October, 2013

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"Shut up and take my money!"

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Google announces the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4, on sale today for $349 (hands-on)

With all that spying the US government is doing on Google and Yahoo, you'd think…

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
With all that spying the US government is doing on Google and Yahoo, you'd think they would have gained insight on how to operate a usable web service…

NSA secretly taps into Google, Yahoo networks to collect information, say leaked documents
The NSA intercepts millions of pieces of Google and Yahoo user information each day by tapping into the links between servers, The Washington Post reports. According to documents leaked by Edward…

That moment when you realize you should have just given Amazon or Google a pile of…

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
That moment when you realize you should have just given Amazon or Google a pile of money and told them, "Make it happen"…

Healthcare.gov crashes again in the middle of pivotal Congressional oversight hearing
Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before Congress on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The new health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov went down…

Today's strange brew from the Google micro-kitchen fridge: almond water

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Nice of Google Now to automatically remind me about this event without any intervention…

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Nice of Google Now to automatically remind me about this event without any intervention on my part… but I'm a bit perplexed about how it thinks it'll take 68 minutes for me to get there, seeing as how it's less than 10 minutes away?

Letter from +Adobe Systems: "

Friday, October 25th, 2013
Letter from +Adobe Systems: "… an unauthorized third party illegally accessed certain customer information. […] We have engaged +Experian to provide you with its ProtectMyID Alert membership…"

What, you mean the same Experian who just sold people's personal information to criminals? I'm filled with confidence. Adobe, Experian: you both suck. DIAF!

Friday, October 25th, 2013
or as +Wil Wheaton (appearing) would say, "NSA, stop being a dick!" Show your support here: http://stopwatching.us

Reshared post from +Brandon Downey

If you've followed my posts about the NSA, and you care about the implications of ubiquitous surveillance on our society (or even just the internet industry), you know that something has to be done.

It's a very difficult fight, since there are people whose political and financial careers are based on the idea that this surveillance is not only necessary, but that the people who expose it are traitors or spies. 

This is of one of my many steps in what will surely be a long process, but a lot of civil liberties folks are holding a rally in DC on October 26th. 

I can't be there, but now is a good time to donate to the EFF or the ACLU, both of which are organizations which have taken great steps to fight this stuff.

#haltingstate  

THIS

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
(I'm sure +Janice Nimer agrees wholeheartedly.)

8 Silly Things People Say To Me When They Learn I Don’t Want Kids
My husband would make the world’s greatest father. But that alone isn’t reason enough for me to become the mother I’ve never wanted to be, take on crushing financial burden or add more to my already too-full plate.

Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" as you've never experienced it be…

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Reshared post from +KQED SCIENCE

Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" as you've never experienced it before

"Carl Sagan's timeless ode to Earth is all the more compelling in this captivating treatment from Reid Gower and The Sagan Series.

Like previous installments in series, this latest video commemorates the late, great astrophysicist by setting narration from his television show, Cosmos, to beautiful music and powerful footage of our world. It'll give you chills."

(via io9: http://goo.gl/BzcZvf)

Is this Facebook's way of reassuring me that it's not using my personal information…

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Is this Facebook's way of reassuring me that it's not using my personal information to serve up relevant ads?