The food you eat has become a weapon of class antagonism

Revolutions and the price of bread: 1848 and now (via @KemoKid): In the graph above the little blue crosses indicate the price of wheat in certain countries that have experienced social unrest this year. The further to the top right the cross is, the higher the medium and short term price hike the country has suffered: …

Political crazies

Things that are absolutely nuts: Net Neutrality is finally a completely obvious good thing, as opposed to just the sort of obvious good thing it used to be. (Of course, that issue isn’t really about Net Neutrality, but it’s at least tangentially related, which makes this bullshit an order of magnitude less bullshitty than what …

My tax dollars hard at…play?

The government’s admission: Millions of dollars that are supposed to fight terror are actually going to the very worst kind of pork barrel programs. Meanwhile, many real homeland security needs – like those in New York City – remain unmet. Unfortuantely, this is usually what happens in any large organization. Money is budgeted, then siphoned …

Guide to Developing Low-Cost Wireless Networks

If you’ve ever wanted to set up your own wireless network (perhaps you want to run a community hotspot), then Wireless Networking in the Developing World is the book for you! Don’t be fooled by the name. It’s all about low-cost wireless telecommunications infrastructure. And it’s free.