In a conversation last summer, Shawn Ryan, himself the creator of one of the...– Andy Greenwald on Don Draper, ‘Mad Men,’ and the twilight of the Golden Age of television - Grantland
But having September essentially say, “A LOVE WIZARD DID IT!” seems like some...– - Recap: Fringe - A Short Story About Love - HitFix.com Yep. Love conquers physics? In a show about (pseudo)science? Where that very episode proves that love can be manipulated by (pseudo)science and is thus *less* powerful? So which is it? Is love more powerful than psuedoscience (according to...
Much of the hesitation, I suspect, lies in the reluctance of those who have long...– New Left Review - David Graeber: The New Anarchists via Gerry Canavan
The British Library has completed a new recording of 75 minutes of The...– Shakespeare’s Accent: How Did The Bard Really Sound? : Monkey See : NPR
Although the character has been known as ‘John Carter of Mars’ and...– ‘John Carter’ of Where? Disney’s Bad Marketing Mars Launch of a Fun Sci-Fi Romance - DailyFinance
Despite it being a relatively clean Ruby on Rails build, they spotted a shell...– Election hacked, drunken robot elected to school board • The Register
When video games started out, they were astonishingly crude. Since then,...– The Well-Made (Video Game) Plot, Part 3 | Overthinking It
Heavily narrativized games are lousy with characters and events like this. In...– The Well-Made (Video Game) Plot, Part 1 | Overthinking It
In so far as they aspire to a well-made plot, then, all novels are mystery...– The Well-Made (Video Game) Plot, Part 1 | Overthinking It
If the soldiers in the battle scene were dressed as Royal Canadian Mounties and...– Is Hawkeye from The Avengers the world’s worst archer?
Stanton (who also nixed all mentions of his Pixar work in the teaser for fear...– The Inside Story of How John Carter Was Doomed by Its First Trailer — Vulture
No, this high-leaping hero was grounded from the moment the movie’s first...– The Inside Story of How John Carter Was Doomed by Its First Trailer — Vulture
“We were particularly interested in looking at the brain systems involved in...– Should Gamblers Bear Responsibility for their Habits? - Boing Boing
Larry Page himself assumed command to right this wrong. Social became...– James Whittaker, Why I left Google
The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its...– James Whittaker Why I left Google
The Supreme Court ruled in 1978 that threatening someone with life imprisonment...– Go to Trial - Crash the Justice System - NYTimes.com
Apparently the New York Times wants to make kids...
On January 24, 2012, the New York Times published an article about disgust. It closed with the following: One thing about studying disgust, Dr. Curtis said, is that it makes you realize how important it is to talk about the very things that disgust us, because they often present dangers to public health. Exhibit 1 is excrement. “We need to talk about” excrement, she said, using a punchier...
With Teamwork, Humans Best Other Primates -... →
With Teamwork, Humans Best Other Primates Chris Gash By SINDYA N. BHANOO Published: March 1, 2012 Unlike other animals, humans have a “cumulative culture” enables us to build bigger, better and more powerful tools by sharing knowledge and learning from one another. Related Observatory: Lactose Intolerant, Before Milk Was on Menu (March 6, 2012) Observatory: Giant Jurassic Fleas Packed...
It is human nature to collaborate.– Alex Chaffee, Pivotal Labs (via mehulkar)
Blog: DevBootcamp Testimonial →
mehulkar: Three things happened. Shereef asked us to write testimonials for the new DBC website and I said I would. An old friend from high school asked about DBC and what I thought about it. And Andrew Dennis wrote a testimonial. Andrew was the last straw. So here it is: a review/testimonial of…
Devbootcamp Guinea Pig: Devbootcamp Testimonial -... →
adennis4: Week 5 of Devbootcamp has officially started. Please read on to find my very biased opinion of the first 4 weeks. I came to Devbootcamp because I wanted to learn to code - and I wanted to be here more than anywhere else. I wanted to sit next to other incredibly motivated individuals who were…
On the second day, Alex Chafee said to us: “There is no line of code in the...– Mehul, DevBootcamp Testimonial (btw, I do not remember saying that, but it sounds like something I’d say)
Halfway through DevBootcamp I am reading lines of Ruby like English.– http://mehulkar.tumblr.com/post/18897643140/devbootcamp-testimonial
The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows...– People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say - Yahoo! News
tentacular: Indeed, an astoundingly small proportion of arguments ‘for free speech’ & ‘against censorship’ or ‘banning’ are, in fact, about free speech, censorship or banning. It is depressing to have to point out, yet again, that there is a distinction between having the legal right to say something & having the moral right not to be held accountable for what you say. Being asked to...