The drones are all over my brain, I can’t sleep. When I hear the drones making that drone sound, I just turn on the light and sit there looking at the light. —
Powerful account of how the constant presence of drones affects civilians in Pakistan.
By Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic.
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"Ontologically speaking, just what the hell are cupcakes anyway?" -
This is excellent.
"Cupcakes are indie desserts. And like hipsters, cupcakes are pretty much all the same."
"If a British newspaper report is correct (and, oh, how we hope it is), Mary Poppins and Lord Voldemort will clash in a tense battle scene during Friday's Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics." -
ZOMG indeed. There should be a word for when you’d be equally delighted if a news report is genuine or a genius feint.
“Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess.”
Remember when Google's motto was 'Don't be evil'? Now it's being fined $22.5m for illegally tracking Safari users after they'd disabled tracking -
Make of that what you will.