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"I don't think the report is true, but these crises work for those who want to make fights between people." Kulam Dastagir, 28, a bird seller in Afghanistan

The Volokh Conspiracy » Is Verizon Turning Over Records of Every Domestic Call to the NSA?
Topic: Miscellaneous 6:48 am EDT, Jun  6, 2013

This is potentially a huge story. If the NSA is getting all call records from every domestic call from Verizon, then that’s a very big deal.

The Volokh Conspiracy » Is Verizon Turning Over Records of Every Domestic Call to the NSA?


NSA secretly vacuumed up Verizon phone records | Politics and Law - CNET News
Topic: Miscellaneous 3:14 am EDT, Jun  6, 2013

The National Security Agency is vacuuming up records of millions of phone calls made inside the United States, a top secret court order reveals.

A top secret order that was leaked this afternoon requires Verizon to hand over to the NSA "on an ongoing daily basis" information about all domestic and overseas calls -- "including local telephone calls."

NSA secretly vacuumed up Verizon phone records | Politics and Law - CNET News


The Absolute Worst States for Job Hunting Law School Grads - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic
Topic: Miscellaneous 5:29 am EDT, Jun  4, 2013

Nationwide in 2011, Leichter finds that law schools graduated roughly two students for every one estimated job opening. But there were some enormous variations. In Mississippi, the ratio was 10.53 to 1. In Michigan, it was 6.48 to 1. In New Jersey, by comparison, it was just 1.04 to 1. 

The Absolute Worst States for Job Hunting Law School Grads - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic


Ford Mustang- Serge Gainsbourg - YouTube
Topic: Miscellaneous 6:11 pm EDT, Jun  3, 2013

This song captures perfectly the dissonant interface between French and American culture.

Ford Mustang- Serge Gainsbourg - YouTube


Meanwhile, Big Investors Quietly Slip Out The Back Door On Housing As "Stupid Money" Jumps In | Zero Hedge
Topic: Miscellaneous 8:20 am EDT, May 30, 2013

According to the CEO Bruce Rose of Carrington, one of the first investors to use deep institutional pockets (in this case a $450 million investment from OakTree) and BTFHousingD.

Rose's assessment of the market? "There’s a lot of -- bluntly -- stupid money that jumped into the trade without any infrastructure, without any real capabilities and a kind of build-it-as-you-go mentality that we think is somewhat irresponsible."

Meanwhile, Big Investors Quietly Slip Out The Back Door On Housing As "Stupid Money" Jumps In | Zero Hedge


BBC News - German railways to test anti-graffiti drones
Topic: Miscellaneous 8:45 am EDT, May 28, 2013

Germany's national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test small drones to try to reduce the amount of graffiti being sprayed on its property.

We need different words for remote controlled airplane and computer controlled airplane. I can't tell from the article which one this is.

BBC News - German railways to test anti-graffiti drones


4.07: Is Phoenix Burning
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:35 pm EDT, May 22, 2013

"I hate the practical world. I hate the way things work. But I don't want to just sit around and be a vegetable. Doing SRL is the best solution I've been able to find because it relieves the pain without causing death."

4.07: Is Phoenix Burning


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Fan Club: Boston Bombing Suspect Gets Support From Girls,
Topic: Miscellaneous 7:53 am EDT, May 20, 2013

As 19-year-old Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits trial, a legion of Americans -- often teenage girls -- has been furiously filling the Internet with fan club sites and support groups.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Fan Club: Boston Bombing Suspect Gets Support From Girls,


Terrorism as art: Mark Pauline's dangerous machines | The Verge
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:52 am EDT, May 18, 2013

"I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THERE ARE PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE WORKING TO INJECT A SENSE OF ANARCHY INTO OUR LIVES."

Terrorism as art: Mark Pauline's dangerous machines | The Verge


Watch the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen on the Moon | Wired Science | Wired.com
Topic: Miscellaneous 4:44 pm EDT, May 17, 2013

NASA scientists recorded the biggest explosion from a meteorite impact seen on the moon in eight years of monitoring.

Watch the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen on the Moon | Wired Science | Wired.com


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