Unemployment is a terrible scourge across much of... →
Yet a strange thing has happened to policy discussion: on both sides of the Atlantic, a consensus has emerged among movers and shakers that nothing can or should be done about jobs. Instead of a determination to do something about the ongoing suffering and economic waste, one sees a proliferation of excuses for inaction, garbed in the language of wisdom and responsibility. So someone needs...
UPS shipping fail →
regarding deadline panic →
Android Market's new movie rental service blocked... →
According to Google, who gets to make the rules since it’s their service, rooted devices are not supported by the Android Markets new movie rental service “due to requirements related to copyright protection”. You’ll even see a specific error message when you attempt to try — “Failed to fetch license for [movie title] (error 49)”. So now people who root...
Newsflash! Eric Cantor (R-Asshole) is a giant... →
In the aftermath of Sunday’s devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., a key House panel has approved a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don’t run out before the end of the budget year in September. The Appropriations panel approved the measure by voice vote as an amendment to a measure funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-22) →
Wilco (20) Talk Talk (14) The Long Winters (12) Sieber, Kammen, Fulton and Schatz (10) New Order (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Hollywood shuns intelligent entertainment. The... →
I said something strikingly similar to this in my 2009 PAX East keynote. It’s kind of awesome that the idea is making it into more mainstream media publications.
Exciting Things About Tim Pawlenty →
Pulp Covers - The Best Of The Worst →
You may end up spending an hour here with your jaw hanging open in a mix of amusement and disbelief, if you’re not careful.
While Harold Camping sits safe with his millions… →
This woman, fearful of the end of the world, took a boxcutter to the throats of her two daughters, and then sliced her own throat. This is what religion encourages: fear based on imaginary terrors.
The Complete Wesley Crusher Pullover Sweater... →
Someone … someone made this. I don’t even
What should Apple buy with their billions? A... →
There is only one thing that could be totally game-changing for Apple’s main business, iOS devices, at this point: total freedom from the carriers. The only way to ensure this is for Apple to create its own carrier. A carrier that serves iOS devices with an always-on data connection that allows them to take advantage of their features in a way that the current carrier system never could. Let’s...
A second look at that Roswell/Soviet/Nazi/Area 51... →
I can’t reblog myself, so: I listened to the author of this book on Fresh Air, and I have to say that the publisher’s choice to focus on this one aspect of the entire thing is doing the book and the author a disservice, giving the impression that it’s a load of whacky nonsense. In fact, it’s annoying that NPR also chose to make that the focus on their website, because...
Volcano erupts in Iceland, spurs 50 quakes →
If I were a god, I would totally do this today, just to fuck with people.