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Friday, 7 September 2018

I Am Part of the Police Department Inside This Bank Robbery

quote [ Slate today is taking the rare step of publishing a letter someone sent us from inside an ongoing bank robbery. We have done so at the request of the author, who is currently robbing a bank, but would like to minimize his exposure to criminal charges from this whole bank robbery thing now that it seems to be going south. ]

More rats writing anonymous op-eds! It's all coming out!
[SFW] [humor] [+7 Funny]
[by hellboy@11:06amGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The Internet Is Acid, and America Is Having a Bad Trip

quote [ We were coming to grips with the fact that we were living in a “consensual hallucination,” as science fiction writer William Gibson put it, where the things we imagine actually come into being. It seemed as if the world was about to become a whole lot more like a lucid dream, where the future was less a place we arrived at than a thing we created together. We were moving into what I called a “designer reality.” ]

New piece from Douglas Rushkoff. He has an odd perspective sometimes, but it's often thought-provoking.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+1 Insightful]
[by hellboy@12:12pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Show your support for Mike Pence

quote [ Mike Pence is the 46th President of the United States of America. ]

It's what Jesus would want.
[NSFW] [politics] [+10 Funny]
[by hellboy@1:38amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 6 August 2018

The Dumpster is on fire

quote [ “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!” ]

Well, the Dumpster Fire confessed to a crime this weekend (actually, a couple crimes). This should be interesting. Maybe he's realizing that the money laundering is an even bigger problem.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 Interesting]
[by hellboy@8:14amGMT] [18 comments]

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users

quote [ All of the apps appear to have been recently acquired by a little-known company. ]

I've often wondered if something like this might be going on - if I wanted to make spyware, I imagine an adblocker or other privacy protection extension would be an ideal way to do it. General rule: if a company buys an extension, they're up to no good, as there's no money to be made from doing so.

(iOS is probably a tiny sliver of the 11 million, given the complexity of installing non-App Store apps)
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 WTF]
[by hellboy@8:16pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

I'm Bill Browder. Putin Made a Big Mistake When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

quote [ Even though the U.S. President called it "an incredible offer" ]

Putin also offered to have Russian intelligence help "secure" our election. He's using the word "secure" in a different way than I would.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Informative]
[by hellboy@6:39pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, But Only If You Can Pay

quote [ How America's bail system traps poor people in jail ]

It's been pretty clear for some time that the American "justice system" (industry) works very differently if you have money than if you don't.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6 Underrated]
[by hellboy@6:28pmGMT] [6 comments]

George Hotz is on a hacker crusade against the ‘scam’ of self-driving cars

quote [ Hacker George Hotz is at the 'halfway point' in his quest to provide open source self-driving software to the masses. And make a little money too. ]

I suspect he's right in the short term, wrong in the long run, but anybody who gets in fights with Elon Musk has at least one thing going for them.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by hellboy@1:54amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Trial runs for fascism are in full flow

quote [ Babies in cages were no 'mistake' by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism. To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism... ]

Trump may be an ignorant jackass, but he knows what he's doing. It's no accident that his choice for Supreme Court is the one who said that Presidents should be immune from criminal investigations. Meanwhile such fine 'liberal' institutions as the NY Times and the Washington Post continue to debate the proper arrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4]
[by hellboy@9:10amGMT] [46 comments]

Friday, 29 June 2018

California approves privacy rules opposed by ISPs and tech companies

quote [ Law will give people some control over collection and sale of private data. ]

This isn't the net neutrality thing I at first thought it was; it is a step in the right direction at least.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4 Good]
[by hellboy@5:05amGMT] [2 comments]

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