Elsewhere for September 25, 2016

You should read this for 9/25/2016:

The FBI Wants To Hire Young Tech Savants, Has No Idea How To Attract Them“If the FBI can’t find the hires it needs, it will continue to slide into tech irrelevance. But it created this downhill slope itself. It’s going to be impossible to attract new talent when the unspoken part of Comey’s pitch is that this talent will be used to punch holes in encryption and strip internet users of their anonymity.”

A Quadruple Take on the Giraffe: There are Four Species, Not One“Until this point the African mammals were classified on the species level as Giraffa camelopardalis, or simply the giraffe. Now they will belong to one of four species: the southern giraffe, the Masai giraffe, the reticulated giraffe and the northern giraffe.”

Until she ran for president, Clinton was the most admired woman in the world“The most qualified presidential candidate in history got twice the negative media as a racist four-time bankrupt con artist who is manifestly unfit for public office.”

Deep Dark Old Recipe Bran MuffinsNot the perfect bran muffin, but close. The Molasses is a great touch.

Elizabeth Warren grills Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (via NPR): “”Here’s what really gets me about this, Mr. Stumpf. If one of your tellers took a handful of $20 bills out of the crash drawer, they’d probably be looking at criminal charges for theft. They could end up in prison. But you squeezed your employees to the breaking point so they would cheat customers and you could drive up the value of your stock and put hundreds of millions of dollars in your own pocket.”

Indigenous languages are turning to digital technology to preserve their past and adapt to an ever-changing world. The latest technology may just provide a way to help save some of the world’s most threatened languages. “As he counted the 10 tiny fingers and 10 tiny toes of his firstborn child, Hinson realized he had nothing to teach his son about his Native American roots. The only thing he had to pass on was his tribal citizenship card. Hinson wanted to bequeath more than just a piece of paper; he wanted his son to be apart of Chickasaw culture. He recognized that the most direct way to understand his culture was to speak the language. But to make that happen, Hinson had to start with himself.”

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She plays o' the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.