The Voice of Alexander Graham Bell →
I really hope that the fidelity on his telephone was better than this recording.
The intellectual justification for austerity lies in ruins. It turns out that...– David Graeber writing on how the sado-masochistic politics of austerity was all based on an economic argument that was all based on a spreadsheet error and is now refuted, he continues on to discuss a possible solution to the austerity cycle in which some Eurozone countries currently find themselves...
A visit to an abortion clinic is often a middle class girl’s only brush...– The always amazing Molly Crabapple talking about her abortion.
Felix Salmon breaks down Bitcoin, the currency and... →
Empathize, but refuse to be terrorized. Instead, be indomitable — and...– Bruce Schneier once again speaks sense. After the things that have happened what he asks of us is hard, but it is right.
The Wheel (by John Roberts) I wish all of my children’s books would have been so feverishly animated and acted.
On Wednesday, a minority of senators gave into fear and blocked common-sense...– A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip - NYTimes.com Gabby Giffords puts the government on notice, and with just cause.
The next time it happened was two weeks later in Montreal’s airport. After...– Sexism at the border: A personal account | rabble.ca This is disgusting, and, I am sure, in no way an isolated incident. We are better than this, and we should make it clear that we expect better than this.
And the winner of the award for the most literal... →
1. Be raised with access to clean drinking water and sanitation. (Every tech...– This top 10 list of tips to guarantee startup success, by Anil Dash, is by far the the most likely to help you achieve your startup dream than any other I have ever seen on the web.
Did you know that Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab created a Ben Stiller produced television pilot starring Jack Black as a rogue astronaut who has augmented intelligent during daylight due to an orbital accident, Owen Wilson as the voice of Heat Vision the motorcycle where his best friend Doug mind currently resides, Ron Silver as himself the former astronaut, current actor, and NASA assasin, and...
March 28th, 2013
whatwedidtodaydotus: I dove into a pile of laundry you had just dumped onto your bed. It smelled like a spring breeze. You jumped on top of me. You smelled like beauty. Our limbs intertwined and we kissed. We smelled like desire. I have been chronicling a fictional relationship over at WhatWeDidToday.Us, and this is my favorite post so far.
In recent years, the male-dominated technology industry has made some important...– Adria Richards: Her firing, online harassment show how sexual harassment endures in tech community. Hey guys, THIS IS NOT OK. No one should treat people like this PERIOD. And good on Richards for publicly outing those guys making sexual jokes behind her, maybe if we all did exactly the same thing...
nostalgia4net: “You would think someone was hot...
Require Congressmen & Senators to wear logos of... →
I signed this petition, and so should you. Not because it has any chance of actually succeeding, because it quite clearly does not, but because we have to make it clear that someone is actually paying attention to the money that is floating around Washington right now and while adding your name to a silly petition may not seem like an important action it is an action.
On your way to the office, you make a quick stop at a café to meet a friend (the...– 2000, the Year Formerly Known as the Future — We Live in the Future — Medium Wonderful post about just how far we have traveled since the future hit(i.e. the year 2000)
The scapegoating of Auernheimer is revolting for two reasons. One, it lets...– How Weev’s Long Prison Term Makes You More Vulnerable | Wired Business | Wired.com Sure Weev is an asshole, but 3.5 years for grabbing data on the open web seems significantly more criminal than anything he did in this instance.
That raises a larger point: it’s not just that by 2113 we’ll have...– Open the Future: Futures of Human Cultures Jamais Cascio letting us all know what he thinks might be in the socio-technological forecast for 100 years from now.
It took 424 minutes, but the Chicago Fire did finally manage to notch their first goal of the MLS season. Not that it mattered, they lost 4-1 in the end.