Cameras That Can Find Your Face in a Crowd: Is it cool or scary that technology...– …allows us to identity each person? This is from a title on The Atlantic’s home page. Seriously, I don’t understand why they can’t hire a proofreader. The other day one of their other titles mis-capitalized “Did” as “DId.” Is this happening...
Browsing to see what you can spend your credit card reward points on is the most peculiarly American activity ever. It’s also a little bit like being in an arcade.
Places My Full Screen Weather Chrome App Thinks I...
Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas Moa, Cuba Saltpond, Ghana I’ve told it numerous times where I live, but if I hit the “we think you’re here” button, it sends me to Ghana. Hmmm?
People soon to be on loan at B.C. library →
Onion-like or not, this is a great program idea!
The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened.– Bella Abzug (via willcrabb)
Arab democrats: beware the US model →
By Robert Grenier. I think the emphasis on term limits is a surprise—campaign finance reform is far more important in my opinion. But the article is solid and contains some values we should be thinking about, not just now after the recent debt-crisis shit-show, but until we see some change.
It was sad to see a moose on the ground with its eyeballs round and looking. So...– Tao Lin, Eeeee Eee Eeee (via buddykat2)
Psychology of Looting →
Thanks for the rec, Sniffy. Really great read.
So I want to be a freelance writer. I don’t know much about it, I guess, so I thought it’d be a good idea to subscribe to some websites that provide information about freelancing. …Let’s hope that’s the last career mistake I ever make. PS: You guys are idiots. PPS: And what, exactly, do you have against somewhat-appropriate comma use?
Google was a company built on the values of its founders, who harbored ambitions...– In the Plex, Steven Levy
People have so great a need to reverence, to worship, to adore; it is a...– The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day
The austerity is supposed to be a consequence of us all having had it a little...– Want to Overthrow the Rule of Wall Street? You’ll Have to Start a Religion
Point four of the school’s online rules forcibly clarifies this:...– Mad German Auteur, Now in 3D by Chris Heath
Do you realize that the… bank bailout — that sum of money is greater than the...– Dr. NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON, reacting to space programs such as the James Webb Space Telescope — the successor to the Hubble — falling to budget cuts, on Real Time (via inothernews)
cleversimon.com: The God Who Loves You | Carl... →
cleversimon: It must be troubling for the god who loves you To ponder how much happier you’d be today Had you been able to glimpse your many futures. It must be painful for him to watch you on Friday evenings Driving home from the office, content with your week— Three fine houses sold to deserving…
1. Take a break from the half-assed superhero movies 2. Realize that Snow Crash is like like superheroes x extra geek culture + The Da Vinci Code x actually good. 3. Make it into a kick-ass film of epic proportions.