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@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-23 (UTC)

  • Reading – Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer? (Charles C. Mann, Vanity Fair) #
  • Watching – [Ant Smasher] Pacman Frog catch some touch screen bugs. (YouTube) #
  • Reading – Netflix Must Not Want You to Sign Up for DVD Delivery (Rebecca Greenfield, The Atlantic Wire) #
  • Reading – No, Obama Does Not 'Deserve to Be Trusted on Drones' (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic) #
  • Reading – TSA confiscates cupcake, calls frosting a "gel" (Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing) #
  • Reading – DOJ to America: we won't reveal the circumstances under which you can be assassinated (Doctorow, Boing Boing) #
  • RT “@daringfireball: Quicken for Mac Not Dead Yet:” #

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Sympathetic Nausea

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Republicans
  • Cell Phone Car Ban
  • Browser Wars
  • Iraq

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Ice Shadows

First Three States

Numbers from Real Clear Politics:

  • Iowa: Ron Paul up by 3.5%
  • New Hampshire: Mitt Romney up by 13.0%
  • South Carolina: Newt Gingrich up by 16.0%

Potentially three different winners in the first three states?

And one of them is Ron Paul? And another is Newt Gingrich?

Please, please, please let it keep being this much fun!