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President Obama schools Silicon Valley CEOs on why government is not like business

The hoariest chestnut in the larder of anti-government conservatives is that government should be run like a business. This assertion is typically just a stalking horse for policies that narrowly benefit conservative patrons — lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy, less regulation, the …

Here's what's holding black students back, from preschool through college

One in five black high school students in California drop out before they can graduate. That's the highest dropout rate of any race or ethnicity in the state, and much higher than the state's overall 12% dropout rate.<p>And when black students get to college in California, they are also the least …

Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest?

FiveThirtyEight analyzed 6 million flights to figure out which airports, airlines and routes are most likely to get you there on time and which ones …

Nate Silver

2016 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen

The poor man's CTS-V wagon.<p>One of our journalist colleagues doesn't get it. We’re standing in the pit lane of the Ascari racetrack near Málaga, Spain, when he asks, "Why would you make a wagon that drives like a sports car?" At this very moment, a Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen roars by at full …

New Hampshire

Apple Engineer Explains How the New MacBook Came to Be

By <b>John Gruber</b><p>February openings for ads on Daring Fireball just like this one. Email for info.<p>Apple Engineer Explains How the New MacBook Came to …

Incensed over the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition? You must be poor – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

Dear Great Unwashed,<p>The top-of-the-line Apple Watch Edition, in gorgeous 18-karat gold, rose or yellow, that Apple’s brilliant metallurgists have …

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

A giant cellphone surveillance program is just one of the dark NSA secrets being dragged out into the light, thanks to a certain whistleblower and a …

JustWatch: TV Guide For Streaming Services

Cord cutters—those who have cancelled cable subscriptions in favor of other entertainment—have a new source of information: JustWatch. Debuting on …

Once a 'rock star,' Pauly Shore rolls with the punch lines these days

Pauly Shore was signing autographs after a stand-up gig when the buxom, drunk brunette approached him.<p>"Remember?" she whispered into his ear.<p>He took a quick glance at her tattoos and her midriff, which was bare, but still did not recognize her.<p>"What did we do?" he asked.<p>"What do you think we did?" …

Feminist hacker Barbie

Last week, public outcry over the poorly thought through Mattel book, Barbie’s <i>I Can Be a Computer Engineer</i> caused Random House to pull the book, …

Barbie F*cks It Up Again

I recently paid a visit to my sweet friend Helen Jane and was excited to find this book at her house.<p>(The second book of the "2 Books in 1!" is …

Crispy Mashed Potato Casserole With Bacon, Cheese, and Scallions Recipe

Mashed potatoes don't generally reheat well, but with the help of sour cream, this mashed potato casserole can be made days in advance, and reheated with no loss in quality. A crispy topping of <i>panko</i> bread crumbs, bacon, cheddar cheese, and scallions adds crunch and the flavor of fully loaded baked …

That neck beard freaks me out

Much respect to all the participants of the 2014 World Beard and Mustache Championships. But holy shit, that neck beard is scary as shit.

4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

How many spiders does it take to creep you out? 10? 100? How many spiders make an "extreme spider situation"?<p>The Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant …

Here’s What Marvel & DC Movies Looked Like Between 1977 & 1986

While there’s no doubt that the Marvel / DC movie is really enjoying its time in the spotlight, nobody with half a brain would insist that they are a …

A voter guide to California's boring but important ballot propositions

Six state propositions are on the ballot and none are sexy. All are snoozers. But each is significant.<p>Some, in fact, are game-changers.<p>Why else would the medical profession and insurance companies be spending well over $100 million to beat back Propositions 45 and 46?<p>Prop. 47 would punish handgun …

Verizon’s New Tech News Site Has A Strange Name And An Even Stranger Rule: No Reporting On Net Neutrality Or US Surveillance

From the looks of the site, it's pretty clear that SugarString is still in its early days. The oldest story was published just 12 days ago, and its layout seems to be in beta.<p>With backing from the largest US telecommunications provider — its parent company, Verizon Communications, did $120 billion …

Net Neutrality

In-depth look at CurrentC and the personal data they want to collect

Now, I have to stress here, <i>I never got CurrentC to return me a real user's data</i>. However, the fact that these fields exist is a good indicator that …

In-Depth Look at CurrentC and the Personal Data They Want to Collect

Nick Arnott, investigating for iMore:<p>On launch, the app immediately does a few things. First, it starts sending pings to …

Rocket Explodes on Launch for Space Station Supply Trip

An unmanned space station supply rocket exploded into a fireball seconds after launch from Wallops Island, Virginia Tuesday. No injuries were …

Space Exploration

'As Long as Visa Suffers'

Ron Shevlin, writing last month for Snarketing 2.0 on CurrentC:<p>Furthermore, let’s review again the impetus behind the MCX consortium. If merchants …

Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay

Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an …

CVS and Rite Aid block Apple Pay as mobile wallet war heats up

Two major pharmacy chains have stopped supporting Apple Pay as merchants in the U.S. take sides on which mobile wallet platform to embrace.<p>Reports from a couple days ago revealed that Rite Aid had started disabling its NFC terminals, thereby forbidding the use of Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Now …

2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen Spied: So Rad, So Off-Limits

Just your everyday 290-hp, all-wheel-drive compact station wagon.<p><b>What It Is:</b> This is an easy one, as far as our daily routine of identifying future products goes, because no effort has been made whatsoever to obscure the car: It’s a Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen circling the Nürburgring. It’s quite …

Volkswagen Golf

Ukeg Pressurized Growler

In recent years, the growler has seen a rise in popularity thanks to its ability to allow you to bring fresh draft beer home. But it won't stay fresh …

Alcohol

Another poorly-researched hit-piece, from the Boston Globe

The Verge reviews Apple’s OS X Yosemite: ‘Turns your Mac into more than just a PC’ – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

“For nearly two decades, the release of a new PC operating system was an event. Upgrading cost money; you had to go to the store to get the necessary …