Tonight on GeekNights, due partially to popular demand while simultaneously delayed by numerous unrelated hiccups, we bring you a discussion of the practicalities and morals of assassination in a general sense, considering examples from both Pakistan and Libya. (Also, food trucks). In the news, it's apparently pretty easy to convince strangers to take strange pills, and we consider whether the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the largely successful attempt of the Egyptian government to cut off the Internet. In the news, complaints about alleged increased spam on Google are largely unfounded, and the Golden Gate Bridge is going all-digital in its toll collection.
Tonight on a somewhat lackluster GeekNights (the energy was low), we consider the progression of protest, on to rallies, "riots," and revolution. In the news, social people are more likely to use drugs and have sex, and a wandering mind is correlated with unhappiness.