Weekly Roundup (02/20/16): Eco, Apple, and more

Here are some stories I found interesting this week, in no particular order (note that links will open in a  new tab):laptop-1031224_1920

 

Umberto Eco died at age 84. The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum are two of my favorite novels.

Apple is fighting the government. This is about more than unlocking one phone. The FBI doesn’t just want them to unlock one phone; they want Apple to build a backdoor in to the iPhone and then hand that software over to the government. This is bad for everyone and Apple is right to refuse. Even Google agrees with Apple on this one.

Get the most out of your podcast listening, especially if you’re doing it while commuting.

A few years old but still relevant: The Best Part about Knowing the Biblical Languages.

From last year in this blog, but also still relevant: Thomas Kidd on Political Stumping at Denominational/Church Events

Maybe keep the volume down while you’re watching The Walking Dead.

This has nothing to do with anything, really, but the medical examiner’s office has discovered the autopsy reports from 1929 Valentine’s Day massacre.

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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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