Fork Release Intensifies Bitcoin Community Bitterness

A full release of Bitcoin XT became available on Saturday, heaping fuel on the fire spreading throughout the community. One site went so far as to ban XT-related posts, resulting in allegations that a small cabal had taken control of the community and was suppressing discussion and dissent. The cause of all the furor is […]

Amazon’s New Secret ‘Flex’ Service Spotted In Seattle

Amazon’s new Kirkland, Washington location seems to be set to launch the company’s new “Amazon Flex” service, GeekWire reports. Amazon has not yet officially announced its new “Flex” service, but a sign at the location gives a hint as to what it may be. It reads, “Please take a ticket located behind you. Please look […]

Danica Patrick Announces Her New Sponsor

NASCAR racer Danica Patrick has a new sponsor — Nature’s Bakery, a company that makes fig bars. When GoDaddy, Patrick’s previous sponsor, announced that it was ending its sponsorship, Patrick’s future with Stewart-Haas racing was uncertain, USA Today reports. Nature’s Bakery saved her by signing on as a sponsor. The company is a surprising choice, […]

Truth May Be Wiggly in Wikipedia’s Hot-Button Science Articles

Users should take extra care when exploring Wikipedia’s science topics, because many articles on controversial issues such as global warming and acid rain have been targeted for editing by revisionists who reject scientific findings, new research has found. Due to its crowdsourced model, academics widely regard Wikipedia as a starting point for research — a […]

Flashback Quote of the Day

“He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote. He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.” — Donald Trump, quoted by Newsmax, calling Mitt Romney’s immigration proposals “mean-spirited” in […]

Missouri Lawmakers Mull Dress Code for Interns

After Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (R) was forced to resign following revelations that he exchanged sexually suggestive texts with a 19-year-old House intern, lawmakers suggested establishing an intern dress code, the Kansas City Star reports. “The idea was greeted with disdain by Democrats and set off a firestorm on social media, with critics arguing […]

Why the Dream of Buying a Car in an Hour Might Never Be Reality

We live in a time when cars drive themselves, people can buy stuff by tapping their phones, voice-controlled virtual assistants can save your life, and when even the U.S. Postal Service is pushing the boundaries of what once seemed possible by shipping groceries and offering same-day delivery Yet despite our whiz-bang, one-click-purchase times, buying a […]

How Pinterest Is Fighting The Gender Pay Gap

The first step in fixing the gender-based pay gap problem was to admit that it’s a problem. Now that we (mostly) agree on that idea, companies are looking more closely at employee compensation levels — something that has only recently started happening, despite the fact that we’ve been talking about the pay gap for decades. […]

Planned Parenthood, NARAL use Gosnell to demonize pro-lifers, justify abortion

Planned Parenthood, NARAL use Gosnell to demonize pro-lifers, justify abortion

I'm glad Planned Parenthood is around to remind us at this hour that pro-lifers are the real villains here. — jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 13, 2013 Justice was served this afternoon when baby butcher Kermit Gosnell was convicted of one count of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of first-degree murder. But according to the pro-abortion zealots […]

Dearth of a Salesman: Does Technology Erode Sales Talent?

For many years, provocateurs have been able to stir people up by proclaiming the death of the salesperson. Ten years ago, in fact, Marc Miller authored the book Selling is Dead. It must be a lingering death, because I still know lots of salespeople. I sure hope they have their affairs in order, what with […]

AT&T Went Above and Beyond for NSA, Say Snowden Docs

The National Security Agency considered its relationship with AT&T unique and particularly productive, accordingto a report published Saturday. The information about the company’s close ties with the agency came from the trove of documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. AT&T, which NSA lauded for its “extreme willingness to help,” gave the agency access through […]

Apple Car Evidence Piles Up

Apple apparently has been scouting for locations outside of San Francisco to test an autonomous vehicle it’s developing, and there are indication the oft-rumored Apple car project could be much further along than previous reports have suggested. Giving credence to that view is the fact that engineers in Apple’s Special Project group earlier this year […]

Tom Hanks: Palin must be destroyed

Tom Hanks: Palin must be destroyed

Why 'Game Change' Producer Tom Hanks Must Destroy Sarah Palin — Glen Goodrum (@bullslapper) March 10, 2012 Brandon Darby at Something changed in Hanks. As the producer for the anti-Sarah Palin film “Game Change,” Hanks left the pedestal I had placed him on and entered the world of being nothing more than a […]