He was on his way to a party, and he didn’t remember where the address was...– Paul Graham quoted in The Other Half Of Search: Greplin Is A Personal Search Engine For Your Online Life This is one of those ideas that you can’t believe doesn’t already exist.
There is talk of a new astrologer who wants to prove that the earth moves and...– Martin Luther (via azspot)
Most UGC sites try to spend time converting lurkers to contributors. Don’t. ...– Mark Suster: The 1/9/90 Rule of UGC & Why It’s OK to Have Lurkers
U.S. ending combat operations in Iraq →
The last U.S. combat troops were crossing the border into Kuwait on Thursday morning, bringing to a close the active combat phase of a 7½-year war that overthrew the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein, forever defined the presidency of George W. Bush and left more than 4,400 American service members and tens of thousands of Iraqis dead. Mission accomplished?
From 1956 to 2006, for every dollar invested in all forms of rail, the nation...– Siemens Takes Campaign for U.S. High-Speed Rail Straight to the Customer
Will The Right Sacrifice California to Save... →
[David] Barton: Right now the damage is limited to California only, but if California appeals this to the US Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court with Kennedy will go for California, which means all 31 states will go down in flames, although right now this decision is limited only to California. So there’s an effort underway to say “California, please don’t appeal this. I mean,...
No one tougher than Scottie Pippen →
It’s told famously by his high school and college coaches, but truly defies explanation. The supermodel skinny kid who didn’t play much in high school and wasn’t even sure he wanted to play in college, even if he could. But his high school coach called in some favors just to get him a look at NAIA Central Arkansas. Pippen, maybe 135 pounds then and 6-1, couldn’t get a scholarship and wasn’t...
Let me propose a total grassy-knoll/two-shooter conspiracy theory so you can...– Wacky Google/Verizon net neutrality theory via gruber
Computer says no: Big banks need IT reform almost... →
Banks were the first to use mainframes in the 1960s; many are still using the original applications because it is risky to swap them out. Over the years more and more systems have been slapped on. Banks were often profitable enough to afford big IT teams, writing programs themselves rather than buying off the shelf. As a result banks tend to operate lots of different databases producing...
David Frum thinks a mosque is the only chance the... →
This makes a lot of sense. (via TheBrowser)
The malaria parasite has been responsible for half of all human deaths since the...– The Tenacious Buzz of Malaria
Is 2010 the Worst Movie Year Ever? →
Coming soon to a theater near you: absolutely nothing you want to see. Why Hollywood keeps trying to sell us on pointless sequels, lame remakes and the stardom of Shia LaBeouf.