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Sat, January 04 2014, 12:41pm from Tumblr

faptop: WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD WHY IS MY SENSE OF HUMOR THIS...







faptop:

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD WHY IS MY SENSE OF HUMOR THIS TERRIBLE


Sat, December 21 2013, 10:07pm from Tumblr

Photo highlights from 2013 made with @flipagram (cool app)



Photo highlights from 2013 made with @flipagram (cool app)


Sat, December 14 2013, 7:57am from Tumblr

npr: Watch the world grow older in 4 Gifs.


Thu, December 12 2013, 1:27pm from Tumblr

"What’s most interesting to me about the future of technology? Reimagining every human behavior and..."

“What’s most interesting to me about the future of technology? Reimagining every human behavior and every human experience through the lens of a mobile device.”

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Great quote from an interview with Megan Quinn in MIT’s The Tech. 

Amen.

(via alexrainert)


Wed, December 11 2013, 7:59pm from Tumblr

idreamofsuperhero: m1ssred: chemical reaction



















idreamofsuperhero:

m1ssred:

chemical reaction


Mon, December 09 2013, 10:53pm from Tumblr

"But when Ranganth told Shaw about the problems, the data scientist had an idea. Why not take a..."

But when Ranganth told Shaw about the problems, the data scientist had an idea. Why not take a shortcut? Foursquare already had a massive database of check-ins — location information about the places its users most liked to go. And this data didn’t just include the place where someone had checked in. It showed how strong the GPS signal was at the time, how strong each surrounding Wi-Fi hotspot signal was, what local cell towers were nearby, and so on. Leveraging this data meant that Foursquare could still grab a good current location even if users were underground, near a source of radio interference, or facing some other signal obstacle. Chances are, some prior Foursquare user had seen the world through the same flawed eyes and reported his or her location.

“It’s one thing for us to match one point to another point, but we have a lot more options when we can match a cloud of points to another cloud of points,” Ranganth says. “It was very much an ah-ha moment for everybody.”



- The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead | Wired Business | Wired.com (via khuyi)

Love it.


Wed, December 04 2013, 9:42pm from Tumblr

parislemon: So cold. I need this tonight. [originally via Pixel...



parislemon:

So cold. I need this tonight.

[originally via Pixel Fireplace]


Sat, November 30 2013, 10:04pm from Tumblr

"And yet, somehow, a great many people who are privileged seem to forget this – indeed, they seem to..."

“And yet, somehow, a great many people who are privileged seem to forget this – indeed, they seem to think exactly the opposite. They convince themselves that they have made successes of their lives from raw talent and intelligence and that everyone else who hasn’t succeeded must have failed either because they’re too stupid - as the recent speech of Boris Johnson seems to suggest – or too lazy (as the whole ‘strivers vs scroungers’ agenda supposes) or because they’ve made terrible decisions, can’t budget and so forth.”

- A Few Words on Privilege (via tonyhschu)

Sat, November 30 2013, 10:03pm from Tumblr

streeter: We’re approaching the singularity. Invest everything...



streeter:

We’re approaching the singularity. Invest everything now.


Tue, November 26 2013, 7:29am from Tumblr

jedavu: Born in Denmark in 1978, John Kenn spends his days...





















jedavu:

Born in Denmark in 1978, John Kenn spends his days writing and directing television shows for kids. When he has time between TV and his twins, he draws his creepy little monster drawings on post-it notes, peeking into a little window into a different world, made entirely on office supplies.


Mon, November 25 2013, 2:28pm from Tumblr

emmajanewebb: *giggle*













emmajanewebb:

*giggle*


Thu, November 21 2013, 12:20pm from Tumblr

science-junkie: Loneliest HumanBy Bryan J. McCarter What is...



science-junkie:

Loneliest Human
By Bryan J. McCarter

What is the furthest one human being has ever been from every other living person? Were they lonely?

It’s hard to know for sure!

The most likely suspects are the six Apollo command module pilots who stayed in lunar orbit during a Moon landing: Mike Collins, Dick Gordon, Stu Roosa, Al Worden, Ken Mattingly, and Ron Evans.

Each of these astronauts stayed alone in the command module while two other astronauts landed on the Moon. At the highest point in their orbit, they were about 3,585 kilometers from their fellow astronauts.

You’d think astronauts would have a lock on this category, but it’s not so cut-and-dry. There are a few other candidates who come pretty close!

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Mon, November 18 2013, 11:43pm from Tumblr

golis: This is the best data viz I’m seen in a long time....



golis:

This is the best data viz I’m seen in a long time.

Basically, the case against cars in a single GIF.

(via pieratt)


Mon, November 18 2013, 11:37pm from Tumblr

nevver: Walt Whitman


Thu, November 14 2013, 7:24pm from Tumblr

2014's 14 Diet Showdown: Find the Healthy Plan That's Right for You

2014's 14 Diet Showdown: Find the Healthy Plan That's Right for You:

liftworldwide:

The diet industry is broken. Lift is going to fix this.

Everything people think they know about diet is contradicted somewhere else. What diets work? What does it even mean for a diet to work? Weight loss? Long term health? Enjoyment?

We’re partnering with Berkeley and Stanford to answer…

I joined.