May, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

the kitchen of the future

the kitchen of the future: "but is it really so hard to figure out when you’re low on milk -- and if it is, can we realistically expect the kitchen to know when we’re low on milk?"

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don’t point that menu at my child, please

don’t point that menu at my child, please: "children now grow up eating little besides golden-brown logs of kid food"

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

google terms of service

google terms of service: "You may not use the services and may not accept the terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with google"

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

alignment

alignment: "getting your team in alignment (having their job match their tools match their mission) is perhaps the first job a marketer has to do."

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

RailsConf2007

Martin Fowler: RailsConf2007: "There is a marked lack of women in the ruby community which, apart from the fact that we're missing out on some serious talent, probably is a sign of other problems within the community"

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Why AP and IB Schools Soar

Why AP and IB Schools Soar: "It seemed obvious to them. If the university was not allowed to admit low-income students who could not compete academically with advantaged middle class applicants, then the only alternative was to create public schools that would give those low-income and minority students the encouragement, good teaching and extra time they needed to make them just as ready for college as students from the better neighborhoods. [...] It debuts at No. 9 in the country, one of the highest first appearances ever."

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Apple only has itself to blame for $4 billion stock loss

Apple only has itself to blame for $4 billion stock loss : "The Apple spinsters have a policy of not talking to the media unless it is to confirm what it sent them in a press release. 'Journalism 101' assumes that the other side is not going to be paranoid or lie until they are blue in the face about things that are trivial."

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Newspapers are killing cartoonists--another brilliant business move

Newspapers are killing cartoonists--another brilliant business move: "The New York Times hasn't had it's own cartoonist since the 1950s, when publisher Adolph Ochs reportedly said that the problem with cartoons is that they can't be made to say 'On the other hand....'"

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Damn kids! Get off my web!

Damn kids! Get off my web!: "This same ‘I’m bored, so it’s boring’ mistake has popped up again and again - applied to blogging, MMORPGs, social bookmarking, MySpace, what have you. Replace ‘bored/boring’ with ‘confused/confusing’ or ‘annoyed/annoying’ and you’ve got my own early reactions to MySpace. But, really, it’s not addressed to you if there’s a buzz and you’re not groking it."

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Agent of Intolerance

Agent of Intolerance: "A year before Roe, the SBC had resolved to press for legislation allowing for abortion in limited cases. While abortion clinics sprung up across the United States during the early 1970s, evangelicals did little. No pastors invoked the Dred Scott decision to undermine the legal justification for abortion. There were no clinic blockades, no passionate cries to liberate the 'pre-born.' For Falwell and his allies, the true impetus for political action came when the Supreme Court ruled in Green v. Connally to revoke the tax-exempt status of racially discriminatory private schools in 1971"

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Gonzales: Life Imprisonment for Copyright Infringers

Gonzales: Life Imprisonment for Copyright Infringers

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Galactic merger to 'evict' Sun and Earth

Galactic merger to 'evict' Sun and Earth: in 5 billion years.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

For Girls, It’s Be Yourself, and Be Perfect, Too

For Girls, It’s Be Yourself, and Be Perfect, Too: "A front-page article on Sunday about the experiences of high-achieving high school girls in Newton, Mass., misstated a verb property of Latin, which one of the girls in the article studies. It is the subjunctive mood; there is no subjunctive 'tense.'"

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Chevron Seen Settling Case on Iraq Oil

Chevron Seen Settling Case on Iraq Oil: "Chevron, the second-largest American oil company, is preparing to acknowledge that it should have known kickbacks were being paid to Saddam Hussein on oil it bought from Iraq as part of a defunct United Nations program, according to investigators." ... "At the time, Condoleezza Rice, now secretary of state, was a member of Chevron’s board and led its public policy committee, which oversaw areas of potential political concerns for the company."

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Put a Cork In It

Put a Cork In It: "At the end of the process, if you have a truly great wine, you put it in a bottle, and then — because you are selling romance, not wine — you screw up your product by sticking a piece of wood in the neck of the bottle."

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Docs Change the Way They Think About Death

Docs Change the Way They Think About Death: "The study involved just 34 patients, but 80 percent of them were discharged from the hospital alive. In one study of traditional methods, the figure was about 15 percent."

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Greenpeace speaks: We want more from Apple

Greenpeace speaks: We want more from Apple: "Just as an aside, this sounds a lot like the campaign against Nike and sweatshops a few years ago. You pick the big dog and prod them into action."

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The netroots is the most important movement since the Christian right

The netroots is the most important movement since the Christian right: "The worst thing that can happen to a conservative is to be seen as disloyal. The worst thing that can happen to a liberal is to be seen as 'in the tank.'"

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world gone mad

Teen Arrested for Counterstrike Map: "Oh wait, it was completely founded. He had swords. Thank god we stopped him before he went medieval."

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The Two Webs

The Two Webs: "Ray Ozzie is right when he says they’re milling the code. Scott Guthrie stood out almost five years ago in an off-the-record retreat led by Eric Rudder where he rolled out the ASP.Net code. Today he, not Ray, recalled Bill’s mastery of the strategy at as many levels deep as we wanted to check. The old Microsoft is back, but now the question Ray and his team has to answer is what is the metric for success."

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The Spying Program: Deal Or No Deal?

The Spying Program: Deal Or No Deal?: "That’s a pretty big ‘we’re not going to tell you’ in this new atmosphere of trust we’re trying to build."

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ZOMG! Infringing lawsuit bait content deleted from Digg!

ZOMG! Infringing lawsuit bait content deleted from Digg!: "a flash-in-the-pan nerdgasm about a hex string is not an internet revolution - its a great way for a devoted niche group of Linux users to geek out and have some fun"

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