Mashable: How Yahoo derailed Tumblr.
IMHO, it still has the best suggestions engine. It can peg my tastes pretty damned accurately (suggestions for new Tumblrs to follow). That alone is worth big $.
Guardian.UK: UK fracking firm plans to dump wastewater in the sea.
“Under EA regulations, the water must be treated on site or elsewhere at a designated treatment facility, before a permit is issued to discharge it. Ineos and the industry trade body said any fracking wastewater would be treated before being disposed of.” But what does ‘treating’ render? What’s left in the wastewater?
Autoweek: Riverside Museum cars for sale.
I want that Dan Gurney Eagle #42. What I’d do with it, I have no idea. But it’s a fond memory.
Travelling Wilburys - End of the Line.
When in the middle of a tough deadline, 3AM, all of the crew on headsets, a seemingly endless tortuous slog rehearsing terrible speaker presentations ... we’d start singing this. It was a spark of hope in a dark time. I need it today.
The Atlantic: No Driver’s License, No Job.
I miss in-depth reporting from media. Ah, for the old days. We’d have a television special or something about a first-person experience of this kind of situation. No money for it now, seemingly. Independent filmmakers, here’s your niche.
Italian Ways: Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, luxury for the United States.
Storify: A Trump Rally in Greensboro “Anger in here is palpable” (with tweets).
Knew it was bad, not this bad. Is there nothing we can do to stop this?
Politico: Sanders scripts his primary-season finale.
“He hasn’t sent a fundraising email for his own campaign in six days. He’s also not holding a rally tonight, making it the first Tuesday with voting that he hasn’t held one this year. In other words, Bernie Sanders isn’t really running for president anymore.” My italic emphasis.
Politico: Hill Republicans despondent over Trump.
“I’m not going to be commenting on the presidential candidates today.” Hillary should just ignore Trump and run her own campaign regardless of his statements or positions. There’s no point in even debating him.
TPM: Gingrich - Let’s Create New Version Of House Un-American Activities Committee.
Wait. Wait. WHAT?!!!!!
TG’s Political Wire: Clinton Opens Up Wide Lead Nationally.
Keep opening your cakehole, Donald.
DP Review: KitSplit is a peer-to-peer rental service for camera equipment.
Techdirt: Both Trump And Clinton Suggest Expanding Mass Surveillance, Bogus Watch Lists.
Slate/Trumpcast: Is Trump helping to invite terrorist attacks?
Of course he is. (Didn’t bother listening to the podcast, just using this as a lever). Just a month or so ago, he said: “There will be attacks that you wouldn’t believe. There will be attacks by the people that are right now coming in to our country.” There is a Manson-like psychopathy here. Inflammatory dialog begs for response.
The New Yorker: “Hamilton” and the Books That Hamilton Held.
“Burr turns out to have been a voracious, monumental reader, the kind of guy libraries are made for.” While Hamilton read romance novels.
NY Times: AR-15 Rifles Are Beloved, Reviled and a Common Element in Mass Shootings.
“‘Many of the new shooters attracted to tactical guns for their first firearms purchase will think that they know guns because they’ve played a lot of first‐person shooter video games. (snip) Gamers inspired by Call of Duty to purchase their first gun will eventually discover that they have a lot to learn.’ But despite such admonitions, the gun industry has used the popularity of these games to sell its products to ‘a youthful, aggressive, technologically savvy generation’ ...” Yep, it’s all harmless, right? Video games, assault rifles, the mentalities encouraged ...
Far be it for me to impose my ethics on any of you, but the longer I live, the more I believe that violence should not be recreation. Especially for children. Quote me all the stats you’d like to, I will not yield. In this, I’ll be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. The above is one of those quotes that simply blows away all the video game/violence stats, because it’s a consequence researchers haven’t noticed.
Macworld: Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017.
Smithsonian: The World’s First Computer May Have Been Used To Tell Fortunes.
Or not. Rather, make predictions about future phenomena. “The Antikythera mechanism simulated a Hellenistic cosmology in which astronomy, meteorology and astral divination were intertwined.” Linkbait title.
Autoweek: Want to look inside a Ford flathead? Here’s your chance.
SciAm: Psychology’s Credibility Crisis - the Bad, the Good and the Ugly.
Hemmings: The 2016 Race of Gentlemen East: Two days of sand, sun and speed.
Would love to photograph this someday ...
Guardian.UK: King Henry I – another king under another car park?
“Records show that he was buried in front of the high altar, and calculations based on the size of the abbey appear to put him underneath the school car park.” I can’t even come up with a clever pun on this one. We build and pave over everything memorable.
BarnFinds: 1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback
My first cross-country trip (13 years old), was in one of these. My future brother-in-law’s. Fond memories.
FishbowlNY: Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26 Billion.
Which means Lynda.com (bought by LinkedIn) is now owned by MS. Get ready for login nightmares.
Telegraph.UK: Eric Clapton struggling to play guitar because of damage to his nervous system.
Age. Catches up with us all. That top-20 list ... putting Beck at 20. Ridiculous.