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  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Week in Vegan: Moby's Food Choices, Vegan Black Metal Chef, and Condoms With Animal Products

    ​ Moby is here to tell you why he's vegan and also to remind you how good that song he did with Gwen Stefani was. Come back, 2002! I miss you! Here's a list of must-have food staples for an awesome vegan diet. Trust me, Earth Balance is a game-changer. You're going to want it on everything!

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Marijuana Legalization Is More Popular Than Congress, Obama, and BART

    As predictable as the sixth story in the same news cycle asking harried commuters to share their thoughts on traffic are polls asking Americans how they feel about marijuana legalization. That is to say: people don't like traffic. And they like marijuana legalization. On Tuesday, Gallup released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Business Insider Fires Horrifying CTO, But Is Still Terrible

    If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: the entire universe of startup technology and business blogs is overrun by the inept, the inane, the egomaniacal, the mercenary, the distasteful, the corrupt, and the outright evil. Last week, with the introduction of the "Titstare" app at a TechCrunch c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Now Even NASA's Going Gourmet

    Space: the final food frontier. Or at least for NASA, which has a few major culinary projects in the works that could eventually trickle down to us earthlings. It turns out that food's actually a big problem for long-term space missions, like trips to Mars -- it's heavy and spoilable, and astronauts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    A Letter to the Rolling Stones Regarding Their Absurdly Expensive New Tour

    Dear Rolling Stones, As we're sure you're aware, a little ripple of joy went through crowds of music fans the world over recently when you announced you were about to tour again. We were a little perturbed to find out that Mick Jagger has started dancing in front of a mirror in preparation, but tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Bang with Friends Attracts Investors, Yet It's Still Easier to Text Someone for a Booty Call

    Bang With Friends, the prurient web application that allows you to click on Facebook friends and invite them for a roll in the hay, has evidently raised $1 million in its first round of venture funding. Yep, you read that right -- $1 million for an app that was created by three (probably) drunk tech ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Yes, We Can Blame Facebook and its CFO for Stock Debacle

    It's easy, and to a large degree proper, to blame the people who bought into Facebook's dog of an IPO for their own losses. It was no secret that the company's prospects were highly uncertain. But that doesn't mean that others can't be blamed as well, or that investors are the only ones hurt by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Desperate Newspapers Pin Hopes on Annoyed Readers

    News publishers have always treated readers like commodities -- because that's what readers are. The real customers for publishers aren't readers, but advertisers. Readers are the product. It's not quite that simple, of course, and more enlightened publishers treat readers with respect and cover the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Music Labels Make Life Tough for Spotify

    ​Patrick Carney of the Black Keys is not a fan of Sean Parker, to say the least. Parker is an "asshole," Carney told NME.com on Monday. It's hard to blame Carney, though his rage might seem a bit misdirected -- or maybe just too concentrated on one person. Parker of course was the guy who brought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    PandoDaily: Just What We Needed, Another Tech-News Site

    ​Really? Seriously? Another site devoted to technology news? Yep, 'fraid so. This one, PandoDaily, will be written by, among others, some of the people who had previously made TechCrunch so awful: Sarah Lacy (who runs it), Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, and Paul Carr. These are people who believe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Facebook's Cheesy Ads: Do They Make it Worth $100 Billion?

    ​A couple of weeks ago, Business Insider, the puerile gossip 'n' lies site run by disgraced, bubble-era Internet-stock analyst Henry Blodget, informed us that a "source close to Facebook employees" said in an e-mail to the site that the company would go public within weeks. The article's author, N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Facebook Is No. 10 Most "Hated" Company

    Facebook's populaity plummets​After Facebook launched the creepy facial recognition feature that had users freaking out, it's no wonder the social networking giant was voted the No. 10 most hated company in America. To put this snub into context, the only companies that are more hated than Faceboo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    E-mail Spammers Are Migrating to Social Media

    Cramming your life​This morning, I had 12 e-mails in my spambox. That includes a few false positives, so really it's only nine. Older spams are deleted automatically -- every night. A few months ago, I was getting anywhere from a few dozen to a couple of hundred new spams a day -- the overwhelming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    No, Twitter Hasn't Replaced CNN

    ​It's become perfectly predictable: Every time there's a major news event, people spend several days talking about how Twitter and Facebook are replacing traditional news organizations -- the (sigh) "MSM." Even if the word "replacing" isn't used, that's often the implicationIn the present case -- ... More >>

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