Devices to blame for TV ratings tumble, Nielsen says
Joan E. Solsman, cnet.com
TV ratings at the biggest networks have been weak this fall, but Nielsen says the problem isn’t how much people are watching — it’s where they’re tuning in to TV.Friday, Nielsen Global President Steve Hasker said he believed a drop in prime-ti…

Devices to blame for TV ratings tumble, Nielsen says
Joan E. Solsman, cnet.com

TV ratings at the biggest networks have been weak this fall, but Nielsen says the problem isn’t how much people are watching — it’s where they’re tuning in to TV.

Friday, Nielsen Global President Steve Hasker said he believed a drop in prime-ti…

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Future Noir: Ghost Gunner - open source programmable plug and play gun

Welcome to 2014.

Ghost Gunner is a non-profit open source hardware effort by Defense Distributed. Ghost Gunner builds on the open source community’s existing hard work, including the gshield 3 axis motion hardware, the grbl g-code parser and motion controller, and the legendary Arduino microcontroller. All GhostGunner schematics and design files will be published into the public domain. Defense Distributed decided to build our own machine from the ground up. We found existing CNC machines too expensive, too DIY, or too inaccurate to manufacture firearms for the casual user. By miniaturizing the build envelope to just large enough to mill common firearm receivers, we were able to improve rigidity, reduce material cost and simultaneously relax some design limits, allowing us to sell an inexpensive machine with more than enough accuracy to manufacture firearms.

What is Ghost Gunner?

Ghost Gunner is a miniature CNC machine designed to automatically manufacture publicy created designs with nearly zero user interaction. No prior CNC knowledge or experience is required to manufacture from design files. Defense Distributed’s first design is the venerable AR-15 lower receiver. Ghost Gunner automatically finds and aligns your 80% lower receiver to the machine, with simple installation instructions, point and click software and all required tools. Just follow a few simple instructions to mount your 80% lower receiver, tighten a couple screws (with simple tools we provide), and on day one, Ghost Gunner can help you legally manufacture unserialized firearms in the comfort of your own home.

As shipped, Ghost Gunner can manufacture any mil-spec 80% AR-15 lower receiver that already has the rear take down well milled out. Lowers with non-mil-spec trigger guards that are otherwise mil-spec are also compatible. Defense Distributed recommends using the 7075 Ares Armor Raw 80% Lower AR-15 Billet, available for purchase here.

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This is freakin insane, the ATF must be freaking out. I really hope this doesn’t push legislation criminalizing the ownership of general purpose CNC or 3d Printers.

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Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M
Sarah Perez, techcrunch.com
Post-it Notes may be a product of the analog era, but they continue to stick around – literally, that is – covering walls, windows, monitor screens and more, remaining an office worker’s go-to-tool for small scribbles, quick thoughts, and ideas. N…

Super cool!

Post-it Notes Get Digitized In A Clever New App From 3M
Sarah Perez, techcrunch.com

Post-it Notes may be a product of the analog era, but they continue to stick around – literally, that is – covering walls, windows, monitor screens and more, remaining an office worker’s go-to-tool for small scribbles, quick thoughts, and ideas. N…

Super cool!

There’s A Looming Threat To The Way Uber And Other Rich New Startups Do Business
Nicholas Carlson, businessinsider.com
New York Magazine’s Kevin Roose just wrote a story exposing a big threat to a whole host of successful startups.Lately, there’s been a rise in a new type of startup: “on demand” startups.Basically they are like Uber, but instead of summoning…

There’s A Looming Threat To The Way Uber And Other Rich New Startups Do Business
Nicholas Carlson, businessinsider.com

New York Magazine’s Kevin Roose just wrote a story exposing a big threat to a whole host of successful startups.

Lately, there’s been a rise in a new type of startup: “on demand” startups.

Basically they are like Uber, but instead of summoning…

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How winning the cold war lost the cold war

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How winning the cold war lost the cold war

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Wendy Davis and the ‘Good Abortion’ Myth
Emily Shire, thedailybeast.com
In her memoir, the Texas politico reveals she had two abortions for medical reasons. A brave thing to talk about—and one that also fits into a problematic ‘good v. bad’ abortion narrative.It’s unsurprising that a politician with the sheer menta…

Wendy Davis and the ‘Good Abortion’ Myth
Emily Shire, thedailybeast.com

In her memoir, the Texas politico reveals she had two abortions for medical reasons. A brave thing to talk about—and one that also fits into a problematic ‘good v. bad’ abortion narrative.

It’s unsurprising that a politician with the sheer menta…