“So when the GOP’s economic policy team sat down to make the strongest case they could for growth-inducing deficit reduction, they recommended a mix an 85:15 mix, not a 100:0 mix. And then, when the Obama administration agreed to an 83:17 mix, the Republican leadership walked out of the room and demanded that taxes be excluded from the deal altogether. How do you negotiate with that?”—
All because of that pesky debt ceiling thing: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the only fireworks members of the Senate would see next week would be strictly of the political kind — all in an effort to solve the pesky debt ceiling issue that’s been dogging Congress for a couple…
Lightning struck a primary school in Uganda killing 20 pupils and injuring almost 100 more on Tuesday, officials say. It’s the latest in a spate of lightning strikes that have killed more than 40 nationwide.
My friend and colleague Jeffery Van Camp and I wrote “dueling columns” on Digital Trends today. I wrote “Five reasons Google+ will fail,” he wrote why it will succeed. I’m trying to kick his ass on Facebook Likes. Unfortunately, right now he’s ahead by about 10 points.
So if you’re bored and up for it, just click the link, and Like it. And, while you’re there, if you want to, you can read it, too :-)
EDIT: Shit, the link to JVC’s was fucked up in the actual post, too. Not sure what happened there. Fixed now!
Keira Rathbone la artista de maquina de escribir. Es británica y tiene solo 27 años. Posee una gran coleccion de maquinas de escribir que usa para crear arte. Imagenes que han salido en portada de revistas, he incluso diseños para estampar en camisetas.
“I make fun of conservatives or Republicans because I’m a liberal, partisan ideologue. I make fun of liberals or Democrats because I want - as part of my brilliant and cynic strategy - to maintain enough credibility to continue making fun of conservatives and Republicans. And that narrative of conservative victimization is the true genius of what Fox News has accomplished. Any editorial judgment in news or schools or movies that doesn’t favor the conservative view is elitism and is evidence of liberal bias. Whereas any editorial judgment that favors the conservative view is evidence of fairness and is done to protect them from liberal bias. And if you criticize Fox for this game, guess what that is evidence of? How right they are about how persecuted. It is air-tighter than an otter’s anus.”— Jon Stewart, on last night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” explaining Fox News’s slippery strategy for dodging all criticism. (Video here)
Huge news in the hacker world: Renowned PS3 and iPhone jailbreaker George “GeoHot” Hotz now reportedly works for Facebook.
Just when you thought the massive hacker stories were over for the evening, another twist comes in: Hacker George ‘GeoHot’ Hotz, who recently settled a lawsuit with Sony for publishing a PS3 crack online, now works for Facebook, according to various sources. His exact position with the company is unclear, but he may be on a the development team tasked wit building the social network’s rumored new iPad app.
The rumor of Hotz’s break into “legitimate” product development comes first from jailbreak hacker Joshua Hill (aka p0isixNinja), who said in a recent interview that Hotz had made the move. Hill reportedly challenged Hotz to a iPad 2 jailbreak duel. (Both hackers come from an iOS-cracking background.) Hotz declined, saying that he wanted to remain out of the attention of the media after the debacle with Sony.
LulzSec is finished. The group announced today that it will no longer be swinging its hacker sword against its corporate and governmental enemies.
Only a little more than a month and a half ago, the merry pranksters of Lulz Security began their quest to wreak havoc on the computer systems of the world, all in the name of lulz. Today, that anarchic campaign has come to an abrupt end. The group announced via a statement posted to Pastebin that it will permanently disband, dropping the Lulz Boat anchor for good. As a parting gift, LulzSec also released a trove of data stolen from companies like AOL and AT&T, evidence that the group hacked the website of the US Navy, plus a variety of other illicit goodies.
“For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could,” writes LulzSec. “All to selflessly entertain others – vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy.”
“If it’s Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”—
New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the “smart states.” - RealClearPolitics (via brooklynmutt)
I can hear it now: “My opponent just received an endorsement from liberal rag The New York Times, whose columnists think that the people of the good state of TKTKTK are knuckle-dragging neanderthals — “middle places,” he called ‘em, if I remember right. These are the types of people Barack Obama calls his friends. Is that the kind of person who we want calling the shots for the next four years? I didn’t think so.”