Category Archives: Technology

David Fuller’s “A Glitch in the Matrix”

Paleo Retiree writes: This isn’t the dazzling Chris Marker/Erroll Morris/Adam Curtis doc about the present moment that we might dream of, but it’s admirable and thoughtful anyway. David Fuller, a British video journalist turned life coach, uses Cathy Newman’s recent … Continue reading

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Is the East Red?

Fenster writes: I am not sure the Facebook like button is yet a threat to democracy but I do think there is something to this engineer’s concerns.  I don’t like the intentionally addictive quality of some social media.  It is … Continue reading

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Sucker Punched

Fenster writes: I wrote here about the many relatively reputable news outlets that got suckered by a bogus story about a public masturbation booth in midtown Manhattan.  It seems like some stories are just too juicy to pass up.  Why … Continue reading

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In Praise of Apple Music’s Playlists

Paleo Retiree writes: I signed up with Apple Music warily. I’d read the bad reviews, and I’m one of those people who think that Tim Cook hasn’t got a creative bone in his body. But, hey, I’m immersed in Apple’s … Continue reading

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Google: We’re Not Evil, We Promise!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The latest candy-colored Android update is called Lollipop, the new holding company is called Alphabet, and the sans-serif logo redesign looks fit for a franchise of daycare centers. Someone is trying really hard to look cutesy and nonthreatening.

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Steampunk Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The first Paris Air Show, 1909. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Photo Gallery Du Jour: The USS Growler

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I love anything having to do with the Cold War and submarines so I had a blast touring the USS Growler at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. Here are some pics I took of the awesome … Continue reading

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