Daily Archive: August 20, 2013


Breaking up is hard to do.


  So this morning I fell down a rabbit hole. I mean, there I was minding my own business, perusing Burt’s seemingly random list of countries, when I noticed São Tomé and Príncipe and...

Driving Blind: Detain and Hold

In the UK, government officials threaten legal action against a newspaper for reporting on state secrets. In the U.S., the executive editor of The New York Times does a Q&A on, among other things, why she’s not actually a mean person.

Adulthood and Freedom

New Dealer consideres the divide between adult behavior and the nature of freedom.

There Will Not Be a Cheap iPhone

The Wall Street Journal reports that production of a low-cost iPhone has already started. But such facts cower in fear before the blind speculations of Vikram Bath.

Limits = Love

Want to be your kids’ friend? Be a jerk.

The NSA and Facebook Are Just Symptoms…

Each time we’ve come into a surveillance oriented debate, there’s always a codicil that requires us to compare private vs. state data collection habits. Much of the debate focuses on which type of actor...


Installment 12 of the Babylon 5 Viewing Club! The introductory post was here, The Soul Hunter was covered here, and Born to the Purple was covered right here. After that was Infection. Then came...