More information than you require

If the FCC’s ISP privacy rules were so cumbersome and burdensome they should have been simplified, not just repealed.

Related: I’ve had no issues with Private Internet Access VPN.

I’m not a huge fan of the space shuttle (only because I don’t think it’s ambitious enough, if it had been developed alongside Mars exploration I would have no issue with it) but this video has some amazing film and commentary that shows the feats of engineering the shuttle launches are.

CAFE standards

The CAFE standard rollback and why it’s dumb that it’s still around. I feel Top Gear solved the problem when they suggested that car companies buy bicycle companies.

I just want to be able to buy a normal-sized pickup, not a giant behemoth that current gas mileage standards require.


Not this:

I realize it’s too much to ask for, but I’m a dreamer.

So deliberate Borderlands tie-in or convergent evolution?

Vaults? In my Mass Effect? It’s more likely than you think.


Last year in the U.S. market alone Chevrolet collected 4,220 terabytes of data from customer’s cars.

The article is about how car-makers are better at making cars than technology companies, but this stuck out. How do you even store that volume of information?

I think it’s called projection?

Where the actual normalizing of violence is coming from. Hint: it’s not the conservatives.

Dawning self-awareness

Rahm Emmanuel tells fellow democrats to stop worrying about the moral victory and do what the Tea Party did because it works.

As he did last month at an event in Washington, D.C., the mayor expanded on what he believes is the road map back to power for his party — putting moderate candidates such as veterans, football players, sheriffs and business people up in Republican districts, picking battles with Republicans, exploiting wedges within the GOP and fighting attempts to redistrict Congress on partisan grounds.

Related: Scott Adams is upset with UC Berkeley.

See also: Fight the Right.  You want to teach self-defense, great. You want to teach one political party how to punch the other political party, bad.