TurboTax maker linked to grassroots campaign against free, simple tax filing
Eight letters to feds/op-eds are all written after nudges from a PR firm repping Intuit.
article  taxation  government  arstechnica  editorial  culture  technology 
10 hours ago
Croquet & the Wall Street Journal
Last Saturday, St. John's played the Naval Academy in our annual croquet match. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal broadcasted a video of the event. Among
video  sjc  croquet 
11 hours ago
Just Render Unto Caesar Already: The IRS and Frivolous Tax Arguments
In an attempt to trap Jesus, some Pharisees and Herodians asked him, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” I
article  actoninstitute  taxation  government  editorial 
11 hours ago
Fingerprint lock in Samsung Galaxy 5 easily defeated by whitehat hackers
Multiple weaknesses put devices and PayPal accounts within reach of attackers.
article  arstechnica  security  editorial  samsung 
12 hours ago
Diversity and Dishonesty
Mozilla and Brandeis may preach pluralism, but it’s a sham.
article  rossdouthat  nytimes  editorial  culture  progressiveism  education  diversity  pluralism  mozilla  islam  marriage 
The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers
The future of "smart" wearable devices could be in your ear, according to the "wireless evangelist" Nick Hunn. Hunn is working on a new market forecast report for wearable tech, and wrote in a preview that he expects "hearables," or smart earbuds, to be worth over $5 billion by 2018.
article  editorial  quartzmag  technology  future 
4 days ago
Equality and the Culture of Perpetual Offense
"If it is true that equality will never be fully realized, and if in an age of increasing equality inequalities will produce acute offense, then we should expect to see a society of perpetually offended citizens desperately chasing the elusive goal of equality."
article  inequality  equality  editorial  frontporchrepublic  culture  * 
5 days ago
The House Always Wins
For those heading to Las Vegas hoping to win vast amounts of money, use this graphic as a friendly reminder that things probably won’t work out in your favor. That said, if you want to lose a smaller...
article  gambling  statistics  blog  visualization 
5 days ago
The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Tech Worker
An interview with Amy, a female employee who was left out of her start-up's acquisition by Google.
article  nymag  siliconvalley  startup  google  culture  technology 
5 days ago
Love Is Our King: De-Institutionalizing Enmity
Our culture does not want us, as Christians, to love it. Our culture wants us to hate it. That makes us the bad guys, and our culture wants us to be the bad guys.
article  editorial  love  theology  culture 
5 days ago
Cruel When Not Kind
On sentimentality and brutality, two sides of a coin
article  cityjournal  editorial  zoo  eu  cruelty 
5 days ago
Lessons in Creative Destruction from ‘Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel’
Creative destruction can be a painful thing, particularly when you’re the one being destroyed. I’ve been-there done-that, and when things hit, I can’t say
article  actoninstitute  economics  *  editorial 
5 days ago
The Case of Brendan Eich
The fate of a C.E.O. and the future of pluralism.
article  editorial  rossdouthat  nytimes  mozilla  culture  sexuality  pluralism 
6 days ago
Handheld quantum key generators are on the way
Simple client, complex server herald quantum security in the future.
article  arstechnica  security  privacy  editorial  technology 
6 days ago
The Lottery And Big Government’s Gambling Hypocrisy
Government shouldn’t be in the business of ripping people off. They do that enough, even without the lottery.
article  gambling  lottery  thefederalist  editorial  government 
6 days ago
When You're Waiting in the Wilderness
Faithfully executing God's call in modest ministry contexts is not selling out. God works wonders in the wilderness.
article  theology  wilderness  season  * 
6 days ago
Navy prepares to take railgun to sea
General Atomics- and BAE-built guns will be tested on high-speed vessel in 2016.
article  war  arstechnica  energy  navy 
7 days ago
How To Understand True And Faux Liberalism
Democrats, having long since abandoned the cause of economic liberty, seem increasingly hostile to the whole host of First Amendment freedoms.
article  editorial  thefederalist  history  government  politics 
7 days ago
Android Is Huge. But Here’s Why Developers Keep Favoring Apple.
This post originally appeared in Business Insider. This map showing the locations of 280 million individual posts on Twitter shows a depressing divide in America: Tweets coming from Manhattan tend to come from iPhones. Tweets coming from Newark, N.J., tend to come from Android phones. If you live in the...
article  editorial  via:daringfireball  slatemag  technology  android  ios 
8 days ago
U.S. Response to Crimea Worries Japan’s Leaders
The failure of the United States to take more forceful action to help Ukraine leaves Japan concerned about whether Washington would aid it in a conflict with China.
article  us  japan  china  russia  ukraine  editorial  nytimes  politics  military 
8 days ago
Was Judas’ “place” or “home” deserted? (Acts 1:20)
In speaking of Judas, Peter quotes Ps 69:25. “‘For,’ said Peter, ‘it is written in the Book of Psalms: “May his place (ἔπαυλις) be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,” and, “May another take his place...
article  linguistics  greek  theology  ot  nt  williamdmounce 
8 days ago
Culture of Corruption
How an American agribusiness giant's alleged bribes illustrate Ukraine's endemic graft problem.
article  editorial  foreignpolicymag  ukraine  bribery  economics  government 
11 days ago
The Hounding Of A Heretic, Ctd
It turns out that Eich might have saved his job had he recanted, like all heretics must. But given the choice of recanting, he failed. Hence the lighting of the fires
article  sexuality  mozilla  editorial  culture 
11 days ago
Brendan Eich: Just Apologize For Supporting Proposition 8
For the sake of the open Web, Mozilla's new CEO needs to say more about his past advocacy for a same-sex-marriage ban.
article  readwriteweb  editorial  sexuality  culture  marriage  mozilla 
12 days ago
Radical Feminist Cannibalism: The Gendercide of Unwanted Girls
"Surely the cruelest of all ironies is the idea that the abortion-on-demand somehow strikes a blow for women’s rights."
article  editorial  abortion  blog  culture  gender  history  quotation  feminism 
12 days ago
When the Government Takes Your Children
Many people who have followed the Justina Pelletier case—largely ignored by the mainstream media, by the way—have thought that there has to be more to it, or that it’s an outrageous out-of-the-ordinary affair.
article  government  editorial  cps  family 
12 days ago
No Property, No Personhood
Why respecting private property is a matter of human dignity.
article  editorial  history  economics  government 
12 days ago
Computers used to teach other computers to play Pac-Man, StarCraft
Even incompatible algorithms can share advice, boost the learning curve.
article  ai  technology  arstechnica  editorial  machinelearning 
12 days ago
How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups
I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could [...]
article  editorial  forbes  sleep  startup  culture 
12 days ago
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