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Geek Squad Spying for FBI
Wow. Complete violation of customer trust, even if they were looking for the worst content.
computers  mashable  minnesota  fbi  spying  via:deray 
march 2018 by UltraNurd
Amtrak to begin operating out of Union Depot starting May 7 | Star Tribune
Probably easier than updating Midway station - that place felt like it hadn't been cleaned since 1978.
startribune  trains  amtrak  minnesota 
april 2014 by UltraNurd
Remarks by the President on Jobs in American Infrastructure | The White House
Good to hear some relatively aggressive infrastructure spending proposals, and centered on the Twin Cities' recent successes!
speech  obama  whitehouse  infrastructure  minnesota 
february 2014 by UltraNurd
NOvA: Building a Next Generation Neutrino Experiment - YouTube
I hope those undergrads building the sensor are getting paid reasonably well.
video  physics  minnesota  via:theverge 
february 2014 by UltraNurd
Twinned Cities Now Following Different Paths - NYTimes.com
Shared culture, completely divergent in public policy with serious ramifications.
nyt  minnesota  wisconsin  politics  gop 
january 2014 by UltraNurd
Right vs. Left in the Midwest
Some initial evidence that free market extremism is bad and progressive pragmatism is good.
minnesota  politics  nyt  taxes  wisconsin  opinion 
november 2013 by UltraNurd
The Legend of The Oregon Trail | Mental Floss
I didn't realize that the Apple ][ version wasn't the original.
videogames  education  minnesota  history 
july 2013 by UltraNurd
The Religious Right's Candidate
With influences like this, it's no wonder she seems scary: “The church and the state have separate spheres of authority, but both derive authority from God,” Eidsmoe wrote. “In that sense America, like [Old Testament] Israel, is a theocracy.”
politics  michelebachmann  christianity  minnesota  2012election  gop  from instapaper
june 2011 by UltraNurd
YouTube - Madeline Koch Testifies Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Ban
A young straight Republican argues why Republicans should not support a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
minnesota  marriagerights  republicans  from delicious
may 2011 by UltraNurd
Al Franken and the Odd Politics of Minnesota
An amusing look at the sometimes strange-seeming politics of MN.
nyt  minnesota  politics 
july 2009 by UltraNurd
Another Minn. Craigslist criminal sentenced to prison
I knew this guy from high school. I had wondered what had happened to him. Unfortunately, I'm not terribly surprised.
minnesota  crime  craigslist 
may 2009 by UltraNurd
All eyes on Minnesota's US Senate recount
An interesting collection of bad ballots from the Minnesota senate race. I think most of the site visitors are Democrats, there's a distinct Franken bias (in that where voter intent was more clearly Coleman, the majority picked reject, whereas when it was more ambiguous, they picked Franken).
npr  alfranken  normcoleman  minnesota  politics  poll 
november 2008 by UltraNurd

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