Oregon man held after Star Wars light saber attack... →
nerdology: My hero: “One officer was able to hit the man with his Taser, but the suspect then broke the Taser wire with his light saber” Seriously though, LA Times, lightsaber is one word. The word is so mainstream it isn’t even underlined in red as I type this post. Also the quickest Google search of “light saber” yields the Wikipedia entry for “Lightsaber.” One word.
patriciahandschiegel: As I write this, I just had an incredible discussion with a friend about how people matter. I believe this. That we all are uniquely made. There is no other like you on the planet, there never has been and never will be. You are one of a kind. No one has your talents, skills, personality, traits and never will. Regardless of trying. You are like a proprietary technology...
Great CSS / HTML reference resource →
hellbox: I’ve been looking for this exact thing, and now I have found it. Prominent bookmark. jimray: This started as a CSS-only side project, got some traction on Hacker News and is now one of the finest looking and working pieces of documentation for web development I’ve ever come across.
Daily Patricia: this →
patriciahandschiegel: 1. The telecom carriers, not Google, Facebook, etc., are who truly owns the internet. 2. This is because the internet is two parts: infrastructure and applications. The telecom industry (carriers) funded the build of the infrastructure. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. are all software… Who to root for in a battle between Verizon and Netflix. That’s like...
Fertile Ground in Africa for Computer Science to... →
infoneer-pulse: The rapid spread of cellphones has fueled an appreciation among Africans for the practical uses of science and technology. And the children of the African elite are also seeing career possibilities in computing science and engineering, beyond the traditional disciplines of medicine, law and finance or the more typical scientific callings of crop and soil science. “Computer...
The latest FOX insanity →
And to think some people actually turn to this televised supermarket rag for “fair and balanced” news.
Datamining Twitter | Monday Note →
journo-geekery: Frédéric Filloux: In theory, when it comes to assessing the social media presence of a brand, Facebook is the place to go. But as brands flock to the dominant social network, the noise becomes overwhelming and the signal — what people really say about the brand — becomes hard to extract. By comparison, Twitter more swiftly reflects the mood of users of a product or...
Robert Reich: How to Avoid Being a Principled... →
robertreich: Every time I try to make sense of Republican tax doctrine I get lost. For example, rank-and-file House Republicans are willing to increase taxes on the middle class starting in a few weeks in order to avoid a tax increase the very rich. Here are the details: The payroll tax will increase 2…