Yesterday's News 3-16-2018

Some more night shifts really made it This Week's News.

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 16, 2018

When Tariffs Work - Considering the outrage around Trump's plans for tariffs, it isn't hard to find any favorable coverage. Hell, even the American Thinker just framed it as his marriage of populism with traditional conservatism, not a stunning endorsement. FiveThirtyEight has a mild defense of the tariffs using Reagan's tariff on . . .

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Facebook Didn't Make You A Jerk

Russian Bots Just Told You What You Wanted to Hear

MikeNM

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March 15, 2018

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There's a lot of discussion these days about how our Smartphones and Social Media are unhealthy for people. That they become addicted to getting dopamine hits from interactions on Facebook, et al. and that seeing all the artificial versions of people's lives is making us all depressed.

It needs to be reiterated every few years, . . .

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The End A Brief History

A great mind passes on

MikeNM

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March 15, 2018

Man, Stephen Hawking is a giant mind to lose. Of the people kicking at the edges of the darkness, his mind felt like something special. Not because of his disability, but because he outlived expectations years ago. He felt like the purpose of knowledge kept him alive against the odds. (I’m sure that it was precisely because his . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-13-18

I Refrain From Using My Smartphone Except For All The TImes I'm Using It. AMA

MikeNM

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March 13, 2018

Apple Turns Publisher - Apple's transformation into a media conglomerate gains another stage. Texture as a part of News makes sense. As Facebook pulls back from news content to avert the PR disaster around Russian bots, Apple can put a publisher-centric model into play that isn't as gameable by garbage stories.

Making The Web Truly . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-12-2018

If Douchosphere catches on we truly live in marvelous times.

MikeNM

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March 12, 2018

Between some late nights at work last week and a trip this weekend, I missed getting up Thursday and Friday's posts. So today's post is a little longer and combines the links from the two along with some other articles I found over the weekend.

How You Forget Your Childhood - A study finds the way that our childhood memories are . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-7-2018

Would it really shock you if the Bluths were running DPRK?

MikeNM

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March 07, 2018

There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - North Korea has a chain restaurant with locations in a few different countries. Atlas Obscura reports about the location in Dubai and the future of the restaurant as sanctions mean most UN members have to expel DPRK citizens.

The Democratic Civil War . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-6-2018

The Good Enough Cycle Sounds Like A Great Fantasy Series

MikeNM

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March 06, 2018

Lengthening The Good Enough Cycle - Following on from the article I shared last week that we need to learn to only replace our tech when it's actually broken or not meeting out need, this survey shows that smartphones are starting to get a longer refresh cycle. Though it should be said, some of this might be that iPhones aren't . . .

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