- Launch code for US nukes was 00000000 for 20 years | Ars Technica
The codes, known as Permissive Action Links were not the pals of Strategic Command generals.
(tags: wtf what the everliving fuck the code is more what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules amusing war nuclear weapons military xandar; our reign has gone on long enough. indeed; summon the meteors. humanity; we are a fucked up species )
- Minneapolis professor Shannon Gibney: Reprimanded for talking about racism.
'The American myth of rugged individualism is alive and well. We love to believe that nothing determines our life’s chances but our capacity to dream and work hard, despite reams of evidence to the contrary.'
(tags: education academia university people suck racism discrimination marketisation )
- Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies
The effect of pricebots
(tags: interesting money oops technology amazon business books )
- Missing: hard drive containing Bitcoins worth £4m in Newport landfill site
(tags: Bitcoin amusing fail money oops )
- Scotland's entire rail network shuts down and motorists told to stay at home | Herald Scotland
'serious travel disruption as blizzards and winds of up to 114mph strike.'
(tags: weather UK Scotland transport )