Fluffy Links – April 30th 2007

Government to also charge disabled people for being disabled. As well as charging pensioners for their stay in nursing homes, it seems the Government will now charge disabled people in care and take the money from their weekly supplement.

It now appears that the department of health (which has historically dropped the ball on supports for those with disabilities) is planning to implement the same regime of charges for those with disabilities as for the pensioners in residential care. Which means they will charge disabled people for living in residential settings. And charge them out of their disabled person’s maintenance allowance.

See? Twitter can make money. Kind of. Selling t-shirts? Please.

Wind powered L.E.D.s. Yum.

Fucking brilliant. Firefox extension to uncensor starred out w*rds.

Internet World Map for 2007.

The start of the Data Bill of rights.

We can identify and review the data that companies have about us. A sticky issue is whether we can also identify and review data that is made about us based on other data the company might have. (IE, based on your behavior, we at Amazon know you might also like….)

Another fight in the states about campaign ad spends.

Via Loic, subtitle any video using a wiki type collaboration model.

Feist – 1,2,3,4

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2 Responses to “Fluffy Links – April 30th 2007”

  1. [...] I signed up for one of those Twitter accounts. You can find me here, though I haven’t the faintest idea why you’d want to. I know I’m not the first person to ask, but is there a practical use to this tool? Besides selling t-shirts, like. Not being (too) facetious, just wondering. [...]

  2. Mark says:

    I thought I was the only one who didn’t get the whole Twitter thing … a little fun it may be … but to me it seems utterly pointless otherwise !! But of course each to their own.