In many ways, the men who made The Godfather—director Francis Ford Coppola,...– The Godfather Wars | vanityfair.com really interesting articvle about the history of this movie. which reminds me that i have not seen it yet!
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold →
givemesomethingtoread: In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and he began talking to many of the people around Sinatra — his...
I spend a lot of my time on recruiting. You could ask anyone in my office,...– The Way I Work: Paul English of Kayak
Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over...– Howard Zinn, “The Problem is Civil Disobedience” speech at Johns Hopkins University, November 1970 RIP (via lavenderlines) (via spaceships)
Chess, Poker and the Mind - Idea of the Day Blog -... →
abbyjean: If programmers really want to master human thought, Mr. Kasparov suggests, they should take on poker: … While chess is a 100 percent information game — both players are aware of all the data all the time — and therefore directly susceptible to computing power, poker has hidden cards and variable stakes, creating critical roles for chance, bluffing, and risk management. These might...
Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)...
So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, or $260...– After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday’s Web Site | The New York Observer (via mionoki)
This is a corruption of the motto used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...– Who first coined the phrase “Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week” ? - Yahoo! Answers
In addition to taking the Nokia package, Oksanen told me that the company has...– Moozement Rebrands Itself And Becomes HeiaHeia, One Of The First ‘Nokia Funded’ Startups To Emerge
The SPOFs have not gone, just moved. No, the namenode may not fail, but all I...– Steve: Developing on the Edge - Cloud MapReduce about AmazonWebServives.
Jan. 25, 1979: Robot Kills Human →
fuckyeahrobots: It’s the first recorded human death by robot.
The open source software movement that could be mentioned, the free culture...– Caterina.net: Participatory media and why I love it (and must defend it)
don’t tell people what you’re going to do. tell people what you did. it makes...– life lesson #1 as I leave my life in SF and head to NYC (only three people knew I was going to resign before I resigned (not including myself). i didn’t even tell my mother! (we tell each other everything.)) (via amber-rae)
A report last year by the Sustainable Packaging Alliance, commissioned by...– Bag the bag: a new green monster is on the rise (via indefensible) Lulz. (via nickdouglas) (via mikehudack)
The big software testing tool vendors knew their testing tools won’t work, so...– UI Test Automation Tools are Snake Oil
My First Arrest →
blnkpgs: I’m not really ashamed to share some of my mistakes while growing up. Every time I pay Tokyo a visit, it reminds me of when I was 16 & pickpocketing in the Shinkansen was the fun thing to do. This was when I spent an entire summer in Yokohama with my father. …. go read this ;]