Angry Robot

“they use the same written human language as we do. Such a written language would make no sense if you were a car. The letters are far to fussy and hard to write with tires and wheels. If cars developed their own written language, it would be some sort of skidmark-based glyph system, right?

So, what happened to all the humans? Why are they gone? And how did cars become sentient, and fully immersed in human cultures?”

How to Build an Autocracy

We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered. What happens next is up to you and me. Don’t be afraid. This moment of danger can also be your finest hour as a citizen and an American.

This guy was Bush’s speechwriter. He’s full neocon.

Four Tet Made a Playlist of Music from Trump’s List of Banned Countries

Quebec City mosque attack suspect known for right-wing online posts

Nirvanna the Band the Show puts Toronto front and centre in hilarious new show for VICELAND


Trial Balloon for a Coup?

George R.R. Martin releasing new Game of Thrones short story this year

Not the GRRM news we are hoping for

Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms

Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

Oh America. The next four or fewer years are going to be a real roller coaster ride huh?

Trump’s Order Blocks Immigrants at Airports, Stoking Fear Around Globe

US solar power employs more people than oil, coal and gas combined, report shows

Apple strategy in ‘smart home’ race threatened by Amazon

I don’t completely buy that narrative. The smart home world is young still, and Apple’s install base is orders of magnitude larger than Amazon’s. Wouldn’t you guess Apple will get into the speaker/AI/home hub game soon?

Kathleen Wynne stopping John Tory’s plan for tolls on DVP, Gardiner

The Ontario Liberals don’t believe in anything, do they?

Apple Set to Join Amazon, Google, Facebook in AI Research Group

Trump’s stand on immigration could work in Canada’s favour

Looking Back, Looking Ahead—2017 Edition – The Omni Group

I love Omni, the Mac developers of OmniFocus which I use everyday, all day.

No White House Leaks Like This … Until Now

Josh Marshall summary of two big must-read Trump leak stories that is itself a must-read. Quotes:

We are three days into the administration and the Trump White House leaks not so much like a sieve as a bucket with no bottom.


There is, to put it mildly, a rather clearly recurring theme: a torqued up man-child, alternatively rageful and fragile, both grandiose and profoundly insecure.

Oscar nominations: La La Land leads with record-tying 14 nods

Sundance Film Review: Kuso

Aaaand here’s a review. “Nauseating” comes up a lot, but… in a good way?

FlyLo’s feature dropped at Sundance and it looks very Tim & Ericky. Tim is in it, as are George Clinton and Hannibal Buress.

The health hazards of vaping are overblown

Downtown Toronto home appreciates 62% in two years

Obama 2009 on the left, Trump 2017 on the right. (thanks y)

A Few Thoughts on Entering the Trump Era