News for Today (12/17/16)

Bogus News Story Of The Day.

Tech Upgrades Just Aren’t That Great Anymore. Someone more technical then me can correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure the author’s problems with tech upgrades are primarily issues that Apple has created and not problems with the state of technology in general. Granted, faster processor speeds don’t do you much good anymore, but there are lots of other benefits from upgrading if you are not slavishly loyal to Apple.

In The News

Mylan launches EpiPen generic at $300 per two-pack . Only means something if you remember the fuss. But I do find it odd that a company is launching a generic version of its own brand. Why not drop the price of the original?

The Fall of Aleppo

The Government Finally Has A Realistic Estimate Of Killings By Police . A little bit dubious.

Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find

How critical should we be of Vladimir Putin?

Total Loss: Overnight House Fire Levels Triangle Home

The chilling stories behind Japan’s ‘evaporating people’

Not In The News But Should Be

Don’t have anything for this today.

Entertainment of the Day

Some context for the final showdown.

I am not a big fan of western stare at each other and shoot fights. But I will make an exception for this one.

https://youtu.be/NE3mHhpGV2A

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