Move your stuff away from GoDaddy.com →
I knew Go Daddy was sleazy, but I didn’t know they were this sleazy: See, but now things have come to a head. It turned out that not only was Go Daddy happy to put their names supporting SOPA, which is a hell of a restricting, dangerous, and censoring law, but they’d helped to write some of it and, even more offensively, were exempted from it. In other words, they’d found a way to be as...
Paul Krugman, S.O.B.
Jonathan Chait, on Sunday: The most remarkable attribute Krugman has brought to the Times is rudeness. The social niceties that accompany his exalted position are utterly lost on him. He does not seek out the company of famous politicians and cannot be courted with flattery or access. He understands that you can’t arrive at truth without explaining why mistaken beliefs are wrong. Paul Krugman,...
Abed: If he wants to impress people, why join a pottery class? Why not just say, “Hi, I’m a doctor?”
Jeff: Because he’s crazy. And fancy jobs don't impress people. I mean, you weren't impressed I’m a lawyer.
Abed: Well, anyone can be a lawyer. You can even represent yourself. You can’t do surgery on yourself, it’s illegal. You get arrested. And then you get a free lawyer.
It looks like a human was involved in choosing what went where,” Marissa told...– Marissa Mayer addressing Google designers, as quoted in “In The Plex” by Steven Levy (via buzz)
Louis C.K.: Live At The Beacon Theater (2011) is... →
As I write this there are 617 people seeding the file, and another 119 in the process of downloading. (If you don’t understand how torrenting works, read the brief beginner’s guide on LifeHacker.) atndigcrk, the user who initially seeded it, begins the file description, yea its the new one yea i kinda feel bad putting it here but people like louis ck gotta realize without torrents...
Saying newspapers will provide a stable home for reporters, just as soon as we...– Clay Shirky, “Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis”
The world is full of people fat-fingering their cheeto-stained keyboards with...– Jason Scott, “Dear Brian”
a common lament
halphillips: I wish it were easier to find your way into an improv practice group when you’ve been around a long time and no longer have contemporaries who are coming up through classes and eagerly forming groups left and right. I wanna do more improv. We should found an improv old folks’ home.
The fact that the party is committed to demonstrably false beliefs means that...– Paul Krugman, “Send In the Clueless”
You will always be a child of two worlds.
Vulcan Council President: You have surpassed the expectations of your instructors. Your final record is flawless, with one exception: I see that you have applied to Starfleet as well.
Spock: It was logical to cultivate multiple options.
Vulcan Council President: Logical, but unnecessary. You are hereby accepted to the Vulcan Science Academy. It is truly remarkable, Spock, that you have achieved so much, despite your disadvantage. All rise.
Spock: If you would clarify, Minister, to what disadvantage are you referring?
Vulcan Council President: Your human mother.
Spock: Council... Ministers, I must decline.
Vulcan Council President: No Vulcan has ever declined admission to this academy!
Spock: Then as I am half-human, your record remains untarnished.
Sarek: Spock, you have made a commitment to honor the Vulcan way.
Vulcan Council President: Why did you come before this council today? Was it to satisfy your emotional need to rebel?
Spock: The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, Ministers, for your consideration... Live long and prosper.
Why Siri Can't Find Abortion Clinics & How It's... →
If This Article Is Correct, We're Closer To... →
One of the biggest problems with America exporting all of its manufacturing is that nobody here has a fucking clue how anything is made any more. They assume making things is easier than thinking them up, because we’ve supposedly offloaded that work to foreign savages while all the hard thinking work remains here. They don’t understand how difficult or complicated it is to make...
DesignAday: Museum of Obsolete Objects →
designaday: There’s a rather amusing, and quite clever, YouTube channel titled the Museum of Obsolete Objects. Short videos demonstrate the use of objects that, as the name implies, have become obsolete. The dial telephone, instant camera, and abacus are examples. The videos are well-produced, and many of…
It is unquestionably true that without entrepreneurs and investors, you can’t...– Nick Hanauer, “Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators”
The 5 Best Toys of All Time →
I defy you to come up with a better list. My favorites were/are #2 and #4.
Senator to US Airways: please rethink fare hikes →
In January, Southwest Airlines will stop flying between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, leaving US Airways as the only airline with a direct route between the two cities. So what is US Airways going to do? Hike its fares. US Airways has a long history of being a shitty company. Ever wonder why Pittsburgh has such a nice airport? Throughout the ’90s, Pittsburgh was a US Airways hub, and the airline...