(photo credit: 'Hey Janice, saw Bill today at the DMV. He's looking good, I gotta say, what have you been feeding him? Or is it something else?' Wendy winks at Janice while asking but she knows, it's all question. 'That's not Bill,' Janice replies, smiling while enjoying Wendy's confusion, 'he's a replacement.'

The Data that turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin (where an earlier version of this story appeared in December in German) went data-gathering. Written by Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus read…Read more The Data that turned the World Upside Down


  They were fixed in their ways, indeed liked things to be just as they were even when nothing ever reached those standards, no matter how they tried and strived. So they bought one of those new service bots that could buy and cook better than they could ever imagine. Automatic.


Steve Bannon has told the media to stop writing about Trump, even stop writing, already. Trump's own press secretary has been caught telling outright lies but only because he was obeying orders. Kellyanne Conway has coined the phrase 'alternative facts.' So it's hardly surprising sales of George Orwell's dystopian classic, 1984, are spiking. The President…Read more BELIEF


Cut and dried, they said, a slam dunk: two bodies, two weapons; a knife and a gun, two victims. Who brings a knife to a gunfight? you want to ask. Fingerprints on the knife and gun create complications, though. The knife wielder has no gunshot wounds, the shooter was shot.