protesting Surveillance. | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Reddit, Mozilla, Tumblr, Imgur, and over 6,000 other websites are protesting NSA surveillance. Join them.
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Right to protest. Right-on.

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Which Punk Icon Are You?

Which Punk Icon Are You? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Time to find out whether you're an antichrist, a rebel girl, or out of step with the world.
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Thanks to Reynaldo for posting this.

I was kinda hoping to get Geza X, but I got someone I never heard of...H.R. something.

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Warning Drivers Of Speed Traps With Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech

Warning Drivers Of Speed Traps With Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A federal judge in St. Louis ruled Monday that a driver flashing his lights to warn other drivers of an impending speed trap is protected free speech.
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Yes a benchmark. Yes free speech. Also, it's darn courteous! Thank-you to everyone who has given me some heads-up headlight flashes.

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Amtrak’s New ‘Writers’ Residencies’ Promotion Offers Free Rides to Writers

Amtrak’s New ‘Writers’ Residencies’ Promotion Offers Free Rides to Writers | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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With a test run already completed and a promise of this to become a regular thing, Amtrak is definitely blazing a trail in the right direction. However in addition to giving free ride preference to prominent social media types, how about also doing a few raffles for the obscure writers out there? Isn't that fair?

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NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says

NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Health select committee member Sarah Wollaston queries how data was secured by PA Consulting and uploaded to servers outside UK Police will have 'backdoor' access to health records
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Police will have "backdoor access" to health records. Great.

 

Thanks to TomG for linking to a similar article.

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Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Biggest of 2014

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Biggest of 2014 | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


The sun fired off a major solar flare late Monday (Feb. 24), making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent years.

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X-class flares in the active part of the solar cycle certainly keep things interesting!

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What the Good Doctor Taught Us: 10 Unexpected Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss

What the Good Doctor Taught Us: 10 Unexpected Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The whimsical wisdom of the immortal Dr. Seuss helped guide us through our childhood. With his birthday coming up, we reflected on some of the lessons that he taught us, and how we can incorporate them into our everyday social media life.
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You'll see things that are strange; you'll see things that are funny. You'll meet the deranged, and they'll ask you for money.

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Jane Austen’s Guide to Social Media

Jane Austen’s Guide to Social Media | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We don’t need romantic advice from 18th-century spinsters. What we really need is some guidance for avoiding Facebook foibles and Twitter gaffes.
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Just imagine the pretensions!

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Hickenlooper expects marijuana tax money to exceed prior expectations

Hickenlooper expects marijuana tax money to exceed prior expectations | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — who opposed marijuana legalization — is bullish about the revenue the legal cannabis industry will bring in for the state, according to a new budget proposal Hickenlooper submitted Wednesday.
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One billion dollars. Listen up other 48 states.

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Sathorn Unique: Bangkok's ghost skyscraper

Sathorn Unique: Bangkok's ghost skyscraper | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The construction of the Sathorn Unique tower in the center of Bangkok begun in the early '90s when the Thai economy was booming. The 49-store skyscraper was meant to become a modern residence for affluent citizens of ...
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I've read about this before and am still amazed.

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Keystone XL Pipeline: 4 Animals and 3 Habitats in Its Path

Keystone XL Pipeline: 4 Animals and 3 Habitats in Its Path | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Climate change isn’t the only concern of environmentalists opposing Keystone XL. Its path through the Great Plains crosses key wildlife migration routes and threatened species habitats.
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Thee is no safe route for something like this.

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Write On

Write On | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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They're stingy with money to all but a few, but hey, you can't have perfection.  :)

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Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles – review

Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles – review | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The Guardian Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles – review The Guardian But this book is a corrective to earlier, more freakish accounts, and it made me wonder whether Burroughs was less a writer than a performer, adept at transforming his...
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I'm not sure the author here is really on the right track with interpreting Burroughs.

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Afternoon Coffee & Evening Tea: A Touch Of Valentine Love

Afternoon Coffee & Evening Tea: A Touch Of Valentine Love | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
February brings hearts and love all around. That's great because a certain little lady in this house is in love with all things pink. We spent some time adding a few touches of love around our cozy country home this past ...
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Okay, just for Valentine's Day, something real nice and wholesome...just this once!  :)

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