It's a damn shame to hear that HBO has opted to grant a second season to Newsroom. Frankly the show sucks and Aaron Sorkin is easily amongst the most over-rated screen writers of recent times. While his dialog moves along at a brisk pace, it is mostly inane and Sorkin may well be the most [...]
It's not about fighting fraud, it's about taking away votes from those that would vote for the other party
Reshared post from +Talking Points Memo Wow
Pennsylvania Voter-ID Law Could Disenfranchise Up To 750,000 The impact of Pennsylvania’s new Voter-ID law could be much wider-reaching than the state’s Republican [...]
I totally agree with this and I think that there should be a total moratorium on new patents until we can come up with a better solution that fits the modern world.
Reshared post from +Ashley Esqueda I know a lot of you here on G+ are hell bent on this #BoycottApple thing.
But do [...]
This is a fascinating concept for actively controlling headlights to minimize the reflections from falling rain.
Inclement weather at night is one of the most difficult and stressful driving conditions imaginable. In addition to reduced traction, drivers have to deal with little or no visibility.
The demonstration appears to work very effectively although given my [...]
+Ford Motor Company engineers have more than 25 patents pending on the control systems for the Auto Start-Stop on the upcoming 2013 Fusion. They model all of the electrical loads to make sure the battery will have enough power for a good restart if items like lights, heaters and defoggers are on before switching off the [...]
An excellent editorial from +Nilay Patel about the broken mobile phone market.
The mobile carriers are just like every other industry that has been obsoleted and wants to maintain a business model. We're already seeing more people move to prepaid plans where they forego the subsidy for a contract free experience.
Hopefully once http://ting.com/ starts offering some [...]
Prof Peter Higgs didn't actually provide the "god particle" nickname for the boson that he theorized back in the 1960s.
Here's an interesting interview with University of Edinburgh physics lecturer Victoria Martin (she studied under Higgs as a student) where she explains that the name is actually a bastardization (my word, not hers) of what [...]
Reshared post from +Jeff Jarvis Verizon makes its arguments against the FCC's net neutrality rules — and they are fraught with danger.
Verizon sees the net as its newspaper and believes it has First Amendment rights to control what goes on the net. This is why +Doc Searls has taught me that it is dangerous to [...]
San Diego Accidentally Set Off All Its Fourth Of July Fireworks at Once Folks in San Diego witnessed either the worst Fourth of July fireworks celebration — or the absolute best — when a technical malfunction caused all of their pyrotechnics to go off at the same time.
An excellent summary from +Joe Wilcox about his independence from Apple.
I totally agree with Joe's rationale for avoiding Apple although I'm not going to abandon the existing Macbooks and iPods in my household. As Joe describes, Apple's method has always been about copying/stealing ideas that were pioneered by others (with the possible exception of Apple [...]