Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-03-19
- iTunes’ Terms And Conditions Turned Into A Satirical Graphic Novel
“Terms and Conditions: A Graphic Novel” is the word-for-word 94-page adaptation which puts Steve Jobs at the centerstage as he recites the legal agreement. Every page is drawn in a different style, paying homage to classics like Garfield, The Simpsons, Wonder Woman, Tintin or Peanuts among others.
- Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in / Boing Boing
John Deere is notorious for arguing that farmers who buy its tractors actually “license” them because Deere still owns the copyright to the tractors’ software; in 2015, the US Copyright Office affirmed that farmers were allowed to jailbreak their tractors to effect repairs and modifications.
- Instead of Checking Social Media, I Eat a Bag of Nails – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
It was then when a light went on in my head. Ever since, any time I get the urge to check social media I eat a bag of nails instead…. and I haven’t felt this good in months!
- Tracking Transience v2.2
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- GitHub’s new Balanced Employee IP Agreement (BEIPA) lets workers keep the IP when they use company resources for personal projects — Quartz
Today the code-sharing platform announced a new policy, the Balanced Employee IP Agreement (BEIPA). This allows its employees to use company equipment to work on personal projects in their free time, which can occur during work hours, without fear of being sued for the IP. As long as the work isn’t related to GitHub’s own “existing or prospective” products and services, the employee owns it.
- How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse – CNN.com
Many of the world’s elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.