Tag Archives: bitTorrent

Teaching BitTorrent by Way of Snow Ball Fights

After I wrote this rather emo post about my teaching woes as a result of last Thursday’s class, the follow-up session on Tuesday was awesome. The “How It Works” panel did a phenomenal job of leading the class through a … Continue reading

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The Internet Police State

This post is ancient in internet time, but I tend to agree with Torrent Freak’s third prediction from their “5 bitTorrent Predictions for 2010”: Prediction 3: More people will use BitTorrent anonymously 2010 is the year where copyright holders gain … Continue reading

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A 21st century teaching conceit

Last month TorrentFreak had an article about Professor John Stinchcombe of the University of Toronto explaining how he uses the concept behind bitTorrent to explain DNA sequencing. You can see the slide below (which even includes an image the Pirate … Continue reading

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RIAA: Three strikes and you’re without

I’ve been following the RIAA’s recent announcements that it will no longer be suing individuals, but rather working with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to enforce a “three strikes your without” campaign. As David Kravets notes on here: The RIAA has … Continue reading

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Textbook Torrents Closes

TorrentFreak’s at it again (my new, favorite EduBlog) and this time an article by Enigmax, Textbook Torrents has closed shop just three months after it found itself in the spotlight thanks in part to Jeffrey Young’s Chronicle article “Textbook Piracy … Continue reading

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P4P: Universities as techno-corporate thinktanks?

I’m a fan of TorrentFreak, it’s one of those rare blogs that streams interesting news on a very specific subject and openly acknowledges its biases while providing the reader with a ton of information to fend for themselves. In fact, … Continue reading

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BitTorrent: An Educational Autopsy of the Hydra

The Disclaimer comes first 😉 The following post is a ton of stuff I have collected over the last year or two on BitTorrent and its implications for educational institutions. This will all be fodder for an article in the … Continue reading

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The Many-Headed Hydra, or a Useful Figure for the Quotidian Revolution

Jon Beasley-Murray recently posted about the political term multitude, the concept itself is rather complex and can be traced through the political texts and philosophical thought of Machiavelli and Spinoza, and more recently the concept has been employed by Michael … Continue reading

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The Pirate’s Dilemma

Tom Woodward turned me on to this fascinating keynote presentation by pirate radio DJ Matt Mason, author of The Pirate’s Dilemma, at The Medici Summit on March 3rd 2008. It resonated on several levels about issues that have been circulating … Continue reading

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Why I Want to Move to Canada…

Now there are a lot of great people in Canada (particularly in the EdTech realm) but I have a fine time communicating with and learning from them in a distributed manner from the continental 48. It wasn’t until I read … Continue reading

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