Nelson Minar blogs at xml

On Internet outrage

6 hours ago

nelson : On Internet outrage - Remarkably thoughtful piece from Sam Biddle about pitchfork-wielding mobs

Andy Baio : Sam Biddle on stirring and receiving Internet outrage - feels like this is a rite of passage for every outgoing Valleywag editor

28x collateral damage

9 hours ago

nelson : 28x collateral damage - Drone strikes: 27 other people killed for every 1 target

North Korea v Sony

1 days ago

nelson : North Korea v Sony - FBI offers some info on the evidence for the unprecedented acquisition

The year of outrage 2014

2 days ago

nelson : The year of outrage 2014 - Clever roundup feature


3 days ago

nelson : Shitpics - A new trend towards degraded meme images

Andy Baio : The Awl on Shitpics - the artifacts of any media format define its aesthetic like a cultural permalink

United States of Torture

3 days ago

nelson : United States of Torture - Majority of Americans in almost every demographic agree torture is sometimes justified

Alexis Madrigal on Uber vs. Portland

4 days ago

Andy Baio : Alexis Madrigal on Uber vs. Portland - compare that to its relationship with Airbnb

nelson : Uber vs PDX - Details of the broken neogtiation

Top Star Trek episodes

5 days ago

nelson : Top Star Trek episodes - Every single episode ranked. (SFW despite host.)

Cheney on Torture

5 days ago

nelson : Cheney on Torture - Analysis of his appearance on Sunday TV

Tech policies on employee data access

5 days ago

nelson : Tech policies on employee data access - What companies have thought through privacy of their customers from employees?

Unthinkable (2010)

5 days ago

nelson : Unthinkable (2010) - A really disturbing but interesting film about torture

A Brenham synagogue

6 days ago

nelson : A Brenham synagogue - Jewish community near Houston has slowly shrunk, so they are moving the synagogue

Bad Christmas cartoons

7 days ago

nelson : Bad Christmas cartoons - Metafilter roundup of 80s schlock

Wikipedia calumny

9 days ago

nelson : Wikipedia calumny - Great paradox that such a terrible community produces a mostly great resource

CIA director's lying testimony

9 days ago

nelson : CIA director's lying testimony - Details of the ways Hayden lied to the Senate

More on CHP cop thug

9 days ago

nelson : More on CHP cop thug - KTVU stands behind story that an undercover CHP officer went way over the line

Tuxedo No.2

9 days ago

nelson : Tuxedo No.2 - Lovely classic cocktail site

Auto-Password Change

10 days ago

nelson : Auto-Password Change - LastPass moves further in to turning passwords into an actual authentication protocol

Roman Empire map 211 AD

11 days ago

nelson : Roman Empire map 211 AD - Lovely detailed historical map

Google ad coloring

11 days ago

nelson : Google ad coloring - 12 years of data on how Google's ads have started to blend in to the page

Pardon Bush?

11 days ago

nelson : Pardon Bush? - Provocative argument to pardon the people responsible for torture

Torture report problems

13 days ago

nelson : Torture report problems - Last ditch effort by the Obama Administration to prevent the release of the torture report


14 days ago

nelson : SteamGraph - Data on game popularity

Lag and CRTs in games

14 days ago

nelson : Lag and CRTs in games - Serious Smash Bros player talks about why analog displays are still preferred

Ferguson AMA

14 days ago

nelson : Ferguson AMA - Owners of a looted store answer questions on Reddit.