What an Omnishambles: Discussing the state of the Brtish media with Ian Hislop – An interesting and very open interview with the Private Eye editor.
Invasion of the cyber hustlers – “The cyber-credo of “open” sounds so liberal and friendly that it is easy to miss its remarkable hypocrisy. The big technology companies that are the cybertheorists’ beloved exemplars of the coming world order are anything but open. Google doesn’t publish its search algorithm; Apple is notoriously secretive about its product plans; Facebook routinely changes its users’ privacy options.”
The Innocent Man, Part One (and Part Two) – Very long but fascinating tale from Texas of Michael Morton, who was convicted for the murder of his wife in the 1980s and then proved innocent of it in 2011.
Town planning: Infrastructure – A hypothetical from Mark Wadsworth that makes some interesting points.
Newtown and the madness of guns – “So let’s state the plain facts one more time, so that they can’t be mistaken: Gun massacres have happened many times in many countries, and in every other country, gun laws have been tightened to reflect the tragedy and the tragic knowledge of its citizens afterward. In every other country, gun massacres have subsequently become rare. In America alone, gun massacres, most often of children, happen with hideous regularity, and they happen with hideous regularity because guns are hideously and regularly available.”
Words, they mean nothing, so you can't hurt me.
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