The so-called NATO 3 were convicted today of two counts of mob action, but not the more serious charges of terrorism," reports the Chicago Tribune
. "Jurors deliberated nearly eight hours before reaching the verdict for Brent Betterly, 25, Jared Chase, 29, and Brian Church, 22." In the course of the trial, the jury literally got to decide what constituted terrorism.
The issue before the jury has rarely been so divergent: Did three out-of-state men who came to Chicago in the days before the NATO summit in 2012 want to violently bring about an anarchist revolution or were they just loud-mouthed simpletons who liked to brag?
Two undercover police who joined the group made secret recordings of conversations with the three men from Florida, while posing as fellow activists. Attorneys for the NATO 3 say the recordings document nothing more than boasts, and their clients had no plan to act on them.
Kevin Gosztola of Firedoglake has been live-tweeting from the trial, and reporting extensively.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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