Sounds a bit ominous,right? Then you read they are only removing it* because most people aren't even using (it is a time suck)**, and instead are leaving short messages via text or IM or other means. But this is only an imperceptible recession of the water from the surf line. Get ready for the coming tsunami. A communications sea change. Soon, few people will need or even have cell phones (except as data lines). Even now you can completely ditch all land lines and cell lines, and just use a wifi capable device for all your communication needs. A device that follows you or regulates your communication based on your preferences, "presence", schedule, and settings. Even an obsolete 3G Android smart phone could be repurposed to do all this, with the proper apps installed. Read more about Coca-Cola Disconnects Voicemail
In honor of 9/11 Truthers and dogged conspiracy theoristsbeverywhere, I created this fun Bingo game.
Feel free to add your favorite conspiracy buzzword!
h/t WeHuntedTheMammoth whose blog I just found regarding this disgusting episode, as part of which they had made a "GamerGate" bingo game. And for finding that blog, a huge hat tip to RationalWiki. Read more about Conspiracy Bingo!
What a glorious accomplishment, and all it took was a little "what, who, me? Whatever do you mean?" doxxing dogwhistle. You should be so proud of yourselves, improving the internets like that. Read more about The Terrorists Get a Win
I'm not a huge fan of his sideburns, but this is a very thought-provoking address by Dan Geer [From Wikipedia: Geer is currently the chief information security officer for In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit venture capital firm that invests in technology to support the Central Intelligence Agency].
A couple excerpts from the transcript: Read more about Dan Geer Opts Out
It reflects directly into the abyss, right? Here we have clickbait, paid "content engine" corporate stooge Ryan Singel, weeping like a 12-foot crocodile over other "content engine" dot.dickheads who are completely corrupting and "busting-out" the interwebs through their phony content space exploitations. In that article from over a year ago, he discusses the exact same ad headlines "BUY AN IPAD FOR $40!" that currently grace the formerly ad-free spaces of, for instance, Correntewire. Read more about Mirror Held Up to a Mirror
Wouldn't you like to know who has financial holdings in known offshore tax havens? Well, thanks to ICIJ (The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), you can just search the database! It has beautiful graphics showing the interconnection of entities, individuals, and addresses of financial holdings. The IRS and other tax authorities certainly (?) are looking at this database.Or at least, some should be afraid of that. I have, and it is FASCINATING! Weeks and months of fun, or until the DOS attacks. Read more about Offshore Tax Haven Clients
Six years later and only a handful of people have been released. If you feel like puking for a little while, read this. Read more about "One-Year" Gitmo Apologists, Please Read - Year Six (?)
Being a child of privilege, Booman was troubled by Occupy:
Maybe it is because I grew up as the son of an advertising executive, next door to a senior partner at a major Manhattan law firm, with classmates whose parents worked at places like Cantor Fitzgerald or the Institute for Advanced Study, but I've never been really comfortable with the language of the Occupy Movement.