- Jonah Weiner’s Louis CK interview and profile.
- This eye-controlled computer is excellent, but undoubtedly already patented.
- For Baltimore job creation, filmmaking > racing. For the record, fixing potholes > racing. PS: the Brew is now on Kickstarter.
- Skip past the Tebow part for some actual knowledge on fourth down calls, momentum, and challenges.
New year, old awfulness. Let’s get it.
- All together now, “Waaaaaaah!”
- I think this is a bit of false equivalence, as Iowa doesn’t currently have the kind of repressive voter ID law that he’s complaining about (That said, voter ID laws are transparently bullshit).
- If alternative energy weren’t a culture war touchstone, faced with this kind of information about oil (and gas), people would agree that we need other energy sources. But it is, so we don’t.
- More awful stories from North Korean defectors.
- Being a lefty might be hazardous to your health, might also mean you had a “vanishing twin.” Both via Caroline.
- The FBI is either investigating Carrier IQ, or using it to spy on you.
- Google’s working on Siri-fying their voice commands, and just bought the makers of local-food/drink-recommendation app Alfred.
- Caucus season gives The Atlantic an excuse to run a meditation on 20 years of life in Iowa. TWSS aside, is going through the back door really unusual?
- In case you missed them, Louis CK’s IAMA and Fresh Air interview. Also, if you haven’t seen his new special, you absolutely should. It’s only $5. Update: CK on the economics of the production, as well as other interesting bits.
- Judge won’t allow the SEC to let Citigroup off a slap on the wrist, judicially bitch-slaps both. Keep an eye on this one.
- Obama administration threatens to veto bill that would allow the military to detain US citizens indefinitely. No word on whether they plan to also stop summarily executing US citizens.
- I admit, I didn’t think license plate tracking was a big deal. Unsurprisingly, I’ve been proven wrong.
- Via Miller, the US of Good Beer. Cool map, although picking Lagunitas over Stone and Russian River is unacceptable.
- Ding dong, the AT&T-Mo deal is dead.
- Wi-Fi might be killing your sperm. I think this is actually more of a concern for smartphone users, who are more likely to have the device near their junk for most of the day.