Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "As many of you may remember, the State of Georgia filed charges against Public Resource complete with a scurrilous and unfounded charge that we engaged in a "strategy of terrorism." I am pleased to announce that we are represented pro bono by Alston and Bird, one of the leading law firms in Georgia. Our legal team filed an answer to the Georgia complaint and we counter-sued, denying their over-the-top characterization as 'bizarre, defamatory and gratuitous allegations.'"
You can read our answer and counter-claim, as well as supporting exhibits such as letters of thanks from Speaker Boehner and the Judicial Conference of the United States at the RECAP archive for our case. Lead attorneys Elizabeth Rader and Jason Rosenberg were assisted in this effort by Joe Gratz of Durie Tangri and David Halperin, who is of-counsel to Public Resource.
Simultaneous with our counter-suit, we released an upgrade of the XML data from 2013 to 2014, and released 51 new volumes that were released in July 2015 which you can examine in bulk on our server or view it on our govlaw collection.
I recently had the pleasure of appearing (MP3) on Lost in the Stacks, "the one-and-only research library rock-and-roll radio show," a podcast out of Georgia Tech. Hey, library+radio, what's not to like!
You can listen to the one-hour podcast here, which has three interviews and some very cool music. These librarians have some serious production chops!
Enjoy the podcast! Last time I did one of these was 20 years ago!
Episode 272: "Open Sourcing America's Operating System" [Lost in the Stacks]
3D printing is a dumpster fire of stupid, obvious patents, but thankfully many of these are expiring; this year, the stupid patent on putting sides on a 3D printer (extrusion printers are very sensitive to errant breezes and just a puff of wind can ruin a print that took hours, just minutes before it completes).
Hubert Horan (previously) is a transport industry analyst who has written more than 20 essays for Naked Capitalism as well as two peer-reviewed scholarly articles explaining why Uber is a "bezzle" -- that is, a scam that can't possibly ever make money, no matter how much it preys on drivers, ignores passenger safety, and destroys […]
Artist Coop's revival of the outstanding skulls of the Randotti Corporation (as seen at Disneyland and Walt Disney World!) continues with a line of tights featuring Haunted Skull, Voodoo Skull and Pirate Skull.
When the SNES launched back in the early 1990s, it changed gaming forever. One of the innovations was a gamepad with four action buttons — something that has remained a constant on controllers ever since. The 8BitDo SN30 Bluetooth Gamepad brings that iconic design up to date, with Bluetooth connectivity and support for multiple platforms. […]
After a long day at work, cooking a meal from scratch can seem like too much trouble. Unfortunately, the alternative is usually something unhealthy. Enter the Mellow Sous Vide Precision Cooker. This compact water bath uses cutting-edge technology to cook meat and veggies at the perfect temperature for exactly the right amount of time. It […]
In the course of any day, we encounter many different audio environments. If you are wearing earbuds, the ambient noise level can affect your listening experience. The HUB wireless earbuds adapt to different surroundings using smart noise-cancellation technology. They can either block out distractions or enhance conversations. They are normally priced at $250, but you […]