Archive | May, 2013

Michele Bachmann, We Hardly Ridiculed Ye

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That groaning sound you hear is that of the nation’s pundits, and especially its comedians, reacting to Michele Bachmann’s announcement Wednesday that she won’t be seeking re-election for her congressional seat in 2014. The four-term conservative Minnesota congresswoman, Tea Party favorite and reliable MSNBC comic relief goofball made her announcement even as she’s being investigated…
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Sixteen Minutes – How Your Tax Dollars Saved Lives in Moore, Oklahoma

In the 1996 disaster drama, Twister, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton’s characters lead a team of storm chasers to release a special instrument into the funnel of a tornado, in hopes of gathering data to better predict future storms. After engaging several smaller tornados, the team ultimately faces an EF5, which they call the “Wrath…
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Should Reselling MP3s Be Legal? ReDigi Says ‘Yes’

The futuristic pop group Daft Punk has dominated the airwaves lately. Their most recent album, Random Access Memories, is number one by most metrics – Billboard, Apple iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and ARIA all list it as the top grossing album so far this year. The downloadable album is listed at $11.99 on iTunes, and the…
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How You Can Make Bank Selling Personal Digital Information to Data Collectors

Would you deliberately sell your digital footprint? Sure, every time we “like” something on Facebook or send a tweet, we are already giving up personal information to third party data collectors – but would you actually package up all your data into a single folder and hand it over to the highest bidder? Federico Zannier,…
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Apple Conquers Capitol Hill – But At Least We Still Have iTunes

The other day an angry United States Senate called Apple executives to testify at an aptly named “Why Are You Taking Advantage Of Our Generous Mile-Wide Corporate Tax Loopholes Which We Refuse To Close And Pay So Little In Taxes?” hearing. Apple CEO Timothy Cook, along with a few other company muckety-mucks, testified in front…
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