A quick followup on yesterday's post about widespread demonstrations in support of democracy and economic equality in Spain: according to various sources, including tweets from people at the protests, police are out in full force. There are concerns that things could turn violent. Follow #spanishrevolution on Twitter for a sense of what's unfolding. @teleoperador is broadcasting a live webstream here. This flyer is circulating widely, online and in the plaza, and explains some of what the protesters want.
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA HEY HEY GOODBYE Trump departs White House for final time as president, will travel to Florida instead of Biden's inauguration. Marine One wheels up South Lawn 8:17 ET, en route Andrews – about a 15-min trip. President Trump has departed the White House for the final time. READ THE REST
Former Trump strategist Stephen K. Bannon and GOP moneyman Elliot Broidy join a list of Trump pardon grantees that includes Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Here is the full list from the White House, which is reproduced below in full. From the New York Times: With hours to go before President Trump left office, the… READ THE REST
The rumored list of one hundred or so Trump pardon and clemency candidates includes rapper Lil Wayne and former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, reports the New York Times late Monday. Those under consideration include such disparate figures as Sheldon Silver, the disgraced former New York Assembly speaker, and the rapper Lil Wayne, who… READ THE REST
Sometimes, you run across an item that's so functional and necessary that you've gotta have it. Other times, you find something that's so wonderfully geeky that you've gotta have it. The sweet spot is when you can find something that scratches both of those distinct itches. These Star Trek edition KeySmart Pro Key Organizers with… READ THE REST
With so many different protocols, competing frameworks, and differences of opinion floating around, it's often tough for the text industry to come together and agree on virtually anything. However, time and circumstance can occasionally come together to codify a certain app, tool, or technique as the one true way to get things done. When it… READ THE REST
Thanks to machine learning, algorithms know us now as well as we know ourselves. Once artificial intelligence starts building a file on you and your habits, assessing data, then extrapolating outcomes, it becomes very clear how much we each follow our own particular patterns – and how easy it is for some smart AI to… READ THE REST