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Facebook: Building 8

January 12th, 2017

Wikipedia: Transcranial Pulsed Ultrasound: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is undergoing research to develop a helmet that could control the minds of soldiers through the use of TPU. It would have the potential to control a soldier’s stress and anxiety levels with the click of a remote controlled button.[5] Sound waves would target specific […]

L.A. Coliving: PodShare

January 11th, 2017

This looks like someone turned a Kafkaesque Japanese capsule hotel inside out and dressed it up with some hip millennial bullshit. Are young people sleepwalking into living like upper class bums and thinking that it’s somehow a cool thing? Children, gather around: This is bum living with running water and wi-fi. I have nothing against […]

Schumer: Intelligence Community May ‘Get Back At’ Trump for Tweet

January 11th, 2017

Via: Daily Caller: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Tuesday night that U.S. intelligence agencies could “get back at” President-elect Donald Trump after he questioned the legitimacy of the intelligence community’s probe into Russian involvement in the hacking of Democratic party officials. The “Intelligence” briefing on so-called “Russian hacking” was delayed until Friday, perhaps more […]

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Said He Heard Voices

January 7th, 2017

Via: NBC: The suspect believed to have shot five people to death in a rampage at a Florida airport Friday was being treated in Alaska after complaining of hearing voices and had recently claimed to the FBI that the CIA was forcing him to watch ISIS videos, federal officials said. Esteban Santiago, 26, was identified […]

Which Bitcoin Wallet?

January 4th, 2017

Update: Going with Electrum To the people who support Cryptogon with Bitcoin: Please see the Support page for the current Bitcoin address. Thank you. — I hadn’t looked at my Bitcoin wallet in a while and I just noticed that a couple of anonymous someones sent me some coin. The blockchain has grown far beyond […]

How Is the Facebook Android App So Diabolical?

January 2nd, 2017

Update: How Facebook Learns About Your Offline Life I found this, but it doesn’t mention the “hot mics” issue that is obviously real: How Facebook Learns About Your Offline Life — Can anyone explain this one? During Christmas, I was over at a house with a bunch of family members. My brother in law’s girlfriend […]

The One About Amazon’s Floating Warehouses

December 29th, 2016

My guess about this one is that it’s a joke—something like Elon Musk’s tunnel boring tweets. Assuming that it would be physically possible to float hundreds of tons of merchandise over a city (forget about the FAA for a moment), what would the economics of that look like? In any event, Jeff Bezos will probably […]

NATO Auditor General Found Shot Dead

December 28th, 2016

The link below appears to be the only source for this story in English at this time. Via: Express: POLICE in Belgium are probing the death of a high ranking NATO official after his body was discovered in his car with a gunshot wound to the head. According to reports, Yves Chandelon, the 62-year-old auditor […]

Trump: “The United States Must Greatly Strengthen and Expand Its Nuclear Capability”

December 22nd, 2016

Via: Guardian: US President-elect Donald Trump called on Thursday for a strengthening of America’s nuclear weapons programme, throwing into doubt longstanding efforts to reduce its arsenal. On Thursday, Trump tweeted: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” It was […]

California’s Birthrate Falls to Lowest Level on Record

December 22nd, 2016

Via: Los Angeles Times: California’s birthrate dropped to its lowest level ever in 2016, according to data released by the state’s Department of Finance. Between July 2015 and July of this year, there were 12.42 births per 1,000 Californians, the agency said this week. The last time the birthrate came close to being that low […]

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