Silly rabbit. You can buy the car, but you can't own the car.

GM and John Deere are both pushing back against rules that would allow exemptions to the DMCA that might let you take your new car to any mechanic you want to. Because, as far as they’re concerned, they still own the car. It’s a little like Monsanto saying that if you buy their seeds and a few of them fall onto your… » 5/22/15 2:21pm Yesterday 2:21pm

This is a pretty exhaustive, longread examination of 'Mad Men'

But maybe Mad Men’s most distinctive function is that it’s a time-lapse machine. Its most simple but radical premise has been to say: Here is what it looks like, how it feels, for ten years of life to pass. (Though the show could still flash forward before it ends—it’s not as if Weiner is telling—it’s run from 1960 to…

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Seymour Hersh's theory on the killing of bin Laden: crafty or crazy?

The first three paragraphs of a very, very long post at the London Review of Books. In a nutshell, he’s saying Pakistan was holding bin Laden prisoner in Abbottabad, and that the leadership in Pakistani intelligence knew about the mission and an ex-ISI officer told the CIA about bin Laden’s whereabouts; they didn’t… » 5/10/15 4:31pm 5/10/15 4:31pm