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Introducing The KickBack Machine

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A few months ago, I wrote a bit about Kickstarter, and how they hide (or at the very least, make it very difficult to find) failed projects.

Some Kickstarter follow-up

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Last week, I wrote a bit about a design decision I’d noticed on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Basically, Kickstarter projects that fail to meet their fu...

Kickstarter hides failure

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(TL;DR: Kickstarter does not want you to see failed projects. Failed Kickstarter campaign pages include robot meta tags to keep search engines from indexing ...

Comcast, use-based pricing, and Canada

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In the U.S., Comcast is experimenting with “use-based pricing” (which sounds an awful lot like usage-based billing). The NYT reports:

How not to do geoblocking

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I’ll admit that up until yesterday, I was unaware of the CBC Television program The Big Decision.

Radio, comics, and abstraction

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It’s been on my “to watch” list for quite a while, and today I finally got around to watching Jad Abumrad’s presentation at MaxFunCon 2010.

Everything old is new (again)

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Cyrus has a piece up at Ars Technica about Boxfish, a search engine for closed captions scraped from broadcast television: