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Mirror Held Up to a Mirror

It reflects directly into the abyss, right? Here we have clickbait, paid "content engine" corporate stooge Ryan Singel, weeping like a 12-foot crocodile over other "content engine" dot.dickheads who are completely corrupting and "busting-out" the interwebs through their phony content space exploitations. In that article from over a year ago, he discusses the exact same ad headlines "BUY AN IPAD FOR $40!" that currently grace the formerly ad-free spaces of, for instance, Correntewire. Read below the fold...

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Lo-fi Monday

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Michelle Bachmann For President?

I'm trying to find this quote. If it is real, I think my libtard brain just exploded.

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Offshore Tax Haven Clients

Wouldn't you like to know who has financial holdings in known offshore tax havens? Well, thanks to ICIJ (The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), you can just search the database! It has beautiful graphics showing the interconnection of entities, individuals, and addresses of financial holdings. The IRS and other tax authorities certainly (?) are looking at this database.Or at least, some should be afraid of that. I have, and it is FASCINATING! Weeks and months of fun, or until the DOS attacks. Read below the fold...

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Whither Saint Jobs

Steve Jobs, patron saint of bohos and hipsters, has his halo tarnished by class-action discovery, and it couldn't happen to a more deserving asshat: Read below the fold...

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"One-Year" Gitmo Apologists, Please Read - Year Six (?)

This is year six.

Six years later and only a handful of people have been released. If you feel like puking for a little while, read this. Read below the fold...

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The Benefits of Starvation

It does have a slimming effect. Apparently many terminal cancer patients also slim down and achieve a healthy glow. Silver linings! Read below the fold...

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Noblesse Oblige

Being a child of privilege, Booman was troubled by Occupy:

Maybe it is because I grew up as the son of an advertising executive, next door to a senior partner at a major Manhattan law firm, with classmates whose parents worked at places like Cantor Fitzgerald or the Institute for Advanced Study, but I've never been really comfortable with the language of the Occupy Movement.

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Bipartisan CDS and Sexism

Probably got these on overstock.com off the Obama 2008 primary campaign.

Picture attributed to Carla Marrinuci, San Francisco Chronicle at the California Republican Party Convention October, 2013. Read below the fold...

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Surprisingly beautiful HiFI

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Winter's not here yet Lo-fi Friday

The fearless Junzo Suzuki.

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Ira Glass Accepts Establishment Liberal Gold Medal

Professional establishment liberal media self-promoter Ira Glass proudly accepts his reward for services rendered to the empire. The judges gave their highest score to Glass' perfect execution of this triple-gainer with a pike, where Glass manages to establish maximum liberal cred on the subject matter, while simultaneously denigrating the entire concept of not having swallowed Oliver North-esque propaganda of the 1980's at the time*:

OK, before we dive into this story, just a quick history review. Now, I myself was the kind of insufferable, politically correct person who was obsessed with Latin America back in the 1980s. I called Nicaragua “Neek-ar-ah-wah,” and actually went to Nicaragua for a month during the fifth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. I traveled in Guatemala during the civil war. You, however, might be what we call a normal person and didn't do any of that.

That is what you call a "target-rich" environment. If your target was bullshit. Read below the fold...

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The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts*

This writer may be unclear on the concept of signal to noise ratio. Just because you have more "data" doesn't mean you have more "information".

He writes:

I admit that, in addition to the possibilities for finding something interesting, there may also be the prospect of discovering suggestive but ultimately incorrect or misleading patterns[my emphasis]. But I feel this problem would surely be greatly ameliorated by more and better metadata.

And there, in fact, lies the problem. Read below the fold...

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This Christmas, Give the Gift of Corrente (4)

Being not so flush as Coyote, I would like to put up a matching contribution of $150. So please give so we can get another $300 to the blog that everybody hates and nobody reads, or everybody reads and nobody hates or inside out/vice versa or however that formula goes. Read below the fold...

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Lame Duck Lo-Fi

Better than anything you will hear out of Washington....

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