today i got a new follower. i clicked to checkout more about them and was asked to enter my credentials because it apparently contains adult material. i had a thought: “oh, tumblr is doing something about their stupid pr0nblogs”. nope, it is a phishing site. quite fishy but pretty convincing. be careful, check domain name. and by the way, why tumblr has no https on their authentication pages?
“Kind of Bloop was one of Kickstarter’s early successes. It helped, well, kickstart that company. More importantly, it stood on its own as a work of art. It was written about in Time and Wired and numerous other places. It was experimental and daring, like Davis himself. And the album art transforms Maisel’s iconic image in much the same way that the music itself transformed Davis’ tunes. It is financially-enforced censorship that is a shameful blow to artistic expression and belies how little the court system and traditional artists appreciate or understand the digital era.”—Kind of A Dick Move (via photographsonthebrain)
One of Instapaper’s five leased servers was hosted at DigitalOne, a Swiss hosting company leasing blade servers from a Virginia datacenter. Early Tuesday morning, the FBI raided the datacenter to seize servers used by another DigitalOne customer for fraudulent “scareware” distribution, according…
My identity and reading habits are in the hands of FBI.
The following day, I attended a workshop about preventing gender violence, facilitated by Katz. There, he posed a question to all of the men in the room: “Men, what things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?”
Not one man, including myself, could quickly answer the question. Finally, one man raised his hand and said, “Nothing.” Then Katz asked the women, “What things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Nearly all of the women in the room raised their hand. One by one, each woman testified:
“I don’t make eye contact with men when I walk down the street,” said one.
“I don’t put my drink down at parties,” said another.
“I use the buddy system when I go to parties.”
“I cross the street when I see a group of guys walking in my direction.”
“I use my keys as a potential weapon.”
The women went on for several minutes, until their side of the blackboard was completely filled with responses. The men’s side of the blackboard was blank. I was stunned. I had never heard a group of women say these things before. I thought about all of the women in my life — including my mother, sister and girlfriend — and realized that I had a lot to learn about gender.
“It’s the other way round. The people Frank was photographing didn’t like him. That’s completely different. People like Frank and the good street photographers antagonised their subjects just because of who they where - that’s why they got all those good pictures of people staring at them looking antagonised. The meaning of good street photography is people looking pissed off. Isn’t that why you like Mark Cohen and Bruce Gilden so much. The whimsical shit with happy people is just whimsical shit. Unless it’s Winogrand, then it’s not whimsy.”—Colin Pantall’s blog: random conversations #10 (via photographsonthebrain)
“If you’re presented with three phone models with three different operating systems that all do notifications in about the same way, is your decision going to come down to “that one had a notification center before the other two?” If so, I wish you and your Nokia N95 well. Godspeed.”—Coyote Tracks - But WE were here FIRST!
Forbes’ Eric Savitz questioned Groupon’s accounting methods, declaring an emphasis in the IPO filing of “adjusted consolidated segment operating income” harks back to the dot-com boom days when Web start-ups used all sorts of atypical measures to hide true earnings. David Hannson, the…
Anyone else find this interesting that David Hannson is the partner of Jason Fried @ 37signals, who is on Groupon’s board and has already cashed out for $400k or something from Groupon? Wonder if there’s any inter-office tension..
“The basic problem with patents is that you’re trying to assign property rights to something that doesn’t deserve property rights. The fact that these property rights end up in the hands of financial owners as opposed to the original inventors just exacerbates the problem. The basic problem is that Chris [Dixon] and a bunch of engineers can be sitting at Hunch designing some amazing new feature and somebody unbeknownst to them has a patent on this feature and never actually implemented it and can now screw them over… It’s just not right, it shouldn’t exist.”—Fred Wilson (via siminoff)
“I started The Point to empower the little guy and solve the world’s unsolvable problems. A year later, I started Groupon to get Eric to stop bugging me to find a business model. Groupon, which started as a side project in November 2008, applied The Point’s technology to group buying. By January 2009, its popularity soaring, we had fully shifted our attention to Groupon.”—http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1490281/000104746911005613/a2203913zs-1.htm