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06 Jun 2011 17:06


Politics: Today’s dramatic Anthony Weiner admission: What happened

  • The admission Congressman Anthony Weiner has confessed not just to sending a photo of his clothed penis to one woman, but to having sexually explicit (though non-physical) relationships with six or so women over three years. He repeatedly stressed his apologies, most of them directed at his wife, Huma.
  • No resignation Weiner made it clear, though — he has no intention of resigning his position as a congressman from New York. He maintains he hasn’t violated his oath to uphold the Constitution, and will work to convince his constituents that this was a personal failing that doesn’t compromise his ability to do his job.
  • The Breitbart angle Andrew Breitbart caused a stir when he arrived before Weiner’s appearance, and answered questions from the podium. He’s since said this wasn’t his idea, and that he was skeptical about it (we’d rate it a bad idea). That said, Weiner apologized to Breitbart by name during his appearance. source

14 Apr 2010 22:51


Tech: The most useless quote from Chirp comes from

  • I love the world of social connectivity, the real-time responses and connections, the same thing that crippled the industry I live in. Now you can surf people’s thoughts.
  • • Discussing why he likes Twitter. He seemed like a strange presence at the conference (especially after he suggested bands will have official programmers). And what a conference it is – Twitter introduced a bunch of crap that directly steps on the toes of what developers are already doing with the technology, going so far as to offer their own URL shortener. Well crap. There goes the neighborhood, kids. source

12 Mar 2010 12:04


16 Dec 2009 10:07


World: Copenhagen protesters: “We are peaceful. What about you?”

  • We haven’t been covering Copenhagen a ton for a number of reasons, mainly that not a lot is going to happen with the conference until Obama shows up at the end of the week. But the protests are still pretty interesting. This clip shows the chasm between the police and the many protesters better than most we’ve seen.

09 Dec 2009 20:43


World: Tuvalu now known for something besides their top-level domain

  • They took a pretty noteworthy stance in Copenhagen today. The 12,000 people of the island nation get the benefit of a voice at the climate change conference, and they used it to request that the treaty created be stronger than the 12-year-old Kyoto treaty, which the bulk of the world (but, notably, not the U.S.) agreed to. Tuvalu wants to see both developed and developing countries cut emissions. Why the tough stance? Well, they’re an island in the middle of the ocean susceptible to rising tides. Duh. souce

30 Jul 2009 11:08


Tech: Mad haxors are meeting in Las Vegas to hack your machine

  • The goal? Finding security flaws. Las Vegas’ Black Hat security conference is the place to be if you want to present some major hacks that companies like Microsoft and Apple should know about. Currently on the table? An exploit which allows users to hack Macs and steal scrambled data. Now, we know what you’re thinking. How could this possibly help you? Well, it forces tech companies to make better products. source

08 Jun 2009 09:47


Tech: Reminder, tech supernerds: Today is iPhone Christmas

If you feel a sudden urge to stop working and start refreshing the MacRumors Web site, this is why. Just an FYI. source

20 Apr 2009 21:08


World: This seems like a good way to spoil a U.N. anti-racism conference

  • It is all the more regrettable that a number of Western governments and the United States have committed themselves to defend those racist perpetrators of genocide.
  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad • Who used the conference as a pulpit for his controversial views against Israel. The U.S. chose not to go beforehand, and numerous envoys walked out of the room while Ahmadinejad made his not-dividing-at-all remarks. • source

24 Mar 2009 22:49


U.S.: Oh yeah, we heard Obama was on TV tonight

  • It took many years and many failures to lead us here. And it will take many months and many different solutions to lead us out. There are no quick fixes, and there are no silver bullets.
  • President Barack Obama • In a rare prime-time news conference tonight, where he defended his budget, spoke honestly about the challenges the country faces, focused on the economy and those pesky AIG bonuses, discussed a couple of other things (because, remember, the economy is but one problem this country faces), and pre-empted “American Idol.” Sounds like he filled a lot into a single hour. • source

02 Mar 2009 09:58


U.S.: Who do conservatives want as president in 2012? Mitt Romney.