- Myspace apparently lost 12 years’ worth of music, and almost no one noticed (Ars Technica) It’s such a good idea to put your crown jewels in the cloud, huh?
- This medieval astrolabe is officially world’s oldest known such instrument (Ars Technica) Kewl.
- Public disgrace: 82% of EU govt websites stalked by Google adtech cookies – report (The Register) They are in the libraries used by the web sites. I imagine that there are similar numbers for US sites.
- New Zealand’s Prime Minister Is Showing the World What Real Leadership Looks Like (Mother Jones) F%$# the NRA.
- Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies (MIT Press) Money quote, “Mergers resulted in competitive harm, usually in the form of higher product prices but also with respect to various non-price outcomes.”
- Beto O’Rourke Is the Candidate For Vapid Morons (Paste) Pretty much.
- Medicare for All Attacks by Industry Group Seem Awfully Fishy (Splinter News) A good example of Astroturfing.
- Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox (The Independent) At least, there is symmetry.
- Democrats on the take: New DCCC Chair is a best friend of health insurers (Tarbell) Cheri Bustos, your latest corporate pimp in the Democratic Party establishment.
Perhaps the best analysis I’ve seen of Brexit, and it is (nominally) comedy.
Spoiler: it is a natural consequence of government not serving the public.