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Political correctness in San Francisco is hurting innovation; Beijing has more freedom of expression
on 15 Dec 2017
, latest 3 hours ago https://blog.samaltman.com/e-p Earlier this year, I noticed something in China that really surprised me. I realized I felt more comfortable discussing controversial ideas in Beijing than in San Francisco. I didn’t...
"Your DNA is an abomination"
on 17 Dec 2017
, latest 21 hours ago http://kxan.com/2017/11/29/stu SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – An article published in the Texas State University student-run newspaper is creating quite a buzz on campus and online. Many are calling the opinion...
Peripheral vision and beauty
on 16 Dec 2017
, latest 2 days ago It is possible to notice and judge female beauty via peripheral vision alone, without the details being in focus and without any thought. It happens instantly.Sometimes I'm in a crowd...
Donald Trump raped America… and now he must be found guilty of it… and pay!
on 16 Dec 2017
Posted 2 days ago You can see where this has been going. The wholesale un-personing of “powerful men” in the arts, media, and politics for sex “crimes” ranging from rape to stealing a kiss...
Bitcoin Plunge Reveals Possible Vulnerabilities In Crazy Imaginary Internet Money
on 10 Dec 2017
, latest 4 days ago https://www.theonion.com/bitco NEW YORK—Saying it may account for the precipitous drop in the digital currency, financial experts on Friday told reporters that the recent plunge in bitcoin value could reveal vulnerabilities...
How YouTube censors via de-monetisation
on 13 Dec 2017
, latest 5 days ago http://www.twitlonger.com/show Google, some months ago, put out a job posting which required a number of different people to work on one project. Google claimed in the posting that they needed...
HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger
on 11 Dec 2017
, latest 7 days ago http://www.bbc.com/news/techno Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code...
Listening To Trump's America
on 7 Dec 2017
, latest 9 days ago I'm at a talk at the Menlo Park, CA public library put on by a former state senator, Joe Simitian, a Democrat.He's calling it "Listening to Trump's America", which is...
Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought back and won.
on 8 Dec 2017
, latest 10 days ago https://www.washingtonpost.com He is not, however, a “licensed professional” in the state of Oregon, where he put down roots in the early 1990s. So when Järlström did his own study of...
Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me
on 1 Sep 2017
, latest 12 days ago http://gizmodo.com/yes-google- The Google salespeople were encouraging Forbes to add Plus’s “+1" social buttons to articles on the site, alongside the Facebook Like button and the Reddit share button. They said...
Inventory glut pushes down Toronto area house prices
on 6 Dec 2017
, latest 12 days ago A wave of new listings pushed home prices lower in Toronto in November as sellers try to lock in deals before new mortgage stress-testing rules take effect in January.The Toronto...
Apparently dolphins like to get high by chewing on pufferfish
on 2 Dec 2017
, latest 14 days ago http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors Dolphins — they're just like us! It turns out they too like to have fun by mildly poisoning themselves.Some Australian dolphins carefully chew on pufferfish skin, and small doses...
Listing lurker count now
on 29 Nov 2017
, latest 16 days ago I changed the header to include a count of non-logged in distinct IP addresses which have visited the site in the last 5 minutes. A lot of those are search...
Bosnian Croat war crimes convict dies after taking 'poison' in U.N. court
on 29 Nov 2017
, latest 18 days ago https://www.reuters.com/articl THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A former Bosnian Croat military commander swallowed what he said was poison in a U.N. war crimes courtroom on Wednesday and died shortly after losing...
2br - A list of potentially overpriced rentals in Santa Barbara
on 26 Nov 2017
Posted 22 days ago #housingFrom https://santabarbara.craigslis (which will probably be removed)All of the properties below haven't rented in over a month. If the owners were selling these houses and wanted to make a sale,...
Amazon takes over CIA
on 20 Nov 2017
, latest a month ago http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ on Monday, Amazon Web Services announced it was now offering a commercial cloud service to the US Intelligence Community (i.e. spies on both foreign targets and US presidential campaigns)...
Vote for patrick.net with NY Times reporter
on 21 Nov 2017
, latest a month ago > David Leonhardt> Op-Ed Columnist> First, a request: What digital media subscriptions would you recommend to others?> I’m not interested in the most obvious answers, like The New York Times,...
A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech
on 19 Nov 2017
, latest a month ago https://www.washingtonpost.com For example, when students were asked whether the First Amendment protects “hate speech,” 4 in 10 said no. This is, of course, incorrect. Speech promoting hatred — or at...
Ten Reasons It's A Terrible Time To Buy An Expensive House
on 11 Jul 2015
, latest a month ago Because house prices in expensive areas still dangerously high compared to incomes and rents. Banks say a safe mortgage is a maximum of 3 times the buyer's annual income...