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This sounds too trite for even a Black Mirror episode


Usher, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Julianne Hough will host competition series 鈥楾he Activist鈥.

Activists go head-to-head in challenges to promote their causes, with their success measured via online engagement, social metrics, and hosts鈥 input.


you wouldn't tape-up a pair of glasses


Facebook is making camera glasses. They have an LED warning light so that bystanders know you are taking a video.

I taped it over.

A FB exec told me this is a violation of the terms of service of the glasses (oops)

The Male GazePEG


the original test images for the JPEG, administered by three dudes in Copenhagen, were of ladies, boats, and toys. make what you will of that fact.

smdh imagine adopting something that even the Bush administration thought sounded too fascist


"If You See Something, Say Something"鈥攁 crime-fighting phrase that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11鈥攚as rejected by the Dept. of Justice, who said it might scare people.

Adopted instead by the MTA, the slogan endures to this day and has spread worldwide.

New York-style pizza


Using only food, where did you grow up?

Finally watched O Brother Where Art Thou. I knew it was supposed to be a retelling of The Odyssey, but given the penultimate scene it's actually a retelling of Hairspray

I have no idea what this movie's about but I'm assuming it's essentially Hunt for Red October except in Esperanto instead of English and Russian

really makes you think

RT In the 90s techno was the music of the future鈥. Today it鈥檚 the music of the past..

Never trust a text editor you can't throw out a window


Finally managed to quit vim.

see also: "non-commercial" clauses in fauxpen source licenses


People get so wrapped up in liberal conceptions of political participation that they can't imagine anything dues funded isn't some sort of scam.

"Ecce Cheeto"


South Dakota鈥檚 anti-LGBTQ governor had a fake Mt. Rushmore made to please Donald Trump

1. NYC
2. Buffalo
3. Montreal
4. Padova (Veneto)
5. DC


What are the towns / cities you鈥檝e spent the most of your life in?

I feel like when you get to number 4 or 5 it鈥檚 actually quite surprising.

鈮 1. Blackburn
鈮 1. London
3. Liverpool
4. Probably Canterbury?!
5. Maybe Manchester but also maybe Barcelona?

This is the first time I've been tempted to buy a VR headset


Viewing the RF Spectrum in Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality EMC Probe

Realizing that Nick Kristof was using his anti-sex worker crusade as a way to springboard his political career makes it even more appalling


No fan of google but they provide infinitely more societal value every day than bitcoin has in its entire existence

finding out Hideo Kojima is a neomalthusian has left me heartbroken 馃樋


Deforestation, greenhouse effect, extreme weather, food crisis, population explosion, and mysterious pathogens. At the time, they were didactic science fiction that could never happen, but now they are starting to happen. It makes me scared.

re "bug bounty as a service" companies alla hackerone and bugcrowd that are incentivized to allow the companies that are paying them to not disclose reported vulns


Why are we as an industry still so bad at disclosure?
Because VC-backed security company business models sell you what鈥檚 convenient for them, not what鈥檚 right for you, your customers, or the ecosystem.
A huge issue is disclosure of issues vendors won鈥檛 fix or don鈥檛 consider bugs:

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