Eclipse stuff with killer robots and salt mines to come. This is an open thread.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
I don’t feel like doing much of anything except lounge in a chaise beneath a sprinkler. But I stayed at the keyboard long enough to post some sports news including a few sports-related fuck yous. This is an open thread.
For those of you not off camping or hiking or otherwise enjoying late summer outdoors, I’m slapping up a Trash Talk post to catch whatever you folks have to say about sports.
Consider yourself warned: this won’t be a very long post. It’s about three particular tweets. NOTE THE UPDATES AT BOTTOM.
We’ll still have to deal with broken economy, more Legionnaires disease cases, and Disney’s recalcitrance on protecting kids if the planet isn’t blown up over a stupid tweet or two. This is an open thread.
Gasoline prices may go up soon; the infosecurity specialist who broke WannaCry was taken into U.S. custody; WIRED needs a kick. This is an open thread.
Not so artistic deal on air craft; sketchy deal handing radioactive materials on our dime; and just freaking cut a deal already. This is an open thread.
Fusion GPS is now best known for the dossier it ordered from a former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele. What Fusion is and does is a matter some want to confuse.
It’s not often we have so many stories related to cable television making headlines on the same day. And then Scaramucci’s exit blew it up. This is an open thread.
Given what is before us, all that we know as fact about Trump-Russia, what is this thing?