Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative

Something I’ve written a little bit about before. From the article: “There is by now evidence from a variety of laboratories around the world using a variety of methodological techniques leading to the virtually inescapable conclusion that the cognitive-motivational styles of leftists and rightists are quite different. This research consistently finds that conservatism is positively … Read more

“Severe” password manager attacks steal digital keys and data en masse

This is why I prefer to keep my passwords in an offline password manager, namely KeePassX. I think this discussion came up once before, and Scott Schmitt asked me why I thought KeePass was better than LastPass — I didn’t have an example to point to at the time, but this is why. The fewer … Read more

H.R. Giger died yesterday.

  I’ve always found his work extremely inspiring, and he had a huge impact on the way I think about visual art. RIP.  Click here for the full story. Wikipedia on HR Giger from Facebook via IFTTT

Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse | VICE…

This is what freedom of religion looks like.  Click through the image for the full story on VICE.   from Facebook via IFTTT

Get your own binder of women, on sale now!

I love this new “binders full of women” meme that sprang up last night. So I’m going to cash in. Order your very own Binder of Women RIGHT NOW! Designed by yours truly, this hilarious joke will never, ever get old. Show your support for diversity in the workplace! Convince your liberal friends that Republicans … Read more

The Web surpasses newspapers as source of news

ReadWriteWeb reports today on a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The takeaway? According to the survey, 46% of people now say they get their news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40%) for the first time. Only local television is more popular among Americans, with 50% indicating … Read more

Layoffs can mean more than lost wages, says author

On Wednesday, Louis Uchitelle, economic reporter for the New York Times, told an audience of nearly 90 faculty and students from the University of Illinois at Chicago that layoffs had gotten out of hand in the United States, and that the consequences of mass layoffs extended far beyond the corporate bottom line. Beyond the immediate … Read more