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Demetrius Anderson has lived a crime-free life as an “upstanding citizen” since he walked out of prison 13 years ago. But now the feds say he owes them 16 more months behind bars – because of THEIR clerical error. www.cnn.com
This is a half-assed idea. www.vox.com
Looking ahead to the final season of Game of Thrones. ouropinionsarecorrect.libsyn.com
1973 – Volkswagen Beetle ad. They float!
Using the iPad as a Laptop. Mac Power Users
Inside the upside down world where Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists and Alex Jones dwell, where it’s ok to terrorize parents whose children were murdered. www.thisamericanlife.org
Grindr is primarily used by gay men to find hookups. Self-described former user and tech journalist Casey Newton describes how Chinese ownership has become a national security issue: People who use Grindr tell the service their most intimate private details — including nude selfies, sexting, and their locations. www.theverge.com
Philosopher Bertrand Russell’s secret to happiness: “I learned to be indifferent to myself and my deficiencies; I came to center my attention increasingly upon external objects: the state of the world, various branches of knowledge, individuals for whom I felt affection.”
— Max Joseph (@maxjoseph) March 17, 2019
Your parents miss you and wish you'd call. Later you'll miss them and wish you could.
— Paul Graham (@paulg) March 16, 2019
A year ago, he was homeless. Today, he owns a residence that boasts a million-dollar view of the rolling Pacific.
Or at least it does for 22 hours a day. Between 2 and 4 a.m., the law requires this home — a rusting Ford Econoline van — to leave its usual spot in a public parking lot beside the sand dunes of Ocean Beach. During those two pre-dawn hours, it roams the surrounding residential streets.
I’ve been making coffee stronger and stronger every day, and liking it more and more. Tomorrow I’ll just chew on handfuls of coffee beans and caffeine pills.
Juniper Networks’ Bikash Koley hopes 5G capex investment will soothe the company’s financial aches and pains. By me at www.lightreading.com
How the Internet Travels Across Oceans. The Internet travels on hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables, descended from the first telegraph cables of the 19th Century. The New York Times
This is bullshit. Smollett has harmed all legitimate victims of hate crimes, harmed Trump opponents, and wasted Chicago taxpayer money and time.
Yes, prison time would have been inappropriate, but Smollett should have to at least say “I’m sorry” in addition to the penalties he’s already paying.
Also, no matter what Chicago prosecutors may say to the press: Yeah, they did exonerate Smollett.
People in open-concept homes are realizing the walls were there for a reason. Life is often messy and noisy. The Boston Globe
Today I learned the guy who played the punk rocker on the bus in Star Trek IV — the one with the whales — went on to direct the Muppets’ “Bohemian Rhapsody” viral video.
Kirk Thatcher, then 23, plays the obnoxious punk rocker on a San Francisco bus who refuses to turn off his loud music, and gets a Vulcan nerve pinch from Mr. Spock.
Thatcher worked as an assistant to Leonard Nimoy, who both starred in and directed the film. Thatcher was an ex-punk himself and a huge Trek fan as a teen, and when he heard they needed a punk rocker for that one scene, he lobbied hard for the role.
During production of Star Trek IV, Thatcher learned that they were going to use a Duran Duran song for that scene. Thatcher knew that was ridiculous, so he wrote and performed the song that plays on the character’s boom box. The song is called “I Hate You.”
Thatcher has had a long career in movies and TV production, including his work for the Muppets, where he directed that Bohemian Rhapsody video. And many years after the Trek movie, Thatcher reprised the role in a cameo in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Thatcher also came up with the “Hello Computer” gag, where Scotty is talking to the Mac mouse. www.startrek.com
Bread sliced bagels are apparently giving people shpilkes on Twitter. It took me a few hours to adjust but now I think it is an excellent idea. However, chocolate chip bagels are an abomination and what kind of savage buys bagels at Panera anyway?
I am Jewish and from New York. My decision is final.
www.buzzfeednews.com “Bread-Sliced” Panera Bagels From St. Louis Spark Outrage
Frank Kelly Freas