Blues man, accused fondler, convicted for indecent exposure in neighborhood, failed GOP politician, failed Dem politician, Glenn Beck fan, accused ricin bioterrorist.
Final, from the wire:
A dust mask and other items linked to a Mississippi martial arts instructor contained ricin, a deadly poison found in letters sent to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a state [...]
Protein stained analytical gel electrophoresis of a pure ricin standard versus pellet from ground castor seed, submitted in a recent US case.
The above scan shows why no one has made pure ricin from recipes found on the net during the entire span of the war on terror. And it puts to the lie the brain [...]
See the headline. It is truly about budgets: The president’s, ours — as a nation, and mine.
Implied in the wire service headline and text is one of the big lies of our time: The idea that cyberwar, waged by nations or groups, can switch off the United States.
It has grown and metastasized like an [...]
Fiore. Go, go, go.
[The] beloved “Year In, blank.”
Put any word in the blank and there’s your story!
“The Year in Finance,” sure!
“The Year in Global Warming,” no problem!
“The Year in Mass Shootings,” or “The Year in War . . .” I guess, but no need to get depressing now–
Check out “The Year in Technology” [...]
If you work for Starbucks in Pasadena, you’re not earning a living in southern California. Consider the plight of the wait staff, compiled to hand out bullshit “Come Together” cups, in hopes that the fiscal cliff will be avoided or that white guys with AR-15s will stop mass shootings for a week. Or something:
In the [...]
To Hide and Hide Not is a good title. Trust me.
A two-year old article on McAfee in Fast Company, revolving around the anti-virus tycoon’s ludicrous research in Belize into an anti-bacterial he called Quorumex.
McAfee explained that infectious bacteria become dangerous only when they multiply to a certain concentration, at which point, thanks to [...]
The Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy — this time from the side of our arms manufacturers — finally think they have an electronic bomb.
And they’ve bragged about making and changing history in a p.r. video with only, ahem, one thousand some views as of yesterday.
Boeing can’t show you the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project, [...]
I just got off the telephone with the BBC. And this was because, overnight, the news media had renewed its interest in the ongoing denial of service nuisance attacks against major banks in the US.
Excerpted, from NBC, last night:
Ally Financial on Thursday became the latest U.S. financial institution to face cyber attacks that may [...]
It’s vaunted advertising algorithms scan your profile and status updates for simple keywords. If you post something like ‘alcohol’ or ‘drink,’ you get beer ads linked to the ‘likes’ of your ‘friends’, then offers for rehab. If you live in southern California, you get anything local. If you talk about playing guitar, you get ads [...]
You can’t beat American delusion — this time on the non-existent Afghan air force:
The budding Afghan air force was supposed to receive $355 million worth of planes custom-made for fighting guerrillas well ahead of the U.S. withdrawal in 2014. Equipped with machine guns, missiles and bombs, those reliable, rugged turboprop aircraft are cheaper to operate [...]
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