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Dem congressman to GOPer at Obamacare hearing: “Are you really serious!?”

Rep. Bill Pascrell absolutely loses it during a House hearing on Obamacare<p>While today's Obamacare hearing may not have shed much light on the workings of the law, it did teach us this much: New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell likes to stand up when he yells at Republicans.<p>And during Tuesday's hearing on …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

Drinking and sexual assault: America’s booze culture is sexist

Our drinking culture prizes men’s excess, but when women drink they’re seen as “asking for” assault<p>I like to drink. I usually have a glass of wine (or two) with dinner, or to unwind after a long day. I like a good bourbon, an interesting amaro, a creative cocktail. Most of my favorite hangouts are …

On the NSA

Let me tell you the story of my tiny brush with the biggest crypto story of the year.<p>A few weeks ago I received a call from a reporter at ProPublica, …

Presidents Shouldn't Be Able to Credibly Threaten Wars That the People Oppose

In the <i>Washington Post</i>, Michael Gerson argues that preserving the perception that "the commander in chief is fully in command" is so important that it would sometimes be worth supporting "wrong or pointless" wars in order to maintain it. Put that way, it sounds shocking. One wonders how many human …

Bombs Not Food

<b>Sam Stein at Arianna's joint</b> got the, you will pardon the expression, money quote out of somebody regarding the fact that we're about to fire tens of millions of dollars into Syria so that we will demonstrate to Iran -- and to North Korea, and perhaps to the Ottoman Empire. Who knows? -- that our …

The man who 'got it' too much - The Kernel

The classic story of technological disruption is too often told as a morality tale. We know how disruption works: a technological or other shift …

As a Democrat, I am disgusted with President Obama | Jeff Jarvis

Barack Obama,NSA,Privacy,Civil liberties - international,US constitution and civil liberties,US news,US politics<p>I voted for Obama reluctantly, but never did I imagine he would become another Richard Nixon

Glenn Greenwald: detaining my partner was a failed attempt at intimidation

The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended<p>At 6:30 am this morning my time - 5:30 am on the East Coast of the US - I received a telephone call from someone who identified himself as a "security official at Heathrow airport." He …

Greenwald says U.K. will be “sorry”

After his partner was detained for 9 hours under Terror Act, journalist vows to keep publishing indicting content<p>Glenn Greenwald has made explicit that if the U.K. authorities intended to silence his or his colleagues' journalistic efforts by detaining his partner for nine hours at Heathrow …

We don't know if antidepressants work, so stop bashing them

Lately, it seems as if everyone is anti-antidepressants. In a recent CiF article, Giles Fraser bemoaned the apparent need to treat anything vaguely resembling unhappiness with a pill. Just a week earlier, Will Self launched a scathing attack on psychiatry along similar lines.<p>Both pieces sparked …

Remember That Time The New York Times Published to Facebook?

Hacking your way to distribution, 2013 style<p>So <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>'s main website, nytimes.com, went down this morning, and it only just recently returned. Almost immediately, the newspaper's Twitter feed posted that it would continue updating readers on the crackdown in Egypt:<p>Soon after, the media …

Get a clue, McDonald’s: The other insult no one’s talking about

McDonald’s got heat for telling its staff to have two jobs. Its financial planning advice is even more offensive<p>Over the past few days, McDonald’s has gotten itself quite a bit of bad publicity, after it teamed with Visa to create a proposed sample budget for the enormously profitable fast food …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities

The NSA revelations continue to expose far more than just the ongoing operations of that sprawling and unaccountable spying agency. Let's examine …

The Art of Staying Aloft – Pictures of Flying Birds by Gloria Wilson

Gloria Wilson is a photographer from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who likes to focus on expression, gesture and movement. She began concentrating on birds in …

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This Is What The US Capitol Dome Looked Like When It Was Being Built During The Civil War

Historian Michael Beschloss just tweeted this picture of the United States Capitol dome under construction during the Civil War. The building in the foreground, Beschloss says, is the Trinity Episcopal Church, which was demolished in 1936.<p>Wikipedia has more on the history of the Capitol building …

Design, And Insecurity, Is Back At Apple

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass.”<p>The phrase uttered by Phil Schiller during today’s keynote got a few laughs from the predictably enthusiastic WWDC audience. To me it dropped like a ton of bricked iPhones.<p>Let’s catch up. The last time we heard from Apple was at its absurdly aggressive September …

The bogus Tesla backlash: What if the Internet saves the middle class?

Silicon Valley, even super-cool electric car companies like Tesla, is getting a bad rap for upending the economy<p>"Is Tesla a Threat?"<p>The headline in the American Conservative invites an immediate rebuke. Of course not! In an era of high gas prices and global warming, how could a stylish electric car …

Android's market share is a 'joke,' and 'Apple owns the high end' of the smartphone market (interview)

How to speak Franglais

<b>Bonjour, mes amis antiques, let's parler Franglais, as le late grand auteur and smith des bonnes mots, Miles Kington, used to dire.</b><p>Qui was Miles Kington?Columnist and author of Let's Parler Franglais!This series for Punch magazine mixed English and French, written in the style of a study courseHe …

RNC’s Florida head of Latino outreach flips parties over “culture of intolerance”

Also citing the Heritage Foundation study, Pablo Pantoja announced that he is now a Democrat<p>Pablo Pantoja, RNC State Director Of Florida Outreach, announced that he is now a Democrat, citing a controversial Heritage Foundation study on immigration and the overall "culture of intolerance" within the …

Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown

As the film adaptation of Dan Brown's fourth Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, is released, we present this appreciation of the author by Michael Deacon from 2013.<p>Renowned author <b></b>Dan Brown woke up in his luxurious four-poster bed in his expensive $10 million house – and immediately he felt angry. Most …

Photoshop update to let people fix photo blur

Adobe Systems is building technology into Photoshop to take the blur out of photos.<p>The company demonstrated the upcoming Photoshop deblurring filter in a video today to promote its upcoming Adobe Max conference in May, where the company no doubt will announce the feature and others.<p>"Camera shake …

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Anonymous: we will name 'rapists' of suicide victim Rehtaeh Parsons

The hacking group Anonymous has threatened to make public the identities of four boys accused of gang-raping a Canadian teenager who later killed herself after images of the attack went viral.<p>The group, notorious for its unique brand of justice, said it was responding to calls from those who felt …

I do not fear death

I will pass away sooner than most people who read this, but that doesn’t shake my sense of wonder and joy<p>I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was …