Archive for the 'Collapse' Category

Next Page »

Sears: Going Concern Warning

March 22nd, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Sears Holdings Corp. suffered its worst stock decline in six weeks after acknowledging “substantial doubt” about its future, raising fresh concerns about whether a company that was once the world’s largest retailer can survive. Sears added so-called going-concern language to its latest annual report filing, suggesting that weak earnings have cast a pall […]

One-Third of Americans Would Have Trouble Coming Up with $2,000 for an Emergency

March 22nd, 2017

Via: MarketWatch: About a third of consumers say they would have trouble coming up with an emergency $2,000, according to a new study released Monday. The New York Fed, as part of its survey of consumer expectations, has begun releasing the answers to questions about financial fragility. The study found around 67% said they were […]

People Dropping Out of Reality to Spend Their Time in Video Games

March 20th, 2017

I’ve seen this over on Twitch.tv. I watch a guy who streams a game I play. He’s 25. The only job he ever had was applying window tint to cars at his aunt’s business. Now, he and his brother live in a flop house in Long Beach and stream video games on Twitch at all […]

Windows 10 Is Bringing Shitty Ads to File Explorer, Here’s How to Turn Them Off

March 18th, 2017

— BEGIN POINTLESS RANT ABOUT HOPELESS SITUATION — It’s just incredible how grim Windows is getting. Linux is still terrible on the desktop, and Apple has abandoned macOS to embrace their primary role as a mobile phone company. Even people who stuck with Apple through the near collapse in the 1990s (that’s when I ditched […]

Facing Bread Shortage, Venezuela Arrests Bakers

March 17th, 2017

Via: Miami Herald: Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments. In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries as […]

High Calorie, Low Nutrient Food Apocalypse

March 15th, 2017

Via: BBC: A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying. When he was growing up in the 1960s, vegetable oil was still a precious commodity and used sparingly. Fast-forward to today and oil is now so abundant and cheaply available that most of […]

How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions

March 15th, 2017

Whenever you hear about tips to the police from confidential informants or “concerned citizens,” etc. keep this in mind: U.S. Communications Intelligence Secretly Shared with Law Enforcement for Use Against Americans in Criminal Investigations. So, mass surveillance and civil forfeiture: Is there a link? “It is the height of naivete to think that once collected […]

San Francisco: Imbeciles Paying $1900 Per Month to Live in House with Dozens of Roommates

March 11th, 2017

Man, if you thought the Podshare story from January was nuts, be sitting down for this one. That Podshare place looks like a 5-Star resort compared to this. Via: Reuters: Zander Dejah, 25, pays $1,900 a month rent to live in a downtown San Francisco house with at least 40 other people, many of whom […]

Who Controls Your Computer? (And How to Make Sure It’s You)

March 7th, 2017

Good luck with that. My paranoia doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of this thing. Keep going, keep pushing through, and the next thing you know, you’re falling through fractals of fuckedness that endlessly reveal more fuckedness the deeper you descend. Via: François-René Rideau: At least in theory, we therefore know how to build […]

Canada: No Plans to Clamp Down at Border to Deter Illegal Immigrants Fleeing U.S.

March 6th, 2017

I’m no rocket scientist, but if “hundreds” are willing to take the shoe leather express to Canada in February and March, what’s going to happen when the snow melts? Via: Reuters: Canada will not tighten its border to deter migrants crossing illegally from the United States in the wake of a U.S. immigration crackdown because […]

Next Page »