- The Planet Just Had Its Warmest May On Record | ThinkProgress
- Government may be forced to retain Clean Energy Finance Corporation | World news | theguardian.com:
The government appears to be conceding it will be forced to retain the $10bn Clean Energy Finance Corporation, removing the abolition of the “green bank” from the other carbon tax repeal bills that were passed by the lower house for a third time on Thursday night.Forced to invest in clean energy. Forced. By a loony fringe party. This is how Australia is dealing with climate change.
- Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less:
The average raise an employee can expect in 2014 is 3%. [...] But, the inflation rate is currently 2.1% calculated based on the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that your raise is actually less than 1%. [...] The average raise an employee receives for leaving is between a 10% to 20% increase in salary.(US numbers, obviously)
- The end of the Big Day Out is the end of one-day festivals. Hang up your singlets | Dom Amerena | Culture | theguardian.com:
For years the BDO has made the mistake of trying to cater to all kinds of musical tastes. The 2014 lineup was a weird mishmash of genres; there’s something for everybody, but not enough of any particular style of music to justify the $185 price of a general admission ticket.Yup. Cheaper to just go the side gig for the one or two bands you actually want to see; and you just hated the BDO for the bands who obviously had lock-in contracts preventing them doing a side gig.
- 50 Photos Of Actors Behind The Scenes. Some amusing shots in there.
- rarely seen photos from the last night shooting "Blade Runner"
- Online advertising effectiveness: For large brands, online ads may be worthless.
- Inside the Mirrortocracy:
We've created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticing. After making such a show of burning down the bad old rules of business, the new ones we've created seem pretty similar.
- Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
- Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers - NYTimes.com
- Rainbow-Cake Recipe Inspires Comment Apocalypse
Credit card company: What's your mother's maiden name? Me: Donkey Kong Bumper Boat. Them: Uh, yes. What? Me: I'm in security.— Steve Werby (@stevewerby) February 7, 2013
- What School Lunches Look Like Around the World | pic
- "Joe Strummer's London Calling": All 8 Episodes of Strummer's UK Radio Show Free Online - | Open Culture
- This Is How Subaru Broke The Isle Of Man Record In A 2015 WRX STI
- Why the Nürburgring is so difficult to learn
- 40 stunning cars discovered in ultimate Canadian barn find | Driving
Surprisingly interesting video showing how the pilots put an A380 on the ground at SFO:
- Tony Abbott lambasted on US TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | News.com.au
- Dark Roasted Blend: Stunningly Intricate: Curta Mechanical Calculator
- This Is The Most Surreal Isle Of Man Lap You'll See:
Isle Of Man TT videos are losing their shock value. Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's dangerous. Yes, we're in awe of their two-wheeled talents. But this run by TT legend John McGuinness is different. He's on an electric bike setting a new world record. And it's an odd combination of tranquil and terrifying.
- Articulated Hand Armor Makes These The Safest Gloves Ever
- 'Your George W Bush' – Tony Abbott makes a splash in the United States | Comment is free | theguardian.com
- An Ex-Con Reviews "Orange Is The New Black" - Arts Desk
- Right time for Boonah's quirky new clock
- Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please don't buy Fiat 500e electric car | Reuters
- Twitter / lilaineurope: Checking out local startups ... (very cool workspace)
Sometimes an ad is done so well you simply don't care it's an ad. Dear Kitten: