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bijan:

A few weeks back we had a bunch of friends over for an outdoor dinner. The weather forecast said: perfect.

I’m the DJ in our house (although I feel my title is under attack these days).

Option 1: fire up songza on the sonos, choose the “right” activity, hit play and be done.

Option 2: create…

Prestige does not carry a precise dollar amount, so you cannot buy it, not directly, but you can, as the nerds have begun discovered over the last couple of years, perhaps brute force it. And there are so many nerds now, with so much money. The ascendance of Stanford over Harvard is of a piece with the idea that becoming a multimillionaire by going to Silicon Valley and architecting a social network that is designed in part to enrich a small group of people is inherently of a higher calling than becoming a multimillionaire by going to Wall Street and architecting highly complex financial instruments entirely designed to enrich a slightly larger coterie people in mostly well-tailored suits.
Brute-Force Prestige - The Awl (via thisistheverge)

Interesting take on it

Interesting

Interesting

We weren’t supposed to be here. You made us believe. You kept us off the street. You put clothes on our backs. Food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real M.V.P.

it makes me so happy to see KD get this award. i hope he can will the Thunder past the Clippers

Kevin Durant honors his mother in his moving M.V.P. speech: http://nyr.kr/1lZuxcp (via newyorker)

parislemon:

Satya Nadella:

A great idea shouldn’t have to wait for you to get back to a particular device. An impromptu call with a customer shouldn’t be delayed because you don’t have the right data on hand. Life moves too fast to put limits on where and how you work. Just as the best camera is the one you have with you, sometimes the right device is the one closest at hand. Simply put, our vision is to deliver the best cloud-connected experience on every device.

A few buzzwords aside, this is a great post. Clear and fairly concise. It seems like he gets it.

demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)
Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.
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demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)

Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

Take action →

parislemon:

Steve Ballmer, 2007:

Right now we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year.

Steve Ballmer, a few months later:

It’s sort of a funny question. Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have…

Scary

falicon:

The single toughest thing I battle with in building any product is fighting feature creep. Especially when I’m doing my own thing.

As I dig into coding my latest and greatest thing, I notice all sorts of spots where I could throw in something extra and interesting. But if I give in to every one…

Great Advice Beware of Feature creep, 

falicon:

The most experienced person can still learn something from the novice, even if it’s just something as simple as remembering how the novice sees and experiences the world.

Reading manuals is often boring, repetitive, and a bit of a sloth…especially if you’ve already got ‘experience’. But, if you…

nevver:

The Corporate States of America

This is a neat image