I don’t know Sebastian Deterding, but this is the kind of thing that makes me wish I lived in London.
Scenario What would a “free market correction” feel like? What if the U.S....– The Bitter Pill: A pitch for an economic-themed ARG | Redub LLC
US cryptanalysts had broken several Japanese diplomatic ciphers, but, without...– Intelligence analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are two recessions going on. One is gradually ending. This is the cyclical...– Seth’s Blog: The forever recession
A print-based culture, as writer Neil Postman pointed out, demands rationality....– Chris Hedges (via azspot) Not agreeing with or endorsing this. For now, just pointing, which maybe proves the point. Or not.
The F-117 project began with a model called “The Hopeless Diamond”...– Stealth technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Offering any sum for one of those 60% scale models. And a 60%-sized pilot to fly it.
In 1958, Mischel became an assistant professor in the Department of Social...– The Secret of Self-Control (The New Yorker)
Marketers, and designers too, often claim to understand the underlying idea...– The Object Whisperer: An Interview with Rob Walker (via deathbeard)
Very busy morning. Accepted retainer in Blocknell divorce - a last minute...– My grandfather’s daybook, November 9, 1937.
Imagine planning a small get-together for 15 of your closest pals, only to find...– Girl accidentally invites Facebook to her birthday party, fears thousands will attend | Posted | National Post
Magic spells →
bobulate: “David Abram, an unusual combination of anthropologist, philosopher, and magician, on the double-meaning of “spell”: [I]t’s not by coincidence that the word “spell” has this double meaning — to arrange the letters in the right order to form a word, or to cast a magic. To spell a word, or to cast a magic spell. These two meanings were originally one and the same. In order to use...
The King’s Suite is mainly used by the Scandinavian royal families, but...– The Kings Suite - Københavns Lufthavne (Copenhagen Airport) — thanks to Kazys for this…
Video Games That Bring Afghanistan Home -... →
Unless you regard something like “Iron Man” as a film about Afghanistan, the movies inspired by America’s contemporary wars have consistently been box-office flops. Even “The Hurt Locker” grossed only $16 million in theaters. Video games that evoke our current conflicts, on the other hand, are blockbusters — during the past three years, they have become the most popular fictional depictions of...
In 1993, C. and I were a young and new couple living together in Amsterdam. We had no money at all and we were hungry for everything besides food. We hid ourselves from the world on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, I think. Johannes and Elsa had a house, and we stayed in the attic. Our residence there was powered by grace and kindness; no money changed hands. Johannes owned the entire house, situated...
As Hauser lies dying from the second attack, he describes a dream that he had...– The Natural State of Man - Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Since cities first got big enough to require urban planning, its practitioners...– How to shrink a city - The Boston Globe
3.16 Billion Cycles (by che-wei wang)
…the real problem has to do with the structure of the economy, not the...– Op-Ed Contributor - How to End the Great Recession - NYTimes.com