9/7/2018 12:36 Trump Liquor License Threatened
: DC law requires owners of establishments that sell liquor to be of “good character.” Trump will need to defend himself against a challenge to the Trump International Hotel’s license, resulting from this requirement, brought by two retired judges and five clergy members, including two rabbis. It will be interesting to see how Trump’s lawyers attempt to counter the abundant evidence for the proposition that their client is not of good character.
5/7/2018 8:02 tweets_analyzer
: “Tweets metadata scraper & activity analyzer”: with a lovely ASCII interface. Is your new Twitter friend part of the Russian, Iranian, or Chinese cyber army? This tool goes a long way to helping you make an educated guess.
6/6/2018 14:15 60 Free Film Noir Movies
: Caution: watching these movies may incite an urge to purchase one or more fedoras.
1/6/2018 14:46 Julia Keeps Getting Better
: As release 1.0 of the numerical/scientific language Julia approaches, here is one man’s list of favorite new features. I suggested
in late 2014 that Julia would become the new Fortran; I think it is on the way.
23/4/2018 7:55 The Power of the Mind
: A man became severely ill after overdosing on what he believed to be antidepressants. After he was informed that the pills were placebos, he recovered.
17/4/2018 13:57 Saudi Arabia: Religion Textbooks Promote Intolerance
: ‘Saudi Arabia’s school religious studies curriculum contains hateful and incendiary language toward religions and Islamic traditions that do not adhere to its interpretation of Sunni Islam, Human Rights Watch said [...] The texts disparage Sufi and Shia religious practices and label Jews and Christians “unbelievers” with whom Muslims should not associate.’
16/4/2018 9:23 The Fake Gun Control Debate
: I’m going to take a break from making fun of Scott Adams to point out that the article here contains a trenchant insight. Of course, in its general form, what Adams has noticed about the gun debate is routinely observed about any political “debate;” but he drives the point home in the context of gun control effectively.
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