Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion - CNET
Here is a nifty piece from the BBC about modern-day steganography (the art or practice of concealing a message, image, or file within another message, image, or file) that gives new meaning to the notion of reading between the lines.
BBC - Future - Why printers add secret tracking dots
…but here it is again, this time from Politico.
Putin offers James Comey asylum - POLITICO
Taking a bus is a problem in itself. For example, the nearest city bus stop to my house is right in front of the grocery store I use, so to take a bus to the grocery store I have to walk to a bus stop farther away and take the bus from there. You can see.
I could take a bus to Boston—I'm pretty sure they have Ubers in Boston—but they also have one the best public transportation systems in the country (and one of the first) in Boston so what would be the point of that?
COVFEFE Act would make Trump's tweets official records | New York Post
"If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference," Quigley, a member of the House intelligence committee, said in a statement.
Has this guy never heard of the Internet?
We don't need to preserve Trump's tweets – they will haunt us for all eternity. The internet never forgets anything.
"Tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for every post."
There you go, Quigley old boy. Making progress. Slowly.
Here's the title Quigley picked for his act in order to make the acronym work out COVFEFE: it's the "Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement" Act.And yes, it was "intelligence" committee.
Trump is Trump, and will always be - NY Daily News
The odd behavior of many Republicans — the stated belief that Trump, like cheese, will get softer with time…
Victuals - Words Commonly Mispronounced | Merriam-Webster
English is difficult to spell. Like this word. What a relief.
I've imagined this about English speakers: People of my age know how to spell words they aren't quite sure how to pronounce; a lot of younger folks know how to pronounce words they aren't quite sure how to spell. I fancy this is because a lot of us geezers learned new words by reading them, while a lot of younger people learn new words by hearing them. That makes sense somehow, doesn't it?
Well, anyway, here's a little help on some of it.
Pakistan, in a First, Sentences Man to Death Over Blasphemy on Social Media - The New York Times
"The forensic report of his mobile phone showed that he had committed blasphemy in at least 3,000 posts," Mr. Qureshi said.