Links for 2014 10 22

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Sticker Shock Doesn't Stop the Chinese From Buying iPhones - Bloomberg  

"The iPhone 6 goes for 5,288 yuan ($864) at the Apple Store. That's a pricey phone no matter where you're from, but especially in China, where the most popular Xiaomi smartphones go for about a third of the price. Yet, the Chinese are buying iPhones. " 

THEY ALSO BUY A LOT OF MERCEDES

Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into Its Headquarters - China Real Time Report - WSJ  

MY FAVORITE BUILDING IN BEIJING, MAYBE THE WORLD ... A REAL BEAUTY (covered in dust)

Britain is a world leader in exporting creeps » Spectator Blogs  

"you may remember John Ross, from Socialist Action, a Trotskyist entryist group into the Labour Party. If you do not remember him, your taxes still paid for him. Ken Livingstone hired Socialist Action activists on six-figure salaries because he knew they would be loyal to him in all circumstances: cultishness and subservience to the leader being natural bedfellows. Ross and the rest of the clique went on to take redundancy of around £200,000 a head from the London taxpayers when the voters threw out Livingstone in 2008."

WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED IT?

China likely will never open all files on painful past, official says | Reuters  

NEVER SAY NEVER

China Nears Deal with Mexico to Export Bullet Trains for First Time -  

THEY HAVE SOME REAL KNOW-HOW HERE, INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

Monaco Murders Reveal Six Hidden Real Estate Billionaires - Bloomberg  

"Pastor told police before she died on May 21 that she had no idea who would want to attack her ... ordered the ambush in order to access the 77-year-old matriarch’s estate" ... SUNNY PLACE FOR SHADY PEOPLE 

"owns thousands of apartments in the city-state" ... DON'T TELL BILL GATES ABOUT THESE RENTIERS

Leveraged Money Spurs Selloff as Record Treasuries Trade - Bloomberg  

"The result was a frenzy. U.S. government debt volume surged to an all-time high of $946 billion at ICAP Plc, the world’s largest interdealer broker, more than 40 percent above the previous record. About 11.9 billion shares changed hands on U.S. equity exchanges on Oct. 15, the most since the European debt crisis of 2011." ... HAVEN'T SEEN A (BOND) BUYING PANIC LIKE THAT IN AWHILE

Republicans Pave Way to All-White Future - Bloomberg View  

"deep anxieties" stirred by "brown migrants sneaking over from Mexico," 

WHO'S GOING TO MOW LAWNS AND PICK BEANS THEN?

McDonald’s Costly Burgers Send Diners to Fancier Rivals: Retail - Bloomberg  

"While the company still offers several items for $1, its menu is quietly getting more expensive." 

OR THE PACKAGES ARE SHRINKING

方舟子炮轰周小平满嘴跑火车:他梦游美利坚(图) | www.wenxuecity.com  

SCRUBBED FROM WEIBO AND ALL THE OTHER MAJORS IN CHINA

Minitrue: Fang Zhouzi Digs into Zhou Xiaoping - China Digital Times (CDT)  

"President Xi’s praise for Zhou has raised eyebrows on both Weibo [Chinese] and Twitter" 

XI IS PROVING THE CHINA FANTASY THESIS CORRECT

Property: How Beijing has captured China's middle-class  

'Chinese planners, real estate tycoons, and citizens alike appear to share a passion for gated communities.' 

SI HE YUAN THE ULTIMATE GATED COMPOUND OF COURSE

Language Log » Rule of / by law  

"Conclusion: When fǎzhì 法治 is being used to designate the application of law as it is conceived of by the Chinese Communist Party, I would be very careful always to translate it as "rule by law". When we are referring to the application of law as it is conceived of in the West, then I would be careful to translate it as "rule of law"." 

GOOD CONCLUSION

China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple’s Service for Storage - NYTimes.com  

"“The Chinese government could no longer sniff traffic, so they intercepted that traffic between the browser and the iCloud server,” Mr. Sutton said." 

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The Taco Bar - Food & Drink - Time Out - Beijing  

Open 
11.30am-2pm Tue-Fri, 5.30pm-late Tue-Sat, 11.30am-late Sun 
Telephone 6501 6026 
Travel: Tuanjiehu (Line 10) 
English address Unit 10, Electrical Research Institute (Next to Home Plate), Nan Sanlitun Lu, (next to Home Plate) Chaoyang district 
Chinese address 朝阳区北京机电院南三里屯路10号 

\HOT LUNCH DATE WITH CURLY HAIRED CUTIE NEXT WEEK

iPhoto for iOS (iPad): Post photos on the web  

Post photos on Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook 
Sign in to your account, if you haven’t done so already. From the Home screen on your iOS device, tap Settings, and tap Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook. Then enter your account information or create a new account. 

Tap a photo, album, or event and tap . 

Tap one of the following: 

Twitter: Tweets your photo. 

Flickr: Adds your photo to your Flickr account. 

Facebook: Adds your photo to your Facebook account. 

HMMM ERRORS HAPPEN

PBOC Gives Banks 300 Bln Yuan Reason to Start Lending More -  

DOESN'T MATTER, EVERY REAL ESTATE DEAL I'VE EVER SEEN DONE IS ALL CASH, SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Mike Rohde’s Everyday Carry Gear — Tools and Toys  

THE CONTENTS OF ANOTHER BALD BUT GOATEED GEN X GUY'S BAG

WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE, DEAR?

You had one job on Twitter: "Good luck cyclists. http://t.co/ahIkEfO3hZ"  

NICE GAG

Jonno Turner on Twitter: "It's cologne. COLOGNE. http://t.co/0f1XcF4PQF"  

COLON CLEANSING

69 all time highs 2014 10 21  

Amgen Inc 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Nike Inc 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
CSX Corp 
Crown Castle International Corp 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
L Brands Inc 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Davita Healthcare Partners Inc 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Genuine Parts Company 
Nordstrom 
Hormel Foods Corp 
Clorox Company 
Netease Inc 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Church & Dwight Company 
Markel Corp 
Ball Corp 
American Water Works 
Airgas Inc 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp 
Snap-On Inc 
Hasbro Inc 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Akorn Inc 
Equity Lifestyle Properties 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Vectren Corp 
Amtrust Financial Services 
HSN Inc 
Landstar System 
Idacorp Inc 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Knight Transportation 
Heartland Express 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Receptos Inc 
Acadia Realty Trust 
Om Asset Management Ltd. 
Churchill Downs Inc 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Kite Pharma Inc. 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
National Beverage 
Natus Medical Inc 
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 
Rentrak Corp 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Zoe'S Kitchen Inc. 
Heritage Insurance Holdings 
Immune Design Corp. 
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. 
Biospecifics Technologies Corp 
Pfenex Inc. 
Townsquare Media Llc 
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc.

Going to be joining Bloomberg to launch a new markets site and a new TV show. Details here ---> nytimes.com/2014/10/22/bus…  

FLATTERY WILL GET YOU EVERYWHERE

RT @BloombergNews: Markets need $200 billion from central banks each quarter to keep markets afloat, Citigroup says: bloom.bg/1DwnejY  

IS THAT ALL?

More on the supposed breach of user information suffered by iPhone users in China (NYT): ow.ly/D7WMN  

In 2011, 61% of the firearm deaths in America were from suicides. Great @dylanmatt post bit.ly/125Lyfl  

HANDGUN BREAKDOWN?

Smile! Is Zhou Xiaoping the new face of Chinese public opinion? foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/Qq8n3epbn7  

KID HAS A PRETTY MOUTH

Congrats to Joe W. We’ll miss him. RT @businessinsider: Bloomberg Hires BI EE Joe Weisenthal To Host New TV Show read.bi/1uBa3b0   

CLIMBER FOR SURE

Links for 2014 10 21

Added on by C. Maoxian.

https://vimeo.com/108704415 

CHI YIN "THE PROFESSOR" SIM

Will Unrest In Egypt Strengthen The Chinese Government? | The Sinocism China Newsletter 

"The Chinese leaders are not stupid; quite the opposite in fact. They know that inflation, unaffordable housing, labor issues and corruption are huge problems that may ultimately threaten their rule. Various special interest groups (such as real estate developers, local governments and SOEs) have grown quite powerful and have thwarted progress on some of these issues, especially real estate and further economic liberalization. But the Party has proven itself amazingly resilient over the last six decades, and most analysts underestimate its ability to adapt and neutralize both external and internal threats to its rule."

YES INDEED

Gadgets have been discontinued - Microsoft Windows 

Gadgets are no longer available on our website because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities.

How to remove Caps Lock indicator from displaying permanently on desktop screen - ThinkPad - Lenovo Support (US) 

Solution 
To remove the Caps Lock On indicator from displaying permanently on desktop screen. 

[Windows XP] 

Click Start, then click Control Panel. 
Double-click on Display icon, then click on Settings tab. 
Click on the Advanced button, then click on On-Screen Display tab. 
Under "Indicator settings for NumLock and CapsLock" section, look for "While the numeric lock or caps lock is ON" section, choose the "Show the indicator for a few seconds" option. 
Click Apply, then click OK, and click OK to close the window. 

BASTARDS RUINED THE OLD THINKPAD

Woman disappears at Golden Hole on the Russell River, south of Cairns | The Courier-Mail 

“It’s a very difficult area (to search), with rocky boulders and thick jungle. It’s a painstaking process.”

List of newspapers in Australia by circulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Newspaper City State/ 
Territory Circulation Owner 
Herald Sun Melbourne Victoria 515,500 News Limited 
The Daily Telegraph Sydney New South Wales 374,395 News Limited 
The Courier-Mail Brisbane Queensland 216,638 News Limited 

SEE WHY RUPERT GOT RICH?

Questions over woman's 17-day bush ordeal | Herald Sun 

He says the probability of becoming lost in the area was quite small but possible, adding that it was also possible for someone to survive in the bush for 17 days. 

OF COURSE SHE COULD GET LOST, ESP. IF HIGH ... WEIGHT LOSS AND SUNBURN NO JOKE

Drug psychosis possible explanation for woman’s disappearance | The Courier-Mail 

During the search, her mother Deidre Sharrock told The Courier-Mail how she feared her daughter had fallen foul of figures behind an illicit “ice” crime syndicate. 

Her partner Heath Cassady reported her missing after they went to “chill out” at the site near Queensland’s highest peak Mt Bartle Frere on September 21. He said the pair had been on a drug and alcohol-fuelled “bender” in Mission Beach in the days before she disappeared. 

He said they had argued and he had left his “tired and emotional” lover to walk down the creek to cool off. She followed him, went the wrong way, and ended up lost in dense rainforest. 

REAL WINNERS, THIS CREW .. FATTY WITH TATS AND CIGGY (lovely child tho)

Qld cops wrap-up missing woman case 

SHANNON Leah Fraser stumbled out of the bush on Wednesday about 30 metres from the spot where she was last seen on September 21, at a swimming hole south of Cairns. ... Her incredible tale of survival triggered doubts, with police even saying they were confident the extensive search would have located her. 

SO IT WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT?

Familiar Ground : Architectural Digest 

ANOTHER BORING BOXSACKIE IN COXSACKIE (hudson a great river though)

West imposes double standards regarding its own interests - Global Times 

Farman Nawaz, a Pakistani columnist and runs an Urdu Weekly newspaper in Pakistan

Man-in-the-middle attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

a form of active eavesdropping in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking directly to each other over a private connection, when in fact the entire conversation is controlled by the attacker

Jules Bianchi Crash - YouTube 

OOPH, TV CAMERAMAN NEAREST CAPTURED IT ALL ... ALIVE BUT BRAIN DEAD?

Deirdre Wang Morris (@deeTVee) | Twitter  

DEAR-DRA (Dee for short) ex- @CNBCWorld. Half-Taiwanese-half-Canadian, full financial news geek w particular love/hate for Chinese mkts. 

ANOTHER HUNXUE ON TEEVEE

Ten arts one-liners from “Big Daddy Xi” - China Media Project  

IF YOU'RE NOT PICKING UP ON THE LINE THIS GUY IS PUTTING OUT AND MAKING YOUR EXIT PLANS, THEN YOU CAN'T BE HELPED

25 ALL TIME HIGHS 2014 10 20  

Crown Castle International Corp
L Brands Inc 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
American Water Works 
Navient Corporation 
Hasbro Inc 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Csr Plc 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
New Residential Investment Corp 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
National Beverage 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 
Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Zoe'S Kitchen Inc. 
U.S. Physical Therapy 
Amreit Inc 
Tree.Com 
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc.

50 Best Book To Movie Adaptations | TotalFilm.com  

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Road (2009)
...
The Shining (1980)

SLIDESHOW NOT LOADING SMOOTHLY FOR ME

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED  

"Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster ... embrace the powerful agency of culture" 

DON'T BE DUMB ENOUGH TO WRITE PHRASES LIKE 'EMBRACE THE POWERFUL AGENCY OF CULTURE'

The Best Gear for Small Apartments | The Sweethome  

SHRINKING SPACES ... WONDERFUL NEW NORMAL PIECE

Steve Vilnit on Twitter: "Want to know what oysters do for the environment? The water in both tanks is the same. The one on the rt has oysters. http://t.co/jLeZ2RRAqo"  

TRASH TO TREASURE

Jason Scott on Twitter: "Social Media at its best. http://t.co/IDDcMsge1M"  

KIWI HUMOR

Dean Murphy on Twitter: "One of the toughest decisions I had to make as a child, was a complete lie...What is even real anymore? http://t.co/03IioVeg64"  

NEVER PLAYED MARIO BROS

Total CEO De Margerie dies in Moscow plane crash, Interfax says bloom.bg/1vEpovK via @BloombergNews pic.twitter.com/hT4TjKrat7  

ANYONE ELSE ON PLANE? (only the crew)

"crashed into a snowplow" ... OR THE SNOWPLOW CRASHED INTO THEM, THE STORIES I'VE HEARD OUT OF RUSSIA ARE HORRIFYING, ESP. IN ENERGY SECTOR

"Twitter started out as a developer-friendly company, then they became a developer-hostile company, and now they're—" marco.org/2014/10/20/wsj…  

The problem is still the complete power over an increasingly important communication medium residing in a single company and its single centralized service.

WHOSE PROBLEM?

What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal nyti.ms/1xyfNWi "TO VAMPIRES!"  

Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Tough Stance on Elections and Economic Discontent nyti.ms/1r0I7vZ

The Singing Detective -- Episode 5 (Pitter Patter)

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Nicola, come here. Come back, you bitch. Nicola, come here, come back, you bitch. Nicola, come here you filthy little slut. You disgusting tramp, Nicola, you two-bit rutting whore, Nicola, come here! You heartless bitch! Nicola! Who're you opening your legs for now, you rutting bitch? You filthy bag of filth, Nicola! You whore, come here. You stinking, heartless, rutting piece....

Movies Watched -- Gravity

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Broke at the one hour mark then couldn't get into it when I came back and ended up fast forwarding to the end ... Sandra Bullock lost a serious amount of body fat for this role but her tits still looked great which makes me wonder if they're real ... she's 50 years old with the body of someone half her age ... anyway, some really spectacular technical wizardy for the space shots, must have been amazing on the big screen ... girl power thing ... if you want to watch a survival movie from 2013 see "All Is Lost" instead. Can't recommend this one but will give it a yellow rating despite fast forwarding.

Netflix After Hours

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The other day on Twitter I asked how liquid NFLX was when it crashed since I was away from the desk ... no one replied because I'm followed only by bots and fantasy footballers, so I had to look it up on my own. It fell from 448 to 336 in the first 15 minutes after the close.  Must have been impossible to short it as it collapsed.  The next morning it opened around $332 and rallied to $360. If trading were easy, everyone would be rich.

Links for 2014 10 20

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Bracing: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong wapo.st/1szZO8E @washingtonpost  

Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids ... Affluent parents talk to their kids three more hours a week on average than poor parents ... rich high school dropouts remain in the top about as much as poor college grads stay stuck in the bottom — 14 versus 16 percent, respectively. Not only that, but these low-income strivers are just as likely to end up in the bottom as these wealthy ne'er-do-wells. Some meritocracy.

HOW'S THIS FOR A BIFURCATED AMERICA PIECE? IT HAS *ALWAYS* BEEN THIS WAY, PEOPLE JUST NOTICING NOW

Fed's Yellen: “The extent and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me." federalreserve.gov/newsevents/spe…  

BUBBIE FROM BERKELEY

 

RT @WSJ: China's property slump is worsening as ailing property sector hits households and industries on.wsj.com/ZBLvpC...  

  

John Ross, the export that England is NOT so proud of blogs.spectator.co.uk/nick-cohen/201… @beijingcream's expose by @MrRFH discussed  

  

Hong Kong’s Leader Blames Foreigners for Fanning Protests - Bloomberg buff.ly/1t138Lt  

  

This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions  

In 11 states, minors who don't get consent from parents are forced to go before a judge to get approval for an abortion.

ARE THEY ALL IN DIXIE? WHAT HAPPENED TO LIVE FREE OR DIE IN NH??

When Our Troops Are Abandoned and Neglected at Home: 6 Stories | Longreads Blog  

OWS SHOULD HAVE ENLISTED THESE GUYS ... THEY HAVE THE SKILLS TO ELIMINATE A LIST OF TARGETS AND ARE HAPPY TO WORK FOR A CAUSE

Top 10 Apps (measured by Uniques)  

FACEBOOK 
YOUTUBE 
GOOGLE PLAY 
GOOGLE SEARCH 
PANDORA 
GOOGLE MAPS 
GMAIL 
INSTAGRAM 
APPLE MAPS 
YAHOO STOCKS (hmmmm that's a surprise, I don't even have that app)

apps  charts  

Local Chinese Smartphone Manufacturers  

HUAWEI 
LENOVO 
XIAOMI 
ZTE 
COOLPAD ... 

YOU'RE SEEN AS A LOSER IF YOU CARRY ANY OF THESE IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC

75% of Time with Top 4 Apps  

NO DOUBT ... FOR ME TWEETBOT PANDORA POWERPLAYER AND ... DRAGONVALE

 

Wages & Salary / GDP  

CAPITAL VERSUS LABOR

Largest Companies By Market Cap  

YES, ALIBABA A MONSTER ... AND FACEBOOK NOT FAR BEHIND

iPhone Manufacturing Cost Breakdown  

HARD FOR CHINA TO MOVE UP VALUE ADDED LADDER

On 'incitement' arrest: what about the right to free speech in Basic Law? Who is monitoring HK internet right now? nytimes.com/2014/10/20/wor…  

"INCITING CRIMINAL ACTS"

Windows Desktop OS Monopoly  

THIS IS WHY THEY CAN PISS AWAY MONEY IN EVERY OTHER VENTURE

Dodgers & Yankees Payrolls  

TWO MAJOR MEDIA MARKETS, DODGERS UNDER-BUDGETED FOR LONG TIME, CLASSIC ARB PLAY

How Teens Rent Movies  

THEY DON'T RENT 'EM THEY STEAL 'EM

Purchase - Lumosity  

Yearly 
UP TO 5 TOTAL MEMBERS 

Promotion Price 
USD 8.33 /month 
USD 6.70 /month 
Total USD 79.96 

THE MONEY SHOT

Lumosity Training Program  

1. Memory 
Select all aspects of your memory that you want to challenge 

Remembering patterns and locations 
Associating names with faces 
Keeping track of multiple pieces of information in your hea...

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity  

40+ scientific games

Target a wide variety of cognitive skills. We'll help challenge you in the areas that you care about.

DEEPLY SKEPTICAL ... THESE ARE FUN BUT THEY WON'T "IMPROVE" ANYTHING

Runners on how they survived the Beijing Marathon, aka Smogathon. By @dktatlow. sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fou… pic.twitter.com/U62pyF5Kte  

ONLY A COMPLETE FOOL WOULD GO OUT IN THIS LET ALONE RUN

SINGULAR  

Singular is a wall mounted console - a place just large enough for busy items we use every day. Its simplicity provides a means of ordering our everyday necessities. Crafted from a single piece of wood, all hardware is incorporated into its form.

HATE TO THINK HOW MUCH THEY'RE TRYING TO CHARGE FOR THIS SHELF ... ONLY $210 LOL

How To Date In NYC Without Losing Your Mind - $39  

Thomas Edwards is the founder of The Professional Wingman, a social strategy consultancy helping singles develop better social skills to improve their social and romantic relationships.

SOCIAL STRATEGY CONSULTANT BETTER THAN SAYING UNEMPLOYED

World of SWISS  

SWISS AIR, THIS IS SLICK ... HAD A LOT OF INTERESTING SEATMATES WHEN WE LIVED IN ZURICH

Audi A6 Prestige 3.0 TFSI — Minimally Minimal  

UNUSUALLY BAD SET OF NIGHTTIME PHOTOS FROM THE FUSSY KOREAN KID

Who Benefits When Companies Pay for Egg Freezing?  

"Deferring childbearing from one’s twenties or early thirties until one’s later thirties or forties certainly has its appeal for the woman with ambitions beyond motherhood. " ... BAD IDEA, WOMEN SHOULD HAVE KIDS IN THEIR 20s PREFERABLY EARLY 20s

How Text Messages Change from Dating to Marriage | A Dash of Data  

NERDY ALICE ZHAO ... DID SHE MARRY A WHITE GUY? PRECIOUS FEW TEXTS ABOUT FUGGING BUT WERE THEY EXPUNGED?

Why Inequality Matters | Bill Gates  

"A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone with an admittedly high geek quotient. But this past July, I felt compelled to read Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century after reading several reviews and hearing about it from friends. ... I agree with his most important conclusions. ... However, Piketty’s book has some important flaws" ... "I’m also a big believer in the estate tax. Letting inheritors consume or allocate capital disproportionately simply based on the lottery of birth is not a smart or fair way to allocate resources."

"We want our children to make their own way in the world. They’ll have all sorts of advantages, but it will be up to them to create their lives and careers." ... GATES A MASTER OF UNDERSTATEMENT

Walrus Sleeping on Submarine  

WHAT A BEAST

KnowYour4: Four Numbers Can Predict Your Risk of a Heart Attack  

I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THESE NUMBERS AND DO CIGARS COUNT?

Drunk J. Crew  

TUMBLR ... NOT THAT FUNNY UNLESS YOU'RE A MILLENNIAL?

Kontra on Twitter: "Everything that can go wrong with a magazine cover design, typography, copy and judgement did on this one. http://t.co/bUtAVtcxY2"  

BASKETBALLMER ... WASN'T IT BUSINESSWEEK THAT HAD A BUNCH OF THICK LIPPED BLACK PEOPLE CARTOONS ON THEIR WELFARE COVER?

Julien Theys on Twitter: "This Apple SIM thing could be the most groundbreaking bit of the day http://t.co/s9dpxkBWXf"  

SIM NOT CARRIER SPECIFIC

The spirit of experimentation and the evolution of your home timeline | Twitter Blogs  

One of our goals for experimentation is to continue improving your home timeline

QUIT FUGGING WITH MY STREAM, TWITTER

Dan Visel on Twitter: "I am not a sommelier, but you know you are drinking Fine Wine when there is “Lorem Ipsum” on the label: http://t.co/fntrp92lEO"  

AMUSING ... PROBABLY MADE IN CHINA

Ingrid Michaelson Playlist

Added on by C. Maoxian.

After I discovered the cute song The Way I Am, I created an Ingrid Michaelson station in Pandora; here's a list of the first 50 songs their algo generated.  I hated almost all of them.  I loathe the Jack Johnson / Jason Mraz sound ... it's white, cutesy, inoffensive, anodyne ... awful. Easy listening for Gen Y and Millennials.

  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Maybe
  • Regina Spektor -- The Call
  • Joshua Radin -- I'd Rather Be With You
  • Jaymay -- Gray Or Blue
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Keep Breathing (Live)
  • Sara Bareilles -- 1000 Times
  • Danna/Devotchka -- The Winner Is
  • Plain White T's -- Rhythm Of Love
  • Matt White -- Love
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Men Of Snow
  • Jason Wade -- You Belong To Me
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals -- Apologies
  • A Fine Frenzy -- Almost Lover
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Rosie Thomas -- Farewell
  • Jack Johnson -- Cupid [THIS GUY THE POSTER BOY FOR THIS MICKEY MOUSE GENRE]
  • IZ Kamakawiwo'ole -- Over The Rainbow
  • Sara Bareilles -- Fairytale (2003)
  • Matt Nathanson -- Faster
  • Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova -- Falling Slowly
  • Erin McCarley -- Love, Save The Empty
  • Ray LaMontagne -- Hold You In My Arms
  • Lenka -- The Show [THIS IS A CUTE ONE]
  • Bright Eyes -- First Day Of My Life
  • Adele -- Make You Feel My Love
  • The Wallin' Jennys -- Long Time Traveller
  • Jack Johnson -- Go On
  • A Fine Frenzy -- Think Of You
  • Basia Bulat -- Before I Knew
  • Coldplay -- Amsterdam
  • Lenka -- Don't Let Me Fall
  • Joshua Radin -- What If You
  • Katie Herzig -- I Will Follow
  • Iron & Wine -- Love Vigilantes
  • Jason Mraz -- Sleeping To Dream [THE OTHER POSTER BOY WITH JACK JOHNSON]
  • Regina Spektor -- Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
  • A Fine Frenzy -- Ashes And Wine
  • Bon Iver -- Skinny Love
  • Paramore -- The Only Exception
  • Skylar Grey -- Love The Way You Lie (Part III (Original Demo))
  • April Smith -- Movie Loves A Screen
  • Catherine Feeny -- Mr. Blue
  • Florence + The Machine -- Shake It Out
  • Meiko -- Piano Song
  • Corinne Bailey Rae -- Put Your Records On
  • Dave Barnes -- Little Lies
  • Signal High Transmission -- Pipe Dream
  • Carla Bruni -- You Belong To Me [IS THAT TINY SARKOZY'S WIFE? TERRIBLE.]
  • Jasmine Thompson -- Let Her Go
  • Hellogoodbye -- Oh, It Is Love

Links for 2014 10 18 - 19

Added on by C. Maoxian.

 

20 all time highs 2014 10 17  

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company 
Navient Corporation 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Csr Plc 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Mge Energy Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Natus Medical Inc 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Qts Realty Trust Inc 
Safety Insurance Group 
Eros International Plc 
U.S. Physical Therapy 
Tree.Com

Peter Hessler responds to charges of Orientalism and ethics re: his recent New Yorker piece on a Cairo garbageman - facebook.com/permalink.php?…  

STILL HAVEN'T READ GARBAGE MAN PIECE ...

Baycloud - Google, Ghostery and the limits of Ad Blocking.  

Omissions like these are inevitable with the curated list approach, because the continuously changing web and multiple techniques for data collection means the list can never be comprehensive. Moreover, organisational entropy, if not competitive challenge, will inevitably result in annoying false positives. Nevertheless, it is a mystery why a company so associated with the ecosystem of smaller AdTech companies blocks their ability to collect data more efficiently than it does their biggest competitor. Only a transparent, widely recognised indication of consent with regulatory backing, as hopefully the Do Not Track signal will become in Europe, can ensure responsible web activity collection will be widespread enough to return trust to the web, and create a level playing field where smaller companies have a chance to prosper.

Links for 2014 10 17

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The Global Wealth Report Databook 2014 now available for the 'number crunchers' bit.ly/ZxpVCM #CSgwr   

THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER, SURPRISE!

Goldman makes spreadsheet mistake that costs TIBX shareholders $100 million in takeout blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014… best and brightest  

OOPS

The Sunday Times Profile of Dennis Potter  

Singing for your fiction takes the sting out of life / The Sunday Times Profile of Dennis Potter 

23 November 1986 

The Sunday Times 


LAST Monday morning, as the critical plaudits for his tel...

Series of massive promise  

Arts (Television): Series of massive promise 

By NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE 

22 December 1986

The Times

And so, six weeks after entering hospital, Michael Gambon walked down the corridor with...

The best films of '86  

By LAIN JOHNSTONE 


HANNAH AND HER SISTERS 

THE MISSION 

A ROOM WITH A VIEW 

RAN 

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN 

AFTER HOURS 

OUT OF AFRICA 

DREAMCHILD 

MONA LISA 

YEAR OF THE ...

one of the most vivid and demanding bits of television drama  

Dennis Potter, the Gerald Scarfe of the moving image, has provided us with one of the most vivid and demanding bits of television drama since - well - since Pennies from Heaven, and, perhaps, one of t...

Music to my eyes  

Arts (Television): Music to my eyes 

By NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE 

1 December 1986

The Times

After three episodes, The Singing Detective (BBC1) is developing into the most compellin...

Complaints over 'The Singing Detectiv e' on BBC television  

Explicit sex scene vetted by Grade / Complaints over 'The Singing Detectiv e' on BBC television (247)

By a Staff Reporter 

1 December 1986

The Times

The BBC received more than 50 ...

Following Sunday night's screening  

Following Sunday night's screening of episode three of Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective", the BBC received more than 50 telephone calls from viewers complaining about the explicit sex scenes con...

Tsampa Soup Creativity - Patagonia Provisions  

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil 
Farm eggs, poached or scrambled into the soup 
Our lightly smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon 
Stir-fried garden veggies 
Fresh spinach and herbs

Is the Sun Setting On British TV?  

THE MARVIN KITMAN SHOW 

Is the Sun Setting On British TV? 

Marvin Kitman 

10 July 1986 

Newsday 

THERE IS NO TRUTH to the rumour that I defected to the U.K., my mind unduly influ- enced b...

Patagonia Provisions - Rethinking Our Food Chain  

The tradition and culture of food have always been important to us at Patagonia. On our many travels, the meals—cedar-planked salmon with First Nations friends in BC, tsampa in yak-hair tents in Tibet, asado and chimichurri with Patagonian gauchos —become a vital part of the experience. What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better. 

YVON ALWAYS BEEN GOOD AT MAKING MONEY TOO

Beautiful Maps  

TUMBLR

NFL Sunday Ticket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

NFL Sunday Ticket is an out-of-market sports package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games unavailable on local affiliates. It carries all regional Sunday afternoon games produced by Fox and CBS. The ideal customer of this package is presumed (based on advertisements) to be a fan of a team who is unable to see their team on local television because they do not reside in that team's market. The package is available in the United States exclusively on DirecTV (which also offers it on the Internet, on certain tablets and smartphones, and JetBlue Airways flights); in Canada on several satellite and cable providers, in Mexico and Latin America on SKY México, in South America and the Caribbean on DirecTV Latin America, and several cable providers in The Bahamas and Bermuda.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET on DIRECTV - 855-856-4388  

Only DIRECTV brings you every play of every out-of-market game, every Sunday. Get the action on your TV with NFL SUNDAY TICKET. Or up your game to NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX and get live games, real-time highlights, the RED ZONE CHANNEL®, and NFL.com fantasy right on your computer, phone, tablet, or game console. Keep reading for details. 

NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2014 
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The USGS Store - One stop shop for all your maps, world, United States, state, wall decor, historic, planetary, topographic, trail, hiking, foreign, satellite, digital  

THOUGHT I BOOKMARKED LONG AGO

Appalachian Mountain Club's Equipped: Nearly Every USGS Topo Map Ever Made. For Free. 

NOT LOADING FOR ME BUT WORTH CHECKING OUT LATER

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project | Reuters  

a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works for about four years ... eliminate radioactive waste completely

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'Whisper is sharing information with US Department of Defense from smartphones it knows are used from military bases' theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…  

NEVER USED IT, THANK GOD ... OF COURSE I REVEAL EVERYTHING HERE ANYWAY LOL

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall to a 16-month low: bloom.bg/1rzyB1K  

SUB 4% WHY ARE YOU STILL RENTING?

My story today: #China 1-yr swaps are poised to fall below deposit rate, signaling expectations for a rate cut. bloom.bg/1ze7T9e  

Sinosphere: Trying to Walk Their iPhones, Artists Run Into Trouble in Beijing nyti.ms/1yHdlA3 by @VanessaPiao  

Did you know Rishengchang Draft Bank in Pingyao was first in China to issue checks (in 1823?). @RosieBlau tells all: economist.com/news/china/216…  

Brilliant piece, very very accurate, a must read - China’s Dangerous Game theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… @hofrench  

LONGISH PIECE FROM HOWARD

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How to Be Polite  

When you are at a party and are thrust into conversation with someone, see how long you can hold off before talking about what they do for a living. And when that painful lull arrives, be the master of it. I have come to revel in that agonizing first pause, because I know that I can push a conversation through. Just ask the other person what they do, and right after they tell you, say: “Wow. That sounds hard.”

NEVER EVER EVER ASK SOMEONE WHAT THEY DO ... I NEVER HAVE ANYWAY; IT'S GOING TO BORE THEM AND YOU

Plus-Plus – Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!  

MAKE SURE IT'S NOT MADE IN CHINA

Macro photographs of insect eyes by Yudy Sauw  

NEAT

How to eat sushi  

JING TAUGHT ME LONG AGO

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit  

NO SINGLE PAGE VIEW?

Should You Rent From a Friend? – Zillow Blog  

NOT IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN FRIENDS

1811 Sagamore Rd, Raquette Lake, NY 13436 is For Sale - Zillow  

"Completed in 1895 by William West Durant" ... MUST BE 100s OF THESE STYLE CAMPS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

241 Clinton St, Watertown, NY 13601 is For Sale - Zillow  

"a wedding gift by New York Gov. Roswell Pettibone Flower for his daughter in 1895" ... LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE TIANDERAH

How Your Neighbors Can Help — or Hurt — Your Home’s Sale  

"Offer to pay for improvements (but don’t try to control them)" 

HEE HEE THAT'S GOING TO GO OVER WELL WITH JETHRO

Sushi Tsushima: deeelicious nigiri and soba - what shi eats  

"Part of why I love Manhattan is even though it’s pretty tiny, turn a corner and you can be in a completely different world." 

THANK YOUR PARENTS FOR PAYING FOR YOUR STAY

Philly Cheesesteaks @ Tony Luke's: Whiz or Real Cheese? - what shi eats  

We got the classic cheese steak: steak, caramelized onions, and cheez whiz. We also added mushrooms. The steak at Tony Luke’s is thin cut rib-eye (never chopped, they say) and the whiz is Kraft Cheez Whiz. Branded stuff here. It still tasted pretty great, but really feels like a Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese version of real macaroni and cheese.  .... peppers were an essential palate cleanse 

THIS IS WHY YOU ARE FAT ... I ASSUME HER BOYFRIEND LAW IS CHINESE AMERICAN

Why Are Chinese Millionaires Buying Mansions in This L.A. Suburb? by @KYWeise: businessweek.com/articles/2014-… Where "naked officials" go: Arcadia  

SUNNY CA

Where China and Kazakhstan Meet : Image of the Day  

WORTH RE-CACHING

Absurd APEC Schedule  

1. Our Beijing office will be closed on 10 and 11 November (Monday and Tuesday). These will be swapped with 2 November (Sunday) and 15 November (Saturday), which will now be working days for Beijing ...

"The Singing Detective" Lovely Days (TV Episode 1986) - Soundtracks - IMDb  

Paper Doll 
I Just Called Broadway Sue 
Lili Marleen 
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow 
Deutschlandlied 
Do I Worry?

Dennis Potter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

BORN 1935 ... TRUMAN PREZ 1945–1953 ... YOUNG PHILIP 10 OR 11 IN THE SERIES

Songs from the Singing Detective and more: Amazon.co.uk: Music  

Disc: 1 
1. Peg O'My Heart - Jerry Murad and The Harmonicats 
2. Ambrose - Limehouse Blues 
3. Blues In The Night - Anne Shelton 
4. Dry Bones - Fred Waring 
5. Rockin' In Rhythm - Duke Ellington 
6. Cruising Down The River - Russ Morgan 
7. Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby 
8. It Might As Well Be Spring - Dick Haymes 
9. Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers 
10. Lili Marlane - Anne Shelton 
11. I Get Along Without You Very Well - Lew Stone 
12. Do I Worry - The Ink Spots 
13. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive - Bing Crosby 
14. You Always Hurt The One You Love - The Mills Brothers 
15. After You've Gone - Al Jolson 
16. It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow - Jack Payne 
17. Into Each Life Sone Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots 
18. The Very Thought Of You - Al Bowlly 
19. The Teddy Bear's Picnic - Henry Hall (vocal Val Rosing) 
20. We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn 
21. The Umbrella Man - Flanagan And Allen 
22. Copenhagen - Earl Hines 
23. I'll Just Close My Eyes (And Make Believe It's You) - Anne Shelton 
24. Ole Moses Put Pharoah in His Place - Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians 
25. Stop Crying - King Oliver (vocal Ward Pinkett) 
Disc: 2 
1. The Three Caballeros (Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes) - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters 
2. That's For Me - Dick Haymes 
3. I'll Be Around - The Mills Brother 
4. Sing, Nightingale, Sing - Lale Anderson 
5. There's Something Wrong With The Weather - Lew Stone (vocal Sam Browne) 
6. Java Jive - The Ink Spots 
7. There's A Fellow Waiting In Poughkeepsie - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sister 
8. Till Then - The Mills Brothers 
9. Chinatown, my Chinatown - Al Jolson 
10. Let The People Sing - Evelyn Laye 
11. I'm making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots 
12. Little Dutch Mill - Al Bowlly 
13. Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes The Bogey Man - Henry Hall (vocal Val Rosing) 
14. Later On - Vera Lynn 
15. Bird Song At Eventide - Ronnie Ronalde 
16. Pennies From Heaven - The Street Singer (Arthur Tracy) 
17. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? - Bing Crosby 
18. Let's Face The Music And Dance - Fred Astaire 
19. Painting The Clouds With Sunshine - Jack Hilton 
20. Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries - Rudy Vallee 
21. Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep - Bobby Howes & The Carlyle Cousins 
22. I Want To Be Bad - Helen Kane 
23. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie - Vera Lynn 
24. Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Al Bowlly 

WONDERFUL COLLECTION

358 Townline Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 is For Sale - Zillow  

WEIRD PLACE IN SOUTH HILL ELEM DISTRICT? NEWFIELD SCHOOLS MEANS IT'S A NO-GO

Wicker Stephen B 
Wicker Wendy L 

"Stephen B. Wicker is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, and a member of the graduate fields of Computer Science, Information Science, and Applied Mathematics. He teaches and conducts research in wireless information networks, cellular networks, packet-switched computer networks, and digital telephony. He currently focuses on the interface between information networking technology, law, and sociology, with a particular emphasis on how design choices and regulation can infringe the privacy and speech rights of users."

CORNELL PROF OF COURSE

PREVIOUS OWNER:

Sale Date Price Property Class Sale Type Prior Owner
8/26/2002 $750,000 242 - Rurl res&rec Land & Building Platek, Richard
Value Usable Arms Length Deed Book Deed Page
Yes Yes 2510 1288

PLATEK A MATH PROFESSOR AT CORNELL, I GUESS HE BUILT THE PLACE

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896 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 is For Sale - Zillow  

MAMET DAUGHTER'S PLACE IN BROOKLYN, TRYING TO FLIP FOR 600K PROFIT

The Charges Are...  

寻衅滋事

This is What A $95-Million Apartment Looks Like In New York City (Photos)  

NOT AS NICE AS MARTY'S PLACE ... THOSE 10X10 FOOT WINDOWS ARE SWEET THOUGH

富臨集團 - 主頁  

WORKING WITH THESE GUYS ON THEIR IPO WHICH IS TAKING ME AWAY FROM MY FULL TIME JOB OF DICKING AROUND ON TWITTER ... YEUNG FAMILY

 NUS 10Q  

As of June 30, 2014, working capital was $327.4 million, compared to $341.5 million as of December 31, 2013. Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were $219.5 million and $525.2 million, respectively. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents reflects lower than anticipated revenue growth in Mainland China, and cash payments for inventory and accrued selling and other expenses. ... As of June 30, 2014, we were in violation of our restricted payments covenant under our amended and restated note purchase and private shelf agreement... 

In addition, we have approximately $80 million in debt that will become due in September. If we are not able to refinance or extend our current lines of credit in a timely manner, we may need to defer certain capital and operating expenditures, dividend payments and stock repurchases. The majority of our historical expenses have been variable in nature and as such, a potential reduction in the level of revenue would reduce our cash flow needs, although these reductions may not allow us sufficient free cash flow to pursue all attractive strategic initiatives. In the event that our current cash balances, future cash flow from operations and current lines of credit are not sufficient to meet our obligations or strategic needs, we are unsuccessful in obtaining additional financing, or we otherwise deem it appropriate to strengthen our balance sheet, we may raise additional funds in the debt or equity markets or restructure our current debt obligations.

CREDIT AGREEMENT Dated as of October 9, 2014 among NU SKIN ENTERPRISES, INC., 

160 PAGES OF DETAILS

Summary of NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC - Yahoo! Finance  

The term loan facilities were drawn in full on October 10, 2014 ... bear interest either (i) during any interest period selected by the Company, at the London interbank offered rate with a maturity comparable to such interest period ("LIBOR"), adjusted for statutory reserves, plus an initial spread of 2.75% per annum, subject to adjustment based on the consolidated leverage ratio of the Company, or (ii) at the greatest of 
(x) the federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%, (y) the prime rate from time to time announced by Bank of America, N.A. and (z) LIBOR for a one-month interest period plus 1.00%, plus an initial spread of 1.75% per annum, subject to adjustment based on the consolidated leverage ratio of the Company.

Nu Skin Enterprises Announces New Syndicated Credit Facility - Yahoo Finance  

closing of a new $375 million syndicated credit facility ... Details of the new credit facility are available in a current report on Form 8-K 

THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE DEVIL

Goodyear Blimp | Home  

LONG HISTORY

BBC's English-language website blocked across China bbc.in/1vcV2jK pic.twitter.com/qB9nXpfQNg  

BLACKING OUT TV IN GYM FROM TIME TO TIME

4chan + Reddit = Hong Kong Golden, the website that's doing the protestors' dirty work for them: on.tnr.com/1w8foJ3 (Via @tnr) #OccupyHK 

RT @SteveChaoSC: #Singapore tightens control of its online media. hrw.org/news/2014/10/1…  

BLOGGERS POSTING BOND IN SING, DISNEYLAND WITH THE DEATH PENALTY DOESN'T FOOL WITH DISSENT

The Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan  

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. 

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. 

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. 

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. 

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

Danielle Fong  

left to find a better way, harnessing renewables (running off the nuclear fusion reactor in the sky, the sun) and storing energy with compressed air

COME AGAIN?

The iPhone 6 Plus — Tools and Toys  

Of course, the star performer of this show is that beautifully gigantic 5.5″ screen. I believe the specification goes something like “401 PPI”, which means sharp in English. Text floats microns under the glass and every bit of the screen is perfectly sharp. I’ve been able to find details in my photographs that I normally would only see on my Retina MacBook Pro. Reading text is so easy on the eyes. Colours pop even better than before. I could go on forever about this screen.

6+ IS A MINI IPAD MINI, VERY HANDY

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online | WIRED  

The $45 open-source router automatically directs all data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network, hiding the user’s IP address and skirting censorship. It’s also small enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Germar points out that its rounded corners means it can even be stowed in a bodily orifice. 

TIN HAT FOIL CREW

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone | The Verge  

NEVER HEARD OF ANY OF THOSE ... YOU SHOULD HAVE FLOW FREE ANYWAY

Bio | Insights by Danielle Fong  

Until the present: Saving the world… (or dying trying!)

Danielle Fong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

"She is of Chinese extraction" ... THAT'S VAGUE? LOOKS LIKE A HALFSIE

Danielle Fong: A Time for Urgency  

STRANGE VOICE ... IS SHE A MAN? DANIEL? ... HALF CHINESE? LET ME GOOGLE A BIT ... NEEDS MORE PRACTICE WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING, THE SIGHING HAS TO STOP

Christa Faust on Twitter: "The guy with the microscope is the most bad ass. http://t.co/toxiw9l7ZL"  

JUST ANOTHER PHALLUS

Ghostery 5.4.1 – Bug Fixing Goodness | The Purple Box – The Official Ghostery Blog  

IF YOU DON'T USE GHOSTERY, YOU SHOULD ... CHAIRMAN RECOMMENDED

Playing With Conventions

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From September 1985 in The Sunday Times:

The project ... is The Singing Detective, seven-and-half hours of drama due to start shooting in January which, says Potter, will make Pennies from Heaven look like a rehearsal. It is about a writer of cheap detective fiction (Michael Gambon is likely to play the role) in hospital with 100% psoriasis. He loses control of his body temperature and starts to fantasise. This is something which happened to Potter himself, although he claims the series is not autobiographical.
'I'm playing with the conventions - the musical convention, the situation comedy convention, the detective story convention - in order to try to see what TV drama can do,' he says, 'Once I'd got my skates on, I just felt I could fly with it.
'I think the days of the single play are more or less over, unfortunately. The series is the one thing left now which can do what the cinema and stage can't - take seven or eight hours to develop characters and situations.'

From March 1986, also in The Sunday Times:

Says Malahide: 'People ask me what it's about and all I can say is that it's a psychological case history, seen in terms of a detective novel, set to music!' 

The Singing Detective -- Episode 3 (Lovely Days)

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Something's bloody wrong, mind. ... we make our own world ... thou doesn't want no angel, d'ost? ... can't abide things that creep and crawl ... Though your kisses aren't right, do I give a bag of beans? ... Do I worry when the iceman calls? Do I worry if Niagara falls? ... Wimbledon Fortnight one of the boring things he tries to distract himself with during nurse Mills's greasing  ...

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http://www.pearllam.com/  

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective  

attempts to bring together the greatest number of themes in one text

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Detective Story  

assimilation of a childhood trauma

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Marlow's Head  

assembling his life

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Infirmity  

skin condition also serves as a metaphor for his psychological trauma, a physical manifestation of his childhood guilt. ... retreated into illness rather than face his guilt.

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Guilt  

carry the guilt of his mother suicide he also feels guilt for the institutionalisation of Mark Binney

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Authorship  

the interplay between fiction, reality and representation

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Autobiography  

betrayal of the classmate ... "like all writers Potter is not writing of his experiences but rather out of them". 

ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR DEMONS (BOOZE IS ANOTHER)

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Auteur/Genre  

in childhood he betrayed another child in school and inadvertently revealed information that lead to what might have been his mother's suicide

Dennis Potter & The Singing Detective: Other Themes  

The songs in Detective provoke Marlow's memories, they were, Potter says "hard little stones thrown at Marlow". 

DEAR OLD DAD WAS A CROONER LIKE THE SINGING DETECTIVE HIMSELF

Geocities has shut down  

DENNIS POTTER FAN PAGE LONG GONE

Page not found : Memorable TV  

DENNIS POTTER PAGE NO MORE

Police kicking and punching Ken Tsang, lightened and high contrast version, much clearer #occupyhk youtube.com/watch?v=MQqLAC…  

HOW MANY BEATINGS *WEREN'T* CAUGHT ON FILM?

Some of clearest video of #HongKong police beating demonstrator overnight. ift.tt/1r6oqC3  

Why you get 1 RMB coins in Shanghai but bills in Beijing - explained!  

ALWAYS THOUGHT IT HAD TO DO WITH THE MINT IN SHANGHAI

Edelman China CEO Returns Home After ‘Disappearance’ mediabistro.com/prnewser/edelm… 

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel Dorito Pin  

ONLY $150 ...

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Plunge to Lowest Rate in 16 Months  

“Rates dropped to the lowest level since June 2013 on news that the Federal Reserve has more reservations about the health of the U.S. and global economy than expected, which in turn, may delay rate hikes,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “With little economic news planned to overshadow the Fed’s latest comments, this week we expect rates to fairly remain stable, hovering just shy of 4 percent.”

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Acadia Realty Trust 
Mge Energy Inc 
National Beverage 
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Natus Medical Inc 
Phibro Animal Health Corp 
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Immune Design Corp. 
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Lakeland Industries

Holy War on Sites That Demand Pinboard Passwords (Pinboard Blog)  

If you need time to do this, email me about your plans with a convincing display of contrition.

Darren Mckeeman on Twitter: "Blink and you'll miss it. http://t.co/hblshbA289"  

AMA: “don’t “disrupt a ‘150-year tradition.’” …of collusion and cartel. nytimes.com/2014/10/15/bus… ht @ddayen  

Techies who have never read Tirole reference him when they throw around words like "platform" and "network effect." nyti.ms/ZCf0Ii  

Just started blocking packratius, and if you also ask users for Pinboard passwords, your site will be next: goo.gl/YrzrTg  

The Singing Detective -- Episode 2 (Heat)

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Childhood trauma and the end of innocence ... catching Mom in flagrante delicto with not Dad in the dingweeds ... pretty Mom stuck in a cramped hovel with the in-laws in a coal town ... Philip has his demons (just like the rest of us).