anonymous said:

if you had to pick a few of the most scenic places on the trail what would they be?

1. Grayson Highlands

2. The Whites!!

3. Maine

4. The Smokies

5. Max Patch

6. Dragon’s Tooth > McAfee Knob > Tinker Cliffs


Jon Stewart breaks into song.

The End of Work
  • The End of Work
  • Ray Kurzweil, Andrew McAfee, Charles Derber, Sarah Jaffe & Christopher Lyndon
  • Radio Open Source

Radio Open Source: The End of Work with Ray Kurzweil, Andrew McAfee, Chris Lydon

The jobless economy: a fully automated, engineered, robotic system that doesn’t need you, or me either. Anything we can do, machines can do better — surgery, warfare, farming, finance. What’s to do? Shall we smash the machines, or go to the beach, or finally learn to play the piano?

Podcast with

  • Ray Kurzweil: Director of Engineering at Google, futurist, inventor, and author of The Age of Spiritual Machinesand The Singularity Is Near.
  • Andrew McAfee: Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT, author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
  • Charles Derber: sociologist and author of The Surplus American.
  • Sarah Jaffe: journalist and host of Dissent’s labor podcast “Belabored”

[read more]


Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

-Saint Augustine

Report: Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is wanted in murder case, police in Belize say

Gizmodo reports that Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, according to Belize police.

Marco Vidal, head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, says McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Paul, who was shot Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Cay.

More from Gizmodo here.

Update, 7:55 p.m. ET

AP: Police in Belize say they are looking for McAfee as a ‘person of interest’ in the murder case. Raphael Martinez, spokesman for Belize’s Ministry of National Security said no charges have been filed at this time. 

"It’s too early in the investigation. To say he is a suspect would be a bold statement," Martinez told The Associated Press.