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Because Paradyzja was a space station, where all activity was tracked by automatic cameras and analysed (mostly) by computers, the people there created an Aesopian language, full of metaphors, impossible for computers to grasp. The meaning of every sentence depended on the context. For example, the phrase “I dreamt about blue angels last night” meant “I was visited by the police...
That the pace of technological change has sped up in recent years is only...– Race Against the Machine
What does each school like to read, both offline and online? Caltech loves...– dangerous to take this stuff too seriously, but it’s fun in jest.
Comfy Place in Central Berlin in Berlin →
what is this, why is it so gorgeous, how is it so inexpensive, rarr rarr rarr. airbnb has become one of my fav guilty-procrastination destinations.
Yazan Boshmaf and colleagues at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver,...– Woah. 20% of people accepted a Facebook friend request from a random user/”user”. Inside Facebook’s massive cyber-security system
.. or at least that large institutions like universities and the federal...– yes yes yes to this assumption of peter thiel’s breakout labs
There is a good measure of social control in Iran, and that is the price of...– Hope for Iran from Marginal Revolution. Also - who doesn’t adore the fact that scotch is apparently our new save-the-world metric?
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#ows has produced some impressive things, but this might be my fav.
To combat this annoying trend, Facebook and Twitter uses should be more mindful...– thoughts on “online statuses” (a term i’ve never really understood, to be honest) from an op-ed in my high school newsmagazine. they seem to have done an entire issue about “the internet” which turns out to be really fascinating reading.
we’re sharing the best times of other people’s lives– melissa d (via belashayevich)
If I just told the idea to senior management as a concept or theory, they would...– Randi Zuckerberg on the last few years of working at Facebook
i first found this video two years ago whilst in berlin. it’s just as good as it ever was.
Princesses are fine, but get me one with a job!– Sheryl Sandberg in Disney board meetings, apparently, as relayed by Kara Swisher this morning.
I don’t usually speak publicly about the women in tech issue, for a variety of...– best thing i’ve read all day. » I’m in Glamour Magazine! hilarymason.com
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry...– i’d expand this - “we make art because we are members of the human race. and the human race is filled with passion .. ” - and then direct viewers to @billychasen’s twitter bio: “I like to create art. Some things you hang on the wall, others you log into” Dead...
I’ve been guilty of drawing a stark line between online & offline...– Scott Heiferman in the “online communities” roundtable
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thegongshow: parislemon: Peter Kafka’s “Occam’s Razor” thought as to why the Siri voice is female and not male: because it would remind people too much of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Cute. But wrong. Actually, the voice varies from country to country. The UK version, for example, uses a man’s voice. I know this because I’m in England and got a demo of the feature here. Also...
The most common name for a misplaced emphasis on macroeconomic policy is...– More Thiel. This stuff’s fantastic.
The economic decoupling of computers from everything else leads to more...– Peter Thiels’s The End of the Future