July 6th, 2010

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Link harvest: Bruce Gottleib leaving FCC, Rick Kaplan to replace him

Not of much interest beyond us beltway types. But Bruce leaving relatively soon after Collin Crowell leaving is an interesting sign about life in the Chairman's office under Genachowski. Eretz ochelet yoshveha, a land that consumes its inhabitants.

FCC Press Release: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-299590A1.pdf

Hill blog: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/107293-gottlieb-to-atlantic-media-company-kaplan-to-become-chief-counsel
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Whacky Pennsic A&S Rule Relating To Minors

Can someone more plugged into SCA politics tell me what the $#@! is up with this new policy on minors at A&S classes?

As I understand it, the Pennsic University staff decided they wanted something even more strict than Society Standard for attendance at official "Pennsic University" A&S classes. Why? What is up with this? Has there been a problem of unruly teens disrupting A&S classes? Heck, I've known teenagers under 18 who could _teach_ A&S classes.

I also got to ask, is this another year when the Midrealm is running Pennsic? I notice a serious uptick in bureaucratic nonsense when the Midrealm is running things, which then invariably gets continued the next year.

But seriously, is there anything going on here besides the usual antipathy of some adults for teenagers?
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Link Harvest: Angle Claims Posting Older Version of Website=Infringement

Sharon Angle, Republican candidate trying to unseat Harry Reid in NV's Senate Race, has sent the Reid campaign a "cease and desist" letter alleging that Harry Reid's website is violating copyright by reposting older versions of Angle's website. Angle, is now running toward the center, and would prefer that voters forget all that stuff she said when she was running as the darling of the Tea Party.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/angle-sends-cease-and-desist-to-reid-for-reposting-her-own-website.php