THE REAL WEIRD TWITTER IS THE ESPIONAGE TWITTER -
Is Twitter being used as a numbers station?
‘GooGuns posts nothing but strings of letters and numbers, like b39e65fa00000000 in intervals of about five minutes on average. The string of characters always ends with zeroes, occasionally with the location service turned on, so you can see that 554705fa00000000 was allegedly tweeted from the “Region of Khabarovsk.” This has been going on all day and all night, for years, with more than 318,000 tweets posted since 2009. But why?’
Number stations in social media?
This would appear to be the control channel for a botnet. Twitter has been known to he used for such purposes.
(Source: criminalwisdom, via wilwheaton)
This being quantum mechanics, it turned out to be easier to violate causality instead. — John Timmer, Ars Technica
Guy falling asleep in the front row…
Wasted: Can someone explain to me the “If we lower taxes for business/rich... -
Can someone explain to me the “If we lower taxes for business/rich people then that means they have more money and therefore hirer more people.” mindset? I’m not meaning snarky I literally don’t understand it. Why would they hirer more people? Wouldn’t businesses either a) just pay current…
It doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t make sense. Supply-side economics doesn’t work as well as demand-side: Increasing demand will lead more suppliers to enter the market, but increased supply doesn’t guarantee that shit will sell.
That being said, payroll taxes being too high can cause some employers to not hire more workers, even when they need additional capacity, but lowering employment taxes will not increase employment, all other things being equal. (“Ceteris Paribus”, as economists say.)
Rich old white guy wants no tax on capital gains. Too obvious.
And right off the bat Obama is looking stronger this time around. Where Romney is throwing around empty promises without specifics, Obama is actually saying what he’s going to do.
Come on Romney, give some specifics.How are you going to change education opportunities and student debt?
The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, handicapping the criticism of the moderators.
I turned on the debate and this is what I saw.
Funny, I’m seeing the same thing.
What’s Gallifreyan for “Yes we can”? (via purplebubblepanda)
I think Obama just locked up the nerd vote.