September 30, 2013

John F. Kennedy Assassination Flight – What Happened on the Flight from Dallas.

These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You’ll Find on Earth.

The non-starter of Jeffersonian America.

With or without economic recovery, the issue is a jobless world.

September 29, 2013

Revenge of the Lizard Brain.

Quitting for Obamacare: Trapped workers may seek relief in new health exchanges. Why corporations hate the ACA.

Plutocrats Feeling Persecuted.

The Real Hunger Games.

September 27, 2013

General Motors is literally tearing its competition to bits…so its 3D scanning can reverse-engineer others’ vehicles, increasing speed to market.

The science of global warming has changed a lot in 25 years. The basic conclusions haven’t.

Looting the Pension Funds: How Wall Street Robs Public Workers.

Woman enters half-marathon, ends up winning full marathon by mistake.

September 26, 2013

What are These Giant Concrete Arrows Across the American Landscape?

Robert Reich, Inequality’s Intellectual Fraudster.

“Covering Up The [Gulf] Oil Spill With Corexit Was a Deadly Action … What Happened In the Gulf Was a Political Act, an Act of Cowardice and Greed.”

New results on labor market polarization.

September 25, 2013

After Sales Plummet, Walmart Realizes It Can’t Run Stores On Temps Alone.

How Bad Data Warped Everything We Thought We Knew About the Jobs Recovery.

The usual suspects want into your private parts and, now, under your hood.

Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve.

September 24, 2013

America, Viewed From Abroad.

Most Americans Will Be Able to Spend $0 Per Year in Retirement.

September 23, 2013

Companies spurn selling to middle class. Why sell to something that doesn’t exist?

Mathematical Truths Do Not Make Untrue Assumptions in Economics True.

September 22, 2013

Simulating WAN Links with Linux and TC.

The new normal.

For many lower income people, commercial banks are ultimately more expensive.

An outside observer might be forgiven for thinking JPMorgan Chase isn’t so much a bank as it is a criminal enterprise with a bank attached to it. Same for all major banks.

September 21, 2013

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts.

The Internet Hates Me.

Why You Don’t Actually ‘F*cking Love Science.’

GOP lawmaker whines about his six-figure salary, votes for SNAP cuts.

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013.

Senator Diane Feinstein’s Husband Selling Post Offices to Cronies on the Cheap.

“It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion.” ~ Jimmy Carter.

September 20, 2013

Young People’s Unhappiness Comes from Our Broken Economic System — And They Shouldn’t Shut Up About It.

Is this the most extraordinary human brain ever seen?

The Recency Bias makes us permanent amnesiacs.

September 19, 2013

 “Shouldn’t Artists Be Paid?” It Depends.

Can Politics Make a Stone That’s Too Heavy to Lift?

Accepting inequality.

RIAA gives yet another (potential) reason to never use Chrome.

One in five American workers think they will never retire fully.

Children are suffering a severe deficit of play.

September 18, 2013

We Have Always Coded.

There’s No Excuse For Misogyny In Space.

The Case Against Cursive.

Americans Are 110 Times More Likely to Die from Contaminated Food Than Terrorism.

Google’s Datacenters on Punch Cards.

“Free Flow of Information Act” Targets Independent Journalism. Of course. Non-corporate journalism is an immediate threat to corporate control.

The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people.

Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics.

The Great Reset (free Facebook won’t make up for this).

This Is My Thing: An Interview With Kathleen Hanna.

The Great Resignation. As some wag observed, mass murder is now as American as the Fourth of July.

September 17, 2013

True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed (Spoiler: Humongous).

What do the fucking Democrats mean by “relatively small” cuts to Social Security and Medicare?

Lessons of “The X-Files”: The one show every TV exec should be watching.

Complications of Robotic Surgery Are Under-Reported.

DNA Double Take.

Temperature chart for the last 11,000 years.

September 16, 2013

Late nineteenth and early 20th century intellectual roots.

Lifelines for Poor Children.

Ever wondered what it would be like sharing an office with William Carlos Williams?

3D Printed Guns Won’t Hurt You – but Jobs of 50 Million Women Could Be in Danger.

Is there a media blackout on the fracking flood disaster in Colorado?

What the Orgy of “Lehman Five Years On” Stories Missed.

Translated into Truth: On Summers Withdrawing Name.

Larry Summers withdraws name from Fed consideration.

With version 8.1, yet more reasons to avoid Windows 8.

September 15, 2013

Costa Concordia: How ill-fated cruise liner will be raised.

Gnarly SF Reality. #1: What Is Gnarl?

A few disjointed thoughts on other cultures and diversity in SFF.

Left with nothing.

The problem isn’t piracy — it’s competition.

How to recognize the artists of paintings.

Drug addiction: The complex truth.

Starbucks fires employee on food stamps for eating a sandwich from the garbage.

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

September 14, 2013

The Folks Who Sell Your Corn Flakes are Acting Like Goldman Sachs—and That Should Worry You.

Pacific Ocean takes perilous turn.

Being poor changes your thinking about everything.

Being Ridden by the Witch: Sleep Paralysis Is the Greatest Nightmare. *shrugs* I like sleep paralysis.

September 13, 2013

The end of kindness: weev and the cult of the angry young man.

This Insect Has The Only Mechanical Gears Ever Found in Nature.

September 12, 2013

NSA Spying Seen Risking Billions in U.S. Technology Sales.

11 Common Words With Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels.

Meet the Guy Who Fact-Checks Stephen King On Stephen King.

September 11, 2013

Black Perl.

The Case For A 21-Hour Work Week.

Why Have Markets Learned Nothing in the Last 50 Years?

We flatter the United States by imagining that it is dumb, rather than evil.

Windows 8.1 to Show Advertisements instead of Wikipedia in OS Search Results.

No, skipping breakfast will not cause you to gain weight. Eating too much food causes you to gain weight, I’ve always found.

September 10, 2013

The student loan bubble is starting to burst.

Stop Making Me Sign Up.

Conservatives Hurt Themselves With This “Just Leave” Attitude.

Top 1 percent took record share of US income in 2012.

On the Edge of Poverty, at the Center of a Debate on Food Stamps.

Latest Leak Shows NSA Engaging In Economic Espionage — Not Fighting Terrorism.