Archive for the ‘consumerism’ Category

Using the Raspberry Pi as a Streaming Radio Source

My initial toying around with using the Raspberry Pi as a streaming radio source using darkice and (maybe) liquidsoap. This post will be updated as I learn and try new things.

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Occupy the Media

How do we counter the demand for insanely spendy political campaigns? How do we boycott propaganda?

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Should We Allow Market Conversations With Minors?

Tweet Sympathetically incensed by this post on DadWagon.com entitled, “Dear General Mills: Fuck You”, I started giving some thought to the problem of highly child-attractive packaging selling food that even pigeons would reject. The kind of food for which it seems that the lower the cost of the ingredients, the greater the expenditure on marketing [...]

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Why The Interstate Battery Warranty is Worthless

Interstate’s battery warranty may be “impressive” as stated, but what happens when retailers won’t cooperate to fulfill it?

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Costume, Culture, and Coterie

Why can we so often successfully stereotype people who make up a given subculture?

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The Unbearable Lightness of Helium

Helium, the noblest of gases, is fleeing the planet irretrievably. And we can’t stop laughing about it.

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Precious Cargo

After donating my car to 826 National (826 Valencia, SF), there’s just one thing I miss it for: watermelons. The Japanese have a solution.

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