As always, a fascinating debate. And as always I say that the amount of money you spend researching something should have no bearing on your right to commodify the thing; in this case, the literal stuff of life. UK Human… Read More ›
Month: October 2014
God help me when I am reblogging the Daily Mail, but whoever they have on this story is rocking it. Note they confirm the American claim that Jihadi John has been positively identified; they do so without identifying him. Almost… Read More ›
“Pinocchio & Butcher”: Islamic State Defector Describes Torture of Cantlie/Foley; Incl. Waterboarding/Electric Shocks
More information about British-accented jihadis in Syria; apparently one of the main prisons for their captives is in central Aleppo.
The Consumerist puts it in straight terms. No, locking out the FBI by using encryption doesn’t make you a pedophile, regardless of their alarmist blatherings. Don’t be scared into compliance with shadowy three-letter agencies; it’s not your job as a… Read More ›
Here’s the nut of this story: “Mexican security forces must balance two objectives: achieving tangible results in the war against cartels, while also respecting the rights of Mexican citizens. In Mexico, achieving such a balance is harder than it appears.”… Read More ›
Oh MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY this could be either very, very good (eg The Prisoner) or very, very bad (eg…well, most 70’s conspiracy tv). Either way, at least the first episode of this miniseries will be a must-watch.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Our world is constantly being struck by cosmic rays–mysterious radioactive particles that likely come from supernovae and other distant sources. They interact with the Earth’s atmosphere and break into more benign particles before they reach human…
Is a robot future dystopian or utopian; does our interaction with machines reveal more about our humanity or our inhumanity? Are we willing to accept the semblance of friendship and personhood from robots if it is more in line with… Read More ›
All things Pew rock unbelievably hard. Here’s a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts which reveals that people who get payday loans online are ripped off even worse than those going to sketchy storefronts. And they can’t even pick… Read More ›
This is the second contribution by old Cryptospherian AnonyOdinn; the first was Stop the Power; How to Do Business Without Banks on bank-free financial systems. We are very pleased to welcome back our old friend. This article was first posted… Read More ›
Originally posted on LibertasIntel:
An estimated 245 law enforcement agencies in 35 states have for years been distributing software called ComputerCOP as a way for parents to ensure their children have a safe web-browsing experience. The problem is, ComputerCOP is…