UCLA Professor Leonard Kleinrock in front of an Interface Message Processor, or “IMP,” the first computers to send data over the Internet. Before Google (GOOGL), before Facebook (FB) or Twitter (TWTR), before a lot of things, there was an idea for the Internet. Professor Leonard Kleinrock of UCLA is the godfather of the Internet. I was privileged [...]
Recently, I had the honor of chatting by telephone with Professor Leonard Kleinrock of UCLA, who is the godfather of the Internet. Tech Trader: In recent years, you have written about the unfinished business of the Internet, how some things you outlined in your original vision of the ‘Net in ’69 had not yet [...]
FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims he’s been a ‘godfather’ for women’s soccer, but mounting evidence says that may not be the case. The latest exhibit? Blatter apparently doesn’t even recognize some of the the most famous female faces in the game, including Team USA’s Alex Morgan. “At the FIFA World Player of the Year event [in 2012], […]
In the Godfather Part II, Hyman Roth lectures Michael Corleone about a luminary who turned a stretch of dessert into an electric playground for indulgence. That man was Moe Greene, and he invented the Las Vegas we celebrate today. Roth memorably bemoans that there is not a plaque or a [...]
Before creating the home automation company Nest, Tony Fadell cut his teeth at Apple by creating revolutionary products like the iPod. You’d think being one of the key guys behind Apple’s resurgence in the early aughts means you get hooked … Read more ›
Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The 2 deg C global warming limit, above pre-industrial temperatures, is back in the news. That limit was first proposed in the 1970s by an economist, not a climate scientist, according to the article Two degrees: The history of climate change’s ‘speed limit’ at TheCarbonBrief. Authors Mat Hope & Rosamund…
To be honest, it was outrageous that I even had to do this. As far as I am concerned, The Godfather is the greatest film of all time – not just my favourite – THE greatest film of all time. Let me back up. I have a mate, Alec, who has started a film orientated [...] The post Defending the greatest film of all time appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
WASHINGTON — A Twitter post recently caught the eye of Bill McKibben, the environmental advocate and godfather of the Keystone XL pipeline protests. It included an image from “The Simpsons” showing Homer and his family basking in mountains...Show More Summary
During Prohibition, it was booze. Then gambling, racketeering and cocaine. But today, the New York mob makes big money from an unlikely product — marijuana. And the godfather of ganja...
Author’s Note: This is the last of my “trilogy” on the 2015 television advertising Upfronts (hopefully more “Return of the Jedi” than “The Godfather Part III”). The annual presentations to the advertising community – known as “Upfronts” for television and the “Newfronts” for digital media – are now complete, and rumors [...]
We’ve heard the horror stories of just how bad being an animator in Japan can be. But whose fault is it? Greedy investors? Slave-driving studios? The networks? Turns out, it’s because of the guy who started it all. Read more...
C.O. presents an EXCLUSIVE interview with Patrick, Australia’s #1 Wombat! Patrick- tell us about your daily routine. What’s your day like? “Being the Godfather of the Wombats, I have to keep myself in great shape so I eat plenty of fresh greens and loads of carrots and eat my daily grains. I’m not too keen […]
BMW will celebrate the godfather of its current performance car range next week when it unveils the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage design concept at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. The image above is an artist’s impression, teasing the rear corner of the 3.0 CSL Hommage and confirming it will indeed be [...]
A little over three minutes into “Temple Doors,” the opening track from the debut album by Philadelphia doom metal band Crypt Sermon, frontman Brooks Wilson sings the seemingly nonsensical phrase “fool, fool.” The words float there, isolated, between the song’s first chorus and second verse, and they don’t appear again. Show More Summary
"American Idol" -- once the king of all reality shows and the godfather of shows like "The Voice" and "The X Factor" -- will be sent off to pasture in 2016. It was 15 seasons old. "Idol" began in 2002 and at its height averaged 30 million…
Like most baked goods, the best vanilla slices are homemade. I grew up eating French vanilla slices made by my Mum’s godfather, and while I’ve yet to taste a version that’s better, a good bakery or patisserie vanilla slice can come pretty close. We put out the call out for Canberra’s best vanilla slice last week, [...]
Gruesome Savage Land (Relapse Records) By: Chris Davison Death. The band. Do you like them? Chances are, if you are perusing the words on this fine blog, you have more than a passing regard for godfathers of death metal. It’s a minor wonder, therefore, that more bands haven’t plundered the stylistic mores of such a pivotal band. Show More Summary
Only in New York, right? This is like a cross between “The Godfather” and “Silence of the Lambs…” A savage mafia mobster arrested in New York for his part in
So you remember a while back when we told you how there was a Miami Vice comic coming out by Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood, and that it was probably going to be one of the weirdest things on the stands? Yeah. Turns out we were right, except...Show More Summary
Odious moron Sepp Blatter has described himself as “a godfather of the organization of women’s football in FIFA.” Apparently, he didn’t consider an offer to quell the controversy about artificial fields at this summer’s Women’s World Cup by replacing the turf with grass—free of charge, mind you—an offer he couldn’t refuse. Read more...