Driverless Cars, Snowden Spy, + Bill Murray

Bill Murray Gave This Spontaneous Speech At A Stranger’s Bachelor Party
Travel around the world and get married at JFK, he told the group of young men.

Snowden: I Was an Undercover Spy
“I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word, in that I lived and worked undercover overseas—pretending to work in a job that I’m not—and even being assigned a name that was not mine.”

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car
The cars have two seats, no steering wheel, gas, or brake pedal—just a stop-and-go button. If all goes well, 100 to 200 of the cars are expected to be driving on California roads in a pilot program next year.

Long Island School Bans Backpacks
Fanny packs are still open game.

Why Online Games Make Players Act Like Psychopaths
Dying in DayZ isn’t like dying in other videogames. The game, developed by Bohemia Interactive, has “configured death with an extreme level of consequentiality not found in other online first-person-shooters.”

How The Gun Lobby Scapegoats Mental Illness
After a tragedy, gun companies want us discussing anything but guns. Here’s how both parties, and the media, comply.

Literary Icon Maya Angelou dead at 86
The civil rights activist, poet and novelist will be remembered as a pioneer.

Visiting The Online Shrine For A Drug Forum’s Dead
Heroin overdoses are common and meth lab explosions seem to kill regularly.

 

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