Charlie Brooker's commentary on Gadaffi's erratic atrocities — and the western leaders who've kissed up to him over the years — from last week's Ten O'Clock Live is some of the most nose-milk-spurting material ever aired. I wish that all of Ten O'Clock Live's clips were on YouTube, as it would be amazing blogfodder — the show is better than The Daily Show most weeks, IMO (I've asked, C4 say their lawyers won't let them because there are clips of the BBC, Sky, etc, which is some pretty weird fair dealing analysis).
A large hospital chain that operates medical facilities around the U.S. was taken offline Monday, and in a statement blamed an unnamed technology "security issue." Security experts say it sounds like a "suspected ransomware attack." Universal Health Services operates over 250 hospitals and other medical facilities throughout the nation. They said late Monday their network… READ THE REST
The New York Times has obtained two decades of tax returns of impeached and manifestly unfit U.S. President Trump. The resulting report shows he is in massive debt, and that Trump paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office. The Times… READ THE REST
[UPDATE, 1pm] – Message from Ron Paul: "I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern." Disturbing video shows former Texas congressman Ron Paul suffering what appears to be a stroke on Friday. @RonPaul, who is 85, has been hospitalized for "precautionary" reasons after experiencing what looks to have been a medical emergency during a… READ THE REST
There are few tools in the history of humankind that stretch back as far as the molcajete. Going back thousands of years to the ancient Mayans and beyond, the process of crafting stone mortar and pestle instruments to grind up spices is a staple of Mexican and South American food preparation. There are also few… READ THE REST
Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure? Those two titans are often the center of every question when considering cloud-based web platforms. While Amazon and Microsoft are the absolute 1-2 in that discussion, how about some of the other contenders in the cloud services space? That inevitably leads to the 3rd largest cloud platform Google Cloud.… READ THE REST
Sure, everybody is gaga about Apple's AirPods Pro. They love it all — except the $249 list price, of course. Especially if something should happen to those little darlings when you're working out at the gym, or running to catch a bus, or trying to escape an unexpected rainstorm. While the AirPods Pro sound great,… READ THE REST