Category Archives: Technology

Trump: Make Spam Great Again

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) tells us that Deadbeat Donald has not mastered the fine art of email: Data from email tracking firm Return Path shows 60 percent of Trump’s fundraising emails were kicked into recipients’ spam folders, … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me, (Are You Listening, Redux)?

I’m not sure if this is creepy or just inevitable. One data mining company, Dstillery, used its intelligence-collection capabilities at the Iowa caucuses last week. Here’s what they learned by correlating the locations of phones: Caucusgoers [sic] who were expecting … Continue reading

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Paging Mr. Orwell

Remember, what Google (and Facebook) are really selling is YOU: Google will soon let advertisers tap into one of the most lucrative types of ad targeting: email addresses. The search giant is rolling out a new tool called Customer Match, … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S Dirty!

'I've been a very bad girl,' she said, biting her lip. 'I need to be punished.' 'Very well,' he said and installed Windows 10 on her laptop. — 50 Nerds of Grey (@50NerdsofGrey) September 7, 2015

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One Lump of Stupid or Two, US Navy?

The Hill tells us: “The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) will pay Microsoft $9,149,000 through the contract, which was approved earlier this month. It could eventually grow to be as large as $30,842,980 by 2017. “The funds will … Continue reading

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A Ceiling Shattered Today: #WWDC2015

I don’t write about Tech very often, because working in Tech makes writing about tech dreary. Today’s Keynote presentation at Apple’s WWDC stands out and breaks my embargo for a simple reason: Today Apple put women on stage. And not … Continue reading

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Your Daily Gohmert

It’s not as funny as Alaskastan’s Ted Stevens’ A Series of Tubes… …but it is just as out of touch with reality.

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Free-range conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck tells us that if Net Neutrality is preserved that Apple and Microsoft will move out of the country. I suppose now we must add computer punditry to his MPS Honorific.

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Our Modern Life

Imagine how cool it would be if Dude got a video of the humpback whale that is right next to him. You know, instead of texting, “S’up?” to his bros.

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The Morning Quote

“I don’t see Christ’s redemption limited to human beings,” Providence Presbyterian Church Associate Pastor Dr. Christopher Benek insisted. “If [artificial intelligence] is autonomous, then we should encourage it to participate in Christ’s redemptive purposes in the world.” Benek was already … Continue reading

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