The internet hangs onto information with a tenacity that some physicists have argued may be a function of ‘black hole’ event horizons. One such ‘ghost’ is a photo album recording the memorial constructed from stones, broken mirrors and wreckage from the crash site of UTA flight 772, a DC-10, which was destroyed by a [...]
Earlier today I saw mention of Michael Jackson’s kids in an article. I was curious about their their names (couldn’t remember) and ages. I did follow up searches individually for his son, Prince, and his daughter, Paris Jackson. In the latter case here’s what the Knowledge Graph showed me: Clearly Michael Jackson’s daughter is not [...]
Are the Clintons simply too powerful for Colbert to "speak truth to power"? Because if prominent satirists are now afraid to make fun of powerful politicians, our American Republic is in trouble, and it's no laughing matter.
After Perkins sent his email, I saw that @phogan tweeted: “The reporter who wrote this great article on insect phobias is darrylfears. I assume he covers the phobias beat?” Fears’ reaction? “With a name like mine, you get that all the time, Jim. Since grade school.” Bug-phobic dread the looming swarm of Brood II … Read More
(Orin Kerr) Over at MotherJones, Kevin Drum has an interesting post on the AP leak investigation:
The U.S. military has cancelled a seven-year, $200-million effort to develop a new kind of satellite -- one comprising groups of small, formation-flying craft orbiting in tight-knit formations and sharing data wirelessly. Related posts: Danger...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its shooting start next month, Sean Penn-starrer The Gunman has virtually sold out for Studiocanal here in Cannes. This is the project from producers Joel Silver and Andrew Rona that Studiocanal is fully financing. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives is set to cut parts of the $80 billion-per-year food stamp program. Some have labeled President Barack Obama the “food stamp president” because of the rise in food stamps during his presidency. According to the Associated Press, the House Agriculture Committee is taking a closer look at a [...]
The latest tale of thievery to surface here in Cannes after last week’s $1M jewelry heist, involves China Film Group vice-president Zhang Qiang whose luggage was reportedly stolen from his hotel room. The incident has had the knock on...Show More Summary
Internet measurement techniques need a complete overhaul. New ways have emerged, potentially displacing older panel-based technologies. This will make it hard for incumbent players to stay in the game. The web user is the most watched consumer ever. For tracking purposes, every large site drops literally dozens of cookies in the visitor’s browser. In [...]Show More Summary
We know Intel shunned ARM processors and played virtually no role in the smartphone revolution. But we now learn Steve Jobs asked Intel to build the iPhone microprocessor. Paul Otellini, Intel’s departing CEO, admits he should have followed his gut – and made the smartphone world a very different place. CEO valedictions follow a [...]Show More Summary
It only has 3 of the top international markets in release. And it doesn’t open in North American until May 24th. But Twentieth Century Fox’s Blue Sky Studios toon Epic launched with almost no fanfare overseas to $14.5M from 4,674 screens...Show More Summary
Much has already been written about the Oregon Medicaid study that came out in the New England Journal of Medicine. Unfortunately, the vast majority is reflex, rather than reflection. The study seems to serve as a Rorschach test of sorts, confirming people’s biases about whether Medicaid is “good” or “bad”. The proponents of Medicaid point to [...]
Strutting onto the stage at this week's Arab Media Forum (AMF) to a burst of applause and cheers, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef had a captive...
Most leaders believe they made it to the top because of their experience, knowledge and past success. The problem with that assumption is today is no longer a reflection of the past.
Yahoo's board has agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, according to reports.
A FIRE IN A LARGE BUILDING at an unused industrial site in Willoughby, Ohio, kept about a dozen mutual aid companies busy for seve[...]
(Weekly Roundup | Not Always Right) Weekly Roundup | Not Always RightWeekly Roundup | Not Always RightWeekly Roundup: Zombies. This week’s roundup is about the undead. ‘Nuff said. Five Days Later (6,534 thumbs up) Jane Austinpocalypse...Show More Summary
The last remaining obstacle to ‘s acquisition of Tumblr has been cleared away. According to multiple reports, ‘s board of directors has signed off on a $1.1 billion bid for the six-year-old company, which combines features of a social network and a publishing platform. Since Tumblr’s board has already approved the offer, as I reported [...]
Terrorism seems to be the only actionable trigger in our leaders' minds. Perhaps we need to brand Mother Nature a terrorist to provoke action on climate change?