XKCD explains Heartbleed, Dropbox makes a strange addition to its board, Windows XP is officially dead, Zombies come to life in a real course, and a special-ed student gets in trouble for being bullied and recording it.
There’s a Pirate Bay Bundle full of free games, Sanctuary reviews Goat Simulator, People are still using Windows XP and need to stop if at all possible, America doesn’t read anymore, Wil Wheaton inspires us all, Brendan Eich steps down and brings on Sanctuary’s massive rage, and One court reporter earns both our respect and our loathing for doing what we all wish we could at our jobs.
Prophet Manasseh makes a pre-show guest appearance to bring Sanctuary some divine laughter, The Wu-Tang Clan wants to turn albums into paintings, Mozilla’s choice of CEO comes into question, Atnevon might have been wrong about E-Cigarettes, and Sharknado 2 is coming to make Kidcha’s day.
Julie Ann Horvath lets us know that sexism and harassment are still alive and well in the workplace, Australia says that anti-vaccine groups are not charities, Fred Phelps is dead and we aren’t sad to see him go, Gay marriage is temporarily legal in Michigan, Microsoft reminds us that emails often times aren’t private, and Kidcha brings us her exclusive on fan fiction.
Seeming brings their debut album to our door, A victory against anti-dog laws, One of Oklahoma’s TV stations has an ‘accident’, The internet grows up and gets kicked out of the house, The Boston Globe wonders if gifted children should get more funding, and Cygnus brings us news that Walter Williams has passed away… again.
For those with a careful eye on our site or a careful ear on our stream, you may have noticed that we have some new music to share with you. The name on the tracks isn’t one you would recognize from anything previously on our playlist, but the voice you hear might be one that’s familiar to those of you who have been with us a while. And for those paying close attention to the lyrics of the new songs we’ve played, you might have noticed that they’re just a tad bit darker than they were before.
Atnevon’s father gets him on drugs – or at least drug forums, Financial aid isn’t just for minorities, Sanctuary gives us a lesson on Russia and Ukraine, and Did Satoshi Nakamoto pull a Kizer Soze?
Arizona regains some sanity with the veto of SB 1062, Mt. Gox goes bye bye, Google’s hiring practices earn praise and send Atnevon on a rant against unnecessary degrees, Tor helps Sanctuary plot in secret, Lawrence Lessig has a copyright win, LoudCity bows out, and Sarah Jones deserves to be remembered at the Oscars.
We just wanted to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary effort that Cygnus is making to continue to deprive himself of any hope of getting a full night’s sleep. In addition to having spent many sleepless nights getting Second Shifters’ first dedicated server up and running back when we were first starting out, he just yesterday welcomed into the world the third addition to his family – his second baby girl.
A little searching over on Wikipedia reveals that his nickname is also a constellation. That’s fairly fitting, as he’s probably going to have plenty of opportunities to look up and see it in the sky over the next year or two.
Here’s to you, your family, and your insomnia Cygnus. Congratulations!
Featured Image Courtesy of Stewart Priest (Flickr)
Arizona lawmakers have a serious problem with perspectives, Pussy Riot gets whipped for getting right back on the horse, You can’t blame the Church of Satan for the Barbours, and Colorado takes in a lot of green.