Over Easy: Who Hacked Sony? Maybe Not North Korea!

By: Friday December 26, 2014 5:00 am

President Obama, after announcing that North Korea hacked Sony according to the FBI, has followed with an attempt to calm the anger at North Korea. He declared last Sunday that in his opinion it wasn’t an act of war, but an act of “cybervandalism” and promises a “proportional” response. But you don’t have to look far to find a lot of skepticism about North Korea’s role in the attack from a lot of cybersecurity experts.

 

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 25, 2014 5:00 am

The community that began with Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion.

Over Easy: The “Halo Effect” and it’s opposite.

By: Tuesday December 23, 2014 4:55 am

This time of year I am remembering how Christmas was or rather how I thought Christmas was when I was young. Particularly the music. While I preferred popular music IE Top 40 and R&R, my parents would have Easy Listening on the radio. Especially when we were in the car on our way to visit my cousins and aunt and uncle in the city, Cleveland. Not just Christmas music but also Seasonal music. Like Winter Wonderland and Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow and Sleigh Ride. Maybe a few actual Christmas Carols mixed in. We don’t seem to have much music like that these days.

Over Easy: The Monkey Selfie Is Back!

By: Friday December 19, 2014 5:00 am

“We need to stop assuming that every image, sound recording, or innovation is owned, or even ownable. There are things that do not belong to anyone—they can be used by all.”

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 18, 2014 4:55 am

The community that began with Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion.

Over Easy: This and That.

By: Tuesday December 16, 2014 4:55 am

First off here is a link to something that might be interesting to read. A Neurosurgeon claims  to have had  an after life experience. He claims this proves that the after life exists. He does not go into any details of what it looks like. Now I am no believer in any magic man in [...]

Over Easy: The Torture Report

By: Friday December 12, 2014 5:00 am

What did we learn on Tuesday that we didn’t already know? We received details that we previously did not have, but it has been common knowledge for a long time that we “tortured some folks” with impunity, and with the approval of all three branches of the United States government.

Over Easy

By: Thursday December 11, 2014 5:00 am

Brazil’s Truth Commission released its report today on the abuses its military dictatorship committed during its years in power, 1964 – 1985, including the killing of at least 400 citizens and the torture of thousands. A 1979 amnesty law passed by the military regime prevents those responsible from being tried and punished for their crimes. The report calls for the repeal of the amnesty.
Never.Give.Up.

Over Easy: 2015 NDAA Will Give Apache Ancestral Land to a Foreign Mining Company

By: Wednesday December 10, 2014 5:01 am

Last week, the House passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and attached a rider on page 1105 that would give 2400 acres of National Forest that is cherished ancestral Native American land in southeast Arizona to a subsidiary of a large international mining conglomerate.

Over Easy: Flashmobs

By: Tuesday December 9, 2014 4:55 am

Wikipedia – A flash mob (or flashmob)[1] is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, before quickly dispersing. They are often used for the purposes of entertainment, satire or artistic expression [2][3][4] and are organized via telecommunications, social media, or [...]

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