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In the Pipeline: Things I Won't Work With - http://pipeline.corante.com/archive...
The entire "Things I Won't Work With" category of this blog is awesome. To subscribe to just this category in Reader, use this link: http://pipeline.corante.com/archive... - Ben Darnell
How far in advance do newspapers write obituaries? - http://www.slate.com/id...
"By the time Gerald Ford died in December 2006, his obituary writer had been dead for 11 months. " - Ben Darnell
The interesting part of the article is determining who is at risk, especially younger examples. Should Kurt Cobain's have been pre-written? What about obese comedians or those who drink heavily? - Louis Gray
Five Key Reasons Why Newspapers Are Failing, pt. 2 | Politics & Media | SPLICETODAY.COM - http://www.splicetoday.com/politic...
Long but good article on the challenges facing newspapers (via piaw) - Ben Darnell
Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why. - http://www.wired.com/medtech...
"But why would the placebo effect seem to be getting stronger worldwide? Part of the answer may be found in the drug industry's own success in marketing its products." How ironic. - Ruchira S. Datta
Dunbar’s Number and The Future of Communications - http://laserlike.com/2009...
KFC Has A Bacon Sandwich That Uses Fried Chicken As "Bread" [Epic] - http://consumerist.com/5342699...
For Jenna :) - Ben Darnell
OMG. gross. (but love fried chicken) torn. - Jenna Bilotta
I wonder if they deliver to Mountain View.... may have to send the Reader team a care package. - Louis Gray
Nikon unveils S1000pj - the world's first projector camera - http://www.dpreview.com/news...
I can't believe it took so long for someone to do this. I mean, all you have to do is run the image sensor in reverse to let all the captured photons out through the lens, right? ;) - Ben Darnell
I wonder if they point in the same direction and can operate at the same time, that would make for small and light multitouch projects. - Casey Muller
Cool!!! - p3p3
What is happening with progress to make a videophone a reality? - Michael Muller
Chris and Malcolm are both wrong - http://www.unionsquareventures.com/2009...
Looks like metafilter has removed the video. It's available with a less-offensive title (sorry mom!) at http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture... - Ben Darnell
Amazing talent! - Anne Bouey
just incredible!! - Rachel Lea Fox
It's even more impressive if you have the cultural context. - Misha Dynin
Video: Real-life Mario Kart - Offworld - http://www.offworld.com/2008...
Steve's secret is out ;) - Ben Darnell
denny's! he does LOVE denny's! :) (ben, we miss you) - Jenna Bilotta
U.P.S. adds bikes to the fleet - http://www.terrapass.com/blog...
Saves money and gas. - Ashish from iPhone
awesome! - Susan Beebe from BuddyFeed
A definite step in the right direction -to do something about environment, good to see a company do just that. - Raymond Marr aka Knatchwa
I did not noticed that this was originally posted in december 2008. - Ashish
Ben Darnell joins FriendFeed: Ben++! - http://blog.friendfeed.com/2009...
Congrats! - Brandon Titus
Congrats, Ben. Your joining a great group of smart talented people. - Daniel Brusilovsky
Have fun, Ben! It was great working with you at Google back in the day. FriendFeed sounds like a great place to be, enjoy it :) - Ovidiu Predescu
need a "like but sad" button. - Jenna Bilotta
We're slowly getting the band back together! :-) - Kevin Fox
iPhone Doom Classic Progress Report - http://www.idsoftware.com/iphone-...
It's interesting how hard it is to make apparently-straightforward graphical improvements to a 16-year-old game running on more modern hardware. Also, even without the graphical improvements, "it is Doom as you remember it, which is quite a bit better than it actually was". - Ben Darnell
I was just complaining to Gary today that I remember playing Doom on my 33Mhz 486, but these days you "need" a 400Mhz ARM to get the same performance. Thank you performance sucking abstraction layers! - Private Sanjeev
Just installed http://koti.mbnet.fi/mertama... on my Nokia. Ahh it takes me back. Interesting to see some of the choices that they made for the original game still hold true with a modern PDA/Phone. - John Cooper
Alert: Crunchberries Are Not Real Berries [Know Your Berries] - http://consumerist.com/5279181...
You mean I wasn't getting my recommended intake of fruit as a kid by eating Crunch Berries? At least snozzberries are still real, right? - Ben Darnell
End of daylight saving time is good for the heart - Los Angeles Times - http://www.latimes.com/news...
Daylight savings time kills. One more reason to get rid of it. - Ben Darnell
Kindle’s $9.99 Books May Shrink Publishers’ Profits (Update3) - Bloomberg.com - http://www.bloomberg.com/apps...
This may be old news, but I didn't realize that (at least some) books on the Kindle are subsidized by Amazon. I expected it to be the other way around, since it's so hard for people to look past the $300+ purchase price. I wonder what fraction of Kindle sales are for bestsellers versus the long tail (for which Amazon probably pays less and makes a profit)? Also, in light of the fact at the beginning of the article that Kindle sales are more profitable than print, it sounds like there's a lot of room to squeeze publishers before this analyst's predicted price increase. - Ben Darnell
RSSted Development — The American, A Magazine of Ideas - http://www.american.com/archive...
Wall-E end credits - http://www.kottke.org/09...
(spoiler warning!) I loved the WALL-E end credits too, although rather than being "fantastically optimistic" I thought they were a more realistic counterpoint to the optimism of the ending of the main body of the film. The credits showed that while humanity would survive and recover, it wouldn't be as simple as using the technology that had sustained them on the spaceship or reactivating dormant technology on earth. The returning humans must rebuild civilization the hard way, starting from scratch and retracing the original humans' steps. - Ben Darnell
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Finally got around to uploading photos from my last several trips - Ben Darnell
Epochal: Achron, Meta-Time Strategy - http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009...
My brain hurts. - Ben Darnell
News 14 | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES | Queen City ranked second most manly city - http://news14.com/Default...
The Pure Advantage: Advanced Racing Game AI - http://www.gamasutra.com/view...
An interesting discussion of game AI and how to ensure that the player tends to stay neck-and-neck with computer-controlled opponents without making it obvious that the race is rigged. - Ben Darnell
Overheard at the office: "Quantum mechanics is probably the - http://www.google.com/reader...
Hampa: Toribash, The Turn-Based, 3D Ragdoll Fighter Coming To WiiWare - http://kotaku.com/5140356...
Wow, Toribash is coming to WiiWare. As an intimidating physicsy turn-based fighting game, it couldn't be much further from the Wii's more mainstream audience. - Ben Darnell
IMHO, the best naming convention for hosts was used by XCF: scam, cheat, graft, dupe, etc. We got into trouble when a clueless guy from [a large software company] tried to download GIMP via active FTP from ftp.gimp.org, and his firewall warned that graft.xcf.berkeley.edu wanted to open a connection (it was the same machine.) He thought that he was being hacked, and went complaining all the way up to department chair. - Misha Dynin
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