Monthly Archives: July 2014

Just hours before 9/11, Clinton rued missed chance to kill Osama

Consequentialists kvetch.
“I nearly got him… and I could have killed him,” Clinton continued, “but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.”
Link excerpt:
WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton ruminated about a missed chance to get Osama bin Laden just hours before the horrific September 11th attacks, according to new audio made public Wednesday in Australia. He…


July 31, 2014 at 05:38PM

Sometimes acting on the ideas of crazy people works out.

Language School Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones

And some people think it’s cruel to say we are living in Idiocracy.
Link excerpt:
A social media specialist for a Utah language school that teaches English to non-native speakers says he was fired for writing a blog post about homophones—words that sound the same, but carry different meanings—because his boss was afraid readers would think it was about “gay sex.”

1 Seattle cop wrote 80% of tickets for pot in 2014

Enforce your “silly” laws? Let me flip a coin.
And you fear anarchy?
Link excerpt:
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Wednesday on the department website that the unidentified officer issue…

Countries Don’t Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says – Slashdot

Fictitious entities don’t own non-property. How could that be?
Link excerpt:
angry tapir writes The Internet domain name for a country doesn’t belong to that country — nor to anyone, according to ICANN. Plaintiffs who successfully sued Iran, Syria and North Korea as sponsors of terrorism want to seize the three countries’ ccTLDs (country code top-level domains) as par.…

Argentina Declared in Default by S&P as Talks Fail With Elliott

Next time, try #Bitcoin.
Link excerpt:
Standard & Poor’s declared Argentina in default on its foreign-currency obligations after the government missed a deadline for paying interest on $13 billion of restructured bonds.

BitPay’s New Plan: Free, Unlimited, Forever. | The BitPay Blog

Hey business owner friends, are you tired of paying fees to accept credit cards? Use #Bitcoin with BitPay with no fees… ever.
Link excerpt:
An open, staff-driven window into exciting developments, upcoming opportunities, and lessons learned in developing enterprise-grade infrastructure for bitcoin.

July 30, 2014 at 08:01AM

Giving fair warning today.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

Thanks Obama.
Link excerpt:
Earth’s magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm.

Startup Cities: Can entrepreneurship save politics? –

“…start treating law and governance as the technology it is.”
Link excerpt:
The world’s best start-up hubs series, to read more about this you can visit the series homepage. Startup Cities Institute is an organization offering a new approach to political reform, a solution based on better governance through start-up entrepreneurship. In their own…