Scotland Votes No To Independence
Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. "It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end."
A heart, he no doubt had stolen from a Welsh, Irish, or Scottish street urchin.
Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police
I'm betting an NSL with the ink still wet makes all this pretty, untrue words.
Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists
Attack the US Homeland (vomit), and watch the paranoiacs and self-serving greedy pricks (Chertoff, et al) come to power. This will do far more damage to a supposedly enlightened, modern country that respects the rights and privacies of its citizens than the actual attacks, even if successful.
US Military Aware Only Belatedly of Chinese Attacks Against Transport Contractors
9/11 came and went and they didn't learn a thing. Incompetent as ever.
Far more pointedly: the Boston Marathon came and went. So either they let it happen to gain even more power [adjusts tinfoil hat], or all the 'post 9/11' security is total, absolute bullshit, with everything to do with career advancement then an early retirement to a payment in kind consulting gig, and nothing at all to do with the Fath^H^H^H^H Homeland.
Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance
The main difference is it is cheaper because it can be produced from massively subsidized, aquifer-draining corn.
Plus, corn is used extensively as feed for cattle. But since they really can't digest it for long without getting sick, Big Beef lays on the antibiotics.
Subsidized Corn: making people fat, draining aquifers, and creating superbugs - what can't it do?
ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
So why are so many terrorists engineers?
Because analytical minds can wall-off moral issues and cast murderous tasks as merely problems to be solved, up to and including nuclear weapons and genocide. Oppenhiemer wept and whined about what he was part of, but only after solving the problem.
Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities
In light of this, it makes perfect sense that the former Plum Island animal disease institute be moved to the center of the country within eyesight of a fucking football stadium.
FBI Completes New Face Recognition System
"We save time by automatically discarding all white faces."
Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked
A thousand angels, parsing the fuck out of every word on the head of a pin.
WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS
Corruption? Probably not. Hide-bound thinking bordering on Good-Ole-Boy-ism by NASA? Absolutely.
Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future
Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists pollyannaishly forget about the ultimate, unstoppable evil: Corporations and their politician lapdogs.
Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy
In related news, the price of PCs in Italy just shot up by about 100 Euros.
The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada
The biggest failing autonomous cars have is assuming they are *not* surrounded by malicious, aggressive, incompetent, brain-dead animals.
Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'
The one thing about salt is that it does make stuff tasty, often the highly processed stuff, making it easy to overdo it. Avoiding salt sort of automatically helps one to cut out the heavily processed foods.
Bingo. Processed foods are basically built out of salt and high levels of carbohydrates, which is just a fancy way of saying 'do you want a large order of diabetes with that'?
Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'
Where UK citizens would take a month long holiday every year because of the generous vacation time afforded by most European countries, the United States doesn't guarantee any paid vacation or sick time.
Even US worker bees that do have a fair amount of vacation time available to them rarely dare take even 5 days at a time off. Why? The not unfounded fear that some bean-counter or your PHB will start thinking, 'hey, maybe we don't need the guy on vacation AT ALL'. So even while on vacay, we sufferers of never-ending Puritanism can't fully relax due to the fear of a pink slip waiting for us in reward for our holiday tan.
Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls
I assume the security of the connection is haphazard, because, hey it's only an effing voice call. That, or backdoor mandated by the TLAs.
US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom
The farm he spent his entire life building is going to literally be turned into an open pit 150ft deep. ... He plans to use his new found wealth to buy some land that has a trout stream running through it up the road and spend the rest of his days fishing.
Odds are he outlives the fishing.
UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013
In any other scientific debate, you never hear about "Higgs Boson Deniers" or "String Theory Fanatics" or "Standard Model dinosaurs". As a matter of fact, this is pretty much the only scientific area where EVERY commentator acts as though they are experts.
Simple. The Kochs and their whores can't make money off any of that.
BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates
Hey, Beeb. If you don't like people pirating your content (I don't, other than watching YouTube), them let them buy access, FFS. I'd be willing to pay a modest fee to watch domestic BBC programs for the convenience of not having to wait months / years / never (Porridge) for the content to show up in alternative media.
Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash
Hitler chose Wagner; neo-fascists always choose hard rock .
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