0010 - Laptops Searched and Confiscated at U.S. Border. I'm not entirely sure how pervasive this is, but the NYTimes article linked from there (requires free subscription to view) provides some detail on the legal issues involved and it seems like border patrol-type people have the right to inspect the contents of laptops even without reasonable suspicion.
0011 - BitTorrent Site Admin Sent To Prison for criminal copyright infringement. Well, we all knew it was a matter of time before all this started, right? Torrent servers don't have "safe harbour" rights like YouTube and other places that physically host content. So yeah.
( 0100-0101 cut for length; rambles on Harry and Draco, nice guys vs good guys and being motivated by maliceCollapse )
0110 - Well, and since I'm on a roll here, that character meme everyone's done already:
Comment to this post with a character from one of my fandoms and I'll tell you why I love or hate them.
(I'm removing the "no less than 100 words" rule because brevity is good. I'll do a post with all of them after the weekend.)
Fandoms: Harry Potter (books), The Matrix, Lord of the Rings (books), Queer as Folk (US), Dragonlance, A Song of Ice and Fire, Wheel of Time, anything William Gibson has ever written.
0111 - Apropos of none of the above, I was reading this article about six-word stories, inspired by Hemingway's "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." story (which he reportedly called his best work). I wonder if that was the inspiration for Xzibit's Double Time lyric, "For sale: one female, slightly dented." These are the things I think about in the early afternoon.