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FBI investigating cyber attack on CA Democratic congressional candidate's campaign

FBI investigating cyber attack on CA Democratic congressional candidate's campaign

The FBI is investigating a cyberattack on the congressional campaign of David Min, a Democratic candidate in California. (more…)
HUD accuses Facebook of Fair Housing Act violations

HUD accuses Facebook of Fair Housing Act violations

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a complaint [PDF] against Facebook on Friday. HUD accuses the social media company of violating the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits
Omarosa tapes: She has video, not just audio, reports AP.

Omarosa tapes: She has video, not just audio, reports AP.

Invest in popcorn stocks.Omarosa Manigault Newman “has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation” of rampant fear and loathing inside the Trump White House, The Associated Press
Feds ask court to force Facebook to break Messenger's end-to-end voice encryption for MS-13 gang probe

Feds ask court to force Facebook to break Messenger's end-to-end voice encryption for MS-13 gang probe

In secret court proceedings, the U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to help wiretap Messenger. Facebook has declined, so the Justice Department is asking a judge for an order of contempt.
They have started making these cool little Moleskine business card holders again

They have started making these cool little Moleskine business card holders again

About five years ago I got this Moleskine business card holder and I love it. It has two accordion pockets and is kept closed with an elastic strap. It looks just like a little Moleskine notebook.It
Naughty Tijuana Bible about Trump and Stormy

Naughty Tijuana Bible about Trump and Stormy

My friend Mitch O'Connell (that's O'Connell, the world's greatest artist, not McConnell, the invertebrate fascist symp), sent me a cache of Trump Tijuana Bibles, secreted in Tony Schwartz's 1987 book,
Aretha Franklin performs "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1971)

Aretha Franklin performs "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1971)

The Queen of Soul at the Fillmore West, March 5, 1971. Personnel: Aretha Franklin - vocals, piano; "King" Curtis Owsley - sax, band director; Cornell Dupree - guitar; Billy Preston - organ; Truman
Utah lawyer says his religious beliefs are more important than sick people who use medical cannabis

Utah lawyer says his religious beliefs are more important than sick people who use medical cannabis

A Salt Lake City-area lawyer named Walter J. Plumb III is trying to remove Utah's medical marijuana initiative from the ballot in November. Plumb, who owns a pharmaceutical company called Pharmics
The Center for Disease Control's realistic new comic about swine flu and a state fair

The Center for Disease Control's realistic new comic about swine flu and a state fair

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a free graphic novel titled "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak," some of which is set at a state fair where a teenage
Over six percent of us experience "phantom odor perception"

Over six percent of us experience "phantom odor perception"

About 7 or 8 years ago, I started experiences episodes of smelling a burning paper odor, even though there wasn't any source for the odor. It would last for a few days, then abruptly stop, and return
Man's passive aggressive and funny way to shame dog walkers who don't pick up poop

Man's passive aggressive and funny way to shame dog walkers who don't pick up poop

Steve Tamblyn of Adelaide, Australia was frustrated at his neighbors that didn't pick up after their dogs. So he set up a security cam, captured an image of a dog and its lazy walker, printed out the
Student makes realistic car sounds while pretending to drive a race car in class

Student makes realistic car sounds while pretending to drive a race car in class

This enterprising kid uses a crushed soda can as a kazoo to imitate the sounds of a race car, much to the amusement of his classmates.That sound effects are damn authentic.
Homeowner comes up with clever way to shame owners who let their dogs crap on his lawn

Homeowner comes up with clever way to shame owners who let their dogs crap on his lawn

From 7 News Australia: "A man fed up with dogs pooing on his verge has set up CCTV to catcowners and their four-legged friends in the act. After the act, he laminates a photo to shame the
Satanic Temple statue unveiled at Arkansas State Capitol

Satanic Temple statue unveiled at Arkansas State Capitol

Members of the Satanic Temple held a "Rally for the First Amendment” yesterday at the Arkansas State Capitol, where they unveiled an 8.5-foot bronze statue of Baphomet with two adoring children at his
NASA's gorgeous music video for Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune"

NASA's gorgeous music video for Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune"

The scientist/artists in NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio created this magnificent video to accompany a recent performance by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops of Claude Debussy's "Clair de
Fox news host ridiculed for spouting fake facts about Denmark

Fox news host ridiculed for spouting fake facts about Denmark

This video is the first time I've seen or heard of Fox News host Trish Regan, so I don't know anything about her, other than the fact that she thinks Denmark is a very bad place because it is
Trump "cancels" military parade

Trump "cancels" military parade

There'll be no triumph for Trump: a day after its price tag was reported to be heading toward $100m and the Pentagon delayed the festivities, he has "cancelled" the forthcoming military parade that,
Steam effectively halts approval of saucy visual novels

Steam effectively halts approval of saucy visual novels

The game platform Steam has an anything-goes policy toward what it publishes. But the resulting kelp mat of smut has spread enough to lead it to institute moderation by the back door: freezing
Trump had stupid argument with Vietnam veterans about Apocalypse Now

Trump had stupid argument with Vietnam veterans about Apocalypse Now

President Trump got into an argument with Vietnam veterans in which he insisted that Apocalypse Now featured the use of Agent Orange, not napalm: “It was really fucking weird.” (more…)
NYU makes med school free for all students

NYU makes med school free for all students

The median US med-school grad has $195,000 in loans; all 93 of NYU's freshman med-school class will have free tuition for their entire degree program, as will all future students (the 350 currently