PTSF

An interesting MeMe, is that possible?

Browser History Meme
Let's learn a little something about you. For each letter of the alphabet, tell us what comes up in your auto-fill address bar and what that website is/means to you.

A: http://www.amazon.com DUH!
B: http://www.bgr.com Phones
C: http://www.coolmaterial.com Toys!
D: http://www.deadwinter.cc Comic strip
E: http://www.eve-online.com Spreadsheets in SPAAAACE!
F: http://www.failblog.org Fail
G: http://www.gumstix.com Very very small computers
H: http://www.hulu.com TV shows
I: http://www.irobot.com Robotic cleaning robots
J: http://jiltanith.thefifthimperium.com Snippets of books
K: http://www.kickstarter.com Crowdsourced projects
L: http://www.lum-tec.com Watches
M: http://www.makerbot.com 3d printers
N: http://www.npr.org National Public Radio
O: http://www.ocztechnology.com SSDs
P: http://www.pandora.com Internet radio, very well done
Q: http://www.qnap.com Linux based NAS
R: http://www.rightstuf.com Anime
S: http://sjtucker.com Music
T: http://theawesomer.com Stuff
U: http://uncrate.com More stuff
V: http://www.volokh.com Law
W: http://www.wimp.com Even more stuff
X: http://www.xkcd.com Geek humor, of course
Y: http://www.youtube.com
Z: I got nothing
PTSF

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So, I've been thinking about batteries and their devices, and I've come up with the embers of a proposal:

All devices with rechargeable batteries must use a standardized battery, off a list of 10 (roughly) specifications, and must interoperable. Any device that does not use a interoperable standardized battery must include a 10$ surcharge, and mention the surcharge and reason in all packaging/marketing material.

There is no reason my phone battery (1380mah, 3.7v lion) and my camera battery (1100mah, 3.7v lion), have completely different connectors, despite being within 2mm of each other in every dimension. There is no reason that I can't use a Makita 18v lion battery in my Milwaukee 18v lion drill, nor my neighbor's DeWalt 18v lion nailer. There is no reason that I have to buy a new bluetooth headset, just because I've burned the battery out, again. I've been trying to come up with something useful to do with the millions of dollars that fee will bring in, from apple if nowhere else, and the best I've come up with is spending it to hire professional wrestlers to beat up the CEOs of corporations that refuse to use standard batteries.

Comments/suggestions/corrections?
PTSF

To my Senators/Representatives

SOPA/PIPA are attempts to extend the MPAA/RIAA's lifespan in an era when their business model no longer applies. IP must be strongly protected, but censorship backed with criminal penalties for honest mistakes is not the right approach. Several of the major studios have already demonstrated that they cannot be trusted with the power granted to them under the DMCA, usually by flagging content that is clearly parody. I do not believe it is wise public policy to give people more power when they have demonstrated the inability to handle the responsibility for the power they already have.