People who cringe at the privacy and data-mining implications of the Facebook...– Chris Espinosa, “Fire”
I have a hunch that I will never enjoy Dr. Who as...
KHW: i mean it's a huge
BPR: the one we live in, or the fictional one in the show?
BPR: I'm not sure if you're defending the show or the richness of experience that can be had by all, regardless of the entertainment we choose to enjoy
KHW: shut up
I really like what Ted says to Dean as he consoles him after learning that his sort-of fiancee (she accepted his pin, but didn’t say “yes”) has quit her job and disappeared without saying good bye. The episode is set in 1963 and airing in 2011 so OF COURSE WE MUST talk about how being a Pan Am stewardess is feminist. First, it’s worked into the dialogue in a believable...
CERN: Particles recorded moving faster than light →
chrisreblogs: (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has recorded neutrino particles travelling faster than the speed of light, a spokesman for the researchers said on Thursday — in what could be a challenge to one of the fundamental rules of physics. So there’s that. In defense of Einstein, there’s nothing in Special Relativity that says you can’t move faster than the...
The company prefers to announce new products simply when they’re ready, not when...– John Gruber, “Daring Fireball: The Fall Event” (via heroicsoftware)
Crushable: Ladies Be Filmin': New Girl →
leilacohanmiccio: Area Woman Has A Lot Of Feelings About Zooey Deschanel I watched the pilot and I pretty much agree with what Leila wrote. Regarding the episode as a whole, and the male characters: it was enjoyable to watch from moment to moment, but the moments didn’t really fit together. It felt to me like somebody really wanted to write about a bunch of characters that are friends,...
The morale boost you’ll get will be incredible. After months of toiling away,...– Joel Spolsky, “Should you launch at a conference?” (via heroicsoftware)
Recycle old computers, electronics at Tekserve... →
Live from the kitchen
Plumber: I used to be able to do a whole house in a week. But it's hard work. Hurts your back.
Dad: I hear ya. I've had two surgeries already. But that's the price of being human with two legs, I guess. Horses don't have that problem. They have four legs.
Mom: Yeah, but when a horse gets sick they shoot it in the head.
Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.– Genesis 3:19
Great man you ara a genius– comment by pankaj kainthla on my answer to “In App Purchase Crashes on [[SKPaymentQueue defaultQueue] addPayment:payment]”
Why does the gorilla weigh exactly 800 lbs? →
I have often wondered why Keynes - unlike, say, Freud - has never become a pop...– Paul Krugman, WHY AREN’T WE ALL KEYNESIANS YET (8/3/98)
Cargo Short Nostalgia →
halphillips: Now that the UCB East is finally slated to open, let’s take a look back at two years ago. American Idol was on TV, Obama was in the White House, and the UCB, now famous as a comedy theater, was best-known as a meeting point for those in cargo shorts. (First person to guess which two of those comments are mine wins something small and valueless.) Best thread ever.
Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I’ve Seen It,... →
MG Siegler for TechCrunch: Google’s Android Market is nowhere to be found. In fact, no Google app is anywhere to be found. This is Android fully forked. My understanding is that the Kindle OS was built on top of some version of Android prior to 2.2. And Amazon will keep building on top of that of that over time. In other words, this won’t be getting “Honeycomb” or “Ice Cream Sandwich” — or if it...
Credit where due →
In case you think I’m the one posting the great stuff on the NaSkeWriMo tumblr, I’m not. A few weeks ago I put a call out for volunteers, and a few great people stepped forward. The Tumblr dashboard doesn’t always show who wrote what, but I’ve just updated the blog template so that authors’ names appear on all posts. If you want to get involved, it’s not too...