This is about the ex girlfriend. It reminds me of the shooting spree in Pennsylvania last week that started as a clear domestic violence incident, then ended with the murderer donning fatigues and literally falling on his sword. In both cases, these psychos try to change the narrative after they've hurt their ex, they… » 12/21/14 4:33am 19 minutes ago

The whole De Blasio narrative completely mystifies me. It's like the NYPD needed someone — anyone — to blame who wasn't the officer who killed Eric Garner and randomly chose De Blasio. He has put big, huge, cop friendly kid gloves on when he's talked about Eric Garner and Mike Brown (much to my dismay), and they've… » 12/21/14 4:30am 22 minutes ago

The thing that really crushes me is, YES, white people can do better. I'm feeling generous so I will give suggestions: Be open-minded and support stories that have diverse voices (and if the immediate reaction is "oh I just only like shows/movies/music that happen to only have white people in them EXAMINE THE HELL OUT… » 12/21/14 3:57am 55 minutes ago

yes exactly! I just replied to someone else who was basically asking me how to be a better white person and I just told her that it's not my job to teach her how to be "better". It always seemed to go back to "well yes this is a black/brown/Asian/etc. issue but can WHITE PEOPLE DO BETTER?" It's almost as if white… » 12/21/14 3:56am 56 minutes ago

Welcome to the world you created, spreadsheet jockeys. Your employees are now part of the attack surface. You treat them like liabilities instead of assets, they'll show you how a liability behaves — by everything from not caring about security to actively subverting it. It's a passive-aggressive to active-aggressive… » 12/06/14 1:25pm 12/06/14 1:25pm

This is truly damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you don't.

Another shitty aside to this: a South African hostage, who was to be released was also killed.

"...The other hostage was identified as Pierre Korkie, a South African teacher, who had been expected to be freed on Sunday, according to a statement posted on the… » 12/06/14 11:27am 12/06/14 11:27am

That thing is the grab-n-splode lasso huh? *wistful sigh* I don't see why the categories have to be so dull. Badly needed whimsy like say, a Best New Weapon or if you like, Pwnage of the Year would be nice. So long as it's not "how we canceled academic lectures through terrorism" it could be like, the equivalent of… » 12/06/14 11:04am 12/06/14 11:04am

How To Make A Pasta With Anchovies (And Other Stuff): A Guide For The…

It's pasta time! We'll do a simple pasta preparation, oh, once a month or so, because they're a nice respite from braising a pork shoulder for a month and whisking butter for the entirety of human history, and because pasta is a fun, cheap, quick way to whip up something unreasonably tasty and then wolf it all down in… » 11/30/14 12:14pm 11/30/14 12:14pm