This is the best announcement I’ve heard from Apple in a while. Lily Hay Newman reports on Slate:
In the new mobile operating system, all you have to do is add a passcode (which you should already have anyway!) to opt in to encryption that denies Apple special access to your data. Apple announced [...]
… or at least, it will be argued quickly. Presumably, a decision will appear shortly thereafter.
Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court entered an order setting the schedule for the appeal:
Record due September 12th. McDaniel brief will be filed by Friday, September 18th. Cochran brief will be filed by Thursday, September 24th. Any reply [...]
This one stayed with me as intensely as the funeral of JFK and lots of other sixties TV. Just as vividly in my memory from age 8, almost 9. I remember where family members were sitting while we watched this (Mom, who doesn’t remember it, was ironing, not a usual tv-watching thing). Science [...]
Last week, there was a good example of this when the New York Times (and others) reported that an Isreali Defense Force officer had been kidnapped and it turned out he’d died in combat (and possibly even from friendly fire).
Here’s one from 8/3/1914, courtesy of Matt Yglesias’s Twitter feed.
“Fly specks, fly specks! I’ve been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax!”
Dr. Chumley in “Harvey.”
Two weeks ago, my laptop died an ignominious death. I discovered I had a much calmer– almost zen– reaction to a longer than usual period of borrowed computers, loaners, and the like, than I’d expected.
I was really frustrated that I could not post on Anderson’s site to ask about Hazel Brannon Smith and [...]
When an election has been successfully contested, this Court has employed different tests over the years to aid its determination of what form of relief is in order.[ ] By various routes, we have attempted to discern whether the entire election should be thrown out or only the tainted votes. We have employed a [...]
The Clarion Ledger reports (via Sun Herald), about Clayton Kelly (alleged rogue photographer if Mrs. Cochran):
Tara Kelly provided the Clarion-Ledger with a photo of a pass from St. Catherine’s from a Sunday. She says he was given the visitor’s pass, but it is unclear where it came from.
The pass says, “St. Catherine’s [...]
In our signs series, we’ve previously posted courthouse advice about the proper attire, the possibility that an amusement park (“Chancery Land“) was coming to DeSoto County, and a plea to cease using pennies in the courthouse coke machine.
Today, there’s more dress code advice, this time from the Justice Court building in Itawamba County, where [...]
From a New York Times article by a woman who does a lot of air travel:
A child and his mother almost did me in once. I love children. Children are great. But recently I had the middle seat between a mother and her little boy. I thought it was strange [...]