December 31, 2012

Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.

I don’t want to download your app.

Circle-ellipse problem.

American Lion, or Giant Jaguar? – In Search of Panthera atrox.

December 30, 2012

The Boy Who Became a World War II Veteran at 13 Years Old.

Vindication doesn’t pay back. Nobody likes you because you were right. Word.

How-Not-To: This Holiday Season, Show Your Parents How to Break Their Computers.

December 29, 2012

How the FBI, big banks and universities coordinated crackdown on Occupy.

Macroeconomics is not a morality play.

December 28, 2012

The robot economy and the new rentier class (the one thing Greenspan was right about).

Some good free DNS tools.

Mathematician’s Century-Old Secrets Unlocked.

December 27, 2012

How A Slot Machine Mechanic Flew 150,000 Miles Over 64 Days Without Landing.

The Washington elites apparently believe that we are in the worst downturn since the Great Depression because of free spending seniors running wild with their Social Security cheques. What else could explain their obsession with cutting Social Security benefits?

An Early Tale of the Internet.

The Flat Sink.

December 26, 2012

The One Type of Music That All Parrots Everywhere Despise.

Georgia’s war against the poor: The southern state is emptying its welfare rolls at the same time that poverty is soaring.

Very Chilly Cushions – A Common Plant Adaptation to Life in the Cold.

Fed Actions Offset Wage And Salary Gain.

Even Some “Liberal” Journalists Are Losing Their Bearings on Obama’s Social Security Sellout.

Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture.’

December 25, 2012

Beyond the Kiss, Mistletoe Helps Feed Forests, Study Suggests.

When Washington Took On Wall Street.

December 24, 2012

Inherently Violent: Why Conservatives Love War.

Roger Scruton – A culture of fake originality.

Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians? Yes, it will. It is inevitable.

December 23, 2012

Daily Kos: Here are your parasites and terrorists, motherfuckers.

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals.

The Copyright Monopoly Stands In Direct Opposition To Property Rights.

December 22, 2012

Libertarians, engineers, and climate disruption denial: part 1 – libertarians.

The NRA and the ‘Positive Good’ of Maximum Guns.

Not Science, Not Speculation.

December 21, 2012

Klout needs to be clouted.

Dan White: The economic return of Iceland has proved that the joke was on us.

Glimpses of Our Dystopian Neo-Liberal Future: Electrical Power in Virginia.

House Republicans Vote to Throw 300,000 Kids off Food Stamps In Order to Cut Taxes for Millionaires.

Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA’s Best New Team Name.

December 20, 2012

Senator introduces bill to regulate data caps.

Can We Please Stop Pretending Obama is “Capitulating” on Social Security? If it isn’t clear, I fucking hate Obama.

Why including Social Security in a deficit deal is a perverse embrace of fraud on a generation of workers.

Joe Bageant: I don’t understand your position on guns.

Nancy Altman: Our ‘How-to Manual’ for Betraying Seniors and People with Disabilities.

What I learned from my gun show tour.

Cathy O’Neil: Why Nate Silver is Not Just Wrong, but Maliciously Wrong. His “ideas” about global warming are also complete BS.

McArdle Wins Worst Newtown Reaction Award.

Quentin Tarantino Says Drug War, Justice System Are Modern-Day Slavery.

What Category 5 tornado wind can do.

December 19, 2012

Watch Darpa’s Headless Robotic Mule Respond to Voice Commands.

Making the Innocent Pay for the Crimes of the Elites.

“Science” book, 1884.

Stanford expert: ‘Black swans,’ ‘perfect storms’ are lame excuses for bad risk management.

Bath School bombing: Remembering the deadliest school massacre in American history.

Report: data caps just a “cash cow” for Internet providers.

December 18, 2012

Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos.

For every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.

From Tony Hawk, this is true.

Why is the shooter always male? And I’d add, almost always white.

December 17, 2012

Robots and Liberalism.

December 16, 2012

The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research.

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system.

I suspect that most people don’t realize how much they owe their well-being, even their lives, to research using experimental animals.

December 15, 2012

The Power of Negative Thinking.

Decreasing rural populations lead to increasing fires in Amazonia.

Nicholas Kristof Bravely Urges Congress to Cut Supplemental Security for Children with Severe Disabilities.

December 13, 2012

The Social Dimension of Prosperity.

Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply.

HSBC, Too Big to Indict?

Reading This Article at Work Could Become a Crime – Professors discuss potential broad interpretation of computer law.

Small Things Considered: Frost Flowers Come to Life.

December 12, 2012

The Hollowing Out of America.

Anti-Star Trek: A Theory of Posterity.

December 11, 2012

Whoever she is, Amity Bitzel is a damn fine writer.

You’re not anonymous. I know your name, email, and company.

Google+ says Truman Capote, dead 28 years, now writes for the NYT.

The robot economy and the new rentier class.

Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines. Economists are finally realizing something that’s been frickin’ obvious for quite a while.

Why would anyone buy this? What is this, 1982?

Are Butterflies Two Different Animals in One? The Death And Resurrection Theory.

You Are Naturally Short Housing.

December 10, 2012

Dreams for Obama: From Community Organizer to Robot President.

Europe clings to scorched-earth ideology as depression deepens.

25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in less than six hours.

The average Fox News viewer is 65.

Santorum’s Three Things to Avoid Poverty: The Very Serious Person’s Version of Makers vs. Takers.

Degree Inflation? Jobs That Newly Require B.A.’s.

December 9, 2012

Bad Feminist.

Parasites Use Sophisticated Biochemistry to Take Over Their Hosts.

Uh-Oh. Scientists Are Starting To Give Talks With Titles Like “Is the Earth Fucked?”

December 8, 2012

Why Does a Southern Drawl Sound Uneducated to Some?

How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation.

December 7, 2012

No matter what you think of Stallman, why would anyone ever use Ubuntu ever again with this happening?

How Tax Arbitrage Ended GE’s Foray Into Silicon Valley.

Christmas gift for someone you hate: Windows 8.

Canada has given to go-ahead for corporations to destroy its lakes and rivers.

Reinventing the fastest forgotten archery.

The catfish that strands itself to kill pigeons.

How Many Bad Loans Did Fannie and Freddie Originate?

December 6, 2012

The US is turning into more of a police state by the day.

Staffer axed by Republican group over retracted copyright-reform memo.