Don Marti

Sun 29 Dec 2013 08:31:14 AM PST

Good news, bad news

You want the bad news first, or the good news?

All right, let's start with the bad news.

Censorship in Airstrip One: Content filtering by UK ISPs (via Justin Mason's Weblog)

Office sprawl is still a thing: Why Apple's Suburban Spaceship Could Lose The War For Tech Talent (via Samizdata)

And so is income inequality: The Second Class Citizens of the Google Cafeteria

And this guy: Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet - Taylor Clark - The Atlantic (via Justin Mason's Weblog)

Speaking of people not in prison who probably should be: Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke | | Rolling Stone (via Eschaton)

Good point from Andrea Peterson: 2013 is the year that proved your ‘paranoid’ friend right

And the news is bogus anyway: The Year We Broke The Internet (via WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR) addictive, and bad for you in general.

Ready for the good news?

Bill Gates on progress fighting polio: Good News You Might Have Missed in 2013

One of the dumbest and most politically connected US policies may finally be going down:A Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Is Out To Kill The Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate (but wait, Sen. Feinstein is for it...what's the catch?)

Food Safety Modernization Act and "Ag Gag" would have been gifts to big rent-seeking agribusiness, but they're not doing so well: Food Freedom Dodged Bullets in 2013

All aboard: BART, Unions Reach Deal in Contract Dispute

Forgotten? Not if you're from Northern Indiana. The Largely Forgotten, Cynical Genius Behind A Christmas Story

Who knew "stunts your growth" was a marketing lie? The Devious Ad Campaign That Convinced America Coffee Was Bad for Kids