China’s 4G mobile users surpassed 250 million for the first time at the end of July, according to newly released data (link in Chinese) from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (hat tip to TechNode). If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user […]
Hat tip to reader Alexander who sent us a link to a comprehensive 1991 BMW 325ic’s service history offered up on eBay because someone just probably wants them for the “novelty.” The items reportedly include purchase paperwork and dealer maintenance records for an Alpine White, automatic convertible built around April 1991. Show More Summary
YouTube link. Presumably the next step will be to make it driverless. With a hat tip to my old classmate Wren.
Seriously, NBC News wrote a piece on Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn, who had killed his girlfriend and put her body in a trunk. And hat tip to The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway for the link.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8&w=560&h=340] My favourite line is “what happens in Vegas, stays on Flickr.” Data sourced from socialnomics.com (follow @equalman). Hat tip to Nathan Bush for the link to the vid. The post Is Social Media a fad? appeared first on cameronreilly.com.
YouTube link. Those who found the image of the captive fennec fox disturbing should enjoy this video of a fox interacting with two little girls on his home turf, so to speak. A hat tip to reader Ellen S. for locating the video.Its name...Show More Summary
Hat tip to Erik Loomis for linking to this whiny piece by Andrew O’Hagan in the New York Times style magazine. O’Hagan is mad by the supposed pressure men are under these days to groom themselves extensively, which he fears—because of course he does—is taking away his...
Russ Roberts interviews Josh Angrist, king of causality Does LaTeX lead to more paper errors than R? (I prefer LyX) (Hat tip to Development Impact blog for the last two) AEJ Applied has an astonishingly good special issue devoted to microfinance … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Hat tip to commentor Howard Beale IV for the AddictingInfo link: The Texas House approved the use of “panic buttons” in lawmakers’ offices after several incidences earlier this month where open-carry advocates showed up to bully andShow More Summary
Hat tip to Feministing for linking this soul-searching piece by Damon Young at Very Smart Brothas, where he analyzes how men—and he includes himself in this—are socialized so often to assume women are lying/crazy/hysterical until proven otherwise, at least when women are saying things...
Hat tip to comentor Morzer for the TPM link: Rosetta project scientist Matt Taylor happily showed off his tattoo of the Philae lander to the media on Wednesday, as the spacecraft approached what would be the first ever landing on a comet. But it was Taylor’s colorful shirt adorned with images of scantily clad women, [Read more...]
Welcome to another Wednesday Hump Day Link Dump Day. Hat tip (H/t) to RedEye Social Media Lady Jessica Galliart (If you aren't already, you should follow her.) for that alternate name suggestion for Mick's Tape, my weekly round up of...Show More Summary
From Louis Farrakhan's official Twitter feed (hat tip: Mark Hemingway). The link goes to an article in the Nation of Islam (NOI)'s Final Call by Farrakhan that alleges, among other hings: What is the method that they [the U.S. government] are going to use to depopulate? Through civil wars in which depleted uranium and Agent Orange are used. Show More Summary
James Foley's parents say the Obama administration threatened to charge them with supporting terrorism if they paid the ransom o the ISIS terrorists who ultimately killed the man. (Hat tip to Francisco d'Anconia) Toronto Mayor Rob Ford,...Show More Summary
An xkcd of obvious linguistic relevance; since you’ll wonder: lahar. Don’t miss the mouseover text, and just to get it out of the way: I, for one, welcome our new God-Empress overlord. (Hat tip to John Cowan for sending me the link....
A few new articles from the past couple of days (hat tip to Drudge for these links): Unusually cool summer leads to fall colors... in mid-August. 90F days in DC? Unusually few this year – 40% fewer than average. West Virginia sees record low temps in mid-August. It’s not just this month, […]
YouTube link. An impressive but somewhat misleading sight. Those are not boulders being pushed down the streambed (explanation below the fold)...A hat tip to Skipweasel at Neatorama for this observation: "That's ice. You can see it floating, on occasion. It gets very grubby in the muddy water you find on eroding mountainsides."
YouTube link. An excerpt from "Palestine: Story of a Land", by Simone Bitton. This footage was taken by the Lumiere brothers in 1896; the voiceover and audio effects are modern additions.A hat tip to Gerard Vlemmings, who found this and posted it at The Presurfer.
YouTube link. I'm going to end my blogging day with this absolutely delightful advertisement for a Peruvian hardware store. The explanation for what is happening comes at the very end... A hat tip to reader John Farrier, who posted this at Neatorama.