7 Sep, 2016

Wireless earbuds are a terrible idea, Apple, and you should feel bad for having it.

So there’s a new iPhone and of course now it doesn’t have a headphone jack. Instead, Apple wants you to buy wireless earbuds. I really don’t care since it’s pretty unlikely that I’m ever going to own an iPhone, but I’d just like to point out that if you do get an iPhone with no jack and do buy the wireless earbuds, you are absolutely going to lose those suckers within the first 24 hours you own them. This is guaranteed. I don’t want to hear you people come fussin’ when it happens, okay?

Oh, and our favorite idgits are back in the news: the guys from Malheur NWR occupation. They want to dress like cowboys for court, presumably because Halloween is coming up and they’re feeling festive, but the big ol’ meanie judge won’t let them.

Also, today is apparently National Beer Lover’s Day. May I suggest a personal favorite, Black Butte Porter?

Stuff You Should Read Today

New York Magazine: The Revenge of Roger’s Angels: How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media.
The long and appalling story of Roger Ailes. Maybe don’t read this before you eat.

FiveThirtyEight: Internet Tracking Has Moved Beyond Cookies
So websites used to keep an eye on you using web cookies – and many of them still do – but more commonly sites use your “fingerprint,” or the specific individualities of your computing setup and browser, to keep an eye on you.

Washington Monthly: How the Press is Making the Clinton Foundation into the New Benghazi
I might have shared this one already, but just in case I didn’t, here you go. The Washington Monthly did a long piece on why the Clinton Foundation “scandal” is BS.

New York Times: Creepy Clown Reports Continue, and Clowns Are Not Happy
Child predators trying to lure kids away while dressed as clowns is not funny, but the idea of professional clowns being all up in arms over dicks in clown costumes being called “clowns” is hilarious and I’ve been giggling over it all day.

Birth Movies Death: BOOSTER GOLD Is Not Set In The DC Movieverse… For Now
1) There will be a Booster Gold movie. 2) We don’t know yet if Nathan Fillion is playing Booster Gold but HE ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO. 3) Also, Alan Tudyk needs to play Blue Beetle along with him.

io9: Marvel’s Luke Cage Is the Unapologetically Black Superhero Show I’ve Been Waiting For
io9’s Evan Narcisse has seen the first seven episodes of the upcoming Netflix Luke Cage series and he says it’s awesome. It drops September 30 and holy crap I can’t wait. Also, no spoilers in the review, so you’re safe.

Vox: Donald Trump’s immigration plan, explained in 500 words
Okay, this plan would be horrifically expensive, stunningly inhumane, and a goddamn nightmare to deploy and manage.

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