Prodigy software patents invoked in suit against GroupOn. Patent troll mode activated :( (via Paul Graham)
(tags: ibm patents swpats paul-graham patent-trolls prodigy groupon)
Nook DRM promises to kill book collection unless user takes action
yay, DRM. “It is important that you transfer your purchased NOOK Books to ensure access”
(tags: drm fail nook uk sainsburys)
March 2016’s shocking global warming temperature record
Keep in mind that it took from the dawn of the industrial age until last October to reach the first 1.0 degree Celsius, and we’ve come as much as an extra 0.4 degrees further in just the last five months. Even accounting for the margin of error associated with these preliminary datasets, that means it’s virtually certain that February handily beat the record set just last month for the most anomalously warm month ever recorded. That’s stunning.eek.
(tags: global-warming climate-change 2016)