January 31, 2016

Goldman Sachs Nailed for Umpteenth Abuse, Yet Continues to Set Fed Policy.

That One Privacy Guy’s VPN Comparison Chart.

Workplace surveillance.

Alert: empirical parasites are taking advantage of data scientists.

Positive lexicography by alpha.

Don’t blame the media.

On Mozilla’s forced SSL. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Fuck Mozilla. Times infinity.

Mushroom Lamps. Do want.

Siri, find me an abortion provider: Apple’s weird anti-choice glitch is finally on its way out.

Every time you say that “well, we have to do something!” in response to someone criticizing your course of action, you should ask yourself: Are you really trying to reach a goal, or just trying to make you feel good about yourself?

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon.

Soon You’ll Hate Group Chat as Much as You Hate E-mail. Hated it since the 1990s.

January 30, 2016

Confusion About the Financial Crisis Won’t Die.

When I Quit Cutting My Hair, I Learned How Men Treat Women On American Roads.

If we can afford our current welfare system, we can afford basic income.

This Babylonian Astronomy Text Changes History.

The Uselessness of Property Owned But Not Used.

Bringing time and space together for universal symmetry.

A Single Cell Shines New Light on How Cancers Develop.

Babel Tower: A Kinetic Mirrored Ziggurat Reflects the Surrounding Iranian Landscape.

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System.

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Toad Isn’t Eating a Bug. The Bug Is Eating It.

10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi.

Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis: World’s First Robot-Run Lettuce Farm to Produce 30,000 Heads Daily; Tipping Point for Workerless Agriculture. Fast food is next.

Race Without Class: the “Bougie” Sensibility of Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is a one-trick pony; it’s a good trick, but it gets old.

Europe’s Ethnic Model.

When Google Thinks They’re Your Mommy. Meanwhile Mozilla actually makes you call them Daddy or you get the hose again.

January 29, 2016

Upgrade or die: Apple’s diabolical re-invention of the version ratchet. Not unique to Apple, but it is evil.

New Science Tells Us That Men In Politics Are Blowhards. Not just men in politics.

Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery.

The Fire Last Time: Bronze Age apocalypse. Their past is also our future due to climate change.

It’s not just Flint: Poor communities across the country live with ‘extreme’ polluters.

The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women.

Early antibiotic use ‘may predispose children to weight gain and asthma.’

These earnings suggest we may be headed for recession.

Revolutionary Women: Get Your Brooms And Sweep! The Kitchen Floor, That Is.

January 28, 2016

Sweden may expel up to 80,000 failed asylum-seekers. Sweden deciding not to immolate itself?

Dystopia: When Walmart Is Supplying Your City’s Water.

Separate brain circuits for taste and calories helps explain the power of sugar.

Russian Scientists May Have Solved One of the Major Barriers to Light-Based Computers.

Nervous Employees Are Taking ‘Stealth Vacations.’

Note to Hillary: Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans.

Meet the New Harry and Louise.

The Perils of Prophecy 2: The Great Indifference of the World.

Everyone Is a Conspiracy Theorist.

What parts of the social world admit of explanation?

Phoenix’s Drug Courts Have Made The People Who Run Them Very Rich.

January 27, 2016

“No Cost” License Plate Readers Are Turning Texas Police into Mobile Debt Collectors and Data Miners.

Mercatus Media Metrics. Very libertarian, but the data is good.

Texas’ Anti-Abortion Law is Having a Predictably Terrible Effect on Women.

The Wreck of Amtrak 188.

Deadly minerals.

“Gender is not a binary, it’s a spectrum”: some problems.

Paper claiming GMO dangers retracted amid allegations of data manipulation.

No food is healthy. Not even kale.

January 26, 2016

The dozens of bug species that live in your home, in one chart.

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88.

Germans Ask If Country Is Still Safe After Cologne Attacks. Nope, and won’t be again in the lifetime of anyone now living, especially for women.

Today’s teen fiction is relentlessly dystopian, but the gap between fantasy and reality is often narrower than you might think. The older generation may not resort to outright murder but, as our special report this week on millennials describes, in important ways they hold their juniors down.

Walmart Comes To Town, Other Stores Close, Then Walmart Leaves.

The low tricks of high finance: how greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists could cause a new crash. There is no “could” about it.

State by state, more guns mean more killing of women.

We Found Some Actual Feminazis—as in Feminist Nazis. Huh.

January 25, 2016

The Computer Revolution Has Yet to Happen.

Why the poor do better on these simple tests of financial common sense.

South America Takes to the Streets Against TPP.

A new study makes the case for burning down the 9-to-5.

What the left is now culpable in.

Moby-Dick in the Clickhole.

An Environmentalism for the Left.

New study sheds light on what happens to women who are denied abortions. They often have difficulty making and achieving aspirational plans for the future.

Astronaut Scott Kelly Witnesses ‘Rare Thundersnow’ from Space.

The surprising psychology of shoppers and return policies.

January 24, 2016

5 Charts That Show The Bleak State Of Abortion Rights.

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets.

ISPs try to kill open-access fiber network, avoid competition.

Migration crisis can destroy Europe, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says. Can and will.

Despite this long record of failure, AGI must be possible. And that is because of a deep property of the laws of physics, namely the universality of computation. If AGI is impossible, you could not exist either. QED.

Hunting secrets of the Venus flytrap (hint: they can count).

How to steal half a billion dollars perfectly legally.

When It Comes to Housing, San Francisco Is Doing It Wrong, Seattle Is Doing It Right.

Who is society supposed to work for, anyway?

Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider.

From Pickup Artist to Pariah.

Anderson Offered Half Duchovny’s X-Files Pay Initially.

What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists.

The Last Days of Target in Canada.

January 23, 2016

Independent economists: TPP will kill 450,000 US jobs; 75,000 Japanese jobs, 58,000 Canadian jobs.

The aliens are silent because they’re dead. Soon we will be too.

“Notice-and-Stay-Down” Is Really “Filter-Everything.” Ubiquitous internet filtering is inevitable.

Flashing lights and music turn rats into problem gamblers.

Why We Picture Bombs As Round Black Balls with a Burning Wick.

Fair Use Economics: How Fair Use Makes Innovation Possible and Profitable.

Microsoft silenty adds Amazon root certificates to its CTL. NSA now all up in your computer.

Mythbusting the Cotton-Candy Raccoon.

America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Voracious Fish That Looks Like a Pug and Stings Like a Bee.

The Trouble With Intel’s Management Engine. For the non-techies, this means that every Intel-based computer has a built-in low-level unexaminable back door.

What Would Happen if Black People Occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge?

Boiled peanuts! Pure yumitude.