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Open thread for night owls: Friday Night Follies

August 23rd, 2014 No comments
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After a week of gawdawful news, it’s time for the Friday Night Follies:

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011Michelle Rhee still refuses to answer questions about cheating scandal:

“Why won’t Michelle Rhee talk to USA Today,” the New York Times asks.

USA Today, of course, broke the story of suspicious erasure patterns on standardized tests taken by Washington, D.C. students during Rhee’s tenure as the city’s schools chancellor. The story was the product of serious investigative journalism by reporters Jack Gillum and Marisol Bello, who marshaled significant amounts of data as well as talking to parents, academics, DC schools administrators and the consultant hired to do a cursory investigation of the possibility of cheating. But Rhee would not talk to them.
Now, the Times is telling the story of Rhee’s refusal. Michael Winerip contrasts her typical eagerness to talk to the press—”It’s hard to find a media outlet, big or small, that she hasn’t talked to. [...] Always, she preens for the cameras”—with her determined evasion of the USA Today reporters:



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On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: catching up on the Ice Bucket Challenge, news of the first serious accident, and Mitt Romney gets doused. Crazy fines & penalties in Ferguson, where each household is hit with an average of three warrants a year! Not the high-stakes drug warrants we’ve discussed in the past, but worth connecting. Gideon, with food for thought on the James Risen case, Elizabeth Warren, Ferguson, the Kajieme Powell shooting & more. Next, Meteor Blades’ “Cop cams could change police behavior, but technology can only do so much,” plus speculation on the problems they might create. And from Politico, “How going nuclear unclogged the Senate.”



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Syma S107 Electric RC Helicopter GYRO RTF (Colors May Vary) USB Charging LED Lights Infrared

August 23rd, 2014 3 comments

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Apple Initiates iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

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iphone_5_black_whiteApple has begun an iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program, suggesting that a small percentage of iPhone 5 units may have a faulty battery that results in a shorter battery life. iPhone 5 devices exhibiting battery issues were sold between September of 2012 and January of 2013 and could be eligible for a battery replacement.

Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.

If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge.

Apple says the issue affects only a “limited serial number range” and iPhone 5 users can input their serial numbers on Apple’s support site to find out whether their phones need a battery replacement. Those who do have a faulty battery can get a replacement through an Apple Authorized Service Provider, an Apple Retail Store, or through Apple Technical support.







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Maybe We’ve Just Reached Peak App

August 23rd, 2014 No comments

This might be a bad time if you’re a fledgling app developer trying to score a mainstream hit. At least, that’s the suggestion from numbers just released by comScore.

According to the Internet analytics firm’s “The U.S. Mobile App Report,” people primarily view digital media using apps on their smartphones. And yet, most download no apps on a monthly basis.

The takeaway seems pretty bleak: Users already have their favorite apps. They’re using them to channel in tons of video, music and other media. And they’re not really looking for new ones.

We Love Apps, But We Hate Downloading Them

ComScore’s report offers numerous data points, many of which aren’t all that surprising. Shockers include the fact that people tend to enjoy digital media on their phones (88%) more often than tablets (82%). More than half of smartphone users also use their apps every day, at 57%.

But the firm also reveals that mobile applications account for 52% of the time spent listening or looking at digital media. (Add mobile Web browsers to the mix, and the number goes up to 60%.) That actually squares with its other finding—that Facebook is the most used app—as the social network channels a huge volume of shared videos, photos and articles.

And yet, with all that activity, few users are grabbing new apps. More than one-third of smartphone users may be downloading one or more applications per month, but nearly two-thirds, at 65.5%, download none.

The reason probably isn’t the expense. Most apps are either free or cost just a buck. Maybe it’s just natural. After several frenzied years, mobile app development has simply matured to the point that people’s biggest needs—like streaming, socializing or sharing ice bucket clips—are already well tended to.

Are People Suffering From App Fatigue?

The other possibility is that users are tired of battling app fatigue. This can come from the constant management of mobile applications—from corralling tons of icons on a homescreen to adjusting app data to preserve phone storage—not to mention vetting apps, amid nerve-jangling headlines about sketchy privacy policies or security vulnerabilities.

Maybe it’s a little of both. Either way, people don’t seem too interested in experimenting with new options—which could spell bad news for any app developers hoping to become a breakout hit in Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

Of course, stores don’t make it easy sometimes. Quartz noted, rightly so, that iPhone app discovery in the App Store is a clustered mess. 

In other words, unless you’re a priority business partner or already a major brand name, good luck getting noticed in there.

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August 23rd, 2014 23 comments

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SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket explodes during test

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Friday is the happiest day of the week, but not for SpaceX. The space company’s Falcon 9R rocket exploded in the air earlier today over McGregor, Texas, an apparent self-destruction after the system detected something faulty going on. The explosion was the result of automatic termination resulting from the detection of a malfunction. Elon Musk took to his Twitter account … Continue reading
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No. This is not a libertarian moment

August 23rd, 2014 No comments

wolfinsheepsA couple of weeks ago the New York Times Magazine ran a lengthy piece by a guy named Robert Draper titled, Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?

The gist of the article is summed up by Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief at Reason and a central figure in Draper’s article:

Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask,“Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” Among the evidence that America is becoming more socially tolerant, fiscally responsible, and interested in shaking things up: rapid increases in the acceptance of gay marriage, pot legalization, and other forms of self-expression; wariness toward our bipartisan interventionist foreign policy; widespread outrage at governmental invasions of privacy; continued antipathy toward Obamacare and declining approval ratings of Congress; and a general lack of belief that spending more money is going to fix the country anytime soon.

Gillespie has a vested interest in assuming that this is a unique time for libertarianism and his article goes on to use Ferguson as a metaphor for the rise of libertarian tendencies. I think that goes a bit too far, many of us appalled by the conduct of the police in Ferguson are hardly libertarians and for some of us our skepticism that the police actually act in a way significantly different from a legally sanctioned street gang began with the Rodney King beating and the station-house rape of Abner Louima.

What Draper and Gillespie offer up as proof is a rather thin.

For instance, a disapproval of morality has been a staple of the Progressive Movement since its inception. The libertarian fetish of personal licence has long had a home within the Democrat party. It is Democrats, not libertarians who have waged the war on marriage as it has been recognized since the dawn of human history. It is Democrats that led the charge for legalization of marijuana (though many of we conservatives have become so jaded by the evils wrought under the guise of the War on Drugs that we were willing to go along with it.)

Left and right have a broad agreement that government surveillance has gone too far. While Justin Amash styles himself a libertarian, when not running for office as a Republican and acting like a petulant ass, Carl Levin is most assuredly not. The strongest voice for civil liberties on the Supreme Court is Antonin Scalia… who is not libertarian in practice or inclination.

More problematic is Gillespie’s assertion that the Millennials, whom he sees as the shock troops of this libertarian moment, are opposed to Obamacare and spending more money. There is really no evidence to indicate this is the case. Support for Obamacare is lower among independents, whom one must assume includes libertarians, than Democrats but nearly three times higher than among Republicans.The Millennial generation is more supportive of Obamacare than any other age group.

When one looks at support for government spending, one finds that 54% of Millennials, according to a survey conducted by Reason, support a larger government providing more services over a smaller government and fewer services. Reason tries to smear lipstick on this pig by waffling:

At first glance millennials appear to prefer a “larger government providing more services” (54%) over a “smaller government providing few services” (43%). However, once tax rates are mentioned support for large government flips. Instead 57 percent favor “smaller government, providing fewer services, with low taxes” and 41 percent want “larger government providing more services, with high taxes.”

Unlike what the writer alleges, that Millennials are all budget-cutty, it simply underscores two facts. First, Millennials don’t have the native wit to figure out where the government gets its money– while this doesn’t disqualify them from voting, as it should, it certainly does not augur well for their ushering in a libertarian Age of Aquarius. Second, politicians sell benefits to voters not tax increases. The fact that Millennials like a big government with lots of services and only balk when it comes to paying more taxes and aren’t terribly clear about where the government gets its money indicates that they will vote for big government.

The answer to Draper’s question is obviously no. This is not a libertarian moment. The portion of the Millennial generation that Gillespie and others identify as the leading edge of a libertarian consensus are actually large government Progressives who will become doctrinaire Democrats in time. They want to do what their nether regions and medulla oblongata demand and they want free stuff. In short, you are looking at a younger and more priveleged version of the grifting, low information voter that keeps electing Democrats today.

Their ascendancy, if it happens, bodes ill for anyone who doesn’t fall in line. Cato’s Jason Kuznicki says this about libertarian morality:

Essentially nobody does ​​that​​. We give a very false picture of developments since the 1960s if we suggest that it’s all been a matter of things disappearing from our moral radar. We have added many new norms as well, and we are clearly better off for having them. Norms against drunk driving, smoking, racism, and sexism are stronger than ever, and those are certainly better than the norm that permits you to disown your son if you find him having gay sex.

In short, there are norms, they are merely norms that he approves of. Adultery, shacking up, divorce are out. Is smoking really worse than buggery? AIDS and STD numbers would tend to indicate that isn’t the case. And we’ve seen what happens when these norms are put into play.  Religious institutions composed of women sworn to celibacy, chastity, and continence are required to pay for contraception. People are fined for refusing to participate in homosexual marriage ceremonies.

When the big government leanings of Millennials are wedded to their “values” it will not be fun for those who do not fall in line.

The moment we may be on the cusp of experiencing is not a libertarian one. It is more likely than not one as oppressive as the worst story of Victorian society that is used to scare young libertarians into obedience at bedtime only this time technology and the regulatory state will join forces in doing something that Carry Hatchet and other moral scolds never dreamed of achieving.

 

 

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