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AJ Batac
Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns - http://www.mymodernmet.com/profile...
Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns
Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns
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"Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Wow, that's a really new sort of environmental art! - Spidra Webster
Serious points for Q-Bert. - Eric - Final Countdown
omg...I see snow circles... ;-) - JB
Paul Buchheit
The Economist names Paul Buchheit its 2011 Computing and Telecommunications Innovation Award winner - http://www.economistconferences.co.uk/press-r...
The Economist names Paul Buchheit its 2011 Computing and Telecommunications Innovation Award winner
Congrats! - Joel Kotarski
Wow! Congratulations, Paul! - Spidra Webster
Congrats Paul! - Me
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Congrats Paul! The Economist is a big deal. - Joe
Wow, nice! - Amit Patel
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Woo hoo! - SAM
Awesome. Congratulations. - Tamara J. B.
Extremely well deserved!! - Bo Stern
Congrats! - Barbara R. S.
WOOHOOOOOOO!! Congratulations, that is AWESOME! - sofarsoShawn
Nice. Congratulations Paul! - DJ Stevie Steve
Congratulations, Paul! - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Well deserved. And they were right to mention FriendFeed as a highlight. - Bruce Lewis
Congratulations. Well deserved. - Ashish
congrats! - imabonehead
Wonderful news! Congratulations, Paul! - Harold Cabezas
Congrats! - Eric Borisch
nice !! COng'rats - Peter Dawson
w00t! - Angelo
I think Paul's one of the most innovative peeps. after all his legacy is gmail, adsense and "dont be evil" :)- the very fabric of the Internet ecosystem comprises of at least 2 of the former items that he invented. !! - Peter Dawson
Love the don't be evil! Nice write up. - amelia arapoff
A well-deserved award. Congratulations, Paul! - Frank Jernigan
My man - Josh Haley
congrats! - ebru
Congratulations! - Ye Olde English Alffe
Well deserved! - Peter Reavy
Congratulations, Paul. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats Paul!! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
that's awesome, man. you changed my and many others' life, right here! I personally owe you a lot. - AlpB.
Amit Patel
Thanks Recaptcha!
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That would be 1 ? - Joe
Howard Rheingold
The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy | Hack Education - http://www.hackeducation.com/2011...
But the skepticism about Khan Academy isn’t just a matter of wealth or credentials of Khan or his backers. It’s a matter of pedagogy. No doubt, Khan has done something incredible by creating thousands of videos, distributing them online for free, and now designing an analytics dashboard for people to monitor and guide students’ movements through the Khan Academy material. And no doubt, lots of people say they’ve learned a lot by watching the videos. The ability pause, rewind, and replay is often cited as the difference between “getting” the subject matter through classroom instruction and “getting it” via Khan Academy’s lecture-demonstrations. But that’s the crux of the problem right there: lecture-demonstrations. Although there’s a tech component here that makes this appear innovative, that’s really a matter of form, not content, that’s new - Howard Rheingold
Anne Bouey
S.F., Oakland in top 10 most walkable U.S. cities - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin...
S.F., Oakland in top 10 most walkable U.S. cities
S.F., Oakland in top 10 most walkable U.S. cities
S.F., Oakland in top 10 most walkable U.S. cities
"Hoofing it to shops and services is easy in San Francisco and Oakland, according to a survey being released today that ranks the two among the top 10 most walkable big cities in the country. Among the nation's 50 largest cities, San Francisco was the second most walkable, after New York, and Oakland ranked 10th, said Seattle's Walk Score, which assigns numerical ratings on a scale of 1 to 100 that quantify how close any address is to amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, schools and parks. Being within one-quarter mile of destinations garners the highest ratings. An independent report from CEOs for Cities showed that each Walk Score point was worth $3,000 in home value. "Since the MLS prohibits using the word 'walking' with marketing, Walk Score offers a nondiscriminatory interpretation, provided by a third party, of where the property is located in relation to stores, restaurants, public transportation," said Francine Di Palma, an agent with Pacific Union in San Francisco.... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Walk Score needs to take steep hills into account. =P - Andrew C (✔)
Boston is walkable because our urban planning was done by cows. - Bruce Lewis
LOL @ Bruce - Anika
Paul Buchheit
"Few perfectionists can tell the difference between love and approval. Perfectionism is so widespread in this culture that we actually have had to invent another word for love. "Unconditional love", we say. Yet, all love is unconditional. Anything else is just approval." - Rachel Remen
Paul, please let me know if you've received my message. - prinzdezibel
so what is unconditional approval? - всех сферических тёлочек
RT @RKHilbertSpace: Q: How to generate a random string? A: Put a fresh student in front of vi and tell him to quit.
And, as with some other random sequence generators, I suppose you'll have to discard the first several characters as they are likely to be biased. - Simon
Emacs has graphical menus. - Bruce Lewis
polska: To: All Polish Speaking StaffSubject: Im - http://community.livejournal.com/polska...
"Creative ideas offered by management are not to be referred to as pierdoły or pojebane pomysły." - nm from Bookmarklet
ооо! twimc, внимание, are NOT! всех заставлю наизусть учить. - mama ari
да там всё прекрасное. When asking someone to leave you alone, you must not say spierdalaj na drzewo nor should you ever substitute "May I help you?" with "Czego kurwa chcesz!?". - nm
вот так читателям frf прививают интерес к польскому языку. - 9000
Tom Stocky
Everything Wrong with Political Discourse in One Graph - http://www.smbc-comics.com/index...
Everything Wrong with Political Discourse in One Graph
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” -Bertrand Russell - Eivind
AJ Batac
Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait - http://designyoutrust.com/2011...
Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait
Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait
Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait
"Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-​​day sculp­tors around. This Laguna Beach, California-​​based artist goes through a multi-​​step process to cre­ate incred­i­ble works of art you almost have to see (or touch) to believe." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free - http://www.marcandangel.com/2010...
Paul Buchheit
I am a US Air Force Intelligence Veteran of the War in Afghanistan and I support Wikileaks. - http://crushingbastards.org/blog...
"After reading many of the Iraq/Afghan/Cablegate logs I am compelled to inform my fellow citizens that I saw nothing in these logs that could endanger our troops or public servants. Here’s what I did see: I saw Iraq war logs that painted a very bleak picture of the situation there which doesn’t match up with the “improved security” that’s been reported by the “Defense” Department for years. I saw proof of public officials acting dishonestly and abusing their posts. Overall, I saw an out of control government that is in over its head and does more to endanger the lives of its people than any publishing organization ever could. I volunteered to protect this country under the impression that my government followed the will of the American People and adhered to the US Constitution. As it turns out, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were never constitutionally declared and despite public opinion being against the two wars they continue to grow more destructive. My experiences in these wars... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Piaw Na
Americans Are Horribly Misinformed About Who Has Money - Politics - GOOD - http://www.good.is/post...
We're not becoming a plutocracy, we already are one. - Piaw Na
In this page's comments, the paper's author Dan Ariely talks about a significant issue with the "ideal" chart. The question they asked participants was: "imagine that if you joined this [imaginary] nation, you would be randomly assigned to a place in the distribution...". That could strongly skew the answers to a more evenly distribution of wealth since your income will be entirely based on chance, not merit. http://paul.kedrosky.com/archive... - Simon
Another interesting data point mentioned in that discussion: "One thing that we did not include in the original paper is that we also asked professional economists for their estimates of the wealth distribution -- they were more accurate than the general sample of the US population but they too underestimated the inequity of the distribution." - Simon
Paul Buchheit
Not-So-Gentle Persuasion: US Bullies Spain into Proposed Website Blocking Law - https://www.eff.org/deeplin...
Not-So-Gentle Persuasion: US Bullies Spain into Proposed Website Blocking Law
"But now some of the cables provided by WikiLeaks to Spanish newspaper El Pais confirm that the US government has pushed other countries to adopt measures that go beyond US law, unleashing the fury of Spanish Internet users. A set of cables reported on by El Pais make clear that the US government played a key role in Spain’s controversial website blocking law – the 2009 Sustainable Economy Bill, which the Spanish government is now trying to sneak it through a Committee in a pre-holiday session on 21st December. (Spanish readers, please see Action you can take below). El Pais reports that in February 2008 the US government threatened to put Spain on the annual Special 301 Watch List issued by the Office of the US Trade Representative unless the new Spanish government announced new measures to address Internet piracy, including a law that requires ISPs to terminate the Internet access of subscribers accused three times of file sharing - like the French “HADOPI” Three Strikes law." - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Fortunately, it looks like Spain rejected the website blocking law. - Gabe
Paul Buchheit
RT @timoreilly: Love the contrast between cities and corporations at the end of this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010... If no time, read only last 4 paragraphs
Occurrences of "guy" vs "chap" in books over the last 200 years - http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph...
Occurrences of "guy" vs "chap" in books over the last 200 years
Another fun one: [the morrow] vs [tomorrow] http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph... - Simon
Email sure was popular in the 1800s: http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph... - Amit Patel
Amit: if you click through to the search, then click through to the actual scanned pages, it turns out "email" is an OCR mistake for "small". - Mark Trapp
Oh! - Amit Patel
April Buchheit
"4TH AMENDMENT UNDERCLOTHES Now there's a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word. 4th Amendment Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear." - April Buchheit from Bookmarklet
For one moment I thought they were also selling clothes that had a metallic print of a skeleton. - Simon
Unfortunately it's unclear whether the text shows up on those pr0nscanners or not. - Gabe
Only applies to domestic flights, though. =P - Andrew C (✔)
Christopher Sacca
Fascinating distinction between the Twitter comments and blog comments on my TechCrunch piece. Authentication = civility.
Some of those blog comments are sickening. :( - Ruchira S. Datta
I feel your pain, but see http://www.eff.org/issues... for a counterpoint. My approach is to allow but moderate anonymous comments (that is, if anyone ever commented on my blog). - Antonio Piccolboni
Michael Sippey
We need to push Google and Microsoft to collaborate on an open standard for setting your background image. Recordon, get on this.
How the police can seize your stuff when you have not been proven guilty of anything | The Economist - http://www.economist.com/world...
How the police can seize your stuff when you have not been proven guilty of anything | The Economist
"Under “civil asset forfeiture” laws, [the police] typically do not have to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that a crime was committed, or even charge anyone with an offence. What is more, the money raised by auctioning seized houses, boats and cars is often used to boost the budgets of the police department that did the seizing. This conflict of interest has predictable consequences. Total federal seizures have exploded from $400m in 2001 to $1.3 billion in 2008. State data are patchier, but the trend appears to be sharply upward. Police and prosecutors deny that the system is widely abused." - Simon from Bookmarklet
The system is not widely abused. If it were, this would be a well-known problem and there would be congressional investigations and such. Instead it is a "deeply abused" system, that is most organizations do not abuse it, but those which do often abuse the system quite heavily. - Gabe
Tudor Bosman
Via reddit: "Sometimes I just don't get Sarah Palin. She sleeps with a guy who worked for BP for eighteen years but accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil. Go figure." - http://www.reddit.com/r...
Ninjas rescue student from muggers | Herald Sun - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news...
Ninjas rescue student from muggers | Herald Sun
"Exchange student mugged in alleyway. They grabbed his phone and iPod and kicked him while he lay on the ground. Warriors in full ninja garn scared off thugs. Attack took place outside ninja school." - Simon from Bookmarklet
(un)lucky student :) - Gani Simsek
Ruchira S. Datta
As we celebrate the life of Martin Gardner, giant among skeptics, it's worth remembering that Gardner was not an atheist.
Two succeeding chapters in _The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener_: "THE PROOFS: Why I Do Not Believe God's Existence Can Be Demonstrated" http://books.google.com/books... and "FAITH: Why I Am Not An Atheist" http://books.google.com/books... - Ruchira S. Datta
But the heart can be treacherous. It has to be safeguarded. That is why the mind has to interplay with the heart. They are each other's balance and check. Edit: in reference to his opening quote for the second work: "FAITH: Why I Am Not An Atheist" http://books.google.com/books... - Melanie Reed
"Gardner's philosophy may be summarized as follows: There is nothing supernatural, and nothing in human reason or visible in the world to compel people to believe in God." // I question how one can define supernatural? - NoahDavidSimon
Not adhering to the scientific laws of nature? - Eivind
Paul Buchheit
The driver was attempting to throw the logging cable over the logs to secure them and as you can see, hooked the 7.2 kilovolt primary instead! - http://docs.google.com/View...
The driver was attempting to throw the logging cable over the logs to secure them and as you can see, hooked the 7.2 kilovolt primary instead!
The driver was attempting to throw the logging cable over the logs to secure them and as you can see, hooked the 7.2 kilovolt primary instead!
"He said the tires began to fry within seconds." - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Whoa. - Micah
(withdrawing butter knife from AC outlet...) - Aron Michalski
that'll buff out. - Big Joe Silenced
Helpful article on starting a barbecue - mandarine
IT admins know that when the smoke erupts, it's too late to check out the logs... - Jemm
Jemms comment wins the day! - Will Higgins™
Funny how the logs look largely unburnt! - Gabe
Assuming, since he made a statement, that the driver is unharmed? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
gabe, if you look in the later pictures they are still burning - bob
WHOA! - David Cook
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