Google Has A Trojan Horse To Disrupt TV: Really,... →
A Trojan horse is slowly rolling into town, and it’s bursting at the seams with data. Wheeling it along is none other than Google. Indeed, if the data-fueled success of Netflix’s House of Cards is as crucial to TV’s future as many believe, what Google is most likely planning will make the transformation we’ve witnessed so far look like early innings in a very long ball...
Finding Yourself in American Cities - The Worst →
A little something I wrote for The Worst.
If you squint at it, you can imagine that Xbox One can help Microsoft dislodge...– Microsoft Xbox One Still Tied to Pay TV - Peter Kafka - Media - AllThingsD This is the important point: XboxOne (terrible name by the way, and I anticipate a LOT of disappointed Ebay purchases of ten year-old consoles come Christmas) is a layering device, not a replacement device. It works with and...
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) intends to run for president — of the United States — and...– Reaching the ‘weather weapon’ stage (via wilwheaton) I dunno, seems about par for the course for me. Is this any less crazy than kowtowing to a national radio host who devoted an entire week to calling a private citizen a slut or actively courting a TV host that thinks gay marriage causes...
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare...– Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell)
Downtown Lobby: Coachella 2014 Details Announced →
downtownlobby: Last week we got a little teaser from festival organizers telling us to expect an announcement on Monday at 10am. Now we know that the 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be taking place on April 11th - 13th and then again on April 18th - 20th. Yes the two… Caachella - now offering payment plans on tickets you purchase a year before the concert...
You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job...– When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”) Priceless. (via lauraemily)
Did Kanye just bring back Drum And Bass?
My Workout For Saturday May 18
I earned 3165 points for my workout on Fitocracy! Barbell Bench Press +812 pts 135 lb x 10 reps (+79 pts) 175 lb x 7 reps (+98 pts) 190 lb x 4 reps (+89 pts) 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts) 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts) 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts) 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts) 165 lb x 5 reps (+82 pts) 165 lb x 6 reps (+88 pts) Pendlay Row +357 pts 135 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts) 155 lb x 5 reps (+56...
Is This Virtual Worm the First Sign of the... →
“A far-flung team is trying to build the first digital lifeform to work out the basic principles of the brain.”
Once Upon a Time, the Universe Was Really Weird :... →
If they’re correct, the three dimensions of space and one dimension of time that make the four-dimensional spacetime we live in today isn’t how it’s always been — the Universe may have existed in a lower dimensional state in the past. The thinking goes like this: Shortly after the Big Bang, the Universe possessed only one dimension of space and one dimension of time. It was basically a straight...
Three Stories about Government Overreach
squashed: First, Benghazi. As the story goes, the Obama administration tried to pass off a terrorist attack as an anti-American protest in order to secure reelection and/or coddle our enemies and/or persecute Christians. And it turns out that there’s no actual evidence for that story. So the real story is why the Obama administration hasn’t given us the evidence we demand. Or maybe the real...
Authors who would have loved Tumblr
Douglas Adams Philip K. Dick Sylvia Plath Jane Austen All for completely different reasons.
Me, I just heard the opening bit about how Josh Holloway’s character had had a...– I love upfronts coverage so fucking much. (via lizlet)
Mental Health Blog Day: Jessica's Adventures in...
geekyjessica: Today is apparently Mental Health Blog Day according to my friend Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Read her blog, it’s amazing: www.underthemaskonline.com) I guess that means it is as good a day as any to talk about Jessica’s Adventures In Crazytown. Read More Mental Health is an under-discussed issue. You may relate to Jessica’s experiences or you may not, but you should...
The robot threat: In the long run, we are... →
With that title, how can you not click?
I have gained far more self-esteem from being able to pick up heavy shit that I...– This Trendy “Strong is the New Skinny” Thing (and what it could mean for the next generation of girls) | Sophieologie
The 2013 TV Upfronts - Business Insider →
Television, as a business and as a model, is broken right now. Everyone knows it, but no one knows how to fix it. Yet. Networks are expecting, again, to see TV ad spending rise. CBS chief Les Moonves is bullish, and analysts expect the network may get 7-9% price increases. Some believe more than $10 billion will get spent. Oddly, the networks want those increases even as the viewing audience...
Samsung testing 5G wireless technology that can... →
Samsung on Sunday announced that it had developed a core component of its 5G network by solving a problem that has stymied the wireless industry, Yonhap News reported. Using the 28GHz waveband, Samsung says [it] has achieved download and upload speeds of tens of gigabits per second (Gbps). Current 4G LTE networks top out at around 75 megabits (Mbps). In practice, that speed would allow wireless...
A three-day-old human embryo is a collection of 150 cells called a blastocyst....– Sam Harris, on stem cell research. (via we-are-star-stuff)
Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two →
Darker and far more personal than most HaaH’s, but no less profound.
Effectively, the shutdown disconnects Syria from Internet communication with the...– Breaking news: Traffic from Syria Disappears from Internet - Umbrella Security Labs
Artificial Brain Now In Full Process Of Learning... →
People don’t go online to become someone else, they go online and the network...– ACM Web Science talk, as written | Quinn Said (via iamdanw) Well this is lovely. (via mememolly) Profound. And true.
I FOUND ICE CUBES 'GOOD DAY'
murkavenue: CLUE 1: “went to short dogs house, they was watching Yo MTV RAPS” Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988 CLUE 2: Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on: Feb 23 1993 CLUE 3: ”The Lakers beat the Super Sonics” Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY...
What are you doing to combat piracy? One of the things is we get ISPs to...– Netflix’s Ted Sarandos talks Arrested Development, 4K and reviving old shows | Stuff magazine Jesus, every single line in there could serve as an article headline in and of itself. This, right here, is almost a tl;dr of why Netflix is becoming the dominant player in television.
The Wire finally got good!
peterwknox: jesswanderlust: acitymaus: Season 1, Episode 8. Fingers crossed it stays like this! Yes! That is exactly when it got good. PeterWKnox and I have always talked about starting a blog about when shows get good. Let’s do it. Also, for Dexter, it’s Season 1, Episode 7. For me, I knew I was in the clutches of greatness during episode 6 of The Wire when I hit this scene in...
It’s like an Airbnb for cinema,” said Rao.– Can Smplmchn Become the AirBNB of Indie Film? (via jaybushman) What do these guys have against vowels?
How The Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize... →
The future is very, very near.
The next decade in television: rooting for Aereo... →
Apple invention would allow for peripheral-based... →
I’ve always wondered why using an encrypted dongle or external device as your password never took off. It would seem to be far a more secure scenario to require A) access to some piece of hardware that B) has a rotating call-and-answer style encryption system (I’m sure there’s a term for it, but as an encryption novice, I don’t know the term) that uses a set of databases or...
Cable Operators Will Consolidate To Grab... →
Consolidation: what panic over the future of an industry leads to.