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March 17, 2014
theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Finally, we know who’s wearing the pants in this surveillance scheme.

theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Finally, we know who’s wearing the pants in this surveillance scheme.

18:51 // 1 month ago
18:30 // 1 month ago
prweek:

Guinness pulled its sponsorship of New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade because of organizers’ longstanding ban against gay and lesbian groups marching openly. Heineken also dropped its sponsorship due to the dispute, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit out the parade. 
In Boston, Sam Adams pulled its sponsorship of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday because of a similar ban against LGBT marchers, and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh declined to participate.

When you’ve lost the beer companies, clearly you’re doing something wrong.

prweek:

Guinness pulled its sponsorship of New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade because of organizers’ longstanding ban against gay and lesbian groups marching openly. Heineken also dropped its sponsorship due to the dispute, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit out the parade.

In Boston, Sam Adams pulled its sponsorship of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday because of a similar ban against LGBT marchers, and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh declined to participate.

When you’ve lost the beer companies, clearly you’re doing something wrong.

9:07 // 1 month ago
March 16, 2014
guardian:

Bionic ears: let’s hear it for cochlear implants
Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more
Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Super-awesome reminder of how far our medical technology has come.

guardian:

Bionic ears: let’s hear it for cochlear implants

Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

Super-awesome reminder of how far our medical technology has come.

17:17 // 1 month ago
Thomas Menino, the just-retired mayor of Boston, is currently fighting an advanced cancer of unknown origin, according to recent reports. Despite this, the former mayor appears fairly upbeat about his prognosis, describing this interaction with his doctor, Charles Morris, to the Boston Globe: “They did a scan and Morris called me and said, ‘You have to come see me.’ He was more shaken up than I was.” Good attitude to have.

Thomas Menino, the just-retired mayor of Boston, is currently fighting an advanced cancer of unknown origin, according to recent reports. Despite this, the former mayor appears fairly upbeat about his prognosis, describing this interaction with his doctor, Charles Morris, to the Boston Globe: “They did a scan and Morris called me and said, ‘You have to come see me.’ He was more shaken up than I was.” Good attitude to have.

16:46 // 1 month ago
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.
Nathan Phelps • Writing on his Facebook page that his father, Fred Phelps, was excommunicated from his own Westboro Baptist Church last year, and is sitting in hospice care, close to death. The younger Phelps left the church long ago and has since changed his ways; it’s unclear whether (or why) his dad was let go. Either way, Nathan—and other family members who have left the church—isn’t allowed to see his father. “I feel sad for all the hurt he’s caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved,” he wrote. “And I’m bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.” source
16:12 // 1 month ago
16:07 // 1 month ago
March 15, 2014
One of the most frustrating things about writing for the internet is how often you’re exposed to the fact that the Default Demeanor Setting online seems to be seething outrage.
A very accurate comment on the state of writing online, from one Cord Jefferson. “Just because someone is mad at you that doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong,” he adds.
16:15 // 1 month ago
This guy Googled himself, found he was on a “most wanted” list, then turned himself in. See, the internet works.

This guy Googled himself, found he was on a “most wanted” list, then turned himself in. See, the internet works.

15:44 // 1 month ago
Stay away from it. It’s a mirage basically.
Warren Buffett • Discussing Bitcoin during a recent appearance on CNBC. Ironically, he was discussing his $1 billion March Madness contest, which Slate also suggested was a mirage.
15:13 // 1 month ago