TV On the Radio – ‘Will Do’ on soundcloud, via Nialler9 and 107.7 The End, my childhood radio station.
Stalin's Cannibals: What the new book Bloodlands... →
Ron Rosenbaum in Slate The argument has been simmering for some time because it has consequences for how we think of events in contemporary history. Nazism, it is generally agreed, cannot be rehabilitated in any way, because it was inextricable from Hitler’s crimes, but there are some on the left who believe communism can be rehabilitated despite the crimes of Stalin, and despite new...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – My Oh My (from...
EVIDON - Manage your online [ad network] profile →
Through our Open Data Partnership (ODP) Evidon enables you to manage the profiles that different companies have created about your interests and get more information about hundreds of companies across the online ecosystem. Oh, lordy, what a rabbit-hole of preferences. Even the catch-all opt-out actions have caveats…per browser. Via @chrismessina on Twitter.
The Kickstarter Blog: Rest Stops of America →
kickstarter: Sometimes there’s nothing better than hitting the open road with a gas station coffee in one hand and an old-fashioned paper map in another. (A hand on the steering wheel every once in a while works well too.) But in addition to blaring unfamiliar radio stations and trying to get trucks to…
Equality Myth: Today in Awful Statistics: Women in... →
equalitymyth: That sexism and misogyny is still rampant in the military is not in itself surprising, but we were shocked to discover just how bad it is: “There are three types of women in the Army,” says Rebecca Havrilla, a former sergeant and explosive-ordnance-disposal technician. “Bitch, dyke, and…
Mr. Smooth! Wannabe pickup artists go to boot camp... →
Note to self: Ask @echuckles about her research for this one.
First, I have to give guys credit for logical thinking: in the post-apocalypse,...– The Best Questions For A First Date « OkTrends
Lendle: Kindle™ Book Sharing →
Awesome. Such a great idea. Jealous I didn’t think of it myself.
I never thought I’d have to invent a new category of boob mockery, but...– Industry artist fail: Hyung Tae Kim (so VERY VERY nsfw!) on Go Make Me a Sandwich, which I adore. I’d post one of the photos but I don’t feel like promoting them.
The Brainy Gamer: Saving the world →
We who care and write about games face a conundrum. We want to make the case for games to a mainstream culture with narrow, often misguided perceptions about what cames can be and do. But if we ring our bell too often, persistently demanding that games be taken seriously, our pleas smack of desperation. If games should be mentioned in the same breath with other art forms - if they possess...
What Price Microfinance? →
The late Maxine Udall, girl economist: If you’re in the micro-finance business to make money, you should probably resign yourself (like those MBA students I described above) to making less money. You will have entered into a business where it is not OK to shift risk to those least able to bear it. You will have entered a business with dual objectives and one of them imposes an ethical...
It is not only sad that such a productive atom smasher as the Tevatron in...– Physicists on Wall Street? - NYTimes.com via Planet Money
Former Owner of eHow Says Demand Media Model Is... →
Ironically, the original owners of eHow had actually blocked Google’s search engine crawlers, because they wanted to try to monetize the site themselves through a landing page with offers from various advertisers. So Hannah and his partner opened up the site and optimized it for Google, and within two years, eHow had more than six million monthly uniques — without even creating any new content....
To all Maxine Udall (Girl Economist) readers →
It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Dr. Alison Snow Jones, aka Maxine Udall, Girl Economist, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 17, 2011. “What Price Microfinance” was her last post. I forgot to mention this earlier but I lost another female anonymous blogger hero to an untimely death. So very sad. One more and I’ll suspect a Crichton plot.
Self-encrypting discs will lock down your data →
infoneer-pulse: Self-encrypting devices instead pack the encryption process into a chip on the disc or drive. Everything on the disc - not just the operating system, but file directories and all of the files themselves - is automatically encrypted and can be accessed using a conventional password only the computer user knows. Anyone trying to access the disc without the password would have to...
Wikipedia Ponders Its Gender-Skewed Contributions... →
“It is ironic,” he said, “because I like these things — freedom, openness, egalitarian ideas — but I think to some extent they are compounding and hiding problems you might find in the real world.” Adopting openness means being “open to very difficult, high-conflict people, even misogynists,” he said, “so you have to have a huge argument about whether there is the problem.” Mr. Reagle is also...
You say that The Social Network only tells half the story. I think it tells less...– An Open Letter to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Re: ‘The Social Network’ | The Travers Take. I’m indifferent to the movie but I like this back-and-forth and not just because it involves Tumblr, not Facebook.