Guardian.UK: Sold 17m albums and you want to pay me nothing? Pat Pope’s row with Garbage.
“Everybody has devalued the photograph over the years. It has become so common for people to see nothing wrong in using images and expecting to pay nothing. I was just highlighting a point and making a stand.” This is, understandably, all over the photography forums.
ReadWrite: How To Blur Your Search Tracks On Google.
Autoweek: The Beast of Turin awakens - Fiat S76 driven for the first time in a century.
Damn, how did I miss this? Run the video, but watch your volume levels. Holy COW.
BarnFinds: 1966 Chevy II Nova SS L79, The Rare Spec.
When you saw a Nova like this trolling for a red-light drag on Rt 9 in NJ, you didn’t engage (if you were smart). All kinds of high performance engines got shoved in these babies. Usually only ‘older’ dudes would keep them stock. They’d blow the body panels off Porsche 928s.
DesignYouTrust: Abandoned Motors At Makeshift Car Graveyards.
Gorgeous and painful in the same instant.
Carnival - add comments in a developer-friendly way.
KickStarter: Glide - Simple, professional app creation.
Of interest. Canny; there’s an Apple Watch in the top hero shot.
ReadWrite: Thanks To Google’s Mobilegeddon, Your Search Rank May Be Toast.
Is it Google’s web, or our web? I’m not seeing ‘mobilize or die’ numbers in any of my responsive sites’ stats.
SciAm: The Enduring Mystery of the Missing Oil Spilt in the Gulf of Mexico.
SERoundtable: Google Mobile Search Drops URL For Site Name & Breadcrumb Navigation.
Picky Bars Smooth Caffeinator.
“Gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.” I don’t generally do ‘energy’ bars, but for biking, this might be pretty cool fuel.
The Morning News: Binge Reading Disorder.
“The typical American consumes more than 100,000 words a day, and remembers none of them. When everybody’s reading, but nobody’s smarter, what value has the word?” Personally, I don’t speed-read. I deep-read. If it’s not going to ‘stick’, I usually don’t bother. I just started ‘Outlander’ (I was curious). It may go into my ‘abandoned’ list. “The stone screamed ... (extensive snip) ... it was the sort of scream you might expect from a stone.” Really? Seriously? I expect the TV show is better? I’ll soldier on, however. Paid for it. Might as well bull through to see if it picks up. I hear more and more people discussing the show, so I feel I need to know something about it for my own adaptation to culture.
FishbowlNY: Bloomberg Terminals Suffer Outages.
Having worked on Wall Street for a time, I can only imagine the chaos. Some folks live and die by those things.
Vox: 11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space.
#4 makes my brain hurt. More than the others. I suppose because I’ve driven from coast to coast.
Having the oil changed in one o’ my beasts.
Links later in the morning.
Paris Review: Wordsworth’s Most Famous Poem Turns 200.
“I am sure it is a great poem [snip] but every ten-year-old Indian is tortured and tormented by [it]... As a kid I remember I had to memorize pages dissecting this poem, but one question always remained — What the hell is a daffodil? No Indian kid ever laid eyes on that flower.” Pffft.
PS Mag: How Affluent Private Universities Act as Tax Shelters for the Rich.
The new Star Wars trailer dominates the ‘net today.
The first original film caught my imagination while I was graduating high school. My college buds and I, later that year, sat through like twelve consecutive showings. The two followups left me cold; similar to The Matrix trilogy, they never approached the promise of the first film (IMHO). [Going against the prevailing currents - I hear The Empire Strikes Back is now considered the best of the three.] I’ve not seen the second trilogy, nor have I ever heard an abiding reason to do so.
However, for those about ten years my junior, and even younger - wow, man. The level of enthusiasm is incredible for such basic little trailers. More power to you. Harrison Ford always stole the scenes, as far as I’m concerned ... and looks like he’ll be doing so again. Of course I’ll go watch these as they come out. This first one better knock our socks off.
Guardian.UK: Ted Cruz’s early 2016 funding topples Romney, suggesting big-money race.
Today’s Zaman: Byzantine İstanbul in 10 iconic monuments.
Collectors Weekly: The Unsung History of America’s Hard-Working Hoboes.
“Hoboes fully embrace the Protestant work ethic, bouncing from place to place, looking for short-term jobs to earn their keep, while bums and tramps want to just bum everything — money, food, or cigarettes. But free-loading tramps and hard-working hoboes have one thing in common: Both have traveled the rails, starting in the 19th century, much to the chagrin of the railroad owners. So-called bums, who might be too old, disabled, or ill to work, tend to stay in one place.”
Nautilus: Reviving the debate about the immune system and mental illness.
“In a field known as immunopsychiatry, researchers are exploring the possibility that inflammation, or an overactive immune system, is linked to mental disorders that include depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimers’ disease.”
AppleInsider: OS X 10.10.3 triggering kernel panics when previewing JPEG files.
DiscoverMag: Study - why dog owners don’t always clean up their pooch’s poop.
“First, the (terrible, no good, and just plain horrible ... not that we judge) dog owner may decide to pretend to not have seen the dog poop, and just leave it there.” My old man was doing his crossword on the front porch swing, when an individual allowed their canine to crap on our front lawn. My father said “Um ... could you clean that up?” The owner responded, “Excuse me?” and then proceeded to proclaim that their pooch “never does such things.” My father’s response: “Well then, YOU must have done it. And you still need to clean it up.”