In a recent survey carried out by Bicycling magazine, 50 percent of men and 58...– Gizmodo
AAPL Orchard: Not Everyone Copies Apple →
aaplorchard: “[Apple is] going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.” - Tim Cook in his first email to Apple employees as Apple’s new CEO sent August 25, 2011 “The path [Sony] must take is clear: to drive the…
FACEBOOK: LIKE? | More Intelligent Life →
Facebook has not replaced social life. It has tightened the social fabric, in a way that fits many people, and which many just as clearly chafe against. The social ills ascribed to it are, by and large, not new. Once people suffered from hysteria and melancholy; in the modern age, they have anxiety and depression. Once they suffered gossiping and bullying; now it’s “Facebook official” drama and...
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government...– Thomas Jefferson (via mistakenforprogress)
We see a future where world-leading educators are at the center of the education...– Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, whom worked on Stanford’s free online classes, succinctly sum up the digital educational opportunity I’ve been trying to describe. Koller and Ng are starting a new company to help things along. (via dbreunig)
Schneier on Security: Harms of Post-9/11 Airline... →
…I made two basic arguments about post-9/11 airport security. One, we are not doing the right things: the focus on airports at the expense of the broader threat is not making us safer. And two, the things we are doing are wrong: the specific security measures put in place since 9/11 do not work. Kip Hawley doesn’t argue with the specifics of my criticisms, but instead provides anecdotes...
No doubt, the Internet and cable television have allowed various political and...– Age of Ignorance by Charles Simic | The New York Review of Books
A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney | New York Times →
The basic concepts behind this model are: Complementarity. In much the same way that light is both a particle and a wave, Mitt Romney is both a moderate and a conservative, depending on the situation. It is not that he is one or the other; it is not that he is one and then the other. He is both at the same time. Probability. Mitt Romney’s political viewpoints can be expressed only in...
Bitcoin, the City traders’ anarchic new toy |... →
“Bitcoin is not run by people with hot sexual appetites for hotel maids. It is not run by corporations. It is not governed by people with budgets to meet. It is governed by a mathematical formula,” one trader and Bitcoin enthusiast told Reuters over a pint of Guinness in London’s financial district. He also likes that there is an absolute limit of 21 million Bitcoins built into the...