Aug 1, 2014
to hell with the actual numbers.

(via PC sales estimates: How the sausage gets made)

That’s a comforting analysis of the “facts” in analyst reports!

Jul 29, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 22, 2014

Count to ten when a plane goes down...



Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.

On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007, a Boeing 747 with 269 passengers, was shot down over the…

Jul 20, 2014

Bacon pancakes with Canadian maple syrup. Sudden inspired breakfast today.

Jul 19, 2014
I’m really excited to see it take off.
Tim Cook to employees on IBM partnership
Jul 17, 2014
What I want to stress, however, is that there is no chance that any other deadly pathogens are lying around the facility, tucked behind hedges on the grounds or stacked like cordwood in the common areas. And when I say “no chance,” I mean that there is a chance, but it is very, very small. (Like smallpox itself! Just kidding.)

(via Note to Staff Re: Decades-Old Vial of Smallpox)

The New Yorker nails it again.

Jul 17, 2014


Jul 17, 2014

Tool Explain Why They Haven't Put Out a New Album Since 2006


The truth is, a new Tool record is far from completion. It’s been eight years since the quartet put out its most recent record, 10,000 Days. And while both Jones and drummer Danny Carey tell Rolling Stone that they have more than enough raw musical ideas for an album – and one close-to-complete track – a variety of outside forces have stymied the band’s creative progress.

Jul 17, 2014


(Source: wilwheaton)

Jul 17, 2014

Ryan Block gets harassed by Comcast

When all is said and done, and I would hate to be treated like this as a customer, we need to stop faulting the staff member. If you listen carefully, he is following company guidelines and script. We need to blame Comcast for this, not attack their employee for following their rules.

Jul 15, 2014

All the iWatches

Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty says Apple could sell 30 to 60 million iWatches in the first year.

Now, it might seem ridiculous to try to predict how many of a thing we know nothing about will sell, but it’s simple, really. You just take the total number of watches ever sold ever, take the cosine (always take the cosine… take it AND RUN AND NEVER STOP RUNNING), adjust for inflation, apply the least squares method (because only squares wear smartwatches) and then — and this is the part people always forget — take back one kadam to honor the Hebrew God, whose iWatch this is.

Something, something, digging in the wrong place, something, something, bad dates and, yeah, you get numbers somewhere between zero million and 1,000 million. So she’s in the ballpark.


Jul 15, 2014

Net neutrality

A great piece by Sam Altman (@sama).

Jul 14, 2014

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