Today appears to be a slow news day. As everyone is hunkered down in the black depression of an impending Trump presidency, feverishly making merry for the holidays in an attempt to ward off a burgeoning sense of doom, there seems to be little to talk about.
Here’s a few things to read, instead.
- File this one under great news: Johannes Cabal, Necromancer, will be answering questions in an upcoming edition of Dr. Nerdlove. If this doesn’t tickle you pink then you need to 1. Read Jonathan L. Howard’s Johannes Cabal novels, which are amazing, and 2. check out Dr. Nerdlove, who writes an entertaining love life advice column for geeks.
- NPR: Who’s Who In The Future Trump Administration – Just sticking this here as your friendly regular reminder that we are, in fact, all doomed. Welcome to the Dark Ages, folks.
- Vox: I live in Flint. We’re still drinking bottled water. – FYI, the water pipes in Flint are still pouring poison, three years later. If that’s not a travesty, I don’t know what is. On the upside four more officials just got charged, bringing the total up to 13.
- Ars Technica: Congrats, hackers: you’re now a munition (sort of) – Hackers are weapons now apparently, which, considering recent events, makes sense to me.
- TechCrunch: How Google’s Search business and humanity’s information is disappearing – Thanks to walled information gardens like Facebook, various apps, and other areas of the Internet outside the reach of search engines, our knowledge is disappearing.