Internet Archive offers to host PACER for free–fedscoop.com

Samantha Ehlinger

Anybody looking to access federal court records electronically has to slog through a difficult-to-use site that charges 10 cents per pageview, but a prominent nonprofit digital library says it wants to make that information available for free.

The Internet Archive told a House subcommittee this week that it wants to give the public easier access to the documents in the Public Access to Court Electronic Records service, known as PACER.

In a letter sent to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet before a hearing held Tuesday, the Internet Archive said it “would be delighted to archive and host–for free, forever, and without restriction on access to the public–all records contained in PACER.”

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Opera Neon – The future of web browsers? | Lawyerist.com

Try Opera’s Concept Browser, Neon

If you remember, when Chrome came out, it made popular all sorts of things that have since become common on all browsers. But many of those ideas were probably inspired by the Opera browser, which has long been one of the most innovative browsers out there.

So if you live on the internet, Opera’s new concept browser, Neon, is pretty crazy/cool, and you should definitely try it out.

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Radio Garden

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Radio Garden is an extraordinary new website that allows visitors to listen to over 8,000 live radio stations from around the world. Created by Jonathan Puckey with financial support from the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, Radio Garden utilizes a number of open sourced technologies and the contributions of radio stations from around the globe. As Jonathan Puckey explains in a recent interview with NPR, the project emerged when the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision approached Puckey about creating a museum exhibition for a recent, multi-university European research project called Transnational Radio Encounters. Puckey and his team decided to create this website instead. By clicking the above link, visitors will automatically be taken to the Live portion of this website and will be directed to the radio station closest to their current location. From here, visitors can explore other stations around the globe via an interactive map. When visitors select cities with multiple participating stations, a list will appear on the right side of the browser, allowing visitors to choose which station to listen to. By selecting the History tab or Jingles tab, visitors can explore historic radio broadcasts and station jingles from across time and space. Finally, the Stories tab features a number of moving interviews with individuals about the role of radio in their lives. [MMB]

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iOS 10.2 is here with new emojis, a TV app, Photo updates and more – CNET

Apple released iOS 10.2 new features and bug fixes for your iPhone. It’s a big midyear update that includes news emojis, a TV app and much more. Here’s everything the update includes.

Editors’ note: This post originally rounded up features included in iOS 10.2 beta. At least one of the beta features — emergency SOS — was excluded from the public release. 

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Mosaic Threat Assessment Systems

MOSAIC is an error avoidance method,

a computer-assisted method for conducting comprehensive assessments – in the same way that diagnosis is a method used by a doctor. An effective medical diagnosis results when a doctor knows which questions to ask, knows which tests will produce the most accurate answers, and then knows how to draw relevant conclusions from all the answers combined together.

Similarly, assessing whether a situation has the combination of factors that are associated with escalated risk and danger requires that you know what questions to ask, and then know how to consider all your answers in a way that enhances insight. The MOSAIC method works by breaking a situation down to its elements, factor-by-factor, and then seeing what picture emerges when the pieces of the puzzle are put together.

MOSAIC helps the assessor weigh the present situation in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compare the present situation to past cases where the outcomes are known.

Learn more here.

Free Windows 10 App Is Now Counting Down Days Till Deadline-Ubergizmo.com

Microsoft released an app called Get Windows 10 last year which pretty much does what the name suggests. It lets people reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10 as long as they’re running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. The free upgrade offer is going to expire by the end of this month and it appears that the Get Windows 10 app now has a countdown timer which is counting down the days until the deadline, after which all updates to Windows 10 will have to be purchased.

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(You)… might not want to miss out on this because if the deadline passes … will have to pay $119 for Windows 10 Home if … decided to move up.

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Life of the Law

www.lifeofthelaw.org

“Law is alive,” the authors of Life of the Law

declare. “It doesn’t live in books and words. It

thrives on our streets, in our schools, in our

courtrooms, and in our lives.” Written and produced

by a team of journalists and scholars, Life of the

Law is a regular 30-minute podcast dedicated to

examining legal news and history in a manner that

enables everyone – not just trained legal scholars –

to understand the significance and nuances of these

developments. Recent episodes have covered the

impact of new French anti-terrorist policies on

French citizens, the history of forced-sterilization

laws and the question of modern-day reparations to

survivors, and an examination of the jury selection

process. On its website, users can browse through

past podcasts (currently there are 85) and either

listen online or download full PDF transcripts.

Interested listeners can subscribe to this podcast

on iTunes as well. 

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