downloads of OS X® Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days,...– Apple that is insane. As context, OS X Lion sold one million copies in one day, but it took two more months to move six million copies.
Where someone could out-split one of the fastest male swimmers in the world, and...– John Leonard, Executive Director, World Swimming Coaches Association, speaking on Ye Shiwen’s “unbelievable” 400m individual medley.
Some things are more important than Olympic glory. If I ran for Sudan, I would...– Guor Marial
an architect and three senior scientists—two from Stanford, the other from...– The Heretic For decades, the U.S. government banned medical studies of the effects of LSD. But for Dr. James Fadiman, the promise of mind-blowing revelations was just too tempting, and he leapt back out of the psychedelic closet in 2010, at the age of 70.
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So beautifully put. Especially point #3. The fee should be increased to an amount equal to the damage this law causes to the basic human right of innocence until guilt can be proven.
To say it is the mother of all cock-ups is an understatement.– Olympics: Security staff lose keys to Wembley Stadium Um, yeah, oops.
The abusive practices documented in this report violate international law and...– Iran? Syria? China? Nope, New York. Did the NYPD Break International Law in Suppressing Protest?
We don’t want to stop people engaging in this by social media and sending...– Mobile tweets are breaking Olympics’ TV data Oops. We know we begged you to tweet about us, but can you stop now. Please!
I’m confused. Proponents of same-sex marriage bill in NZ say majority of public in favor, but then say politicians need courage to vote for it. If the majority of public is in favor of it, why do politicians need courage? Politicians only need courage when they go against public opinion….
Apple clearly didn’t think this through because they really hose people who are...– Apple Hates Web Developers (?) I’ve just been looking into buying a Mac (finally!!), and was tending towards a Mac Mini running Server. Now I’m really heading that way. But, this is still some dumbassery on Apple’s part.
some of Apple’s more compelling points excerpted from its brief. In February...– Apple Claims Google Warned Samsung Against Copying iPhone, iPad This could be an interesting time in court next week.
I think Jesus would blush about you, I think he’d blush about me, I think...– Nicki Minaj
Why do we spend at least 1,000 times more money protecting ourselves from...– Andrew Cohen, on terrorism and gun violence.
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Great piece by @tuanzpaul . We beg to give them money, they refuse it, then complain that we don’t give them money.
More than seven years before Apple Inc. rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia team...– Nokia’s Bad Call on Smartphones How different the world could have been.
Regardless of what is presented, the talk is symbolically significant. Coming...– Apple Plans Presentation at Black Hat
Players who signed national letters of intent with Penn State in February may be...– Scholarship penalties could crush PSU - ESPN
Thanks to twitter & the creativity of someone in New Zealand (@cttwtr), I have a name, date/time for my weekly TC column. — Semil (@semil) July 23, 2012
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It may be bold of me, but I’m going to call out @arrington here. Michael comes out swinging at @nickbilton: Perhaps that article speaks more of Nick Bilton’s social life than the Silicon Valley he’s trying to describe. on the basis of the opening of Nick’s article. Nevermind the fact that Nick describes the obscenely-funded scene, but then gets to the guts of his story: There are...
there is another side to the Valley. One where people are building truly...– Nick Bilton on NYTimes.com
Based on reported and expected profits for the last three quarters, the...– (via NZ Herald) So, Apple’s tax-liability cash stash is more than half Microsoft’s revenue for the last quarter…