Going to Hell in a Handbasket

December 29, 2015

Or not

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Facebook is the Singularity

December 29, 2015


Merry Christmas

December 25, 2015

Santa’s Privacy Disclaimer (read it all).

What Information Do We Collect?
We obtain information from a variety of sources. Much of it comes from unsolicited letters sent to Santa by children all over the world listing specific items they would like to receive for Christmas. Often these letters convey additional information as well, such as the child’s hopes and dreams, how much they love Santa, and which of their siblings are doodyheads.

The letters also provide another important piece of information—fingerprints. We run these through databases maintained by the FBI, CIA, NSA, Interpol, MI6, and the Mossad. If we find a match, it goes straight on the Naughty List.

How Do We Secure This Information?
We secure your information by keeping it at the North Pole, one of the most remote, inhospitable and uninhabitable places on earth. It is stored in a secure gingerbread facility deep in the Candy Cane Forest, behind an impassable barrier conjured by Elven magic. The facility is guarded by a full brigade of life-size wooden toy soldiers armed with Nerf Blasters and Super Soakers. The area is also patrolled by ravenous polar bears and the Winter Warlock.


SpaceX Nails It

December 21, 2015

This was amazing.


Cow Economics

December 21, 2015

Read the whole post, each one is amusing:


Um, Math? Numbers? Bueller?

December 18, 2015

From a political web site that I won’t link to:

Trump’s favorability has also grown. He’s rated at 51 percent favorable, 37 unfavorable; an improvement over his 51-37 split in November.


Long Form Reporting Done Right

December 17, 2015

This is totally tl;dr. But sometimes you have to read something that takes longer than a minute.

The title is “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” (by Pro Publica and The Marshall Project). Not an inviting topic, but there’s a reason several of the people I follow via RSS and Twitter recommended it today.

Just read it.