Here’s What’s Happening To Your Thanksgiving Turkey Right Now Business Insider. Hah, we are having duck.
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet Atlantic. Atrios helped!
HPV: Sex, cancer and a virus Nature (Chuck L). Aieee.
‘Monster’ cosmic blast zipped harmlessly by Earth Associated Press (Lambert)
Twitter toughens encryption to thwart online snooping Agence France-Presse
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Dahlia Lithwick and Me on Why Metadata Matters Just Security
JFK and Federal Budgetary Policy New Economic Perspectives
The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later Paul Craig Roberts (Chuck L)
Tension and Flaws Before Health Website Crash New York Times. This article is really damning. The Administration didn’t just want a site that worked, they wanted it to be cool and cutting edge. Yet they seem to have no experience with big tech, or pretty much any big project, like a renovation: they NEVER get done on time. You need to build in buffers. And get a load of this:
And the architecture of the system that interacts with the data center where information is stored is so poorly configured that it must be redesigned, a process that experts said typically takes months.
How do you do THAT on a live system? The list of self-inflicted wounds is mind-bogglingly long.
State-run health insurance exchanges report November ‘enrollment surge’ Washington Post. Yes, but the overall numbers still aren’t impressive.
Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford More Popular Than Obama, Congress Huffington Post
Fannie-Freddie plan stirs contention Financial Times
This is your brain on poverty: Sanders and Warren probe insidious consequences of being poor Raw Story (furzy mouse)
Decrease Your Chances of Being Arrested with These Tips from an Ex-Cop LifeHacker. Lambert: “Article meh but comments super.”
IT’S KIDNAPPING’: HOSPITAL TAKES CUSTODY OF TEEN BECAUSE HER PARENTS WERE ‘TOO ACTIVE IN PURSUING’ HER CARE The Blaze (furzy mouse). This is the Blaze, so take it with a grain of salt. I did check with Snopes and there’s nothing either way as of now.
Military Lending Act Has Loopholes Says NY Times Dealbook Nathalie Martin, Credit Slips
Desperate to Taper Tim Duy
Corporate credit markets back to frothy levels Walter Kurtz
Are Low Claims a Warning? Global Economic Intersection
What’s holding back the recovery? BBC. Krugman v. Stiglitz
The strange world of negative interest rates Frances Coppola, Pieria
Loanable funds — an inconsistent nonsense theory Lars P. Syll
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse). A California red-sided garter snake.