Watch: sights and sounds of Tokyo in 1934 / Boing Boing:

Everything in this restored film about Tokyo is interesting — the street celebrations, the sporting events, the children’s swordplay drill — but the standout is listening to Japanese ambassador Hiroshi Saito talk about the country’s desire to remain on good terms with the United States.

The FTC Pleads With Claimants to Accept Credit Monitoring After Pitiful Equifax Money Pot Empties — Pixel Envy:

Consumers could never be fully compensated for the impact of this breach, but announcing this as a settlement of over $575 million with $300 million going towards credit monitoring services is misleading at best. Equifax also did not have to admit culpability, and the CEO responsible retired with a compensation package with a minimum $18 million value — more than half this $31 million pot that could be split between 147 million affected consumers.

This settlement is infuriating and insulting.

Couldn’t have said it better.

Inspiration from Arnold Toynbee, Bagel Sandwiches, Masego, and More! – The Simple Dollar:

Marcus Aurelius on criticizing faults

“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” – Marcus Aurelius

When you find a fault in someone else, are you sure that you don’t have the same fault? Maybe you haven’t committed the same exact act, but are you sure you haven’t failed in a similar way at some point?

Once you see that, it’s pretty easy to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Is a bunch of negativity really going to help here? What will help?

While this doesn’t excuse someone’s fault, it does help you to understand it, and understanding it is often the key to making a situation work. You can’t expect to be perfectly on the same page with everyone all of the time; sometimes, all that takes to get you close enough to the same page is a little bit of this kind of understanding.

Along these same lines, I’ve been trying to catch myself and say something similar. They are on their own journey, which goes beyond the above. The idea is that everyone has their reasons for things, even if I don’t agree or wouldn’t make the same decision based on my journey.

The hidden attribute is that there is often missing information, best exemplified by the Internet Rage Machine.