Are They Aiming For Impeachment? →
vruz: by Andrew Sullivan, The Dish / The Daily Beast —via moorewr vruz: They’ve always been. They did the last Democratic president; and they feel even more strongly that this one is illegitimate, depite his thumping majority in the last election. Here’s the scenario. The House GOP pushes for completely unserious Boehner plan (including a balanced budget amendment) that they know will be...
House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to... →
danielholter: missshirley: There’s a contact-your-representative-in-opposition form at the link. What modern American freedom looks like. How the hell is your isp going to track keystrokes? What are you doing in the internet, Congress? You don’t even know what a packet is, Congress. Get out of there, Congress. You do not belong there.
The military budget is not on the table. The military budget is at the table –...– Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA) (via drwh0)
Bill Would Force Intel Chief to Renounce ‘Secret...
For months, two Senators have screamed bloody murder that the government holds a secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act so broad that it amounts to a whole different law giving the feds massive domestic surveillance powers. Now, a measure by Sens. Ron Wyden and Mark Udall would force the U.S. intelligence chief, and by extension the entire intelligence community, to admit that they went...
Interesting interview. But It seems like they’re talking past each other: The interviewer is asking why Texas is spending money on abstinence programs when they don’t seem to be working. Rick Perry is stating that abstinence works. From his, uh, personal experience. Well, duh, if you actually are abstinent it works. The problem he’s missing? Telling hormone-doused teenagers...
Not as real feely as yesterday. No, not nearly.– Yesterday, Young Richard refused to discuss the heat in any terms but “real feel,” so today, I asked him what the real feel was instead. (via youngrichard)
9.2% Unemployment? Blame Microsoft. →
We need engineers, scientists, high end equipment operators, nurses, lab technicians and (very soon) capable construction workers too. In other words: people with skills. As a business owner it’s a no-brainer to me that if I can profit from your skills I may very well be persuaded to hire you. What expertise can you bring to me that a machine can’t do for much less? I have to meet that...
Young Richard and Pauly D throw around a foam...
PD: Oh no, a football piece got into my cereal.
YR: We need to shave that football.
YR: We need to find a vegetable peeler.
iTunes? What the hell, man?
Came in to work today and my computer was locked up with Spinning Beachball Syndrome. It’s still a little finicky. The culprit? Well, one was my chrome session with 18 tabs open. That’s understandable. The other was iTunes. According to activity monitor (which took about 5 minutes to spin up), it was pegging the cpu at 80%. Now, I never use iTunes. I don’t buy music with it, I...
My Programming playlist.
Right now, these are the albums I have on the spotify playlist I listen to when I’m coding stuff. Hybrid Disappear Here I Choose Noise Morning Sci-Fi Soundsystem 01 Wide Angle Infected Mushroom Vicious Delicious Sasha Airdrawndagger Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross The Social Network BT This Binary Universe (Yes, Mr. Holter. I know how much you love it; I love it just as much :)...
No audio app has this functionality.
Am I truly the only one that wants it? Here we go: I want to shuffle albums. I don’t want to shuffle tracks. Several of the albums I have (almost everything Hybrid has done; Pink Floyd; BT’s This Binary Universe) only make sense when you listen to them as a body of work instead of singles. I don’t want to shuffle around between tracks in these cases. I want to listen to albums...
AP VIA CBS RADIO NEWS: The FBI is investigating...
Any music in their library, any time, the playlists I’ve created available offline on the train - including the music I’ve bought from amazon that may not be in the spotify library.. Is it worth $10/mo? Is it less spotty and/or crashy than Doubletwist? Because that’s how I keep everything synchronized between three devices right now. Automatically over wifi.
Rainblog: Spambots →
rainblog: My friend Jared has been talking to a spambot. So have I … 5:09:44 PM eczech4: hello? 5:09:52 PM angus: hello 5:10:00 PM eczech4: Hey what’s up? 24/F here. You? 5:10:09 PM angus: -97F 5:10:16 PM eczech4: Hmm. Have we chatted before? 5:10:23 PM angus: You don’t remember? I’m hurt. … The next time I get one of these IMs, I need to start asking it questions from the...
Introducing Tumblr's New API →
staff: Along with a sharp new Engineering Blog and a beautifully organized new Developer Center. Enjoy! Neat. Not much that I’m interested in, though. It’d be great if the API or something similar could clean up the contextual ambiguity between a “like” and a “reblog.” The problem goes like this: From a UI scraping (e.g., bookmarklet) standpoint (and...
No more than “50-75 ‘al-Qaeda types’ in Afghanistan”,...– Al Jazeera (note, it’s an op-ed, so it’s intrinsically biased. but an entertaining read nonetheless)
It's a little late, but I finally got around to...
And it’s awesome. Fallout: New Vegas takes a lot of my gripes about Fallout 3 and takes them behind the shed with a nice big plasma rifle. The pacing is much more even. The quests/objectives are more reasonable. When you aim, you actually look down the sights of your weapon now instead of just zooming the view a bit. The item-set is more what Fallout 2 was than Fallout 1: super stimpacks,...
Live coverage of the launch of Atlantis on Ustream.
xoxo, adrienne: Music sales are up for the first... →
adriennes: Nielsen SoundScan recently reported that record sales are up for the first time in my grown-up life, largely because of increased digital track and album sales (via NYT). I tried to find the actual report to see how classical sales fit into all of this, but haven’t had luck yet. What I did see… Wait. Hold on. You mean, selling people music in the format they want it, a la...
Who can name the bigger number?
You have fifteen seconds. Using standard math notation, English words, or both, name a single whole number—not an infinity—on a blank index card. Be precise enough for any reasonable modern mathematician to determine exactly what number you’ve named, by consulting only your card and, if necessary, the published literature. It’s an intriguing question. You might write something like...
The Cutting-Edge Physics of Jackson Pollock →
youmightfindyourself: Jackson Pollock, famous for his deceptively random-seeming drip paintings, took advantage of certain features of fluid dynamics years before physicists thought to study them. (snipped wall of text; click through to original quotation) Another interesting note about Pollock’s paintings; they’re fractal (Discover, Nov. 2001). No kidding: The fractal...