Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked
i know right? i totally don't care that Google uses every "key word" of every gmail message i send to enable advertisers to better market their crap to me. i further couldn't care less that Google stores each message forever even after i tell them to delete it. There's no way that could possibly come back to haunt me. They do no evil, so I trust them! just like i trust every big company whose business model depends on the content my personal emails and searches.
Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot
welcome our new ...
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Dismantling Will Cost $4.4 Billion, Take 20 Years
Growing up nearby (Dana Point) the plant was affectionately known as the Dolly Parton museum. I imagine kids today have a more modern and equally inappropriate name. I for one will be sorry to see such a beautiful landmark be torn down. It will certainly make future vacations to the Grand Tetons mountains more poignant.
Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon
The moon, eh? This will be important when we get around to mining the moon into a block of Swiss cheese for whatever mineral riches it possesses. I predict China will be the first, and we Americans will follow soon after they have opened the door.
cheese is not at all popular in China. i predict the French will pioneer this mining effort, or maybe the Swiss... not sure.
The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science
Maybe we can develop a vaccine to address the illness?
Study: People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong
Ladies and Gentlemen we have a new front runner for this year's Ig Nobel prize awards
Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running
All this time i thought the only reason "big data" mattered was to provide motivation for companies to invade my online privacy and better target advertising. i can tell you all those male enhancement product ad placements really hurt my self image.
'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
hmmm, and yet thousands of their employees DO want to live in these horrifying places... stranger and stranger still.
Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language
Shouldn't the subject be: Programming Language == Foreign Language ??
Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs
i might have "a modest proposal" ...
China: The Next Space Superpower
when i was a kid i loved going to the san diego air & space museum and tasting the dried out ice cream powder. maybe someday soon i can go a similar museum in shanghai and try some powered chicken feet! seems like a win to me.
Meet the 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins
Seems to me that the creator of that site is shortsighted in how he or she confirms who the assassin is. Namely, that the assassin has to be able to specify the date of death prior to the death.
in other words this could be seen as an office pool (with no actual buy-in): guess when controversial government official X is assassinated!
Frankly, Sanjuro is either a nutcase, or a honeypot. In either case, it would be best to avoid him.
so you think that paying money (under real or false pretenses) to have someone killed is something to be avoided? your wisdom is inspiring.
China's "Singles Day" Is the World's Biggest Online Shopping Blitz
yes, by gum, we are NOT to be out-consumerized by the Chinese!
US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
i think it is a cork stuffed in the end of barrel that pops out and is leashed to the gun by a string. i'm not sure anyone would know the difference regardless of their "expertise"
US Now Produces More Oil and Gas Than Russia and Saudi Arabia
Not only has he managed to get every American health care, but he has also made us virtually energy independent.
Way to go, Obama!
no, no, no. Obama only gets the blame for high gas prices. You absolutely cannot credit his administration for energy independence or low gas prices or anything positive that happens in the U.S. That's heresy.
U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed
Strangely, neither party, once in power, actually reduces spending. Neither party is especially interested in changing those programs that actually affect the budget.
Not quite true. Govt. spending under Obama is way down and falling; especially as a percentage of GDP (the measure that matters). The concern at the moment is we are reducing spending too quickly given the current state of the economy and the fact that we've been in a liquidity trap since 2008. What i find especially galling is that a GOP congress rubber stamped billions (trillions? i'm not sure) for wars and tax cuts under Bush and now sees the need to gut food stamps and shut down the government. They run up the tab and then scream about how entitlements for poor people are killing us. It is time for Boehner to go.
Scottish Academic: Mining the Moon For Helium 3 Is Evil
That seems a very liberal translation & interpretation of the word of God. In the ancient Greek version of the bible the word for moon, , was also commonly used to describe a situation where a person riding in a cart would suddenly stand up, drop his breaches and bend over giving bystanders a clear view of his buttocks thereby insulting them. So while the King James edition might claim God created the moon in Genesis I submit that in fact Adam was sharing his opinion with some of the other folks who somehow magically appeared, but were not directly related to him.
The Case of the Orca That Killed Its Trainer
"Contrary to popular belief, the most dangerous animal is not the lion or tiger or even the elephant. The most dangerous animal is a shark riding on an elephant, just trampling and eating everything they see." -- Jack Handy
clearly, he never saw an ORCA riding on an elephant.
Chinese Firm Approved To Raise World's Tallest Building In 90 Days
Actually, there is very little cheese available in China.
China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US
I don't think China's holdings have that kind of power. If they sell prices would fall, rates would rise. I suspect these events might entice additional demand from other investors causing prices to rise and rates to drop. Also, the U.S. economy is currently growing, not collapsing so there is currently nothing to exacerbate. I would hold off on the bomb shelter for now.
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