Last Sunday, a new set of Internet-based laws known as Decree 7 went into effect. Decree 7 outlaws a very wide and vague range of online activities and severely limits what Vietnamese citizens can post on Facebook, Twitter and their personal blogs.
The text is called Bugei no jo, which means “Introduction to Martial Arts” and is dated to the 15th year of Tenpo (1844). Written for samurai students about to learn Takenouchi-ryū, a martial arts system,
None of my friends back in India believed me when I told them that you can literally buy anything, including food, and return it within ninety days for a full refund even if you don’t have a specific reason.
And from it all, here are the lessons I learned: to try not to be so rigid. Yes, some things (like my new sketchbook) are sacred, but if you let go of those chains, new and wonderful things can happen.
Ethan Schlussler constructed an elevator out of a bicycle and a pulley system.
On August 31st, Bonny decided to do a cover of “Aint No Sunshine” by the great Bill Withers.
For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.