Equities: Is This as Good as It Gets? -- Seeking... →
We tend to interpret the mysteries surrounding life in imagery suggested by the...– The Technium: Extropy
Op-Ed Contributor Sarah Vowell: Bringing Pell... →
And for the first time certain sensations of unease, certain shivers and starts...– The Ruricolist: Fragment With Minds
Is Google's Run Sustainable? -- Seeking Alpha →
Like past monoliths of new growth industries, Google appears to be invincible. But Google is vulnerable just because it is thinly spread in a rapidly changing marketplace where rivals are eating away at the edges and fighting for turf.
Stock Gumshoe Investigates: “This $3 Utah Company... →
We Are All African Now [More Intelligent Life] →
What does it mean to be a couple of thousand generations removed from Adam when, say, Donne and his sonnets are already a cosmos away after only eight generations? On the level of modern history the genographers are no big deal. A haplogroup is so vague as to be useless to genealogists. I could stand on a street in Edinburgh and find more people who shared my I1a haplogroup than my green...
How American Health Care Killed My Father The... →
The Women’s Crusade - NYTimes.com →
…perusal of the data available suggest that the poorest families in the world spend approximately 10 times as much (20 percent of their incomes on average) on a combination of alcohol, prostitution, candy, sugary drinks and lavish feasts as they do on educating their children (2 percent). If poor families spent only as much on educating their children as they do on beer and prostitutes,...
SFGate: First-Time Homebuyers Competing with... →
There is a buying frenzy right now for first-time homebuyers trying to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit (see 6 things to know for details) before the program expires at the end of November (must close escrow by then). Meanwhile cash-flow investors are buying properties in the same price range (the numbers don’t work on higher priced homes). In some of these areas, the only buyers...
McSweeney's Lists: I Came Here to Do Two Things:... →
get these pants altered; surprised at how many people are already here at 10:30 in the morning
How To Fly Without ID →
givemesomethingtoread: As a die-hard Constitutionalist, I believe that we still have an absolute, unfettered, God-given right to travel from point A to point B without permission from the state — in the air, as well as on land. This Nazi procedure of “your papers, please” has never been appropriate for our country. I have had occasion to travel a good deal in the last several months, and on...
Rat-eating plant named after TV naturalist -... →
A carnivorous pitcher plant big enough to gobble up rats has been named in honor of British TV naturalist David Attenborough.
Deconstruction Complete | A House By The Park The time-lapse deconstruction of @mikeindustries’ house. Looking forward to the construction time-lapse then the first open-house party (sans rollerskates).
Patient Money - The Expense of Eating With Celiac... →
MSNBC.com stopped wasting time just in time.– Data Is Journalism: MSNBC.com Acquires Everyblock - O’Reilly Radar That’s a bit sweeping, but whatever. Still the best write-up of the acquisition so far.
Name watching at Uwajimaya : The Name Inspector →
In the Uwajimaya food court there’s a cream puff vendor called Beard Papa’s. Their logo includes a cartoon man-face with a fluffy white beard that looks liked whipped cream. Both the language of the name and the concept behind it are surprising. First, it’s just strange to modify papa with beard like that. Bearded papa would be the idiomatic way to say it. But more to the point, The Name...
About COUCH →
Ameer here. I own “couch”. Since what is a store, especially in it’s infancy, but it’s proprietor, I guess you need to know about me. I believe in deals. I shop like CRAZY on Ebay for replacement heads for my Sonicare toothbrush. I visited what seemed like every last store in Alderwood before buying my TV. My friends are ALL telling me i’m not charging enough of a markup. Standard for the big...
The truth about grit - The Boston Globe →
Is this pop-sociology/neurology going to look like phrenology in the years to come?
In America, we strictly ration health care. We’ve done it for years,” says Dr....– Doctors Say Health Care Rationing Already Exists : NPR (via robot-heart-politics) (via quotingthecrisis)
after taking a pretty careful look at the tech scene (and of course with a...– The Most Interesting New Tech Startup of 2009 - Anil Dash
For @SeoulBrother, who will doubt no more: on... →
seoulbrother: This is @lisasho. She posted this from, oh, about 11,000 feet on one of Mt. Rainier’s glaciers. Bow down, bitches. Bow down.
With the recent advances in imaging and genetic technologies, the last decade...– Experimental Philosophy [Call for Papers]: Neurofeminism
Official Google Research Blog: App Inventor for... →
The schools participating in this fall’s collaboration are Ball State University, University of Colorado Boulder, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Indiana University, Mills College, MIT, Olin College, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Queensland, University of San Francisco, and Wellesley College. Yay for Wellesley’s CS dept! And women programmers! ...
Companies with women directors perform badly on... →
“Those companies that have just one female director on their board are considerably undervalued – in terms of their share price – compared with companies run entirely by men. ” “Undervalued” How is that “perform far worse” from the subhead? “When companies’ profits were examined, however, gender played no role.” WTF.
How to Buy Domain Names Like a Pro: 10 Tips from... →
Women's boxing added to London Olympics - ESPN →
The international boxing federation is proposing that 40 female boxers compete in London, with eight in each of five weight categories. Men’s boxing would lose 40 places across 11 weights to keep the sport within its limit of 286 Olympic athletes. I hope Queen tries out. Hell, maybe I should go back to the gym. (I’ll bet the male boxers are grumpy with fewer spots overall.)
Thurston Moore’s Top Ten Free Jazz Underground «... →
Just when I need new tunes at work, @ario shares a great one.