sds: playtunes: Obadiah Parker - Hey Ya...
Do I have Swine Flu? →
Chrysler Said to File for Bankruptcy in New York... →
crazynutjob: — And here’s an article. Filing in New York is going to upset a few people in Michigan.
sds: tracks: ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’...
A lot of it is now on the web—in billions of pages of text. And with search...– Wolfram Blog : Wolfram|Alpha Is Coming!
Good ideas must degenerate into hard work.– kevin harlan, quoting one of his mentors
How Wolfram Alpha May Trump Google →
“This engine is meant to go live in two or three weeks; with it, you’ll be able to enter “GDP Germany Japan” and get not a list of Web pages, but comparative charts on the economic output of those two nations. Or you can enter “GATACTTCA” and find the spots on the human genome where that sequence appears.” [h/t devin]
But instead of cracking down on companies that treat their customers poorly, why...– The case for government-backed credit cards. - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine I just threw up a little in my mouth. John Stossel has a much more palatable column on the same topic, here. (via sds) “why doesn’t the government just offer a credit card of its own?” BECAUSE THE...
Chinlone - CollegeHumor
Cruise Ship Hero Fought Off Pirates With Deck... →
“A British vacationer is being hailed a hero after he thwarted gun-toting pirates attacking a cruise ship — by throwing a deck chair at them. Wyn Rowlands was celebrating his 62nd birthday with a dream cruise onboard the MSC Melody near the Seychelle Islands when he spotted armed pirates in a speedboat trying to clamber on to the vessel. Quick-thinking Wyn, a retired engineer from...
“Looks like the Disney Vault has a purpose after all - to keep us from realizing how similar our favorite classic Disney movies truly are. According to this video, Disney only ever made one movie, and they’ve been tracing it ever since.” Disney is the original nickelback. [h/t @samhendricks]
sds: christianity: “I Boast No More” Lyrics by...
Crime Pays in Contra Costa, CA
crazynutjob: While I often speak about doom and gloom, I try to remain grounded. When I talk about worst case scenarios, I think about hyperinflation and the breakdown of social order. I don’t usually think of something so mundane as counties not prosecuting crimes to save money: Misdemeanors such as assaults, thefts and burglaries will no longer be prosecuted in Contra Costa County because of...
How many hipsters does it take to screw in a...
lolztobehad: Oh, never mind. It’s a pretty obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it.
Maureen Dowd: I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account. Is there anything you can say to change my mind?
Biz Stone: Well, when you do find yourself in that position, you’re gonna want Twitter. You might want to type out the message “Help.”
Google News Timeline →
jeffmiller: Possibly very cool. this is fantastic. however from a news analysis standpoint, i’d like there to be a link to see all related stories (including blogs [as an option at least] preferably in a timeline as well) because one link doesn’t tell me much in terms of the scale of the news item.
Google Similar Images →
“Similar Images allows you to search for images using pictures rather than words.”
jeffmiller: Or, at least this would be, for any other administration: GIBBS: (Smiling) Well, I think only in Washington, D.C. is a hundred million dollars… LOVEN: The deficit’s very large. It’s not a joke. GIBBS: No, I’m… LOVEN: The deficit’s giant. $100 million really is only a step. GIBBS: But no joke. LOVEN: You sound like you’re joking about it, but it’s not funny. GIBBS: I’m not...
They are the seeds of the internet. You plant some and sprinkle them with bits....– Matt Perry - Slashdot Comments | Oracle Buys Sun
jeffmiller: On the tenth anniversary of Columbine,...
sds: I’ve mentioned Ubiquity before, and I love it. It’s about to get even better, and institutionalized into Firefox. (h/t ReadWriteWeb) i’m very excited for this.