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May
14

Exchange between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don’t know why.

Zuck: They “trust me”

Zuck: Dumb fucks.

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Mar
11

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of hacking into the email accounts of rivals and journalists in a series of articles run by BusinessInsider.com.

In the first instance, it said that, when Zuckerberg discovered that Harvard’s student newspaper The Crimson was planning on running an article on him in 2004, he used reporters’ Facebook logins to hack into their accounts.

In the second instance, the magazine claimed Zuckerberg hacked into the accounts of rivals at Harvard who accused him of stealing their idea for a social network. He then allegedly tried to sabotage the rival network they had set up.

The newspaper was investigating allegations by other Harvard students that Zuckerberg had stolen their social networking idea – allegations that are now well-documented and became the subject of a $65million legal suit.

The claims will be read with interest by the millions of Facebook users concerned about their privacy – but the full fallout still remains to be seen.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1255888/Facebook-founder-Mark-Zuckerberg-hacked-emails-rivals-journalists.html

Sep
21

Glen Greenwald of Salon.com has written what should be the wake-up call of the century. The $700B Federal bailout of Wall Street rewards all the fat cats who made billions through irresponsible, high-risk gambling, letting them keep their ill-gotten profits, while sticking the American public with the tab for the market’s collapse. And your CongressCritters, Republicans and Democrats alike, are responsible.

This is “redistribution of wealth” and “government takeover of industry” on the grandest scale imaginable.

What is more intrinsically corrupt than allowing people to engage in high-reward/no-risk capitalism — where they reap tens of millions of dollars and more every year while their reckless gambles are paying off, only to then have the Government shift their losses to the citizenry at large once their schemes collapse? 

We’ve retroactively created a win-only system where the wealthiest corporations and their shareholders are free to gamble for as long as they win and then force others who have no upside to pay for their losses. More amazingly, they’re free to walk away without having to disgorge their gains. How can these bailouts not at least be categorically conditioned on the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains from those who are responsible?


The current plan: 

(1) The Treasury Secretary is authorized to buy up to $700 billion of any mortgage-related assets (so he can just transfer that amount to any corporations in exchange for their worthless or severely crippled “assets”);

(2) The ceiling on the national debt is raised to $11.3 trillion to accommodate this scheme; and 

(3) best of all: “Decisions by [Treasury] Secretary [Hank Paulson] pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency”.


“Put another way, this authorizes Hank Paulson to transfer $700 billion of taxpayer money to private industry in his sole discretion, and nobody has the right or ability to review or challenge any decision he makes.”

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/20/bailout/index.html

May
26

When I first read this story, I assumed the quote was taken out of context. But here we have a video clip proving just how low Fox News can go.

Sunday on Fox, the former New York bureau chief of the Washington Times, Liz Trotta, discussed Sen. Hillary Clinton’s recent remarks about Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, which was pretty shocking on its own – even for Hillary. After mistakenly calling Obama “Osama,” Trotta joked that it would be nice to see them both killed:

TROTTA: And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that sombody knock off Osama — Obama. Well, both, if we could.

HOST: Talk about how you really feel.

 

May
23

 

 

Theatrical trailer for this Summer’s Star Wars animated flick from Lucasfilm Animation. The story takes place after Attack if the Clones and before Revenge of the Sith. In theaters August 18th, to be followed by a weekly series on Cartoon Network this Fall.

 

May
23

Finally, a cool new feature leaked! The latest beta release of the iPhone 2.0 software sports location-based services for its camera and map applications, opening the door for geo-tagged camera photos. Can’t wait to see how this might integrate with Google Maps and iPhoto. And of course, this feature will be available free of charge to current iPhone owners as well as buyers of the upcoming 3G iPhone model.  

May
22

Though the “liberal media” has yet to call out John McCain on his habitual flip-flopping and lying, here comes a great YouTube video to the rescue. Enjoy, and unless you have the stomach for eight more years of neocon government, please pass this video on…