When I worked for Cnet News.com during the late-'90s dot-com boom, there were many things that annoyed and perplexed me about the tech-news site.
It was run by former newspaper guys.
Because of that, the editors displayed a weird, very newspaper-like mix of sensationalism and prudishness. An edi ... More >>
Yesterday, Examiner crime reporter Mike Aldax got the gadget news of the day during an interview with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. According to the paper, the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc. has no intent to implement a "kill-switch" that would disable devices that are report ... More >>
Hollow-point bullets have a pit at the tip, which makes them look a bit like tiny steel smokestacks. When the bullet hits a target, pressure builds within the pit and pushes outward against lead walls, causing the bullet's surface area to expand and leave a greater trail of damage within the target. ... More >>
When Madonna goes dumb, it's like everything else she does in her life -- she goes for gold. Of course, we know that Madge has had a ton of inspiring, empowering and intelligent moments in the course of her career, too. And of course we know that nobody's perfect. But lately, the outspoken singer se ... More >>
Gary Stein, the 27-year-old Marine who spewed anti-Obama rhetoric on his "Armed Forces Tea Party" Facebook page, was discharged yesterday, for popping off his political views.
Pentagon policy, military prosecutors noted, limits military members' political speech while in uniform. But beyond handboo ... More >>
This week's episode of This American Life is both fascinating and painful to listen to, as many of the show's best episodes are. I came away from it still enraged at Mike Daisey and his lies, but also a bit sympathetic toward him. The show made it clear, without saying so, that he's dealing with ... More >>
Oh God, don't you just hate football? Isn't football so dumb? Doesn't anybody read fiction anymore? Everyone gets so excited over ... sports. (Did you just puke a little?) Here are the best things on during the Super Bowl that aren't the Super Bowl, which you hate.
As if the promise to dismantle most of the Washington-based government wasn't enough, Texas Congressman Ron Paul has also made waves in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination with his maverick stance on drug policy.During his 30 years in the House of Representatives, Paul has authored ... More >>
Our lips are sealed.It never bothered former Mayor Gavin Newsom that his slick-back hairdo sometimes got more media attention than his policies. But Newsom, who is now lieutenant governor, says people need to tone it down when attacking a female politician's physical appearance -- even Republican ... More >>
July 28, 2010
@ Bottom of the Hill Better than: All the other epically bearded folksters with acoustic guitars.
It was a pretty unassuming start to the set -- some bearded guy entered the stage, sat on a chair with an acoustic guitar, and with basically no introduction, launched into ... More >>
If variety is your thing then As A People may be what you're looking for. Songs on the band's 2008 release Carpet Bomb Ballet vary drastically from post-rock, to metal, and punk. While so many genres in one place would usually come across as scatterbrained, the album is held together by singer A ... More >>
She's closed Camp Casey outside George W. Bush's Crawford ranch and recently lost her bid to unseat Nancy Pelosi in Congress. Now Cindy Sheehan is taking on Barack Obama, claiming the U.S. president is the same sort of warmonger as her previous foes.
But no less an anti-war authority ... More >>