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Weekend link dump for November 11

But here in this graveyard that’s still no-man’s-land
The countless white crosses in mute witness stand
To man’s blind indifference to his fellow man
To a whole generation that was butchered and damned.

It’s now a lot harder to use a stolen smartphone. You can thank those evil, meddling government bureaucrats for it, too.

Speaking of crime, here’s some useful information about how black-hat hackers do their business.

I sure hope that this is the future for the Catholic Church. Not in my lifetime, I suspect.

Adam West is Batman. That’s really all there is to it.

Good news and bad news: “Nine new species of colorful, arboreal tarantulas have been discovered in central and eastern Brazil, an area where only seven tarantula species had previously been known. All nine of the newly described species are threatened by habitat loss and potentially by overzealous spider collectors.”

How to figure out the email address of a corporate CEO.

We should limit the effect of software patents rather than try to limit what is patentable.

On musical farting, by St. Augustine.

Missed this from before Halloween – a conversation with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Yes, she’s still out there doing her thing.

There should be no secret donors to political campaigns.

DIY Micro Happy Meal Kit – Only in Japan.

Is Nate Silver a witch? Now you know.

Parents support restrictions on the marketing of food to kids. Someone alert Mayor Bloomberg.

Ladies love Cool Joe. He’s a very cool dude, after all.

Google Voice Search versus Siri. Do we need another election to settle this?

Wait, AOL is still a thing? Who knew?

RIP, Darrell Royal. The sunset has a more pronounced shade of burnt orange now.

I don’t know why you voted how you did for President, but this is a big part of the reason why I was proud to vote to re-elect President Obama.

President Obama > Justin Bieber, at least on Twitter.

Down with Microsoft Messenger, up with Skype.

“Oh, dear Jesus, she’s going to cause so many people so much trouble down there.” Boy, I sure hope so.

“So by the lights of Republicans and pundits themselves, this outcome should be seen as a big choice by the American people — a big decision about the future direction of the country. Why, now that Obama has won a resounding victory, is this suddenly being talked about as a small, no-mandate election?”

Might Michelle follow Hillary into the Senate?

When nerd worlds collide: Neil Gaiman is writing an episode of “Doctor Who”.

Help make the Internet a better place by kicking Donald Trump off of it.

I confess, I too made fun of Dick Morris while gabbing on the radio Tuesday night. Clearly, my problem is that I give away my punditry, while he gets paid large sums of money to say the things he says.

“On multiple levels, Tuesday’s election results raised questions about the Christian right’s agenda on American politics, eight years after the movement helped sweep President George W. Bush into a second term and opened the era of state bans on same-sex marriage.” Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys. And for the record, my school’s PTA is very careful about its finances.

The checks came. The victories didn’t.”. Also couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

What Charlie Pierce says. And what Roy says, too.

Nate Silver is your king. Best to get used to it.

“What do you mean you didn’t vote, honey?”

We’ve got Big Data, how about you?

One less tuff on crime prosecutor, one more small step forward.

Ashley 2014!

Ruy Teixeira was Nate Silver before Nate Silver was cool.

Our tech beat their tech.

“The GOP doesn’t have a problem with Latino voters per se. Rather, it has a problem with a broad spectrum of voters who simply don’t feel that it’s speaking to their economic concerns.”

RIP, Lt. Col. Herbert Carter, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

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