muguide: Dear Frackactivists and Friends: In New York City today, the last hearings will be held on the New York State Proposed Gas Drilling Rules. New York State was the first state in the union to pass a moratorium, and lead the way in protecting its citizens, so it’s critical that we get as many people to this hearing in support of a Ban on fracking and expose this negligently flawed...
One reason why it has taken Tumblr so long to become a formidable player in...– Douglas Brundage, The Rumble Around Tumblr Such wonderful compliments. (via petervidani)
[T]he demand for the oversize red bows is so strong that Lexus stockpiles them...– Who buys cars for surprise Christmas gifts?
Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you...– 10 things the iPhone Siri will help you get instead of an abortion | The Raw Story (via interweber) If true, this is extremely important. Not just because of the subject matter but because its important to understand that our access to news and INFORMATION may increasingly be funneled through large...
Fox News viewers less informed about current... →
A new survey of New Jersey voters comes to a provocative conclusion: Fox News viewers tend to be less informed about current events than those who don’t watch any news at all. Fairleigh Dickinson University recently questioned 612 adults in New Jersey about how they get their news, offering as options traditional outlets like newspapers and local and national television news, or blogs, websites...
It appears that Tumblr built in a day or two what no D.C.-based technology...– The statement above is false. I’m one of the co-founders of Mobile Commons, though I no longer work there. The Mobile Commons technology that Tumblr used to build a very nice graphical interface has been available to any organization for going on five years. In fact, it’s been used by many...
Why Not Pig Milk? →
All sorts of other milks are available for retail sale. There’s cow’s milk - the king of milks - and goat, sheep, and even camel’s milk - or so I’ve been told by someone who supposedly spotted a can in a Russian grocery in Brighton Beach. Next time, I told him, buy the can for Pete’s sake. But never any pig milk. They say that piglets look the most like human babies...
Who's Evolving Whom?
brycedotvc: Just after the release of Lion, Apple’s latest desktop operating system, I was catching up with Gabe when he made an observation that’s been rattling around in my head ever since. As we talked about how his migration to Lion had gone he noted that after decades of navigating personal computers by scrolling down to read a page, Apple was retraining their users to scroll up in order...
Deutsche Bank: If Merkel Doesn't Budge, 'Our... →
This is real.
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing...– Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica)
I feel like we’re working in an office building in Grand Theft Auto.– Sean, on the sirens and helicopters outside all day
I don’t believe this bill has any chance on the House floor. I think it’s way...– Darrell Issa on SOPA. Great news.
As world population passes 7 billion, global... →
Psychology: It isn't rocket science →
There are a few things that seem to be related to people’s attitude that Psychology is easier than other sciences. For one, children think it would be easier to learn about aspects of Psychology than to learn about the natural sciences. They are also more sure that adults would know how things work in Psychology than in the natural sciences. The authors did rule out one explanation. They...
Whilst weekends are a little slower for Dorsey (he hikes on Saturdays), it’s...– Jack Dorsey’s Twitter & Square Work Schedule Absurd.
That Should Be A Word
stoweboyd: Impassengers, n. pl. 1. People who are so eager to get on a train or bus that they form a wall, blocking others from getting off. (Also, Puffdestrian, a smoker who blocks others exiting a building, or when getting off a train or bus, in order to light a cigarette as soon as possible, and causing others to back up into the doors.) (h/t to stephtara)
Sports Media Asks Molestation Victims What This... →
Describing the downfall of Paterno as “clearly the most devastating thing to come out of the sex scandal,” outlets from ESPN to USA Today asked Sandusky’s victims if, while being forced to engage in oral and anal sex with a man 40 to 50 years their senior, their primary fear was for Paterno’s reputation—and, specifically, for how revelations of their suffering might diminish his two national...
theatlanticvideo: The Violence at Occupy Oakland on October 25 In this video, filmmaker Raleigh Latham works to reconstruct the timeline of October 25 in Oakland, which began when police dismantled the Occupy movement’s tent community in the early morning. The conflict culminated in the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the protest in the evening, when Iraq veteran Scott Olsen was...
Two honest Google employees: our products don't... →
I think this sums up the defining economic growth story of our generation. Business models are being built around the loss of privacy, the exchange of privacy for convenience and free services. Note that this is only a concern when there is an understanding by the user that their actions are private by default: Google searches, Facebook posts to friends only, and everything in Gmail and Google...
I’m pretty busy right now…send me the info and I’ll take a look.– People that aren’t interested. (via andyswan)
One of the best ways not to lose your sense of direction is to hold onto it. My...– Six ways to never get lost in a city again Useful.