It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter. Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy - PolicyMic
Don’t be too surprised, the next time you visit Phoenix, if you see her sitting at a table in a downtown Hillary for President store front, stuffing and sealing envelopes. 'Shoe Truthers' Wonder If Hillary Staged Shoe Throwing Incident
The individual who smashed my Google Glass on Friday — because of political beliefs or a personal impact that has been made by the tech industry — felt that it was appropriate to destroy my personal property in protest against what I seemed to stand for, based on my appearance; never mind the irony in choosing to assault someone based on their appearance as a way to preserve San Francisco’s culture. I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass - Business Insider

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If people want to live in San Francisco, and they don’t want rent to go up, then we need to build more units for people to live in. Why Housing Is So Expensive In San Francisco - Business Insider
“But if we drill a $10 million well, we’ve got lots of investors and they can’t wait to get that revenue back,” said Rankin, as a gas flare rose over land where the Lewis and Clark Expedition forged a new path through the American West. A Landscape of Fire Rises Over North Dakota’s Gas Fields - Bloomberg
Energy executives say economic realities force them to start producing oil from wells before infrastructure is in place to haul away less-valuable natural gas. A Landscape of Fire Rises Over North Dakota’s Gas Fields - Bloomberg
New York Magazine parachuted a bunch of reporters into the Bay Area to figure out how to steal their douchebags back Reasons Why San Francisco Is the Worst Place Ever | VICE United States
On the same day that the Supreme Court paved the way for the Koch Brothers and others to buy our government, this guy decided that he was going to assault a reporter, because he believes that President Obama is a war criminal. In my view, those are some seriously misplaced priorities. Crazed Protester Attacks Chicago Reporter While Screaming Obama is a War Criminal
As has been the case with Google’s products from the beginning, every “evil” new tool Google uses to learn more about us has the pleasant side effect of also being a terrific service that provides tremendous value to the user. Thank You, Google, For Being So ‘Evil’ ~ Sociable360.com | #SocialMedia #Marketing #WebDesign.
Apologizing and groveling to Steve Jobs is a recurring theme throughout these court dockets… as is the total disregard for all of the not-Steve Jobs names whose lives and fates are so casually dispatched with, like henchmen in a Hollywood film. Newly unsealed documents show Steve Jobs’ brutal response after getting a Google employee fired | PandoDaily
It turns out that Apple supports OpenGL in mobile Safari, but for iAds only. This 22-day-old open-source Minecraft-cloning game builder runs in Javascript in your browser | VentureBeat | Dev | by John Koetsier
Which is all very meta: watching a landscape of a virtual world via a virtual drone that you control in a game running inside a browser on your computer. It sounds impressive, until you hear that another acquaintance of Odgen is planning to run Voxel.js on a Raspberry Pi running Firefox OS (coming soon) on a real AR quadricopter videoing the actual landscape while also running the game and viewing a virtual landscape. Just try to wrap your head around that. This 22-day-old open-source Minecraft-cloning game builder runs in Javascript in your browser | VentureBeat | Dev | by John Koetsier