- I don’t really care who hacked the DNC and John Podesta. Whoever handed that info over to Wikileaks did the world a big favor. But I agree (once again) with Glenn Greenwald: these sketchy bits of third-hand gossip being reported as “news from the CIA” claiming the Russians did it do not qualify as news by any standard.
- Justin Raimondo calls this businesss an attempted CIA coup. One of many, but don’t they usually stick to third-world countries?
- No more John Stossel show. 🙁
- Oh, now isn’t that a pity? The new anti-gun movie the Brady bunch was involved with is turning out to be a flop on the order of Gigli. Gosh darn. I feel so bad for them.
- Heh. Good on you, Uber. A disgruntled ex-employee says that when govgoons come knocking, Uber shuts operations and encrypts all data. Though you might ask why the data isn’t already encrypted, it’s something.
- For both archeology buffs and those who study the fall of civilizations: Annalee Newitz joins a team investigating an end stage of the lost city of Cahokia. Long but worth it.
- Oh lord. You may have seen this five-hankie weeper of a story. It’s been making the seasonal rounds. This is worse than the clip someone once sent me about a blind puppy dying of parvo.
- To help you recover from that, here are 19 stuck cats (who I’m sure were all quickly unstuck by their humans).
Today at Amazon it’s “10 Makers Making” — deals on crafts, hobbies, and photography.
I skipped the last couple of deal days because … seriously, “Nine LEDs Romancing”? No way. But today’s pretty good, even if as usual all the deals don’t really fit in the category. Check it out: up to 75% off on winter coats, a Neato Botvac for you well-heeled and tech-savvy pet owners, a programmable pressure cooker, a go-anywhere, print-from-your-phone Polaroid Zip Mobile photo printer, and deals on jewelry under $100.