Big rig carrying fruit crashes on 210 Freeway,... →
Juan Cole: Obama must Make Fighting Climate Change... →
Google's Social Network: Gmail
thegongshow: Google+ doesn’t make sense as a strategy. Its superfluous to Google’s existing assets. Why did Google need a Facebook-clone-like social network product? They already had an amazing social network in Gmail! I have 10x the social interaction inside of Gmail compared to Facebook. Facebook has photo sharing, but Gmail gets all the really good photos of my family that the luddites in...
Matt: hold the phone. why didn't you tell me that [your big goal already happened] before?
Nick: one sec phone
But, aren’t you sad about selling the greatest bike on earth? No. When you ride...– Best. Craigslist. Ad. Ever. | Raanan Bar-Cohen (via assholesinbikelanes)
Rose’s specific situation is more nuanced — there are a million...– Derrick Rose and the Bulls’ history of letting players break themselves - SBNation.com
It’s also mildly hilarious that the Golden State Warriors are playing this well...– Ethan Sherwood Strauss: Don’t be Surprised by the Shooting Great post on the Warriors who I think are the easiest team in the NBA to root for.
The Pitching Lesson
kcreate: textastrophe: The Original Ad: My conversation with the ad poster: New favorite blog.
jimray: There’s something so boringly obvious... →
There’s something so boringly obvious about Kara Swisher’s behind-the-scenes look at how Facebook came to own Instagram. To fans of Silicon Valley drama (amongst whom Swisher seems to count herself), it’s a breathless tale of luck, determination, and picking the decisive moment to pivot. From a more critical vantage, it’s the story of a rich white son of privilege selling his company to another...
For Baumgartner this was not enough: he wanted to earn a living as a stunt...– Felix Baumgartner’s Story: Who Is the Man Who Pierced the Sky? | Vanity Fair Great article!
Help Kiera with her legal bills – she was expelled... →
intsunny: deafmuslimpunx: Until Monday morning, Kiera Wilmot was a well-behaved student at Bartow High School in central Florida with good grades and an interest in science. But that morning, she mixed some chemicals together in a small water bottle that caused a tiny explosion. There was a bang and some smoke, but nobody was even close to being hurt. I remember doing experiments like that...
6. You consider the wind from an approaching...
kateoplis: 23 Signs You’ve Lived in NYC Too Long
jacob: Look up biking directions in the web version of Google Maps Take a screenshot of the trip summary Set that as your lock screen background
29 percent of Americans think that an armed... →
29% invoking their inner Thomas Jefferson.
There are roughly three New York’s. There is, first, the New York of the man or...– Here is New York by E.B. White (via Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, marksbirch) This quote is always worth rereading.
cat: so like in our tumblr work chat program it alerts me whenever someone says my name but my fucking name is cat and like do you know how often tumblr employees, out of all people, talk about cats? do you know how many times i’ve arrived to a chat, breathless and disheveled, only to realize someone is discussing cat memes, or cat litter, or general feline affairs? A LOT OF TIMES
If this was a pill, you’d do anything to get it →
Important piece by Ezra Klein on an experimental program proven to both significantly improve outcomes and cut costs, and why Medicare is shutting it down anyway. You already know it’s about money and power protecting the status quo.
Amazing 'Timmay' Troll Face
fuckyeanba: h/t @netw3rk The master.
winesburg, ohio: Take time off. →
winesburgohio: I quit my job last month. A lot of people were surprised. To be honest, even I was a little surprised. Since then, though, I’ve fielded a lot of emails, phone calls, coffee dates, and dinner conversations about The Big Decision. How does it feel? How did I make it? Was it the right one? Killer post.
Deeply deeply shameful
jkottke: I was offline yesterday evening and this morning, so this is a little tardy but what the Senate did in not passing the already woefully wimpy gun control legislation yesterday was embarrassing and shameful. Fuck them. For 45 senators, the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a forgotten tragedy. The toll of 270 Americans who are shot every day is not a problem requiring action....
Incredible, frightening video from the finish line in Boston.