- Is there a “second Snowden” at the NSA? James Bamford, who knows as much as anybody else outside the fedgov’s blackbox of spies, believes there is.
- In any case, we’re all in the NSA’s big, happy social network, whether we want to be or not. Not to mention the increasing number of people being forced onto Microsoft’s anti-social social network.
- In Louisiana, nimble, willing private help for flood victims went far beyond the Cajun Navy. (Interesting use of technology, too. Could make me rethink the evils of F*c*b**k. And this is a case where phone-based geolocation may have saved lives.)
- Is addiction a disease or more of a learned behavior? Differing experts hold a dialog.
- Is “Big Marijuana” inevitable? In the NorthWet, the new laws have taken pains to keep pot growing as a craft business. But when more states legalize and big money is being waved around … we shall see.
- Okay. That’s it. Any thoughts about making a protest v*te for Gary Johnson are out the window. LP VP wannabe Weld already proved himself an anti-gun eejit. Now Johnson himself is working hard to demonstrate that he’s a compromising Republican wannabe and a pandering, tax-loving fool (but I repeat myself).
- A story space buffs, black-history buffs, math geeks, and women’s-history buffs can all appreciate: Katherine Johnson, one of many women who served as “human computers” in the early days of NASA. (Oh please don’t let the movie be too damned heartwarming and inspirational. Please, please, please let it have some realism and grit and refrain from the standard lifeless h-word and i-word cliches.) Ahem. Well. Better yet, this lady is still alive and still urging us to go to space.
I just so very had to steal this from Never Yet Melted.