The formula that explains why all hipsters look the same
Ever wondered why those who rail against conformity appear to favour the same types of clothes, trundle around on the same fixie bikes and all sup on the same rare Bolivian coffee beans from the same pop-up cafes in the same trendy neighbourhoods of their city?
Amsterdom Presents… 8 Mile and Abbey: Eminem Meets The Beatles | 8mileandabbey.com
8 Mile and Abbey: Eminem Meets The Beatles – Amsterdom
106 IDF Ex-Generals, Spy Chiefs Urge New Peace Bid – J.J. Goldberg – Forward.com
In what appears to be the largest-ever joint protest by senior Israeli security personnel, a group of 106 retired generals, Mossad directors and national police commissioners has signed a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging him to “initiate a diplomatic process” based on a regional framework for peace with the Palestinians.
I Hope Twitter Goes Away – The Blagoblag
Lately I've been reflecting on why I hate Twitter so much.
Eleven countries studied, one inescapable conclusion – the drug laws don’t work | Society | The Guardian
Eight month study shows legalisation policies do not result in wider use, and the US should be watched with interest
Bayesian AB Testing | Technology on Heels with Lyst Engineering
Bayesian inference is robust and fun. You too should try it out.
Typography in 8 bits: System fonts » DamienG
My love of typography originated in the 80′s with the golden years of 8-bit home computing and their 8×8 pixel mono-spaced fonts on low-resolution displays. It’s quite easy to find bitmap copies of these fonts and also scalable traced TTF versions but there’s very little discussion about the fonts themselves. Let’s remedy that by firing up some emulators and investigating the glyphs.
Syfy’s About-Face: Nine Shows That Might Help The Network Redeem Itself | Giant Freakin Robot
The Internet With A Human Face – Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk
Marc [Thiele] emailed me a few weeks ago to ask if I thought my talk would be appropriate to close the conference. "Marc," I told him, "my talk is perfect for closing the conference! The first half is this incredibly dark rant about how the Internet is alienating and inhuman, how it's turning us all into lonely monsters.” “But in the second half, I'll turn it around and present my vision of an alternative future. I'll get the audience fired up like a proper American motivational speaker. After the big finish, we'll burst out of the conference hall into the streets of Düsseldorf, hoist the black flag, and change the world.” Marc said that sounded fine.
Small Group Of People Dominate Some Internet Discussions
An analysis of political and philosophical newsgroups found that half of all replies were directed at just two percent of thread initiators. In related news, bear shits in wood.
Why did Apple choose Twitter over Facebook?
Twitter will be deeply integrated into iOS 5, bit not Facebook. Why? There are surprisingly many answers. Among them: Apple and Facebook have contradictory priorities for customer content, and they are increasingly app platform competitors.
Game, Set, iMatch
Notice how Facebook is missing from these and many other words we’re hearing these days.
Facebook Sees Big Traffic Drops in US and Canada as It Nears 700 Million Users Worldwide
Most prominently, the United States lost nearly 6 million users, falling from 155.2 million at the start of May to 149.4 million at the end of it. This is the first time the country has lost users in the past year. Canada also fell significantly, by 1.52 million down to 16.6 million
What Happens When A Canon Shooter Uses A Nikon
10 year Canon shooter tries the Nikon system for the first time at a wedding.
Outrageous and Courageous: The Myth and Legend of Shecky Greene
"Frank Sinatra saved my life once. He said, "Okay, boys. That's enough." – Shecky Greene
Internet K-Hole is an image blog consisting mostly of anonymous snapshots and Polaroids from the 1970s through the 1990s presented at random without description or context that go on for ever and ever and ever. (Some images NSFW.)