4 October 2015


I use Evernote. Some business people think Evernote is in big trouble. They’re right about the reasons why: Several former employees believe a lack of focus hampered Evernote’s growth. Instead of focusing on its core note-taking product and on converting users to the paid service, Evernote spent more time releasing a bunch of new products and features that only helped it grab news headlines, they said. Evernote still has no Linux client. ... Read more

2 October 2015

Rules of engagement

“It’s vile to score political points by arguing for gun control right after a mass shooting.” “America averages one mass shooting per day.” “Yes, so it’s vile for you to ever suggest gun control. Sorry, but those are the rules of polite debate.”

22 September 2015

Turbo Bullshit Injection

Heard of the VW TDI Turbo Diesel Injection engine? The power and efficiency of a high performance diesel engine, but with clean emissions. Or at least, that’s what the ads said, positioning cars like the VW Jetta TDI as an alternative to expensive hybrid cars. Car magazines and newspapers ate it up. TDI was the result of years of work. As Car and Driver explained: […] in 2007, the EPA’s new Tier 2 emissions laws required diesels to be as clean as their gasoline counterparts. ... Read more

12 September 2015

Joshua Ryne Goldberg

Back in August, right-wing web site Brietbart ran a number of articles from Milo Yiannopoulos claiming that Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King was secretly white. One of Yiannopoulos’s sources was Joshua Goldberg, aka MoonMetropolis, a GamerGate supporter since mid 2014 and hater of Anita Sarkeesian for years before that who e-mailed Yiannopoulos what he considered evidence of King’s faking his race. MoonMetropolis also offered Yiannopoulos tips on other stories. ... Read more

4 September 2015

Metal Gear Tits (spoilers for Metal Gear Solid games)

I skipped “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” because of the disgusting misogyny. I played “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker” instead, only to discover borderline pedophilia. I was desperately hoping that “Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain” would be less creepy, but it seems those hopes have been dashed: Taken captive, she’s dressed in prisoner garb – trousers and a shirt – and, because she breathes through her skin, she’s slowly suffocating. ... Read more

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