in their new book, “Why Nations Fail,” [Daron] Acemoglu and his collaborator,...– Why Some Countries Go Bust - NYTimes.com
With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio...– The Pirate Bay - The galaxy’s most resilient bittorrent site (via iamdanw)
Our Financial Stockholm Syndrome →
claytoncubitt: “The story of the finance lobby is about the way that lobby—with the eager support of a resurgent conservative movement and a handful of powerful backers—was able to fundamentally change the way we think about the world. Call it a virus. Call it a meme. Call it the power of a big idea. Whatever you call it, for three decades they had us convinced that the success of the financial...
I flew nearly 3,000 miles to climb into a stationary cockpit and fly an unmanned...– Just downloaded this to Kindle. Matt J. Martin - Predator: The Remote-Control Air War over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story (via crangrape)
Lovelock would say that Earth is an organism. I disagree with this phraseology....– Reblogging from my own post six months ago: — With endless respect to Lynn Margulis what she was articulating is the problem with science as it has been understood culturally for way too long. It’s been the opposite of religion. If scientists are going to transmit information — and that’s what...
40. Critically-acclaimed Underdog Dramas 39. Suspenseful Spy Movies Based on...– 43 Increasingly Precise Netflix Custom Genre Recommendations (via david)
PSFK and Russell Davies on making a magazine:
PSFK: What could we do to keep the paper interactive? For example, do we add QR codes to allow people to ‘see more’ (such as an accompanying video)?
RD: Why make it interactive? The world’s not short of interactive things. Just make it good at what it is.
PSFK: And how can me make it a social experience? What could we do to add a meta-layer above the printed page which allows likeminded readers to connect around content?
RD: As above.
There are only 3 areas in ecommerce to build billion dollar business: amazon,...– Arschloch. From (In confidential email Samwer describes online furniture strategy as a ‘Blitzkrieg’ | TechCrunch) I will personally take anyone to dinner if they do this well as a Downfall / Hitler Finds out video.
Could The Use Of Flying Death Robots Be Hurting America’s Reputation Worldwide? (via iamdanw)
Lloyd Blankfein doesn’t get up in the morning and say, “OK. How are we going to...– originally spotted on Lehrblogger: Marbury: the erosion of constraint
Is there really something holding us back? Is there some imaginary finish line...– Present Future speaker Kenyatta Cheese on the challenges facing web video as a creative medium. (via kenyatta) Hey, I know that guy.
We now know enough to know that we will never know everything. This is why we...– Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other | Brain Pickings Jonah Lehrer, again. via Brainpicker via Wired.
[Thomson Reuters], one of the world’s biggest financial information providers,...– Great. So now, instead of the crappy news writing that we have that’s Panda-optimized, hoping to gather page-views, we’ll also have a new kind of crappy news writing optimized for these market-trading “sentiment analysis” algos. Every day, the organic part of the news...
The story is simple: A bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic...– That little paragraph has a bunch of spoilers in it, but still, the story will capture everything that’s amazing about the world, even the humans who are currently running it. Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR