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May 28, 2014
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How Officials Tried to Censor One of the Biggest Stories in the World (via The Atlantic)

When Germany surrendered in World War II, military leaders told reporters to keep it a secret. They might have been successful, too, if not for one rogue journalist.


He lost his job over it, too. What a badass.

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How Officials Tried to Censor One of the Biggest Stories in the World (via The Atlantic)

When Germany surrendered in World War II, military leaders told reporters to keep it a secret. They might have been successful, too, if not for one rogue journalist.

He lost his job over it, too. What a badass.

13:45 // 2 months ago

fastcompany:

Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Real, And It Looks Like A Tiny Bubble-Car

We’ve known Google has been working on self-driving cars for awhile now, but all of a sudden, the project is real: last night, Google revealed a working prototype of its self-driving car. It’s a two-seater that looks something like a mashup of a Fiat 500Steve Urkel’s car, and a cartoon smiley face.

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Uber’s new competition.

10:40 // 2 months ago
10:35 // 2 months ago

The horizon leans forward,Offering you space to place new steps of change.Here, on the pulse of this fine dayYou may have the courageTo look up and out upon me, theRock, the River, the Tree, your country.
No less to Midas than the mendicant.
No less to you now than the mastodon then.
Here on the pulse of this new dayYou may have the grace to look up and outAnd into your sister’s eyes, intoYour brother’s face, your countryAnd say simplyVery simplyWith hopeGood morning.

An excerpt from “On the Pulse of Morning,” Maya Angelou’s 1993 inaugural poem for Bill Clinton.
Angelou died this morning at age 86.

The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
Here, on the pulse of this fine day
You may have the courage
To look up and out upon me, the
Rock, the River, the Tree, your country.

No less to Midas than the mendicant.

No less to you now than the mastodon then.

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.

An excerpt from “On the Pulse of Morning,” Maya Angelou’s 1993 inaugural poem for Bill Clinton.

Angelou died this morning at age 86.

10:11 // 2 months ago
May 27, 2014
How BriWi met Snowden: Getting an interview with someone like Edward Snowden is not an easy task, but NBC News pulled it off—the first U.S. television organization to do so. Here’s how they did it.
Oh yeah, Eddie says he was trained as a spy, not just a low-level hacker.

How BriWi met Snowden: Getting an interview with someone like Edward Snowden is not an easy task, but NBC News pulled it off—the first U.S. television organization to do so. Here’s how they did it.

Oh yeah, Eddie says he was trained as a spy, not just a low-level hacker.

20:11 // 2 months ago
8:56 // 2 months ago
May 23, 2014
As the left has taken control of the mainstream media, I feel it is interesting that one individual can express themselves on the internet.
Florida orthodontist Dr. Larry Kawa • Discussing his reasoning for buying a number of “.democrat" domain names on the day the new top-level domain opened up this week. Among his purchases? Obamacare.democrat, medicaid.democrat, and medicare.democrat. To answer your question, he’s not a Democrat.
12:20 // 2 months ago
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11:21 // 2 months ago
There are states that allow inmates to choose, but it is a very different matter for a state to impose a method like electrocution. No other state has gone so far.
Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center • Discussing Tennessee’s decision to reinstate the electric chair as a form of execution, as avenues have closed for obtaining lethal injection drugs legally. The state’s Republican governor, Bill Haslam, signed the bill into law on Thursday.
10:21 // 2 months ago