There were a total of 674 passengers, not counting crew or the terrorists...– FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: The Odds of Airborne Terror (via mikehudack)
The Anatomy of a Smear: How The Reigning King of...
mikehudack: jhnmyr: A couple of days ago I was pointed to a video on TMZ.com that featured “Avatar” director James Cameron involved in a verbal scuffle with who the gossip website would have you believe was a “fan.” The question is implicit in the video and write-up: “Why would a wealthy Hollywood director be so rude as not to sign an autograph for someone going out of his way to meet his...
Arvind Narayanan's journal - The calculus of... →
Time to start planning my caffeine intake more tightly! In short: if you’re a creative/maker type (as opposed to a strictly regimented type that doesn’t need peek concentration to do the job right), take your caffeine when you’re already concentrating highest. Planned schedule? Coffee in the morning, nap in the early after noon, and coffee in the late afternoon.
Microsoft loses appeal on Word injunction →
Toronto company i4i successful in suing MSFT for $290m due to patent infringement involving custom xml editing patent. In the Eastern District of Texas, of course. I’m not crying over it, but what does this mean for other applications that allow editing of custom XML? I’m not savvy in patentese, so I can’t really parse the patent in question.
This Will Destroy You →
Freakin’ great post-rock groove. Traditional instrumentation, unlike Godspeed! You Black Emperor, but heavier than the mediocre mellowness of Explosions in the Sky. Reference track: A Three-Legged Work Horse
Etnotronica (Green Isac) →
Surprisingly warm, organic and thoroughly intriguing electronica. Reference track: Adm. Bulctow