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vendredi 5 octobre 2018, 01:01
The value of Elon Musk's Tesla Motors dropped about $1.1 billion after the close today. When will he, and the adults around him, learn? Welp. Friday at Tesla and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should be interesting. Have fun with that, Board of Directors and ...
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It really is UNBELIEVABLE. Someone get grandpa an Ensure, he's gonna need sustenance to make it through this shocker. Are you sitting down? Okay. Please read on, but only if you are feeling strong enough. Yes, it's true, Blonde Hitlerella. An iPhone “can be turned into...
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During the Senate hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's supreme court nominee, a number of observers on Twitter noticed a weird detail. Why was Joel Kaplan, an executive from Facebook's Washington, D.C. office and de facto lobbying and government affairs...
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jeudi 4 octobre 2018, 23:19
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is building a creepy, heavily surveilled 'smart city' in the midst of Toronto. Critics have pointed out that letting a foreign corporation gather continuous surveillance data on residents of a city as they go about their daily round is a ...
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Ada Palmer is a University of Chicago Renaissance historian (and so much more: librettist, science fiction novelist, and all-round polymath); she has convened a series of seminars at the University in collaboration with science and piracy historian Adrian Johns, and me! ...
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Sans Forgetica is a free-to-download font that supposedly helps you 'remember your study notes', designed by typographer Stephen Banham and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Behavioural Business Lab. It's a remakably hostile mindhack: the letterforms are designed ...
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Lil' Cake Toppers makes beautiful, custom wooden figurines for placing atop cakes, but they're so versatile that they'd work for any occasion or simply as decorations. Discounts are available for sets. Every (wooden) person is different and unique. So before you get...
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Google sister-company Jigsaw (previously) has released an Android app called Intra that encrypts DNS queries, which allows Android users to bypass one of the most common forms of internet censorship. At the technical level, the Intra app works by implementing 'DNS over...
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The FCC has ordered American cities to hand discounted access to public resources for 5G access, and to operate a bureaucracy that rubberstamps applications to use city resources without delay. The FCC prices this subsidy at $2 billion. In response, US cities and small...
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Charles Wallace writes, 'In 1891 the Royal Albert Hall hosted what may be the first sci-fi convention, centered on the book 'The Coming Race' by our old friend Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The video linked above features a trip to the archives of the Royal Albert Hall by host Brady ...
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Competition scholar Tim Wu has described how industries over time become more concentrated and less competitive, as executives move sideways from one giant company to another, creating a web of backchannels that lets the companies unite to pursue their industry-wide goals...
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Two women were speaking Spanish to each other in a Rifle, Colorado grocery store when they were interrupted by racist Linda Dwire. “You’re in America. You’re in my country. You can’t speak Spanish here. You need to speak English if you’re going to be in America.” ...
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Robin Ince, co-host of the Book Shambles podcast, says he has at least 20 times more books than he can possibly read in his lifetime. Yet he keeps buying more books. All his shelves are full and he has piles on the floor. In this video, watch Ince as he goes through some of...
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Susan Schorn writes, 'The Political Action Committee 'Cowboys for Liberty' has released some funny, horrifying videos about the three worst GOP office-holders up for re-election at the state level in Texas: Sid Miller, Ken Paxton, and Dan Patrick (the rodeo clown, indicted...
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People who live in the LGBT-identified Sydney neighborhood of Darlinghurst are getting letters through their door signed by 'Jesus' that blame queer people for extreme weather (drought, hail); 'Jesus' also takes credit for felling the (admittedly horrible) former PM Malcolm...
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Lots of interesting and surprising things in David McCandless's chart here. Scary to see that world wide debt has increased by $57 trillion since the financial crises. Maddening that it would take only $16.5 trillion for the world to meet Paris climate change targets....
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After the city of Bismark, ND voted to spend $25,000 to equip school 'resource officers' (a euphemism for 'uniformed, armed police officers') with AR-15s, an Iowa gun distributor called Brownells decided to donate the assault weapons to the school district. School resource ...
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When workers at an Ikea in Stoughton, Massachusetts expressed interest in forming a union, the company responded with an illegal anti-union crackdown that culminated in locking workers into a conference room and forcing them to watch anti-union slideshows that workers...
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When a disagreement between two roosters escalated to violence, a pit bull intervened by running in between the sparring foul, quickly ending the fight. Good boy does not allow violence on his watch
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This man, spotted in a convenience store, bears a striking resemblance to former reality show star Donald Trump. Wow, @realDonaldTrump's doppelganger
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