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It's motorcycle season up here in Western New York, the season of paradise finally having returned to us: six months of weather-driven ecstasy that would make a poppy field jealous. Men and women (...
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The Department of Commerce told Intel it's not allowed to ship China chips to upgrade the world's biggest supercomputer. But every sour deal has a sweet lining: "Separately, Intel has signed a $200...
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April 13th, 2000. The day the music industry and the internet became best frenemies forever. That's the day Metallica v. Napster, Inc. was filed in the United States District Court for the...
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A few weeks ago Samuel Hammond posted some interesting thoughts on multi-sided platform (MSP) technologies like Uber and PayPal, and the role they play in providing forms of governance. You can read the whole thing here, but the outline is as follows: Governance—that is, things like rational ...
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We find the Communist state's poverty charming because of what we've gotten wrong, not because Havana's gotten anything right.
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The public health/health care thing is bullshit. It's amazing how good their PR is for it. Their hospitals are roach-infested hellholes without basic medication. I have family that is regularly there on the ground and can attest. One of the exceptions to the embargo has always been philanthropic work; my cousin goes with the Catholic church and brings medicine and things because they just don't have it there.

Moreover, they manipulate their infant mortality rate by never recording a birth until the baby has already survived for a full year. I'm fairly certain this is widely known at this point, but I know people who have met a number of individuals who had babies that, as far as the system was concerned, never existed.

iii isn't exactly unique, no? Many formerly communist countries have transitioned at this point with varying degrees of success.
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We of the 21st century are a people of the dream, engaged in constant self-transformation.  The dreams we pursue are usually of better, sometimes of different.  If I am poor, I want to become rich....
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"Oracle of Delphi, who is the most obnoxious man in all of Athens?" "Certainly you are, Socrates". Permanent Link to this Comic: http://existentialcomics.com/comic/76. Support the comic on Patreon · Follow on RSS Follow on twitter Follow on facebook · share with reddit · share on twitter · share ...
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Ad operations guy and recovering econ student with an interest in media, culture, philosophy, and fun.
Education
  • George Mason University
    History, 2003 - 2007
  • George Mason University
    Economics, 2008 - 2010
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Technical Account Manager
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  • Tapad
    Technical Account Manager, 2013 - present
  • Medialets
    Manager, Ad Trafficking and Inventory Monetization, 2012 - 2013
  • Webfinance, Inc.
    Ad Operations Specialist, 2010 - 2012
  • Aegis Mobile, LLC
    Internet Research Analyst, 2008 - 2010
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New York, NY
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Washington, DC - Paraguay - Vienna, VA - Falls Church, VA
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Why the NSA's attacks on the internet must be made public
www.theguardian.com

Bruce Schneier: By reporting on the agency's actions, the vulnerabilities in our computer systems can be fixed. It's the only way to force c

Attacking Tor: how the NSA targets users' online anonymity
www.theguardian.com

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Orthodox Jews Know You're Jewish Because Of
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Have you ever been approached on the street by a man in a long black coat who asks, "Excuse me, are you Jewish?" It's a common enough occurr

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How Much Surveillance Can We Accept?
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Surveillance advocates must demonstrate that they're worthy of trust

Time to tame the NSA behemoth trampling our rights
www.theguardian.com

Yochai Benkler: From leaks and Fisa court papers, it's clear the NSA is a bloated spying bureaucracy out of control. It can't be reformed by

iOS: A visual history
www.theverge.com

In what is widely regarded as his greatest presentation ever, Apple's Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world on January 10th, 2007. I

How to remain secure against NSA surveillance
www.theguardian.com

Bruce Schneier: The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways we can p

How Advanced Is the NSA's Cryptanalysis — And Can We Resist It? | Wired ...
www.wired.com

Whatever the NSA has up its top-secret sleeves, the mathematics of cryptography will still be the most secure part of any encryption system.

Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print B...
techcrunch.com

Amazon announced a new program today called Kindle MatchBook, which offers digital versions of print books purchased through its online book

'Blackbar' is an iOS puzzler and a commentary on the NSA's love of redac...
www.theverge.com

If you've glossed over any of the documents released by the NSA of late, you've no doubt seen large swaths of text — sentences, paragraphs,

The Effect of Re-election on White House Petition Responses
elidourado.com

Last week, I launched WHPetitions.info in order to bring transparency to the We The People petitions the White House has been ignoring. But

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation
www.theguardian.com

The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended

How to Go From Citizen to Criminal in Under 10 Minutes
thoughtsonliberty.com

About a third of our citizens are criminals according to “the law.” That doesn’t sound like justice to me.

No Peak Oil Really Is Dead
www.forbes.com

Noah Smith argues that the Peak Oil crowd wasn't really wrong. No, instead what we got was a hybrid between the "Good Peak Oil" scenario whe

How Apple changed the world again: the App Store turns five
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Five years ago today, the App Store opened for business. On its first day, the store offered 500 applications from third-party developers, l

The Psychological Burden of Current Events
wellnessandaction.com

The thought provoking little online journal The Umlaut has a neat post up on politics and control. Or, more accurately, our lack therof. Pol

Airbnb vs Hotels: A Price Comparison
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How much cheaper is it to stay at an Airbnb versus a hotel?