It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological...– Abraham Maslow (via psychotherapy)
Humans can travel more quickly over uneven terrain. (Apollo 17 astronauts...– http://astrobites.com/2012/03/29/dispelling-the-myth-of-robotic-efficiency-why-astronomers-should-support-human-exploration-of-the-solar-system/ (via opit)
npr: A visualization of the world’s oceans. From NASA: This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience. Or as FastCo.Design described it “Better Than Van Gogh”
The Camera Roll is a mess and Photo Stream is its drunk, belligerent cousin that...– wind on a leaf
Successes = failures gone wrong– Resilient Response In Complex Systems
In America HBO is a premium network, meaning people must pay an additional $15 a...– HBO and the future of pay-TV: The winning streak | The Economist Three things here. First,in an age when we sit here and decry Facebook and others for selling us to advertisers, it’s important to note that that is exactly what other television stations do and HBO does not. Granted, they know way...
I was a member of the the cross country team in my freshmen year and at the end...– “The marathon can humble you.” ~ Bill Rodgers | MetaFilter
At mile 20, I turned into a powerwalker. You know why powerwalking races are so...– “The marathon can humble you.” ~ Bill Rodgers | MetaFilter
This is a demo created by Bomb! in december 1998. State of mind original...– State of mind - Canvas this demo in 1998 was mindblowing! and now it runs inside html5 canvas - also mindblowing.
”I mean, it was only two weeks ago when almost every white person I knew was...– Michael Skolnik. Teenage Black americans don’t make good postcards / it was never about justice. (via readnfight)
You cannot give HBO your money directly. They will not accept it. They are fully...– Help! I’m Being Forced To Pirate Game Of Thrones Against My Will! | PandoDaily
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In his first assignment, another writer I know had to produce a book on Japanese...– I Was a Cookbook Ghostwriter - NYTimes.com
Robert Reich: Why Republicans Aren't Mentioning... →
robertreich: These bets are pushing up oil prices because Wall Street firms and other big financial players now dominate oil trading. Financial speculators historically accounted for about 30 percent of oil contracts, producers and end users for about 70 percent. But today speculators account for 64 percent of all contracts. Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading...
Ridley Scott Q&A and Prometheus Trailer Premiere →
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The implication of all of this is that this is real engineering. Anyone can...– High Scalability - High Scalability - Google: Taming the Long Latency Tail - When More Machines Equals Worse Results
Because a line has been crossed, technology/software/code is in and of the world...– #sxaesthetic (via inky)
The “culture” of Goldman Sachs was, is and always will be about making money,...– How to Quit a Job Without Publishing an Op-Ed | The Reformed Broker (via pegobry)
To me it seems like there is a kind of a strange denial in a lot of our culture,...– Has Neal Stephenson become too accessible? - Salon.com
When I tell people about my time at Apple, the people I usually mention as...– Pixel Union | Premium Themes
Invisible Children’s campaign is a symptom, not a cause. It is an excuse that...– Dangerous ignorance: The hysteria of Kony 2012 - Opinion - Al Jazeera English (via ronmarks)