The shared intentionality lies at the basis of human society, Dr. Tomasello...– http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/science/01human.html
INTERVIEWER: The supernatural keeps cropping up in practically everything you...– The Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 42
With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once...– The Safety Net - Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades - Series - NYTimes.com
A typewritten list which appears to be a list of photographs is as follows: ...– Unabridged. Transcribed from FBI field agents, as recorded on page 20 in section two of Bertholt Brecht’s FBI file, available here.
Clients From Hell, where have you been all this...
Customer: Our budget is $4,000 but it is not so complex what we want. Have you used Outlook?
Customer: We exactly that functionality in our site plus some other stuff.
State authorities are testing a plan that would see the Emergency Management...– Interop: New York Tests Xbox-Based Alert System — InformationWeek
If you allow players in an online world to penalize each other, you open the...– Schneier on Security: Virtual Mafia in Online Worlds
6:58:58 PM. 1) my nephew’s ok, 2) there’s a dead body at the main...– WikiLeaks to release over half a million 9/11 intercepts
More brilliance from "Clients from Hell"
Prospective client: $400 for a logo?! Why are you so expensive? My nephew has Photoshop—I can just get him to do it.
Me: Does your nephew have Microsoft Word?
Prospective client: Yes.
Me: Then have him write you a novel while he’s at it.
Can one… be surprised that a meeting of the Tiburon Town Council voted on...– Town to photograph every car that enters and leaves | Technically Incorrect - CNET News
Yeah, after I took mescaline I started seeing crabs around me all the time,”...– Mescaline left Jean-Paul Sartre in the grip of lobster madness - Times Online
From "Clients From Hell" tumblog
Client: I want a proposal for this great idea I have.
Us: Whats the idea?
Client: I cant tell you because it's confidential.
Us: How can we provide a quote when we have no details?
Client: You can sign an agreement saying that you wont work on a similar project for 2 years.
Us: How can we sign an agreement for an idea we have no information on?
Client: You will make millions...
It was in Kentucky that I started thinking seriously about mutants.”...– Twitter / jeremyet I know it was me that said it but something about taking it out of any context at all, it makes it something else.
A couple of months went past, and after Belle de Jour won the award for Best...– Me and Belle de Jour – ‘Could it be Brooke?’
Herzog wrote the screenplay “in a frenzy”, and completed it in only...– Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase “Weniger, aber...– Dieter Rams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NYT: Scan Before Burning →
The first time I saw this live was years ago in Athens. I was up at the Acropolis in Athens with Dave and saw these guys with the equipment. I asked then what they were doing, and they explained that they were scanning the monuments with volumetric millimeter precision. I asked why you would want to do something like that. They told me that these might get blown up any day, that we live in a...
The group, most 18 and 19 years old, used celebrity Web sites, according to...– There are so many crazy ideas and amazing excerpts from this article that I don’t even know how to sum it up yet. Maybe the fact that I’m reading it in a hotel room in LA gives it extra frisson. Going for the Bling - NYTimes.com
The civilised world lives three meals away from punching a neighbour for a ham...– FT.com / Lex / Technology, media & telecoms - Hewlett-Packard (via heyitsnoah)
A survey found that one in 20 UK schoolchildren thought Adolf Hitler was a coach...– Hitler was ‘German football coach’ | Scotland | STV News