$56,000 Speeding Ticket Issued Under Finland’s System of Fines Based On Income – Slashdot

Workers paradise.
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HughPickens.com writes Joe Pinsker writes at The Atlantic that Finish businessman Reima Kuisla was recently caught going 65 miles per hour in a 50 zone in his home country and ended up paying a fine of $56,000. The fine was so extreme because in Finland, some traffic fines, as well as fines for shop…


ISIS Militants May Have Used Chemical Weapons

Here we go again…
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Kurdish forces in Iraq say the terror group used chemical weapons against them.

You’re Not Cynical Enough | Big Think

Must. Try. Harder.
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There are two types of people in the world: those who believe that perfection exists in this life, and those who believe that every solution is flawed and that life is but a series of tradeoffs. The former position, which I’ll label “The Fantastical”, is common in creative people and children. The .…

This Could Be Apple’s Secret Apple Watch Strategy

The U.S. is increasingly a “has been” market. Thanks, in large part, to government interference.
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Even if the Apple Watch is a flop in the U.S., it could be a massive hit in China

Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED

Coming soon to the rest of the world (I hope).
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The Magicband wields access to the park, replacing virtually every transaction you’d make inside. Bob Croslin If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando.…

iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets

The biggest threat to your privacy and information security is the US govt.
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Researchers working with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

This Lego-Modded Glue Gun is A Handheld 3D Printer

All my Lego creations seem lame now.
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Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that’s in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously.

These are the silly URLs the NSA uses for cyber espionage

Here. Have some government.
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Security researchers this week discovered an NSA cyber espionage program that installs malware in hard drive firmware, making it hard to detect or delete. It’s serious stuff, but there’s a light…

Apple doesn’t want to talk about the real use for the Apple Watch

Can’t wait for the retinal implant so I won’t have to look at my watch.
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Yesterday Tim Cook showed off all the things you can do with an Apple Watch. You can transmit your heartbeat and open your garage door; you can summon an Uber and peruse Instagram. Basically, you…

10 things iOS 8 got wrong | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Ryan Matzner, Fueled

Lots of good future features listed here.
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GuestiOS 8 brought some welcome improvements to the iPhone experience, but after a couple months of using it, I have a growing list of frustrations.