Hickenlooper attacks Bernie Sanders’, other Democrats over their democratic socialism beliefs

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper on Thursday attacked rival Bernie Sanders’ vision of an America remade under democratic socialism and chastised others in the 2020 race for not repudiating that political philosophy.

On Dat://

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 1:52 PM

I spent four months using Beaker actively: running this website on the network, messing with the different libraries, trying out the different apps—and then I hit a wall. Had a good time, for sure. And I kept seeding my Dats—kept my sites on the network. The technology was just lovely.

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12:37 PM

Is climate change going to end human civilization for good, and so soon that we may as well not bother saving for retirement?…

Elizabeth Warren isn’t Hillary Clinton

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Mark’s line came to mind while I was interviewing Elizabeth Warren (you can listen to our conversation on my podcast, or read it here). I’ve seen a lot of nervous Democrats compare Warren to Hillary Clinton. After all, Clinton had plans too.

The case for fully cleaning up America’s lead problem

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:51 PM

We’ve grown too daunted to solve America’s lead crisis because of the sheer amount of money necessary to clean it up. But the fact that it’s a really big problem — one that does inordinate harm to children, in particular — is exactly why it’s worth trying to solve.

We Found the Guy Behind the Viral ‘Drunk Pelosi’ Video

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:46 PM

On May 22, a Donald Trump superfan and occasional sports blogger from the Bronx named Shawn Brooks posted a video clip of Nancy Pelosi on his personal Facebook page.

Denver voted to keep its camping ban. So what is Colorado actually doing to end homelessness?

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:21 PM

The building is wrapped like a quilt, a lattice of lavender, blue and yellow paint. Horizontal windows cast sunlight down the corridors. And in the courtyard, natural light filters through the wooden slats of a pergola.

Hackers Can Now Bypass Two-Factor Authentication With a New Kind of Phishing Scam

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Two-factor authentication, the added security step that requires people enter a code sent to their phone or email, has traditionally worked to keep usernames and passwords safe from phishing attacks.

Elizabeth Warren makes a forceful argument on how the Hyde Amendment worsens inequality

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 9:51 PM

Elizabeth Warren views the Hyde Amendment — which bans federal funding for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or a threat to the life of the pregnant patient — as fundamentally about inequality.

Bernie Sanders Has The Highest Floor — And It’s Pretty Damn Low

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 9:11 PM

Today is June 6, that time of year that astronomers say is spring, meteorologists say is summer, and fancy-assed salad chains say is “early summer” and charge you $14 for a delicious bowl of greens that will leave you hungry three hours later.

Democrats’ extremely uphill battle to retake the Senate majority in 2020, explained

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:21 PM

The No. 1 item on the agenda for Democrats in 2020 is defeating Donald Trump. But the Democratic agenda hinges on retaking the Senate. And that could be an uphill battle. Senate Republicans hold a three-seat majority and will have to defend 22 seats in 2020.

Why scientists believe Godzilla’s fictional growth is cause for real concern

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:52 AM

A pair of scientists from prestigious Dartmouth University recently published research postulating why Godzilla has more than doubled in size since 1954. If you guessed a gym membership and a high-protein diet: you’re wrong.

The Fear… of the Internet : Néojaponisme : Blog Archive

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:22 PM

From most quarters of Japan there emanates a vaguely-defined, yet distinct fear and loathing of the internet. I have been quick to label this a “mass paranoia” — originally believing the fear goes beyond any rational assessment of risk — but as we will see, this is debatable.

The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:07 PM

In his sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem, author Liu Cixin presents the dark forest theory of the universe. When we look out into space, the theory goes, we’re struck by its silence. It seems……

Young Home Buyers Scramble As Prices Rise Faster Than Incomes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:02 PM

For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S.