Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico
No one on the face of the planet does Puritanism better than Americans. From birth, we're close-order drilled that work is the *only* ethic, to the point that by the second week of vacation (if it exists), the average American worker starts to feel twitchy, as if they're 'cheating' by not working, or they won't be missed and thus discovered to be irrelevant by the queen and drones.
And this - with a little help from the One-Percenters - is why there will never be a Star Trek style future, where one works due to passion and not subsistence necessity.
Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD
This is already been done: http://bladerunner.wikia.com/wiki/Voight-Kampff_machine
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA
Working at Space X would be cool; just like Tesla, until you're part of the 6% summarily shit-canned and told it wasn't a layoff, you just suddenly weren't good enough anymore. I assume this would happen less often or at least far more slowly with far better protections at NASA.
Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases
"To have a more civil society, we must destroy privacy and anonymity. Except, of course, for the wealthy and powerful."
Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites
There is apparently a new app (meaning only mobile?) called Blocktogether that auto-blocks any Twitter accounts that have been created within the last seven days. I'm sure it won't last, but it's a start.
Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico
I bet these rank amateurs don't shrink-wrap bales of hundreds onto pallets that then disappear as morning fog, like Bush / Cheney did.
Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania
A message is being sent to the American public: stay compliant and keep your mouth shut, or your dirty laundry is next. I'm no fan of pederasts as their damage propagates to their victims, carrying the misery forward, but they are being cynically used to tell the norms in no uncertain terms: we already know what you've done: step out of line and we'll destroy you. What a free country.
40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties
It wouldn't surprise me if a goodly chunk of those 'unaffiliated' are wanna-be morons that wouldn't ever do anything - except for the prodding by their FBI groomers.
Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access
I suspect they won't be getting an endorsement from Erin Edwards...
CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress
There are now two J Edgar Hoovers (DNI & DCIA) that have far more power and intel than the original ever fantasized about.
Nothing will happen. Nothing, nothing, nothing.
Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret
How many people support DUI checkpoints, free speech zones, unfettered border searches, constitution-free zones, the TSA, the NSA's mass surveillance, protest permits, stop-and-frisk-type policies, unwarranted surveillance in general, or assassination of citizens without trial?
Soccer Moms with Precious Snowflakes.
They only way to combat Comcast would be the top ten institutional investors (public employee retirement accounts, etc.) threaten to drop Comcast from their portfolios due to their dickish behavior. This and only this (given that the FCC is already captured) would get the attention of the greed pigs at the top.
UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January
I fully expect the lads from Top Gear to seek them out for a little harassment - especially Clarkson.
Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline
I saw a map yesterday showing Israel's true intent: with the exception along the Egypt border, they've evenly shoved into the Gaza territory by three klicks. They will be adding that territory to Israel proper with a clear message sent: keep attacking us, and we'll slowly drive you into the sea. I'm just surprised it hasn't happened before now.
Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing
It's about gathering even more metadata about the operators and rat lines within the most dangerous terrorist cell of all: F/OSS (It even *sounds* like ISIS!).
UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test
Soon, health insurance will be like Progressive auto insurance; sure it's cheaper, you just have to plug yourself into this black box, so your rates and coverage can go up and down like a roller coaster car.
Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet
In the few enlightened enclaves in a blood red sea, they should invoke the idea of Cities' Rights, that the hoity-toity, high-falutin' 'State Government' can't tell us how to run our lives!
Local Control can cut both ways, oh Sons of the Confederacy.
Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell
The cost of Prime will be going up. Again.
Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
"All night long, I drink the blood of the lamb."
"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery
The main characters' name was Mingolla. He was in a war in the near future in Central America. The chopper pilots wore these helmets that they never took off; they claimed the helmets let them see the future, the helmets told them he would get wounded but in a good way - just enough to get sent home.
Can't recall the name of the story though.
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