Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users -

The Believer - The Dead Chipmunk

Brain Imaging: A Beautiful Mind - Proto Magazine - Massachusetts General Hospital

House Republicans Move To Block FCC Internet Regulations

Republican Amendment Would Strip Funds For Obama 'Czars,' Plus Elizabeth Warren

Navy Breaks World Record With Futuristic Free-Electron Laser -

I was just thinking - what I need is a device that will produce a supercharged electron beam that can burn through 200 feet of steel per second. Wouldn't that be handy?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wendell Potter | Center for Media and Democracy

Why More Americans Are Being Informed and Entertained by Satire Than Ever Before

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Political actors and corporate spokespeople are carefully groomed and rehearsed, and their armies of handlers are experts at getting their talking points on television, most of which are rarely investigated or verified. Seemingly everyone is aware that the "candid" moment of exchange between politician and citizen at a folksy roundtable has been meticulously pre-framed for us, but the news media rarely actually point this out. Meanwhile, public political discussion tends to be a difficult realm for anyone but industry insiders to break into, with the notable exception of the loud shouters who make for good conflict.


'The Watchdog': War On Regulation Just A 'Charm Offensive'?