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Apple monopoly

Gee, ya think?

Wingnuts are crazy

And I guaran-damn-tee you that this guy will eventually be exposed as a sexual hypocrite. Either that, or his wife’s cheating on him.

Here comes your man

The Pixies:

Oh boy

Chris, my tech sensei, is sitting here trying to fix the goddamned malware that installed itself on my computer (no, I didn’t open any email, it was a bad site). He’s complaining about using my ergonomic keyboard and my ergonomic balance, but I think the baby he’s balancing on his lap has more to do with this problem. But hey, he’s here and hopefully will be able to fix my desktop.

Virtually Speaking tonight

Live now — Economist Brad DeLong and Jay discuss the bizarre state of macroeconomics policy making and reporting.

Click here to listen. Call 646-200-3440 with questions or comments.

DL

Chase Utley.

Radiated

If only the plant operators hadn’t covered up the cracks in the emergency generators to save money! We see how well that worked out:

Three workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been exposed to high levels of radiation after reportedly stepping into contaminated water as they battled to make the stricken No 3 reactor safe.

Two of the workers were taken to a special radiation unit at a hospital in Chiba city, east of Tokyo, Japan’s nuclear safety agency said.

The workers, who are all in their 20s and 30s, were exposed to between 170 millisieverts (mSv) and 180 mSv of radiation.

This is above the usual legal limit of 100 mSv per year for nuclear power workers in Japan, but below a new limit of 250 mSv, introduced last week to enable them to spend more time inside the crippled facility.

The men were affected while laying cable in the turbine building of the No 3 reactor, said Fumio Matsuda, an agency spokesman, adding that two had exposed skin on their feet to radioactive elements.

Their accident cast doubt on the wisdom of raising the threshold for radiation exposure for the hundreds of technicians, firefighters and soldiers taking part in the Fukushima operation.

Transitional hair

Cut all mine off today. Ready to rock and roll! (Okay, not all of it. Maybe about eight or nine inches. But still.)

Lifelong Republicans leaving their party

Thom Hartmann:

Scrooge McDucks

Swimming in money!

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