Overheard at The Atlantic
Homepage Editor: I feel like there aren't enough knock-down, drag-out arguments in newsrooms anymore.
Entertainment Editor (through a mouth full of peanut butter and chocolate): You want me to start some shit?
Interview with Anonymous Analytics
Reblogged from James, this part is especially interesting to me: Financial Times: why have you decided to look to corporate activism as well as political? Anonymous Analytics: It’s the logical next step. We think we may have something to contribute here. FT: Is this move related to the Wall Street “occupation” which Anonymous has supported? AA: It was inspired by...
I just went down to check out the scene at the https://occupywallst.org/ rally....– None other than Tim O’Reilly. I’m not sure that a protest on Wall Street (where no one works anyway) is the right way to bring this message home, or that home is where the message needs to get brought to. I’m not even sure that protest in the streets in the US is meaningful...
A study released last month suggested video games were keeping young people off...– BBC News - US crime figures: Why the drop?
Much like our memories, Facebook Timeline understands that some moments have...– #dubious #curious You’ll freak when you see the new Facebook - CNN.com
vimeo: Tchaikovsky Timelapse by joe clarke Mesmerizing behind-the-scenes timelapse footage. With a twist! From the video’s description, “Instead of just leaving the camera to click away at set intervals, we manually took a frame in synch with the frames Barry was taking as he animated, showing the puppet moving at his intended 25fps, almost!”
Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state...– I had to check the news to make sure this quote was authentic (and it is) President Barack Obama (via fromrighttoleft)
Has Western capitalism failed? →
found this insightful and articulate. Worth noting who wrote it, and the context it’s in. The extreme form of capitalism which has permeated the world, particularly in the last 30-40 years, is in deep trouble and we are in denial. It is important to understand that fundamental principles of capitalism - that human beings are rational and markets behave rationally, and that markets will...
On the first point, there’s something slightly different to liveblogs than usual...– This is kind of an important point. The one all about the Liveblog-O-Matic - I would love to see TV/radio like that. A bit The Day There Was No News (via iamdanw)
The Limey (link here, can't embed) →
Discovered today that among all the other things that @stml and I care for, that the Limey is damn near the top of both our lists. I’ve probably seen this film a dozen times. It’s clearly the film the studios let Soderbergh make after he made them billions of dollars with commercial titles. It stars Terence Stamp, and I don’t want to say anything more about it because you should...
To pry an object from its shell, to destroy its aura, is the mark of a...– Walter Benjamin 1936
Joscelyn Gordon Whitehead was not a magician. He was the college student (who...– The Dead Conjurers: J. Gordon Whitehead-The Man Who Killed Houdini
Electronic Arts of Redwood City, Calif., shipped more than two million copies of...– Not at all a rhetorical question: a publicly listed company, with financial data available to its shareholders… how is it possible that its taxes are not disclosed? Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Video Game Makers - NYTimes.com
The announcement is likely to spur further competition in an industry where...– In a reputation economy, one of the interesting side effects of transparency is that it produces competition around reputation. And that’s only good. Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers - NYTimes.com