(Via Danger Room)
From Pew comes perhaps the most revealing poll result I’ve ever seen:
(Via The Economist)
I half suspect ‘Amercia’ was just bait to rouse the elitist, Main Street-hating, liberal media and unify the ‘Real American’ base in defense.
But that’s wayyy too internet savvy for the Romney campaign.
Damn, fell for it.
That headline puts a lot of faith in venture capitalists. I’m filing this one away for later.
It is the strangest of bureaucratic rituals: Every week or so, more than 100 members of the government’s sprawling national security apparatus gather, by secure video teleconference, to pore over terrorist suspects’ biographies and recommend to the president who should be the next to die.
This secret “nominations” process is an invention of the Obama administration, a grim debating society that vets the PowerPoint slides bearing the names, aliases and life stories of suspected members of Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen or its allies in Somalia’s Shabab militia.” —
The New York Times report on Obama’s drone war is a fantastic feat of journalism and a shocking, scary explanation of how war is now conducted.
The process described above is sickeningly similar to ad buying.
Flattr founder Peter Sunde on Apple decision to reject apps which use his company’s payment service.
Before you race to defend Flattr, remember: Sunde is one of the main men behind The Pirate Bay. It takes a special kind of asshole to profit from openly distributing the work of others without pay, create an alternative payment system for creators wherein he profits, and whine that he’s being shut out of a store which has always paid the content creators he’s ripped off.
In one tenderness test, researchers cooked muscles to medium, punched out half-inch plugs of meat and set them in a machine that measures the force it takes to shear them in half. Promising cuts were given names like the Sierra, the Western Griller and the Petite Tender.
“If we can dig out a muscle and use it in a new way that hasn’t been done before, it seems to me we are obligated to give that muscle an identity so someone can understand what it is,” said Dr. Calkins, the Nebraska professor.” —
This will never end up on a How It’s Made.