Elsewhere for May 21, 2017

You should read this for 5/21/2017:

Via The New York Times: The World Is Getting Hacked. Why Don’t We Do More to Stop It?

Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries “So this attack is raising one of these fundamental issues that we talk about in the security world, about whether NSA surveillance protects people or creates unexpected damage that does more harm than good.”

Dutch king reveals double life as an airline pilot for KLM King Willem-Alexander has been ferrying passengers around for 21 years, but they are never told there’s a royal in the cockpit.

Noah Berlatsky Better Suggestions “A lot of well intentioned but confused folks think that political change happens through rational discourse and persuasion.”

Jaed Coffin via Down East Magazine: The Mystery of Maine Mystery Writers “We live in one of the least homicidal, most neighborly places in the country. Why has crime fiction become our de facto state literary genre?”

Alex Tizon in The Atlantic: My Family’s Slave “She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.”

Corn on the Cob Cooked in Milk and Butter. This Southern corn-on-the-cob cooking method is incredible. Really.


💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

45’s Madness Invites Mutiny “[45]’s baffling, outrageous, unfathomable and just plain bizarre behavior last week strengthened my already strong suspicions that there is something that Trump knows about the investigations into his campaign’s contacts with Russia that he doesn’t want us to know.”

From 2016, but still true: Donald Trump’s business disaster is worse than you think 45 “ran his public company into the ground, but pocketed millions for himself.”


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.

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