The absurdity runs deep: America is using American military equipment to bomb other pieces of American military equipment halfway around the world. The reason the American military equipment got there in the first place was because, in 2003, the US had to use its military to rebuild the Iraqi army, which it just finished destroying with the American military. The American weapons the US gave the Iraqi army totally failed at making Iraq secure and have become tools of terror used by an offshoot of al-Qaeda to terrorize the Iraqis that the US supposedly liberated a decade ago. And so now the US has to use American weaponry to destroy the American weaponry it gave Iraqis to make Iraqis safer, in order to make Iraqis safer.
It’s not just ironic; it’s a symbol of how disastrous the last 15 years of US Iraq policy have been, how circuitous and self-perpetuating the violence, that we are now bombing our own guns. Welcome to American grand strategy in the Middle East. — The US bombing its own guns perfectly sums up America’s total failure in Iraq - Vox (via wilwheaton)
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Programmer, hardware engineer and attorney Mary Allen Wilkes, pictured here programming a LINC computer at her parents’ Baltimore residence.
While Wilkes spent a brief four years at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, her contributions were immense: she played an instrumental role in the creation of LINC, the first viable small computer and progenitor of DEC’s PDP-8 line, programmed its operating system (the LINC Assembly Program or LAP) and developed the assembler-linker model used by modern compilers. In 1965, she designed and built a computer at home and is subsequently cited as the first owner of a “personal computer” by some computer history experts.
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Seen in the break room at work. #RegularShow
Pretty Heat Machine. #reznor
The mind’s uncanny ability to precisely adapt and relate the lyrics of a song to one’s own personal narrative will forever blow my mind.
Net neutrality got them where they are…there’s a danger that they, having climbed the ladder, might pull it up after them. —
Timothy Wu, Columbia University law professor and creator of the term “net neutrality,” referring to Google.
Why’s Google aligning itself with hated ISPs? It plans on being one of them | PandoDaily
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Somehow this terrible picture of my cat looks awesome thanks to the magical powers of the Polaroid printing process. Also, yo dawg, heard you like pictures.
Introducing the OVERDRIVE SERIES… an original set of ’80s infused prints from Signalnoise.
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