Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay”

If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.

I look forward to the day that someone being gay is about as newsworthy as announcing if you have an innie or outie belly-button. But, until we get to that point, stuff like this well-written bit o’ business are important.

From Minimally Minimal’s review of the VK-1 headphones by aëdle:

I’ve been very selective about what products I end up showcasing on the blog. If I suspect that I won’t like a product, I don’t bother reviewing it and harming its reputation. When aëdle emailed me a few weeks ago, I was immediately intrigued. The VK-1 looked attractive in photos and I remembered reading a few positive reviews of them in the past. It’s unfortunate that I have to say this but for the sake of public service I’ll be completely honest: VK-1 is a complete disappointment. Honestly, this is one of the worst products I’ve ever been sent.

I always enjoy a well-written product review, and I appreciate Andrew Kim’s focus on product design. That said, what I appreciate most of all is a review that includes the following passage:

The VK-1 includes a useful carrying case but the branded tag is poorly stitched with the stitching going straight over the graphics. Seriously, what the hell is happening at the aëdle factory? Is everyone drunk?


Why?

Why?


This wall is very supportive.

This wall is very supportive.


Flamingos turn pink due to the carotenoid pigments in the brine shrimp they eat. Other foods containing carotenoid pigments include carrots and, apparently, The Smurfs.

Flamingos turn pink due to the carotenoid pigments in the brine shrimp they eat. Other foods containing carotenoid pigments include carrots and, apparently, The Smurfs.

FBI Director Comey calls on Congress to stop unlockable encryption. Good luck with that.

In remarks at the Brookings Institution on Thursday, Comey used the phrase “going dark” to describe the decisions by companies like Apple and Google to encrypt by default more and more of their services… The problem, Comey argued, is that the process locks away for good some data that could be useful to law enforcement as it fights crime.

It’s a complicated dynamic, and Comey appeared eager to punt the confusion over to Congress. He called for the House and Senate to begin rethinking the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, better known as CALEA, which empowers the FBI to access electronic communications. The 20-year old law, Comey argued, should require companies big and small to build into their systems “lawful intercept capabilities” that aren’t stymied by encryption.

Wait, this ass-clown thinks that Congress is going to actually go up against the interests of companies like Google or Apple?

LOL