Everything You Remember About the 1990s is Wrong

Nicholas Carlson Business Insider 6/10/2012

As we deal with an under-employment crises that refuses to go away, the 1990s are now remembered as an age of prosperity that only got out of hand in a tech bubble at the end of the decade.

But that’s not what happened at all.

Peter Thiel – the billionaire […]

PayPal Founders: Innovation Is Dead

Nicole Perlroth Forbes 9/12/2011

Max Levchin and Peter Thiel are not ones to mince words.

“Innovation in this country is somewhere between dire straits and dead,” Levchin said at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference today.

PayPal’s co-founders are collaborating on a book with Russian grand chestmaster Garry Kasparov called The Blueprint about what they see as the […]

FBI Raids Texas Server Farm for Clues to Anonymous Group, Operation Payback

Fahmida Y. Rashid eWeek.com 2010-12-30

Federal agents seized two hard drives from a server in a Texas company believed to have been used to launch the DDoS attack against PayPal as part of a pro-WikiLeaks protest.

The FBI raided a Dallas-based server farm and seized servers used in the distributed denial-of-service attack against PayPal earlier […]

Now Wikileaks suffers its own leaks

“Julian is incredibly like-able, incredibly enjoyable to be with – if you are agreeing with him. If you criticise him, he is very abusive. He has a very high IQ but very low EQ [emotional intelligence].”

“Our raison d’être was transparency, but we were not transparent ourselves.”

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I say Alinsky them…

datechguy 6/13/2010

One of the rules of Saul Alinsky was to make people live by their own rules knowing that they can’t.

Yesterday Pam Geller, a fearless foe of Jihad was informed by PayPal that she is considered a “hate site” and is removing her ability to raise the small amount she does via them.


Truth is the new hate speech

Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs 6/12/2010

The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off. Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 9111 no mosque movement) from making its way to those in pursuit of truth. Paypal […]