Notes from Alice

Sep 30

“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.

Sep 18

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Jul 24

"Ontologically speaking, just what the hell are cupcakes anyway?" -

theatlantic:

This is excellent.

"Cupcakes are indie desserts. And like hipsters, cupcakes are pretty much all the same."

Brilliant.

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"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." -

motherjones:

ZOMG

ZOMG indeed. There should be a word for when you’d be equally delighted if a news report is genuine or a genius feint.

Jul 10

motherjones:

“Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess.”
(via)

motherjones:

“Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess.”

(via)

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.

Jul 03

When I have five deadlines looming

theatlantic:

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Perfect.

Jul 02

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