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Sunday
May292016

Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. Former Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts equated Donald J. Trump's immigration plan with Kristallnacht, the night of horror in 1938 when rampaging Nazis smashed Jewish homes and businesses in Germany and killed scores of Jews.<p>But …"

Saturday
May282016

Overland Expo - A Travel Junkie's Favorite Destination Rally

[Link] : RawHyde instructors show onlookers how to make big Adventure Bikes fly during the RawHyde Rodeo show at Overland Expo West 2016.<p>Over land, sea or …
Friday
May272016

A 32-Hour Webcast of Norwegians Reading the Fine Print

[NyTimes] : "A Norwegian consumers' group produced a 32-hour webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.<p>Finn Myrstad of the Norwegian Consumer Council, a government agency, said the idea was to point out the absurdity and possible illegality of some of …"

Friday
May272016

Google Prevails as Jury Rebuffs Oracle in Code Copyright Case

[NyTimes] : "A jury ruled in favor of Google on Thursday in a long-running legal dispute with Oracle over software used to power most of the world's smartphones.<p>Oracle contended that Google used copyrighted material in 11,000 of its 13 million lines of software code in Android, its mobile phone operating …"

Friday
May272016

Behind the Scenes, Billionaires’ Growing Control of News

[NyTimes] : "At first blush, the secret support that the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel provided for Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker is a salacious yarn about money, power, gossip and revenge.<p>But it is also about something more important: an aggressive bid by the very wealthy to control the American …"

Friday
May272016

Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics

[NyTimes] : "American military researchers have identified the first patient in the United States to be infected with bacteria that are resistant to an antibiotic that was the last resort against drug-resistant germs.<p>The patient is well now, but the case raises the specter of superbugs that could cause …"

Thursday
May262016

Four hundred miles with Tesla’s autopilot forced me to trust the machine

[Link] : Enlarge / Supercharging at my usual stop in Columbus. (credit: Lee Hutchinson)A few weeks ago, I finally tried Tesla Motors' "autopilot" feature. A …
Wednesday
May252016

Bulletin! The ‘Internet’ Is About to Get Smaller

[NyTimes] : "The Internet is going the way of the Weblog, the Electronic Message and the World Wide Web.<p>The New York Times announced on Tuesday that it would join The Associated Press in lowercasing the name of the global network that lives in our pockets and in front of our faces, keeping us pinned to various …"

Wednesday
May252016

Toyota and Volkswagen Invest in Ride-Sharing Companies

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Automakers are putting the pedal to the metal with their investments into ride-hailing companies.<p>On Tuesday, Toyota and Volkswagen announced two investments into popular ride-hailing companies. Toyota said it had invested in Uber, the world's biggest ride-hailing company, for an …"

Wednesday
May252016

Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial

[NyTimes] : "If you're reading this article voluntarily, you're probably not a millennial, because everyone knows millennials don't read news. In fact, there's a pretty good chance you look down on millennials. Perhaps you consider them entitled, indulgent, needy and a little too much to bear — or maybe you're …"

Wednesday
May252016

Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s Suit Against Gawker

[NyTimes] : "Hulk Hogan had a secret financial backer in his legal fight against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy.<p>Peter Thiel, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, helped fund the case brought by the wrestler, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, against Gawker, said a person briefed on …"

Wednesday
May252016

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Takes Over Snapchat Lenses

[NyTimes] : "The Snapchat lens feature, a virtual playground in the messaging app where people go to adorn their selfies with flower crowns, dog ears and alien eyes, generates more than 30 million snaps a day, according to the service.<p>Advertisers are looking for ways to join the fun, and in increasingly …"

Wednesday
May252016

Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast

[NyTimes] : "I don't eat breakfast. It's not that I dislike what's offered. Given the choice of breakfast food or lunch food, I'd almost always choose eggs or waffles. It's just that I'm not hungry at 7:30 a.m., when I leave for work.<p>In fact, I'm rarely hungry until about lunchtime. So, other than a morning cup …"

Monday
May232016

Beer Outdoors and Around the Clock

[NyTimes] : "Come summer (and what is Memorial Day weekend but the unofficial start of summer?), the impulse is to move outdoors. The draw is open air. For those of us who live where the winters are cold and urban, we'll take outdoors any way we can, whether balcony or beach, city park or ballpark, rooftop or …"

Monday
May232016

It’s No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car ‘Crashes’ Instead

[NyTimes] : "Roadway fatalities are soaring at a rate not seen in 50 years, resulting from crashes, collisions and other incidents caused by drivers.<p>Just don't call them accidents anymore.<p>That is the position of a growing number of safety advocates, including grass-roots groups, federal officials and state and …"

Sunday
May222016

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review - Has Alfa finally got it right? | evo DIARIES

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Sunday
May222016

Revel in the Bounty of Spring, With a Feast From Yotam Ottolenghi

[NyTimes] : "The first thing Yotam Ottolenghi did before he began cooking a late-afternoon feast for family and friends — before sliding the lamb into the oven, before building four salads, before assembling an immense layer cake, before he even started to sort through the mountain of ingredients stacked on the …"

Sunday
May222016

How I Learned to Love Snapchat

[NyTimes] : "In the mid-'80s,a German engineer named Friedhelm Hillebrand helped devise a way for cellphones to send and receive text messages. Back then, mobile bandwidth was extremely limited, which meant that the messages needed to be as lightweight as possible. The story goes that Hillebrand experimented …"

Sunday
May222016

Jane Rosenthal: Keep Coaxing Out the Spark in Others

[NyTimes] : "<i>This interview with Jane Rosenthal was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Ms. Rosenthal, a movie producer, is a founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, now part of Tribeca Enterprises, where she is executive chairwoman.</i><p><b>Q. Tell me about your early years.</b><p><b>A.</b> I always wanted to be in government and …"

Sunday
May222016

A Venture Fund With Plenty of Virtual Capital, but No Capitalist

[NyTimes] : "Olivier Stern, a 31-year-old French socialist with an appetite for risk, recently invested a third of his life savings — 10,000 euros, about $11,000 — in a cryptocurrency start-up that has no legal standing and runs head-on into regulatory obstacles, yet might very well upend the mysterious world …"