from Facebook August 10, 2018 at 06:54PM
When it comes to hobbies, Josh Russell concedes he gets a little obsessive. No matter his interest, be it videogames or miniature figurine board games, he always wants to be the best. Perhaps that explains the dedication he’s shown to his latest pastime: Hunting Russian trolls.Meet the Indiana dad who hunts Russian trolls
Not all heros wear capes.
In the "Maslow's hierarchy of software engineering" a well maintained backlog is the equivalent of food and water. Automated testing is shelter.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) August 5, 2018
Code review is friendship.
Continuous integration and deployment is self actualization.
The Republican-controlled Senate has defeated a push by Democrats to set aside an additional $250 million for states to upgrade their voting systems to protect against hacking and other cyberattacks.via The Latest: Senate Rejects New Money for Election Security
If not collusion, what’s the reason for blocking this?
Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr summed up how lawmakers and Trump administration officials have failed to acknowledge the dangerous problem of foreign influence operations in America on Wednesday, with an internet meme.via This Is ‘Not Fine’: New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration
If not collusion, what is the possible reason?
One of the most chilling aspects of the Trump presidency for anyone with a baseline familiarity with history is the way his rhetoric has whipped up crowds at his rallies.via Trump approvingly tweets video of his rally crowd harassing a journalist
Uber and Lyft have long argued that they are a complement to mass transit, and that with the growth of their pooled-ride services they are reducing individual car use, congestion and pollution in this city and others. Not so, according to a report released Wednesday.via Ride-sharing causes far more city traffic than it prevents: report
Incentivizing drivers to go into already crowded areas creates more traffic.
The Democrats are emphasizing fighting grit these days, not compassion or technocratic expertise.via What Is the Democratic Story?
If you google “david brooks profiles in timidity” you’ll see he often makes the exact oppisite argument. That the dems lack courage of conviction and lean on technocratic policy arguments. David Brooks doesn’t care what dems do or don’t. He’ll argue that it’s the wrong thing.
WASHINGTON — As Russia’s virtual war against the United States continues unabated with the midterm elections approaching, the State Department has yet to spend any of the $120 million it has been allocated since late 2016 to counter foreign efforts to meddle in elections or sow distrust in democvia State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.
This should have been a bigger story in March when it ran.
About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati decided to hand out bumper stickers proclaiming, “Trump 2020.via I was a real Republican, before the ‘wingnuts’ took over my party
These articles are disapointing. The wingnuts took over your party in the mid 1990s. It just took you this long to notice.
A survey of forty economists from across the ideological and partisan spectrum has concluded that on some of its most cherished issues, the Republican Party has simply taken leave of economic reality.via 40 Economists Say The GOP Has Abandoned Economic Reality
This is from 2012. It’s only gotten worse.
The son of former President Ronald Reagan believes Donald Trump’s political base is so consumed by hatred for the Democrats that they would vote for Vladimir Putin to be America’s president instead of virtually any member of that party.via Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
Well yeah they would. The GOP has spent 25 years demonizing their fellow Americans as traitors and this is the logical outcome of that.
Some years ago, while we were getting ready to move out of state, my husband and I held a garage sale. We’d advertised it in our community newspaper and on flyers around the neighborhood and had a huge turnout as a result. Dozens of bargain hunters milled about, asking about this or that item.via The Social Shaming of Racists Is Working
When I cancel an online service I like to fill the request for comments text fields with my favorite quotes from literature.— sal denaro (@sdenaro) July 30, 2018
Let the ML chew on that for a while.