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A one-armed team versus a one-legged team. It has the perverse genius of a plan hatched very late at night in a pub, which indeed it probably was.
cabinetmagazine.org - clausd 23 days ago
I've never had "early retirement" as a goal, I'm having far too much fun. This lovely post tells the story of the author's 92 year old grandpa who says, "You know, my career only really took off after I turned 58".
us.campaignarchive.com - risager about 1 month ago
Surveys suggest that a quarter or more of government teachers are absent at any given time. Unions prevent the authorities from disciplining slackers or rewarding good teachers.
www.economist.com - vonhaller about 1 month ago
A different type of privileged, rich person than yourself of course. After all a lot of them became rich through the corporations you mention who are “destroying the planet” unlike you who nobly amassed your wealth by hosting the MTV awards, shilling Hewlett Packard computers and appearing in films like the remake of Arthur.
deansbomb.tumblr.com - clausd about 1 month ago
Med udgangspunkt i din reelle alder på 53 år, må vi sige, at du er en frisk pige af din alder at være.
mentalaldertjek.dbhosting.dk - risager about 1 month ago
And in the past decade I’ve seen cellular automaton patterns artistically rendered in paint, knitting, mosaic, sticks, cake decoration, punched holes, wood blocks, smoke, water valves and no doubt all sorts of other media that I can’t immediately even imagine.
blog.stephenwolfram.com - risager about 1 month ago
it turns out I get far more done when I start earlier, end a little later, and don't even pretend to do brain work for several hours in the middle
www.theguardian.com - risager about 1 month ago
Some verlan words, such as meuf, have become so commonplace that they have been included into the Petit Larousse and a doubly "verlanised" version was rendered necessary, so the singly verlanised meuf became feumeu; similarly, the verlan word beur, derived from arabe, has become accepted into popular culture such that it has been re-verlanised to yield rebeu.
en.wikipedia.org - clausd about 1 month ago
Baldwin's speech in this iconic scene may very well be his finest work, and it's also been ripped off by so many pretentious sales managers worldwide who missed the point of the movie (or don't even know it is from a movie) that is deserves a high rank on our list for being truly unique.
www.mandatory.com - clausd about 1 month ago
In fact, printing is not quite the right word for the process. Enthusiasts call it "additive manufacturing" because of the contrast with the time-honoured way of making things
www.bbc.co.uk - risager about 1 month ago
If you reply within about 24 hours, you’re still being professional and many issues get sorted out without you. Recognize when the pressure to reply is real and required for things to get done, and when it is all in your head to “appear” responsive.
u.com - majjoha 2 months ago
Before you send a reply, ask yourself: are you responding just to reply, to show you’re paying attention, or just to say “thanks?” If so, you’re typically wasting time that could be spent producing something of value and only encouraging people to respond, thus adding more email to your inbox.
u.com - majjoha 2 months ago
The iPhone could play a section of a song or a video, but it couldn’t play an entire clip reliably without crashing. It worked fine if you sent an e-mail and then surfed the Web. If you did those things in reverse, however, it might not. Hours of trial and error had helped the iPhone team develop what engineers called “the golden path,” a specific set of tasks, performed in a specific way and order, that made the phone look as if it worked.
www.nytimes.com - clausd 2 months ago
Perfectly knowable, without bias or distortion: Collectively, we’ve known since Heisenberg that to observe the behavior of a system is to intervene in it. Even in principle, there is no way to stand outside a system and take a snapshot of it as it existed at time T.
speedbird.wordpress.com - clausd 2 months ago
Marketers hate stage 4. When spreadsheets and word processors reached the
end of stage 3, Microsoft quickly created a new genre — the office suite — to
contain these now-transparent products. The office suite genre is in stage
3, but its spreadsheet and word processor components are simply part of the
package. Most software products still have a way to go before reaching this
www.uie.com - clausd 2 months ago
Today is the day when I start keeping PDF backups of valuable online articles because at the end of the day, the Web does forget.
www.smashingmagazine.com - risager 3 months ago
A few months later, when Christy Wampole wrote an essay for the New York Times bemoaning hipsters and their devotion to irony, I couldn’t help but feel empathy for all those tossed onto the web as pitiful avatars of hipsterdom. Wampole had inadvertently joined the ranks of Internet commenters who make vast, sweeping judgments based on careless observation.
www.theawl.com - clausd 3 months ago
Dæhlie's result was achieved out of season, and physiologist Erlend Hem who was responsible for the testing stated that he would not discount the possibility of the skier passing 100 mL/(kg·min) at his absolute peak. Norwegian cyclist Oskar Svendsen is thought to have recorded the highest VO2 max of 97.5 mL/(kg·min), a "sensational" value in itself, made more remarkable by his young age (18 years old at the time). To put this into perspective, thoroughbred horses have a VO2 max of around 180 mL/(kg·min). Siberian dogs running in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have VO2 values as high as 240 mL/(kg·min).
en.wikipedia.org - clausd 3 months ago
"We've had three big ideas at Amazon that we've stuck with for 18 years, and they're the reason we're successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient."
www.fool.com - clausd 3 months ago
-Drones are characterised by the loud buzzing noise that they make, equivalent to that made by a bee or a lawnmower. You may also see the aircraft circling overhead.
-DO NOT perform the following actions; Lay down and drop something on a road (it looks like you are laying an IED), run, point at the aircraft. These actions may result in the aircraft opening fire.
-Just pretend that you don't see the aircraft and that you are having a normal day.
-Stay away from anyone who you suspect to be a member of AQ or the Taliban. They WILL be targeted, and if you are near them you will be caught in the blast radius of the aircraft's weapons.
wikitravel.org - clausd 3 months ago
I’m talking about the stuff that you will live with everyday for the next few years. Only time will decide if the design worked. Not you. Not I.
pixxel.co - risager 3 months ago
These services are increasingly enabled not by rigid software infrastructure that connects giant systems end-to-end, but by ambient data-gathering, Web-like connections, and machine-learning techniques that help computers interact with the same user interfaces that humans rely on.
We’re headed for a re-hash of the API/Web scraping debate, and even more than on the Web, scraping is poised for an advantage since physical-world conventions have been under refinement for millennia. It’s remarkably easy to differentiate a men’s room door from a women’s room door, or to tell whether a door is locked by looking at the deadbolt, and software that can understand these distinctions is already available.
radar.oreilly.com - clausd 3 months ago
The situation will have been made the more serious by the advances of automation. The world of
A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any
human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders. Schools will
have to be oriented in this direction. Part of the General Electric exhibit today consists of a school
of the future in which such present realities as closed-circuit TV and programmed tapes aid the
www.nytimes.com - clausd 3 months ago
You’ll read a lot of stories today and tomorrow about how Ballmer as CEO missed big product trends like smart phones and tablets — the very trends that Steve Jobs and Apple did so well. But that’s not so. Windows CE phones existed long before the iPhone. Windows tablets predated the iPad by more than a decade and date from the pen-based computing fiasco of the early 1990s. So it’s not that Microsoft missed these opportunities — they just blew them.
www.cringely.com - clausd 4 months ago
Anyway, if you're going to steal a font, at least steal one in which capital I and lowercase l don't collide. (Who was Kim Jong the Second?)
typophile.com - mads 4 months ago
Worse, they kept David detained right up until the last minute: for the full 9 hours, something they very rarely do. Only at the last minute did they finally release him. We spent all day - as every hour passed - worried that he would be arrested and charged under a terrorism statute. This was obviously designed to send a message of intimidation to those of us working journalistically on reporting on the NSA and its British counterpart, the GCHQ. Before letting him go, they seized numerous possessions of his, including his laptop, his cellphone, various video game consoles, DVDs, USB sticks, and other materials. They did not say when they would return any of it, or if they would.
www.theguardian.com - clausd 4 months ago
The Android community lacks a champion. An evangelist that doesn't obsess over hardware specs and has a broader appeal. Someone that vividly illustrates how Android can fit into the ebb and flow of your daily life as it has mine. And sure, even someone to encourage budding developers to take their next idea to Android. Where is the Marco Arment or John Gruber of Android? We'll get there.
paulstamatiou.com - clausd 4 months ago
We can’t be completely sure: as Judge Reggie Walton, the presiding judge of the FISA court, explained to Senator Patrick Leahy in a letter dated July 29th, FISA proceedings, decisions, and legal rationales are typically secret. America’s surveillance programs are secret, as are the court proceedings that enable them and the legal rationales that justify them; informed dissents, like those by Levison or Senator Ron Wyden, must be kept secret. The reasons for all this secrecy are also secret. That some of the secrets are out has not deterred the Obama Administration from prosecuting leakers under the Espionage Act for disclosure of classified information. Call it meta-secrecy.
www.newyorker.com - clausd 4 months ago
However, through the usage of magic methods, data fields (such as the meta key rich_editing), get_userdata(1)->rich_editing will map to get_userdata(1)->data->rich_editing, even though in a var_dump() or similar will not show these extra fields.
codex.wordpress.org - risager 5 months ago
Responsive design is an integrated process that requires designers and developers to work in harmony. It’s not a process that involves a designer mocking up 3 different versions of a page (small, medium and large) and then handing it over the wall to a developer.If you’re doing this, please stop. You misread the memo and are doing it wrong!
thepastryboxproject.net - risager 5 months ago