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Came across two interesting things while waiting for searches to complete:

EFF.org's list of endangered gizmos - a lot of stuff that most of us really want to have, but that lots of money is being spent on preventing, generally by mis-use of laws.

MGM UA's list of eligible DVD's - Seems the geniuses at MGM thought it would be cheaper to take pan-n-scan copies of their movies, crop the top and bottoms, and fraudulently sell them as widescreen versions. This went on for quite a while, apparently, but they've been slapped by a judge, and the link sends you to the list of movies which you can get free replacements for.

While I definitely like working, and very much like working on something that will make better products, I'm increasingly disgusted by the venal, shallow, short-sightedness of a lot of corporate entities.