- How Get Huge on Twitter: Ignore Copyright and Creative Credit:
Run by two teenagers who pull in close to $44,000 a month from various YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other media properties, @HistoryInPics has amassed close to 900,000 followers since it went online in July 2013. And they’ve done it with a pretty simple idea: dig up interesting images from the past and post them with just enough caption information so followers feel they learned something. Where it gets interesting is when The Atlantic asks about sourcing. Xavier Di Petta, one of the entrepreneurial teens behind the account, says all the images they use are public domain, but even a cursory Google image search turns up some copyrighted images.
- Filmmaker gagged by the Technoviking, bankrupted by legal bills (Wired UK)
- You won’t believe why the Victoria Line is currently suspended - Us Vs Th3m:
The civil engineering team has poured fast-setting concrete into the Victoria Line signalling equipment room and shut everything down.Followed by: Why sugar helped remove Victoria Line concrete flood - Telegraph
- Macintosh 128K Teardown - iFixit
- The Roger Bucklesby Bench Plaque Is Real, Sort Of
- The 28 Most Subtly Ingenious Things Karl Pilkington Has Ever Said
- The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages | PandoDaily:
The secret wage-theft agreements between Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar (now owned by Disney) are described in court papers obtained by PandoDaily as “an overarching conspiracy” in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, and at times it reads like something lifted straight out of the robber baron era that produced those laws.
- School ditches rules and loses bullies - National News | TVNZ:
Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don't cause bedlam, the principal says. The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.
- How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating
- Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking | Wray Herbert
- Tracking Tony Abbott’s trail of wreckage. Wow, that's a depressing list. Imagine what it's going to look like after three years.
I saw this: Twitter / vanbadham: I despaired about Tony Abbott ... then looked up a few more quotes from Abbott's book.
Conservatism starts with an appreciation of what is and what has been and tries to discern the good from patterns of conduct. Conservatism prefers facts to theory; practical demonstration to metaphysical abstraction, what works to what’s in the mind’s eye. To a conservative intuition is as important as reasoning; instinct as important as intellect…- Tony Abbott, ‘Battlelines’ (2009)
...which is interesting as it captures the twisting of the words 'fact', 'theory' and 'good'. Facts to Abbott means solely 'what feels right to Abbott' (In the case of the Coalition v the ABC, 'feelpinions' have become evidence | World news | theguardian.com). If someone presents facts that contradict his comfort zone, he will dismiss them as 'theory' and anything he does is 'good'. This goes a long way to understanding how he can glibly dismiss leading global economists, the entire climate change scientific community or even his own sister's sexuality. I suppose people with the same comfort zone will applaud him for trusting his gut over science, economics, human rights and diplomacy.