Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
stupid sexist companies strike outdoor gear
Friday, December 06, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Was bee death caused by infection or insecticide? Turns out, the insecticide weakens the bee’s immune system, allowing infection to run rampant.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Socially useless activity that makes BIG money. I know it’s politically popular to do things like drug tests for welfare recipients, but these high-frequency traders are exploiting latency for profit. Total. Fscking. Wankers.
If only real journalists provided this kind of context.
We already know what works. What need to apply what we’ve learned.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Who is Your Favorite President (v2) (by FairVote MN)
An excellent, brief description of ranked-choice voting, a better method to elect people.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
The disappointment in this story is that it’s from the Onion, but it’s true.
He uses a lot of big words, but the general notion is that we should think carefully about who ‘the troops’ are and what we are ‘supporting’. A seemingly apolitical slogan actually has a lot of political baggage.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Summary: rich bankers get angry when people decide to ask for a square deal.
Activity of no value, costing consumers billions. Big banks are the enemy of the common (wo)man.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
"a run-up in housing prices that is artificial, fueled by speculation from Wall Street investors,..."
- Will Rising Mortgage Rates Put an End to the Housing Recovery? -
Friday, July 12, 2013
A very good, evidence-based analysis of how long a woman can wait - biologically - to have children.
It might be worth pointing out that raising children requires a lot of physical and emotional stamina, and that those things also decline with age.
It may be possible to conceive children at 40, but how will you feel about still raising them in your late 50s?
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I got a new Mushkin solid state disk (SSD) for my 2011-era Macbook Pro running OS X 10.7.5 and when I went to format the thing, Disk Utility kept returning: “Unable to write to the last block of the device".
I got the same error when I booted up in recovery mode (holding Option and then picking the Recovery HD).
However, when I put the SSD in a USB enclosure and connected it to a 2007-era Macbook (running the exact same version of the OS, however), Disk Utility worked just fine. I was able to format the disk, partition it (for a Recovery partition) and then use Carbon Copy Cloner back in the Macbook Pro to clone over my existing hard drive.
So if anyone else out there runs into this problem, find yourself an old Macbook? Not a great solution, but it’s out there.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Friday, June 07, 2013
It’s embarrassing that we’re willing to give drug companies more money for antibiotics when we really need to stop feeding them to pigs day and night.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
I think it’s what psychologists call confirmation bias. We like to believe in research/data that defends our own point of view. Governments have slashed spending to cut deficits because politicians wanted to, but the economists that defended that position were actually wrong. Sigh.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Fascinating look at potato hybrids and how GM crops can actually result in fewer unexpected side effects than traditional cross breeding (since you know which genes you’re messing with).
Monday, March 04, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For a device that replaces a computer for many (iPad) or that can use cloud-based file syncing (both), it’s amazing that you can’t attach files easily to email in iOS. But with this $0.99 app – iAttachment – and Dropbox, it’s actually pretty easy.
I’d imagine it also works with apps from other cloud syncing services where you can choose “Open In…” with your files. If so, leave a comment!
1) go to Dropbox and find the file you want to attach. The bottom right option is a little icon with an arrow going into a box. Tap that and pick “Open In…” and select iAttachment.
Do this for each file you want to send. It’ll take you to iAttachment after each one, so you’ll have to go back to Dropbox for each additional file.
3) Tap the “attach & mail” icon along the bottom. It will open a Mail compose window with those files in there. You can delete the text that says they were attached with iAttachment.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Should Americans have to pay to access public court records? A compelling case made by a man who may have been driven to suicide by a government focused on secrecy.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I really don’t see how this kind of policy proposal can seem like anything less than election fraud. It deliberately skews presidential election results AWAY from reflecting the national popular vote.