Friday, November 17, 2017

Mary E. McGlynn on Twitter

Mary E. McGlynn on Twitter

Gene Simmons is gross.

Elaina Plott on Twitter

Elaina Plott on Twitter

Good for them.

Top election forecaster predicts Democratic ‘wave’ in 2018 midterms

Top election forecaster predicts Democratic ‘wave’ in 2018 midterms


Roy Moore, Facing Pressure To End His Campaign, Hailed As "Hero Of The Day" By Religious Activists

Roy Moore, Facing Pressure To End His Campaign, Hailed As "Hero Of The Day" By Religious Activists

Sigh. “At the start of the event, the event planner informed the Moore supporters intermingled with reporters crowded into seats in the small room that organizers “have requested no questions about any of the allegations” during the press conference portion of the event that followed the statements from Moore and faith leaders. When the question and answer portion arrived, Moore sat back down in his seat. Porter, who had organized the event, stood at the podium to field questions. The first question came from a CNN reporter who asked Moore whether or not he had touched any of the women who have alleged he sexually harassed them in some way. Moore's supporters yelled in anger. “He’s already answered that,” said one. “Hush,” said another. “Stop lying,” said yet another. A second reporter asked a similar question, at which point Moore and his wife Kayla stood up and exited the room, and the press conference came to an abrupt halt. “You were told not to ask about that,” a woman supporting Moore said angrily to the CNN reporter. “You make me sick,” another woman said to him on her way out. In a narrow hallway outside, cameras and reporters surrounded Keyes, who berated the press for their questions. “You refused to stop your abuse,” he said angrily. “Asked, and answered, again and again. He could answer that question a thousand times, and if a thousand accusations were made, he could answer every one a thousand times and you would prove yourself a liar.” Other Moore supporters passed by and added their voices to the cacophony. “You did not have the decency to abide by the rules that we established for you to come here and record our conference,” said Pastor Stephen Broden. “You were asked to ask questions about the issues, the issues about our country. You were not asked to ask personal questions about Mr. Moore. We wanted to hear what he had to say about the issues, and you did not allow it because you are the fake, lying news from the swamp,” said Ginger Barbee, an Alabama Republican who had spoken for Moore.”

ju on Twitter

ju on Twitter

And the cop goes “I’m not going to talk politics”.

Philip Bump on Twitter

Philip Bump on Twitter

How does he still have a security clearance?

Tesla's Big Surprise: New Roadster Super Car

Tesla's Big Surprise: New Roadster Super Car


Navy acknowledges pilot drew male genitalia in the sky

Navy acknowledges pilot drew male genitalia in the sky

Ha!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bill Kristol on Twitter

Bill Kristol on Twitter

There are probably a lot of congressmen who are feeling anxious right now.

io9

io9

Ok, who taught the robot gymnastics?

Al Franken's absolutely awful apology

Al Franken's absolutely awful apology

The more time that passes, the less likely a Franken resignation becomes. “Franken's second apology is a clear cleanup attempt. As is his embrace of an Senate Ethics Committee investigation into his conduct. What Franken is trying to do here is buy himself some time under the belief that time passing will take away from the heat around the issue right now. It might work! After all, the current resident of the White House weathered a series of sexual harassment allegations last fall and still wound up winning. (Franken, of course, has acknowledged wrongdoing; Trump never did or has.)”

The rise of D&D liveplay is changing how fans approach roleplaying

The rise of D&D liveplay is changing how fans approach roleplaying

Over half. wow. "“Over half of the new people who started playing Fifth Edition [the game’s most recent update, launched in 2014] got into D&D through watching people play online,” says Nathan Stewart, senior director of Dungeons & Dragons. For many gamers, live-streamed tabletop games have become appointment viewing on par with scripted geek-bait like Stranger Things. In recent years, Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs have become a mainstay on live-streamed video platforms, resulting in a glut of programming not so different from the television’s Peak TV predicament."

The Internet of Shit is so manifestly insecure that people are staying away from it in droves

The Internet of Shit is so manifestly insecure that people are staying away from it in droves

Until there is a good way to secure and update those devices, no one should use them. "In Deloitte's new 2017 Global Mobile Consumer Survey, the company notes that "connected home systems—a category that includes home security, thermostats, and lighting—continue to lag behind other connected devices such as entertainment systems and connected vehicles," which the report attributes to "concerns about security and privacy." The survey found "more than 40 percent of respondents agree that smart home technology reveals too much about their personal lives and nearly 40 percent worry that usage can be tracked. In addition, less than one in five consumers believe they are very well informed about the security risks associated with connected home devices; and nearly 40 percent believe they are not properly informed at all." This may be the best news about the IoT ever published."

Baking fantastic bagels is supremely simple

Baking fantastic bagels is supremely simple

Cool.

Trump organization worth one-tenth of previously reported value

Trump organization worth one-tenth of previously reported value

Oh, that's too bad. "While the Trump Organization claimed $9.5 billion in sales last year, Mr Trump's public filings suggest revenues of less than a tenth of that amount, between $600 million and $700 million. The Crain's reporter who covered the story suggested to WYNC that he felt he had been misled following the revelation. “It was obviously important to Donald to have his company at the top of the list and I don't know why he felt that way but the numbers that he presented are just flagrantly untrue,” Aaron Elstein said."

The Hill

The Hill


Josh Billinson on Twitter

Josh Billinson on Twitter

Life comes at you fast.

David Menschel on Twitter

David Menschel on Twitter

‪When a ‘win’ is more important than the truth. ‬

Peyton Reed on Twitter

Peyton Reed on Twitter

Ha!

The Hill

The Hill

Good. I see nothing wrong with this.