Tag Archives: technology

Atlas Robot

25 Feb

Watching a demonstration video of Boston Dynamics’ new Atlas robot is exciting, saddening, and terrifying, all at the same time.



18 Feb

Either everyone gets security or no one does.
Bruce Schneier

Problem Solving

21 Nov

When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s where most people stop... But the really great person will keep on going and find the key, the underlying principle of the problem — and come up with an elegant, really beautiful solution that works."
Steve Jobs

[via @cdixon]

Lawrence Lessig Interviews Edward Snowden

17 Nov

Edward Snowden, in his own words.


Cable Company Fuckery

3 Jun

John Oliver outlines the net neutrality debate about as well as one can.


Morgan Freeman Finger Painting

4 Dec

Not too shabby.

[via Daring Fireball]



27 Mar

The internet is a 10,000,000,000 years in the making, and we get to be right at the bleeding edge, shaping and defining it. What a privilege.
Ben Pieratt

Mimicry or Evolution

10 Sep

Gruber points out something that I’d never really given any thought to and probably occurs more often than we realize. That market laggards may not be imitating a market leader solely for the purpose of stealing market share and because of unoriginality. But instead because the market leader has recognized the way a product group may be evolving.

All these new PC laptops and desktops (and keyboards, and mice, and trackpads) look alike not because they’re all aping Apple’s designs, but simply because these are the natural ways for these things to have evolved, and maybe Apple sort of kind of arguably got there first in a few instances, that’s all. Apple didn’t invent aluminum or glass.

How often are second-tier companies criticized for blindlessly following the leader, when in reality they’re just trying to catch up to a changing market? Probably more often than we realize.


Seven Minutes of Terror

5 Aug

Today NASA’s Curiosity rover will go from 13, site 000mph to 0mph in seven minutes and deposit itself on the surface of Mars.

[via @blankenship]


Text Message Usage

3 Jan

Text Message Usage

Neven Mrgan charts out how his text message usage has plummeted with the launch of Apple’s iMessage. A perfect example of what a racket text messaging packages from the major cellular providers are.