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Electric Car Batteries Just Hit A Key Price Point

If you need something to be optimistic about, consider that if technological developments continue apace, at some point within the next decade, electric cars will achieve cost parity with gas-powered ones. Something similar is happening with solar energy in homes, too.

Sad Puppies' Hijacking of the Hugo Awards Won't Stifle Diversity in Science Fiction

sci-fi lit has its own GamerGate thing going on.

Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life

David Graeber

An A#%hole Theory of Technology

Daring Fireball: The Apple Watch

The reviews are out. See also The Verge and the NYT. I think I’m going to hold out for v2 or v3.

This is how rich people watched Furious 7 last weekend

A $35,000 system installed in the home that has a biometric sensor and lets you rent currently-in-theatres movies for $500 apiece

“Michael Bryant Killed my Son”

Canadaland episode about the Bryant/Sheppard affair, in which the Attorney General of Ontario killed a cyclist with his car and got away with it. There are two eyewitness accounts from an upcoming documentary, plus an interview with Sheppard’s dad. See also this Now article

Dickheads – David Graeber

Tie Tuesdays will never be the same:

 <blockquote>        <p>A tie resembles a penis in shape, and points directly at it. Couldn’t we say that a tie is really a symbolic displacement of the penis, only an intellectualized penis, dangling not from one’s crotch but from one’s head, chosen from among an almost infinite variety of other ties by an act of mental will?</p>     </blockquote>

iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch