When CCIEs Get Bored — Evil Routers →
Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo... →
Stanford Magazine - Something Doesn't Add Up -... →
The studies are well done, but they ask an irrelevant question.
four big telltale signs that can help you distinguish among a cold, a flu,...– The No-Nonsense, Non-Alarmist, Essential Guide to the Flu - Kicker
Star Wars: Machete Order →
How can you ensure that a viewing keeps the Vader reveal a surprise, while introducing young Anakin before the end of Return of the Jedi? Simple, watch them in this order: IV, V, I, II, III, VI.
A Bite of China →
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually... →
After all, the U.S. constitution’s second amendment is intended in part to maintain “the security of a free State” by ensuring that the government doesn’t have a monopoly on force. Though it’s worth considering another police state here: Tunisia, which had the lowest firearm ownership rate in the world (one gun per thousand citizens, compared to America’s 890) when its people toppled a brutal,...
How Do You Explain Gene Weingarten? - People &... →
An undiplomatic friend of mine who knew I was working on this article wondered: “Are you going to ask him why his column isn’t funny?”
2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Tesla Model S -... →
At its core, the Tesla Model S is simply a damned good car you happen to plug in to refuel.
Another federal agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported late last year that more than 13,000 emergency room visits in 2009 were associated with energy drinks alone.
ESSAY: New Appalachian Cuisine :: Oxford American... →
She’s been using local products since Provence opened in 2002, when it was difficult to find in-state certified chicken, let alone venison or boar. It’s a testament to the Collaborative’s efforts that this is no longer the case (lack of restaurant-ready squirrel notwithstanding).
Political Punditry by Dan Harmon →
I saw this youtube clip of Romney speaking to his reporters (I call them his because I assume they’re reporters he’s carting around, as opposed to actual journalists, all of whom seem to have died in some consequently unreported plane crash in the seventies)
I feel like if I had my personality but was an OB/GYN, you would be psyched....– The New New Girl: Mindy Kaling — Vulture
The scale of ambition →
A funny post on the need for true ambition.
The books of ‘Among Others’ The main character of Jo Walton’s...– The books of ‘Among Others’
new-aesthetic: From the Dept of Artisanal Electronics: Handmade and customizable Raspberry Pi case with GPIO access, made of wood (via @mattb)
In Google’s Moon Race, Teams Face a Reckoning ... →
Who is accountable here? Why is this like clown college? Why is everybody riding around on unicycles?
Ramblings in Valve Time | Valve →
we were the only two programmers
Paul Simms: “Restaurant Mental-Health-Code... →
Earnest foodie is despondent owing to an inability to conceal his revulsion at much ballyhooed stew of braised organ meats and raw root vegetables.
LeVar Burton on Tiger Woods, Geordi La Forge, and... →
Geordi was the navigator, the pilot of the ship, and Gene [Roddenberry], when he was still alive, he’d always say, “Well the ship is so sophisticated, it can fly itself,” so being the blind guy who flies the ship was really sort of a one-note joke…
the key skills people should gain from a good education: “resilience and courage...– Robert Glaser, via Everything You’ve Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong | Mother Jones
Adam Gopnik: Mormonism’s History and Meanings :... →
America, one might fairly say, had two foundings: the first under the Enlightenment guidance of its rich intellectual founders, and a second with the popular, evangelical Second Great Awakening, which flamed a quarter century afterward. Ever since, the two have, like the Lamanites and the Nephites, been at war for the soul of the country…
Easy Riders →
most of what ails the world of cycling comes from nonprofessional riders pretending, or being bullied into pretending, that they’re professionals. The solution, he says, is to emulate kids…
Red Meat and Gout - NYTimes.com →
I should say a few words about this ailment, sometimes referred to as “the disease of kings” because an indolent glutton with a lavish budget for culinary delicacies is likely to be partaking of all the gout triggers — and with some frequency at that. Gout afflicts more than 6 million Americans…
The Bull on the Mountain by Oliver Sacks | The New... →
I looked at my watch to see if it had stopped, but the second hand was going around with perfect regularity. Its time, abstract, impersonal, chronological, had no relation to my time—my time which consisted solely of personal moments, life moments, crucial moments.
Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social... →
Roenneberg points out that in our culture, there is a great disconnect between teenagers’ biological abilities and our social expectations of them, encapsulated in what is known as the disco hypothesis — the notion that if only teens would go to bed earlier, meaning not party until late, they’d be better able to wake up clear-headed and ready for school at the expected time. The data, however,...
This whole green thing, the whole environmental scare industry, is really just...– The Battle Over Climate Science | Popular Science
A few calm words about The List →
Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa
I could get into a whole thing about how insensitive the phrase “Get well soon”...– The Woman Who Went to Every Country - Atlantic Mobile
William Friedkin talks Killer Joe and shares some... →
I hope you’ll say that this is the greatest film ever made, that it tops Citizen Kane, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, The Godfather. You want to be honest when you write this piece. Or you can tell a little white lie.
Fraser Speirs - Blog - Thoughts on the Google... →
When I got my Nexus 7, the first thing I installed was the Kindle app. It’s basically identical to the iOS version except the text rendering is substantially worse. It’s perfectly functional though.
Everywhere at Once: Chef Geoff Tracy’s Data-Driven... →
Halfway through CIA, he served a three-month externship at Roberto Donna’s Galileo, at the time one of Washington’s top restaurants. To be the best, Tracy thought, you have to learn from the best. Galileo was an education—in what not to do. Purveyors were strung along with a hundred excuses as to why they weren’t being paid. Shelves of high-priced food were going to waste. The kitchen was...
Casting and race: The tricky business of writing... →
“Ooh, the junkie can be any ethnicity! How progressive.” (The junkie was ultimately played by a white actor.)
He was born Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve, but his place of birth is up...– R.I.P. Chris Marker, French New Waver and groundbreaking cine-essayist
With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and the...– Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? : The New Yorker
Hövding Invisible Bicycle Helmet →
The Hövding Invisible Helmet is a fabric collar containing a built-in airbag designed to inflate around a cyclist’s head on impact.
F.D.A. Surveillance of Scientists Spread to... →
Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat who has examined the agency’s medical review procedures, was listed as No. 14 on the surveillance operation’s list of targets — an “ancillary actor” in the efforts to put out negative information on the agency.
Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of...– Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work : The New Yorker
Bike commuting in D.C.: From the suburbs, it’s not... →
It’s not illegal to cycle on K Street. It just feels that way.