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NSA Surveillance Programs Wreak Havoc on Liberty

June 7, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data from (at the every least) Verizon to data-mine billions of phone calls in order to prevent future terror attacks — and they’ve been doing it for seven years (BTW if that’s the case, then they really dropped the ball in Boston, didn’t they)! It’s not just [...]

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The Tech Vote: An Opportunity for Conservatives and the GOP

November 27, 2012

As a software engineer by trade, I spend a lot of time reading technology news, interacting with members of the tech community, and hearing their opinions on things.  Leading up to election day, many tech sites got involved in electoral politics by writing about technology issues and by endorsing candidates.  They almost exclusively endorsed Barack [...]

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Facebook Goes Public

May 18, 2012

Facebook went public today with its initial public offering (IPO) at $38 a share.  It closed at $38.23 with the highest trading volume of any company’s first day since GM.  That’s a lot of volume for such small gains.  The NASDAQ also fell a bit today.  Overall, for such a potentially risky stock, Facebook did [...]

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Perry Judges Conservative Hearts on In-state Tuition for Illegals

September 23, 2011

In the Fox News/Google GOP Debate last night Perry said the following: And I thought just liberals called responsible conservative positions heartless! Not anymore, apparently. This is Governor Gardasil‘s second substantial strike against him as far as I’m concerned.  First, this is a distracting social issue position that only helps Democrats by taking the focus [...]

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Ancient Rome on Google Earth

November 12, 2008

I never liked their political agenda. I never liked their fascination with invading people’s privacy. But this time, I have to give Google a little credit.  Word has it that search engine giant is planning to combine its Google Earth technology with the brainpower of the Rome Reborn Project and Past Perfect Productions to give [...]

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Al Qaeda, Iraq, and Google 2001

October 2, 2008

While looking at Sal’s Google 2001 “timesuck”, I discovered something that isn’t a timesuck at all. After Googling “Osama Bin Laden Iraq” on Google’s 2001 site and index, I found this article from 2000 in the Guardian about the connections between Al Qaeda and Iraq on the USS Cole bombing. So let me get this [...]

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The World Wide Web, circa 2001

October 2, 2008

File this one under Timesucks.  In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Google has put up a version of its search engine from 2001.  You can search only sites that were around in 2001, go to the current site, or view an archive of what the site looked like back in 2001.  Definitely eats up a [...]

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