Thursday, April 26, 2012

News

Death and politics. April 26, 2012 Posted by Mookie
In my mind, Alduraithel's eruption sounds very much like the explosion of a biotic combo in Mass Effect. There's just something about that sound that sends a chill up my spine. Maybe it sounds more like a violent, fleshy, splattery sound to you. Maybe it's some combination of both. Whatever it may be, it's ultimately up to you and your imagination.

I haven't been as politically outspoken down here in the news box as I have in the past. I'm still vocal about my political views, but mostly on my Twitter feed and Facebook page. I took exception to this a few months ago when I took part in the now-famous SOPA/PIPA Blackout. I'll talk internet freedom and privacy here since, for me, it's as much of a workplace issue as a political issue.

CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is going up for vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow, and it's been called "worse than SOPA." There's already been some mounting opposition against it, even from the White House itself. This looks like it's going to get interesting, so it's worth keeping an eye on further developments. Or, if you're feeling more active about it, contact your Congressional representative and let them know what you think of this proposed bill before it goes to vote.

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.