What? Like I wasn’t going to post the new Slow Jam the News.
[Kickstarter] is now on track to raise over $150 million for its users in 2012....– I feel like the internet just kicked America’s nuts in the middle of the playground with all the teachers watching. If you haven’t read this yet, go be angry.
At Thursday’s rally, Mr. Putin held the crowd in thrall one more time,...– Resolute Putin Faces a Russia That’s Changed, by Ellen Barry | NYTIMES Scary, stunning, svelte, and cunning.
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Kottke reports, “Over at the Centives economic blog, they figured out how much it would cost to build the Death Star in 2012 dollars. Spoiler: A lot. It would cost a lot. We began by looking at how big the Death Star is. The first one is reported to be 140km in diameter and it sure looks like it’s made of steel. But how much steel? We decided to model the Death Star as having a...
Certainly we wouldn’t want to listen to their other suggestions, which...– Eternal Copyright: a modest proposal by Adrian Hon
hustontodd: We’re coming at this franchise from two very different places, because I grew up in the expanded universe. I read all the books, memorized the canonic chronology from Tales of the Jedi through Young Jedi Knights, played all the Star Wars videogames, could tell you the difference between a TIE Interceptor and a TIE Interdictor. I loved the original trilogy, but to me, they weren’t ...
Jimmy Fallon is helping me turn my tumblr into nonsense.
Affluent, Born Abroad, and Choosing New York’s... →
There’s lots of other dumb things that I’m sure stuffs Bloomberg’s socks in the article, but here’s a choice cut: Miriam and Christian Rengier, a German couple moving to New York, visited some private elementary schools in Manhattan last spring in search of a place for their son. They immediately noticed the absence of ethnic diversity, and the chauffeurs ferrying...
7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.– Of Henry Miller’s 11 Writing Commandments
Wired Opinion: Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake →
The media may be contributing to threat inflation today by uncritically reporting alarmist views of potential cyber threats. For example, a 2009 front page Wall Street Journal story reported that the U.S. power grid had been penetrated by Chinese and Russian hackers and laced with logic bombs. The article is often cited as evidence that the power grid is rigged to blow. Yet similar to Judith...
For all my something sweets out there, Han Solo has a message: “It’s just called ‘marriage.’”
“Pickes and onions, stars and stripes, American cheese, American pride”