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Benjamin Oakes

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Hi, I'm Ben Oakes and this is my geek blog. Currently, I'm a Ruby/JavaScript Developer at Liaison. Previously, I was a Developer at Continuity and Hedgeye, a Research Assistant in the Early Social Cognition Lab at Yale University and a student at the University of Iowa. I also organize TechCorridor.io, ICRuby, OpenHack Iowa City, and previously organized NewHaven.rb. I have an amazing wife named Danielle Oakes.

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Driven by necessity, Mozilla to enable HTML5 DRM in Firefox

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Driven by necessity, Mozilla to enable HTML5 DRM in Firefox | Ars Technica.

From the comments:

Funny how psychology works. I have no problem with Netflix using DRM, because it’s very clear that their offering is like a “channel”, to which you have unlimited access during the time you pay for the subscription.

On the other hand, I highly resent DRM in things like ebooks that I’ve paid for, because I’ve bought them and they should be MINE, perpetually.

My thoughts, exactly.

ISEE-3

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ISEE-3 | xkcd.

A bunch of people rescued an abandoned spacecraft and can now control it remotely. All because NASA said it would cost too much for them to do it themselves. So cool.