What if Google, the most widely used search engine in the world, could just make people and information “disappear”? What if Google “disappeared” all of the NSA documents Edward Snowden released, his interviews, the carefully documented evidence that our national security state is wildly out of control? What if this inconvenient information, or Snowden himself, could “disappear” down a memory hole?
|By: msmolly Friday November 29, 2013 4:50 pm|
I hope those of us who are not struggling to feed ourselves and our families during the holidays can manage a small contribution to help those who are.
|By: tejanarusa Wednesday October 30, 2013 6:24 pm|
To start at the beginning, I don’t actually remember when I first “met” Southern Dragon. It was here at FDL, of course, but long, long ago. He must have been an early lake denizen, as was I, though I was not here at the very very beginning, but had been here awhile by the time of the Libby trial.
|By: msmolly Friday September 13, 2013 3:20 pm|
Even though the anniversary was Wednesday, today I’m going to vent a little about September 11. Not the terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,500 people, but the collective insanity that surrounds the event.
|By: msmolly Friday September 6, 2013 4:15 pm|
The Acxiom Corporation, a marketing technology company that has amassed details on the household makeup, financial means, shopping preferences and leisure pursuits of a majority of adults in the United States, is trying something new. According to the NYT, Acxiom is the “quiet giant” of consumer database marketing. It knows who you are. It knows where you live. It knows what you do.
|By: KrisAinTX Tuesday March 26, 2013 7:17 pm|
Much of the gun violence in America goes unnoticed. Individual victims receive a brief mention on the evening news, and a small story on the bottom fold of the local rag’s front page, unless they’re in a major metropolitan area. Then the victim is lucky to get a mention on page 2 of the local section. Many times these victims are young and poor, and often they are African-American or Hispanic. Our media doesn’t care about these folks, and the world moves on, never having known who or what its lost.
|By: BoxTurtle Monday March 4, 2013 5:48 am|
Two weeks ago, I warned you about giant flying carnivorous squid. This week I warn you of the stinkbug invasion. It seems the best plan for dealing with this a wasp that parasitizes stinkbug eggs.
|By: KrisAinTX Tuesday February 19, 2013 6:12 am|
Last week we looked at statistics pertaining to your personal safety in the presence of a firearm. We also took a brief look at how prevalent firearms are in American society. This week I’d like to examine one of the central issues that finds its way into any gun control conversation – accessibility and availability.
|By: BoxTurtle Monday January 21, 2013 5:45 am|
The Russians think they’ve got a clean water sample from Lake Vostok. We’ll have to wait a bit to be sure. Their last sample was bad. They might find life, they might find cold water. However, the US is actually ahead on the search for life, just from another lake. I still think Vostok is more interesting, the water there is older.
|By: msmolly Friday January 18, 2013 3:06 pm|
It has been a little over a month since the Sandy Hook shootings, and not a day goes by that I don’t think about the 26 lives lost that day. Each day as I step foot into my workplace, my mind almost immediately goes to Connecticut, and I think of that horrible day.
Unusual, you may ask? Not if you know that my workplace is an elementary school.