In a well-researched piece that is very much worth your time, The New York Times dips deep into the Benghazi well. TL;DR version: They “turned up no evidence that al-Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault,” but found that an anti-Muslim video did in fact inflame emotions.
New York City’s new mayor will get the presidential treatment, with Bill Clinton doing the swearing in of Bill de Blasio on January 1.
One in five new laptop sales is a Chromebook, according to one sales metric. (Three-word review: They’re good machines.)
This guy owns over 11,000 video games, and I’m sure he’s played all of them.
Kagan said that a case involving violent video games prompted some of her fellow justices to try their hands at a few of the titles in question. “It was kind of hilarious,” she recalled.
Oh my goodness can you imagine all the Supreme Court judges getting together at Clarence Thomas’s place and ordering a bunch of pizza and playing Team Fortress and Counterstrike and Call of Duty all night to get perspective on video game violence? And Kagan and Sotomayor have both played for years and everyone else is terrible at it and they’re all just chilling out eating pizza? I want this to happen so badly. (via jakke)
LTMC: This ends with Sotomayor throwing the controller down and screaming “LAWYERED” at everyone while Clarence Thomas bitches at Scalia for eating the last of the wings and getting blue cheese on his Holy Cross hoodie.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s a gamer, but it wasn’t really her scene. Everyone knows RBG loves RPGs.
Realizing that the bombs would kill all of the people in the targeted city, I did not want to put the player in the position of being a genocidal maniac.The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer | Polygon (via thisistheverge)