How does the market look like when Wall Street is...
chartology: But the rest of the world doesn’t care. Here is the example for Silver; And here are two other days for comparison (24th and 26th of May) (via)
content apps are the anti-aggregator. i’ve come to rely on smart aggregators...– A VC: I Prefer Safari to Content Apps On The iPad (via rafer) filed under ‘browser is still the best app’. duly noted.
Admiral Mullen and other officials said they believed the Cheonan episode might be just the first of several to come. “North Korea is predictable in one sense: that it is unpredictable in what it is going to do,” he said. “North Korea goes through these cycles. I worry a great deal that this isn’t the last thing we are going to see.” (via NYT) I firmly believe that the world could not bear...
YouTube Girls. I show and I share, therefore I am.
It was originally Descartes who said ‘Cogito ergo sum‘ – I think therefore I am – a catchy little statement that supposedly defined existence. This was later revised in the 20th century by philosopher A J Ayer who thoughtfully suggested ‘I do and I have, therefore I am.’ But it didn’t stop there, as next up was the Post Modernist irony of conceptual artist Barbara Kruger, who announced: ‘I...
I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the...– Presidential Proclamation—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month | The White House Respect. (via aayush) +1. (via gross)
Robert Reich: Why Obama Should Put BP Under... →
It’s time for the federal government to put BP under temporary receivership, which gives the government authority to take over BP’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico until the gusher is stopped. This is the only way the public know what’s going on, be confident enough resources are being put to…
TOP 20 TV SERIES OF THE PAST 20 YEARS →
spytap: tanya77: justspeakeasy: tanya77: peterandwendy: No BSG, no ER, no Wire (“Too many black people for you, E! Online?”). No, fuck you, Kristin Dos Santos. 1. Lost 2. Friends 3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer 4. Alias 5. Felicity 6. Dexter 7. Arrested Development 8. Veronica Mars 9. Seinfeld 10. The Office 11. Modern Family 12. The Daily Show 13. Sex and the City 14. 24 15. Six Feet...
Amazing Archival Footage Of A Soviet Nuke Plugging... →
mikehudack: Worth checking out and worth thinking about. Noted.
Rules must be clearly defined and strictly...
In football, defenders are not allowed to “hold” offensive players by grabbing their jersey or arm or leg, and if caught they are called for “holding” and their team is assessed a yardage penalty. That’s not cheating so much as it is gaming the system. If the ref doesn’t see you do it, then you got away with it, and you know that your opponent is going to try to do something similar to you to...
The power that salt holds over processed foods can be seen in an American snack icon, the Cheez-It. At the company’s laboratories in Battle Creek, Mich., a Kellogg vice president and food scientist, John Kepplinger, ticked off the ways salt makes its little square cracker work. Salt sprinkled on top gives the tongue a quick buzz. More salt in the cheese adds crunch. Still more in the dough...
Jack Donaghy's 5 Stages of Grief (in .GIFs)
aowins: benjyie: thatfreak:
When you copy something, then copy it in a way that nobody notice it.– Charles Revson, Co-Founder of Revlon (founded in 1932 with $300) (via Spiegel.de)
The War is Making You Poor →
evangotlib: azspot: The occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are making us poor. Right now, America spends $159 billion on contingency operations for the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. That’s enough money to eliminate taxes for everyone who makes under $35,000 a year, while cutting the deficit. Progressive hero, Congressman Alan Grayson, is once again leading the charge to put an end to...
Yet Another Awesome WordPress.com Success Story →
100 Blogs Every Science Student Should Subscribe... →
poptech: Get reading! (We were so impressed by the first 50 suggestions that we were planning on posting this list even before we realized that we were included!)
Most Creative People In Business 2010 | Fast... →
Thank god somebody said it out loud.
IT’S not quite a Lehman moment, but financial markets are more anxious today than at any time since the global recovery took hold almost a year ago. The MSCI index of global stocks has fallen by over 15% since mid-April. Treasury yields have tumbled as investors have fled to the relative safety of American government bonds. The three-month inter-bank borrowing rate is at a ten-month high. Gone...
Cleanup Theater in Full Effect as Obama Comes to... →
dhk: claytoncubitt: “Raleigh Leseigne, an oyster fisherman, said he doesn’t blame Obama for the response so far. He’s mad at BP because the oyster bed that’s been in his family’s name for more than 100 years is now completely covered in oil, and the mud will be oiled for at least the next 10 years. “Obama is one man, he can’t fix the country in a year,” said Raleigh. “It’s Bush I blame for...
One of what we all are … less than a drop in the great blue motion of the sunlit...– King Arthur (via)
The Five Reasons Why You Are Not Fulfilling Your... →
1. You do not have enough belief in yourself. 2. You do not measure yourself against written goals. 3. You are too comfortable where you are 4. You are lazy 5. You are not mixing with high achievers.
Robert Reich: What You Can Do To Bring Wall Street... →
The most important remaining battle to rein in Wall Street is over Senator Blanche Lincoln’s measure to stop the big banks from being subsidized by taxpayers for their risky derivative trades. Miraculously, it’s still in the bill but it’s on life support. The bill has now gone to the conference…
NBC and Time Warner tell Jobs they want Adobe's... →
soupsoup: Sources said several large media companies, including Time Warner and NBC Universal, told Apple they won’t retool their extensive video libraries to accommodate the iPad, arguing that such a reformatting would be expensive and not worth it because Flash dominates the Web. Ouch!
At one point in early 1998, Larry Summers called Brooksley Born – the last person who really tried to rein in the dangers posed by derivatives (and it was a much lower level of danger then compared with now). Summers reportedly said, “I have thirteen bankers in my office, and they say if you go forward with this you will cause the worst financial crisis since World War II.” (via) PBS used the...
robgo.org: Good vs. Bad VC Due Diligence →
I remember early on in my VC career, I chatted with an entrepreneur turned VC who remarked “as an entrepreneur, time is your enemy. As a VC, time is your friend.” What I think some VC’s mean when they say this is that investors typically have limited incentive to move quickly. Unless there is…
Relationships between wealth, power, and...
For starters, all the above three are always and have always been inter-related, and probably always will be. And that might not always be a bad thing: those who have risen to high levels of wealth are often pretty smart, and surprisingly often exceptionally honest. Those who rise to high levels of influence usually have some pretty good insight and talent in their area of expertise. Those who...
It’s one of the great myths perpetrated in our own societies is that somehow...– Tony Blair @ Khosla Ventures Summit at Cavello Point in Sausalito, California. (via Michael Shermer)
Continuations: Margins in the Cloud →
Historically in the software business high gross margins were considered essential. It is not clear to me that the same logic will apply for cloud-based services. Their cost structure might wind up being quite different. Much smaller development teams can accomplish amazing things on top of a… Amazon has the distinctive competitive advantage to know how to operate and sail in that...