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'America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.' - Abraham Lincoln

A Reading List for a Quiet Day

Today appears to be a slow news day, and as everyone’s 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.

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Today's Reading List

Today’s Reading List: Trump, neanderthal sex, microaggressions and more.

It’s been a busy few days, and I expect it to stay that way, so here’s a quick list of some of the good reads I’ve stumbled across in the last few days. Of particular note is the SCOTUSBlog post, which is dry and textbooky but interesting, and the Washington Post article, which details the strategy women in the White House administration staff used to make themselves heard over the men in the room.

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Everyone’s all up in arms because Adblock Plus is launching an ad exchange.

Everyone’s all up in arms because Adblock Plus is launching an ad exchange.

It’s not exactly the end of the word, nor is it some kind of ultimate betrayal, is what I’m saying here. Adblock Plus has always been pretty upfront about their position on advertising. IE, that it’s a necessary evil, but that it should be be safer and less annoying. The Internet runs on ads, folks, that’s just the way it is. If we don’t let some through, some of the best places on the web will close up shop or slide behind a paywall, and no one wants that.

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Everyone’s all up in arms because Adblock Plus is launching an ad exchange.

A few thoughts on adblocking.

The happiest day of my Internetting life was the day I discovered adblockers. I think I first started using adblockers… five years ago? Maybe six? Back when finding ads that automatically played sound was still a semi-common thing, anyway.