Category Archives: Wild Card

Something interesting, but not necessarily typical on this blog.

The People Who Were Sued for Downloading Music… What Ever Happened?…

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Date: June 06, 2021

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“Lawsuits against downloaders were meant to scare people into buying CDs again. However in the late 2000s a pair of cases went way too far, with even the judge calling the outcome “monstrous and shocking.” Interestingly, the fight against digital music began as early as the 1980s. Enjoy the full history of the RIAA vs digital music!”

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LARGEST RC AIRBUS A380 SECOND FLIGHT…

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Date: April 04, 2021

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“Second flight for the technical acceptance of an A380 from THAI Airways in 1/13 scale. Unfortunately it was not possible to repair the landing gear fault in the short time between the two flights. That’s why the gear stayed extended.

Rainer Kamitz was at the sticks and did an impressive flight.
Builder and owner: Christopher Ferkl from Austria
Scale 1/13
Span: 6.13m / 20 feet
Length: 5.60 m / 18.5 feet
Weight: 102.7 kg / 226 pounds
Turbine: 4 x JetsMunt 166 … http://www.jets-munt.com/wp/m166xbl/​
Fuel capaticy: 12 liters / 2.2 gallons (UK)
Fuel tanks from CMJETS
Landing gears: Electron with homemade gears
TX: Futaba T18MZ
RX: 2 x Futaba 7008SB
Servos: KST
2 x Aileron
2 x Elevator
1 x Rudder
4 x Landing flaps
1 x Front gear
8 x Gear doors
Electronic control unit: Powerbox Royal
Time to build 3 years / 1700 hours”

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Capital Punishment (& Prison Abolition) – Philosophy Tube…

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Date: March 09, 2021

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“BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Jonathan Allen, “How the Trump Administration Secured A Secret Supply of Execution Drugs,” in Reuters
Jasmine Andersson, “I am the UK’s Longest Serving Transgender Prisoner. This is What I’ve Learned,” in The i
Sarah Jane Baker Interviewed on the True Crime Podcast
Sarah Jane Baker, Transgender Behind Prison Walls
Dan Berger, Mariarme Kaba, David Stein, “What Abolitionists Do,” in Jacobin
Jeremy Bentham, The Rationale of Punishment
Brian P. Block & John Hostettler, Hanging in the Balance
Elizabeth Bruenig, “Abolish the Federal Death Penalty,” in The New York Times
Lisa Marie Cacho, Social Death
James Crimmins, “”A Hatchet For Paley’s Net”: Bentham on Capital Punishment and Judicial Discretion,” in Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
Camonghne Felix, “Aching for Abolition,” in The Cut
Phil Forder, Released Inside
Martin R. Gardner, “Renaissance of Retribution – an Examination of Doing Justice,” in Wisconsin Law Review
Brandon Garrett, “Why Jurors Are Rejecting the Death Penalty,” in Slate
Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement
Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals
Jacob Kastrenakes, “Prisons Turn to Computer Algorithms for Deciding Who to Parole, in The Verge
Roger Lancaster, “How to End Mass Incarceration,” in Jacobin
Adam Lusher, “Laid to Rest at Last: Edith Thompson, Victim of a ‘Barbarous, Misogynistic’ Death Penalty,” in The Independent
Ben Mosche, “The Tension Between Abolition and Reform”
William Paley, “Of Crimes and Punishments,” in The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
Louis Pojman, “In Defence of the Death Penalty”
Jeffrey Reiman, “Against the Death Penalty”
Russ Shafer-Landau, “Retributivism and Desert”
Dean Spade, Normal Life
Shaun, “The Death Penalty feat. PragerU”
Alex Vitale, The End of Policing”

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