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    Cerf Makes Sure the Lawyers HE SELECTED Are Paid
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 17 2006, @10:12AM (#16774)
    (Discussion on financial expenditures.)

    >>VINT CERF: Go on the record asking for a vote.

    We're on the record now, looking at submission 13-2006, a request to authorize payment for legal services during the period November 2005 to March 2006. The total amount of this expenditure is $830,074.16.

    Do I have a motion to place this resolution --

    >>HAGEN HULTZSCH: Motion. This is Hagen.

    >>VINT CERF: Second?

    Sorry. Is there a second?

    >>DEMI GETSCHKO: Demi seconds.

    >>VINT CERF: Thank you.

    If you vote in favor of this, you will be authorizing payment to Jones Day in the amount stated.

    Are we ready for the vote?

    >> Yes.

    >>VINT CERF: All those in favor, please say "aye."

    >> Aye.

    >>VINT CERF: Are there any opposed?

    >> Aye.

    >>VINT CERF: Any opposed?

    Any abstentions?

    Okay, Mr. Secretary, the authorization to pay Jones Day is approved.

    And we are now off the record again.
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    ICANN Moving to Up-Scale UN Community - To Hide ??
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 17 2006, @10:58AM (#16775)

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    How the Cerf Society Keeps Their Clique Closed
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 17 2006, @11:16AM (#16776)
    How the Cerf Society Keeps Their Clique Closed

    People can not imagine how the Cerf Society can
    keep their clique closed and focused on "ethnic
    purity"***. Below is just one example, of many.

    *** [Note: ethnic purity in cyberspace is not the
    same as ethnic purity in meat-space. The goal is

    Annenberg Center

    I had lunch today with Jonathan Aronson, the Executive Director of The Annenberg Center for Communication of the University of Southern California (USC).

        The Annenberg Center for Communication of the University of Southern California (USC) supports leading-edge interdisciplinary research on the meaning of the new networked information age. Projects focus on drivers that will shape the future and on the impact of new communication and information technologies on politics, society, and innovation.

    I've spoken at the center twice in the last year or so and have really enjoyed the interactions. My sister Mimi is a Research Scientist at the Annenberg Center. Among other things, she is interested in Anime, Otaku and... gaming.

    So... when Jonathan asked me to become a fellow and I happily agreed. As a fellow, I am just required to drop in when I'm in town and talk to them about stuff I'm excited about and to participate in their conversations on things they are excited about. Sounds like a win-win to me. In addition to the nepotistic happiness of working with my sister I am officially able to make the World of Warcraft an academic research field for myself. ;-)

    Of course, gaming is not the only thing they are working on here. Emergent Democracy, Creative Commons, consumer generated media/blogging and some of the experiments in video seem like things I may be able to work on with people at the Annenberg Center.

    Thanks for the invite Jonathan and look forward to working with you all.
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    Cerf Society Now Exceeds 52 Week Calendar Limits
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 17 2006, @12:49PM (#16778)
    Cerf Society Now Exceeds 52 Week Calendar Limits

    It has been noted before that the arrogance of
    the Cerf Society and the Digerati such as Dyson
    has no limit. There are some limits that may help
    to reduce the damage they can do, via their
    secret deals and collusions with an alphabet soup
    of non-profit sham bodies they self-created.

    One such limit is the 52 weeks in a year. Not
    even the ICANN Board is foolish enough to attempt
    to change the world's calendars to their liking.

    To make their collusion more effective, the secret
    Cerf Society has a list of bodies that MUST
    coordinate meat-space meeting schedules. That
    helps to ensure that they can dominate and game
    any venue. As second secret list helps shape the
    first list's schedule.

    What really shapes the schedule is of course the
    few dozen insider's schedules and the bodies they
    manage/represent. Seasonal factors are also
    inserted to take the insiders to exotic travel
    locations at the "right" time of the year. The
    "community" of course knows what "right" means.
    Those concepts are consensus-based, of course.

    (A) Bodies we MUST NOT clash with

        * APNIC
        * APRICOT
        * ARIN
        * 3GPP *
        * 3GPP2 *
        * ICANN *
        * IEEE 802 *
        * ITU-T (selected meetings)*
        * LACNIC
        * NANOG
        * OMA *
        * RIPE
        * W3C *

    * official IETF liaisons, contact liaison manager for calendar details

    (B) Bodies we prefer not to clash with:

        * ACM SIGCOMM
        * AfriNIC
        * AfNOG
        * ANSI T10
        * ANSI T11
        * Connectathon
        * Crypto conference series
        * GGF *
        * IEEE Infocom
        * IEEE Security and Privacy symposium
        * IEEE IMxxx and IEEE NOMSxxx
        * IEEE IPOM
        * IGF
        * ISOC NDSS
        * MFA Forum *
        * NENA
        * SANOG
        * TIA
        * Unicode *
        * Usenix events (such as OSDI, SANE, LISA)
        * VON conference (VoIP)
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