Recent reading.


First transformer flying car ready for production. (Oct. 2014). [with VIDEO] (“world’s first production-ready flying car, which transforms from an automobile to a plane in just several seconds, has been unveiled to the public in Vienna.” OMG WANT. –Ed.) [h/t nubs]

Sentencing reform and how to right the drug war’s wrongs. Steigerwald, L., The Washington Post (Nov. 2014). (“One of the more fascinating, though politically unrealistic suggestions for what to do about this mess is one offered by a Green Party candidate for governor of New York: Howie Hawkins suggests releasing all drug prisoners, and putting together a “panel on reconciliation” between them and their communities and governments. They want voting rights restored, school grants restored, help for children of the former cons, and prevention of would-be employers asking about criminal histories.” We will of course be voting for Mr. Hawkins today for governor of New York. –Ed.)

Henry Darger. Wikipedia (see also: Google image search). (“famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story.” Just…wow. –Ed.) [h/t The Blue Hoodie.]

He Never Hit Me. Amit, R., Huffington Post (Oct. 2014). [TRIGGER WARNING: intimate partner abuse.]

Pink Upholstered Vagina Couch. Best of Craigslist (Jan. 2008). [with IMAGES.] [h/t Stacey]

Verizon, AT&T tracking their users with ‘supercookies’. Timberg, C., The Washington Post (Nov. 2014).

A staggering 400 million birds have vanished from Europe since 1980. Mooney, C., The Washington Post (Nov. 2014).

JPMorgan’s foreign exchange trade under investigation by Justice Dept. Agence France-Presse via Raw Story (Nov. 2014). (“raised its estimate of related legal costs by $1.3 billion to $5.9 billion.” My, that sure seems like a lot of money. Incidentally, the bank’s profits were $22 billion in 2013—and that’s after shelling out tens of billions in legal costs. –Ed.]

Hackers Could Decide Who Controls Congress Thanks to Alaska’s Terrible Internet Ballots. Friess, S., The Intercept (Nov. 2014). (“Alaska’s first-in-the-nation internet voting system is a security nightmare that threatens to put control of the U.S. Congress in the hands of hackers.” You know, I’d rather take my chances on the hackers than have control of the U.S. Congress in the hands of America’s Owners and other conservative critters. –Ed.]


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