But despite the promising blurb — Drawing on the lessons of Camus and Orwell,...– Joshua Keating \via FP Passport (via ericmortensen)
Fascinating documentary on Artificial Intelligence.
MTA Fare Hike.
So, MTA needs to beat an $800 million deficit. They’re proposing raising fairs by quite a bit. Again. After cutting service - especially a vital bus line down Wyckoff Ave. in Brooklyn that services a hospital (the L stations there are not handicap accessible). And after cutting cleaning service - have you noticed how filthy the cars and stations have become over the past few months? Yeah,...
|Autonomously Correct.|: I’ve noticed that people... →
I’ve noticed that people have a tendency to only support causes and issue that they identify with. Now, i do know this isn’t completely true for everyone. But, it does seem to be the majority. For instance, minorities are, for the most part, only interested in supporting racial “equality”…
Newt Gingrich throws tantrum, angry that Christian... →
Takeaway quote: Obviously, these leaders and this Dominionist theology do not advocate the use of violence to achieve their goals, but you have to marvel at Gingrich’s willingness to warn that ”Islamists” are seeking to impose their religious views on all cultural, political, and legal matters while his very own organization is seeking to do the exact same thing. ...
Console.log without littering it throughout your...
Mr. Chetty and his colleagues […] estimate that a standout kindergarten teacher...– Leonhardt, David. “The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers.” The New York Times. 27 July 2010. Web. 28 July 2010.
Furthermore, nobody in the free culture movement is attempting to silence the...– Mike Linksvayer, Creative Commons Blog. ASCAP President’s Letter. I still don’t understand how he can so fundamentally misunderstand what the whole thing is about. Does money rot your brain?
Lontano (Trip Hop Mix) →
Fantastic track playing as I code. From Jose Padilla’s album, Navigator.
Not only is the RAM in your online store (4gb 2x2) the slowest DDR3 available (1333 PC3 10600 vs DDR3 2500 PC3 20000), it’s also twice as expensive as Kingston ECC DDR3 1333 PC 10600. WTF, mate?
"Woman in Technology," Stubbornella →
I don’t think Osama bin Laden sent those planes to attack us because he hated...– David Cross (via Tumble DC 25: Florida church plans to burn Qurans on 9/11 anniversary - Pew Forum on Religon and Public Life) (via lemkin, almas88) (via ericmortensen)
“More broadly, policing has often taken its cues from the military. The lessons of the battlefields are bound to be translated to our own streets. The new paradigm of counterinsurgency, with its focus on securing the population, addressing underlying grievances, and creating space for communities to craft political solutions to their problems, holds tremendous promise domestically. For...
Real crimes – actual transgressions against flesh-and-blood individuals – are...– “Kafkatrapping,” Armed and Dangerous
At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of...– Losing my religion for equality Jimmy Carter officially goes apostate over the Baptist Church’s treatment of women. (via sluthaditcoming) (via mollyyyyyyy) (via stfuconservatives) (via shorterexcerpts) (via ericmortensen)
Just put iPhone4 against my N1 in Bandwidth.
Coworker and I, one at a time, tested our bandwidth via the FCC app. I’ve got the N1, him the iPhone4 - both on AT&T 3G, here in NYC. My N1 was consistently higher in download bandwidth (~1-1.5mbps down vs ~.9mbps down), upload bandwidth (~.14 vs ~.08), and latency (200ms vs 2,000ms). The latency is what boggled my mind. Keep in mind, same network, not touching the phone (flat on desk...
Despite Pledging $1.15 Billion, United States Has... →
ericmortensen: kateoplis: Of the more than $5 billion pledged to Haiti during an aid conference back in March, less than 2 percent has made its way to the devastated island nation. Only four countries have paid anything at all: Brazil, Norway, Estonia and Australia. Venezuela promised even more — $1.32 billion. It has also paid nothing, although it has written off some of Haiti’s debt. ...
CERN releases first results of LHC under Creative... →
Want to stay in business, Labels? Stop suing... →
The RIAA spent 64 million dollars to recover 1.3 million in fines. RIAA gets paid by its member labels. That’s a -97% ROI. HELLO?!
Kelly Sutton's Tumblr: Save Print →
While spending a decent amount of time on the Bolt Bus shuttling back and forth from D.C. this weekend wondering what will happen to professional journalism, I came up with a definitive solution to all some of the world’s problems. While many of the Old Media giants (e.g. Time) are…
China outflanks US in Pakistan →
Nuclear power in developing countries wouldn’t be so frightening if we had continued development of thorium reactors over our current water reactors (India is doing research into this) - Oak Ridge scrapped their molten salt reactor in ‘76 due to lack of funding. According to Wikipedia’s article on Molten salt reactors, this fuel cycle resist proliferation by: producing...
Antibody Kills 91% of HIV Strains →
mikehudack: fullcredit: In a significant step toward an AIDS vaccine, U.S. government scientists have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered. Looking closely at the strongest antibody, they have detailed exactly what part of the virus it targets and how it attacks that site. The antibodies were...