Link Post - Verifiable Problems Ignored By Election Commission

MikeNM

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August 11, 2018

Ars Technica - In the continuing decline of confidence for the US election system, this might be one of those places where gaming the system crosses over into out and out hostility. At this point, the best hope is that this is incompetence.

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As Seen On TV

MikeNM

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August 10, 2018

If you really want to break down the problems in the current political era, you have to start with the idea that no one knows what's going on. We're all getting plenty of news, but almost all of it filtered through the miasma of bullshit the professionals call analysis. This term is used to launder opinion in a . . .

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Link Post - It's The Labels

MikeNM

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August 08, 2018

Consequence Of Sound - In what shouldn't surprise anyone streaming music's explosion hasn't translated well for the artists. While they have increased their share to 12% of the revenue from 7% during the CD era, the number of people between listeners and the artists are still keeping most of the money. While digital music has . . .

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Link Post - Guerrilla Drone Warfare

MikeNM

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August 08, 2018

Motherboard - So you have to take this whole story with a grain of salt considering internal authorities have contradicted the original story, stating the explosion was a gas tank exploding nearby. However, the idea of drones moving from a weapon that only a large first world nation has to something that will be a part of every conflict . . .

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Link Post - Bike Share Crash In China

MikeNM

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August 07, 2018

The Atlantic - Be sure to click through on this one. Lots of visuals of just the sheer vo of discarded bikes.

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Link Post - How To Avoid Black Mirror

MikeNM

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August 07, 2018

WIRED - With the number of high profile pushbacks against government contracts, especially those law enforcement and military related, at both Google and Microsoft ethical statements were inevitable. Ethical OS appears to be the first such statement, addressing everything from privacy to game addiction. You can read the entire set of . . .

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Link Post - Roman Geeks

MikeNM

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August 06, 2018

Mental Floss - Archeologists try and determine the use of a Roman bronze dodecahedron. The article posits a few possibilities, but I like the idea of a game: Roman geeks leaving their detritus behind for us to figure out how to play.

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