465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerability

What I am reading: Enlarge Steven Fruitsmaak Talk about painful software updates. An estimated 465,000 people in the US are getting notices that they should update the firmware…, 465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerability, https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/08/465k-patients-need-a-firmware-update-to-prevent-serious-pacemaker-hacks/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

What I am reading: Marta Ramos, left, is a janitor at Apple headquarters. That’s the same job Gail Evans, right, held at Kodak in the 1980s. From left: Jason Henry for The New…, To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/upshot/to-understand-rising-inequality-consider-the-janitors-at-two-top-companies-then-and-now.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Donald Trump’s bad history lesson

What I am reading: BAD history is potent stuff, as Lexington saw when he recently took a teenage son to Gettysburg. When war memories were still fresh, that Pennsylvania town was…, Donald Trump’s bad history lesson, https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21727903-he-nonetheless-understands-something-his-opponents-do-not-donald-trumps-bad-history-lesson, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

What I am reading: L ast summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate over “neoliberalism”: they admitted it exists. Three senior…, Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world, http://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/18/neoliberalism-the-idea-that-changed-the-world, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

When Climate Change Meets Sprawl: Why Houston’s ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Floods Keep Happening

What I am reading: Boomtown, Flood Town Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the…, When Climate Change Meets Sprawl: Why Houston’s ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Floods Keep Happening, https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

What I am reading: Humans can generally trust what they see and hear — but that won’t be the case for long. Advances in AI and CGI will soon make it possible for anyone to create…, AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn, http://www.businessinsider.com/cgi-ai-fake-video-audio-news-hoaxes-information-warfare-revenge-porn-2017-8, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone promises violence if Congress impeaches

What I am reading: Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser and longtime ally Roger Stone promised that any attempt to impeach Trump would lead to all-out war. In an interview with…, Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone promises violence if Congress impeaches, http://shareblue.com/longtime-trump-ally-roger-stone-promises-violence-if-congress-impeaches/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,