One hour before midnight, staff at the Ignalina plant will flick the switches,...– BBC News - Lithuania to shut its only nuclear power station (via opit) (via lkt)
A friend of mine told me that when his sons were five and three years old, they...– Gretchen Rubin, in The Happiness Project, a great book on how to live you life with more happiness in it (via fred-wilson)
I suppose that’s a major theme of this decade that has just been: the failure of...– ck/ck: The Sound Of My Head Banging Against The Wall (via inky)
Programming is a very new discipline, so there’s not too many master programmers...– The Master, The Expert, The Programmer
STEP 1: Form a bank. STEP 2: Round up a bunch of unemployed friends to be...– How To Make The World’s Easiest $1 Billion (via kraupu)
Ezra Klein - Encouraging organ donation →
abbyjean: In January, Israel will become the first country in the world to give people who sign their organ donor cards points pushing them up the transplant list should they one day need a transplant. Points will also be given to transplant candidates whose first-degree relatives have signed their organ donor cars or whose first-degree relatives were organ donors. In the case of kidneys, for...
Exercise 4-13. Write a function reverse(s) which reverses the string s by...– jwz - The C Programming Language, by Brian W Kernighan & Dennis M Ritchie & HP Lovecraft
Decided today that if I ever started a band I would call it The Torrent. Our...– Stryker (via nickdouglas) (via rafer)
Fun fact of the day: apparently there are only about 600 jpegs commonly traded...– (via opit)
David Simon →
givemesomethingtoread: Simon recently spoke with Vice from the Tremé production offices in New Orleans. This is the longest interview we’ve ever run by a long shot, but come on. It’s the guy who made The Wire. You’re lucky the entire issue isn’t about him. Beware of minor spoilers. if you have watched the wire - read this interview.
We’re an urban people. Eighty percent of us live in metro areas. I don’t buy the...– DAVID SIMON - Vice Magazine
People are defined by what they do in this culture. I think it’s the human...– DAVID SIMON - Vice Magazine
The first thing you will need to get started with Emacs is a beard.– Wilhelm Bierbaum (via merlin)