Um…thoughts, northern border friends?
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TVDVD, just this side of Drama.
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You know that if the patron put them away, they’d somehow all end up on the wrong shelves.
THEN COMPLAINS THAT THE INTERNET MUST BE BROKEN
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The ones who try to search the internet by typing into our homepage’s search box are fun, too.
Public pressure works!
The link above links to a page where we can SPECIFICALLY protest against it by commenting on it on the upper right green box labeled “Submit a Formal Comment”.
You do not need to register, just fill the information and comment, as if you were commenting on a blog.
For “organization” simply put “no organization, just myself.”
and for the “Category” I selected “Food Association D-0017”.
While I personally talked about aspartame doesn’t need to be added into milk at all, you guys are free to talk about that and/or the fact that it would be going unlisted in ingredients if you feel it is okay to add aspartame.
I snopesed this, its legit. I’m scared.
Aspartame is already added to flavored milk, and yes, this only refers to flavored milk (and a bunch of other not-just-plain-milk dairy products like sour cream), because no-one uses it in regular milk. Aspartame would not be removed from the ingredients lists, either. The only thing that would happen is that flavored milk would stop being required to say things like “reduced calorie” on the front of the package … but none of these front labels mention aspartame by name currently anyway.
I don’t like aspartame because I happen to be one of the people who can taste the difference from sugar and don’t like it. But ignoring the fact that I don’t drink flavored milk in the first place, I also know how to read an ingredients list, which is the only place aspartame is mentioned by name currently, and it’s not going to be removed from there. Therefore, I’m not worried about this.
The Edwin Mellen Press has dropped one of two lawsuits against librarian Dale Askey, the press announced in a release dated March 1, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
The move came after McMaster University, named as a co-defendant in one of the two suits, reportedly “made arrangements to ensure Associate University Librarian Dale Askey can cover his anticipated legal costs.”
“The Association [of Canadian University Presses] and others have pursued a social media campaign complaining about legal action taken by EMP… The financial pressure of the social media campaign and pressure on authors is severe. EMP is a small company. Therefore must choose to focus its resources on its business and serving its authors,” the Press said in its statement.
» via Library Journal
The primary rule for most public librarians is “Don’t get blood on the carpet.”
[originally submitted by Drusilla]
A United Kingdom judge ruled Thursday that Virgin Media, BSkyB, BT, and other British telcos must block access to BitTorrent sites Fenopy, Kickass Torrents, and H33T.com.
In a written decision, Judge Richard Arnold said that these sites enable copyright infringement “on an industrial scale.” Last year, another British court ruled that The Pirate Bay must be blocked because it allows for significant copyright infringement.
However, a recent study from a UK-based music industry analysis firm confirms what we’ve long-suspected: its data shows that blocking sites that enable unauthorized downloads does little to impact actual piracy.
» via ars technica
Smart money has known this for a long time. Smart money is not running the music and movie industries.