Tom Tomorrow has it spot on. Is there anyone looking at what is being obscured by the hype cycle?
Must read (long). Who’s coming to Mars? Musk is a bit like the Chinese. You kind of expect him to get it done.
Another from the “I didn’t expect that” list. The written news media is reporting reasonably effectively, we just don’t use old media any more. The two most newsworthy things that Donald Trump didÂ in the last two days were these: He gave a major economic policy speech in Detroit which he laid out his tax policy, for example. He suggested in …
Must read article on new research into Daesh. Really not what I thought at all. “…young people adrift in a globalized world find their own way to ISIS, looking to don a social identity that gives their lives significance. Groups of dissatisfied young adult friends around the world â€” often with little knowledge of Islam but yearning for lives of …
Brilliant. Malcolm Tucker meets Winnie the Pooh.
Astonishing, horrific, must read. tl;dr Stanford rape case
Valid rant about the mistaken idea that Chinese is somehow behind other (Western) languages. I got affected by a lot of these memes before I moved here. Even in the age of Chinaâ€™s social media boom, withÂ billion-dollar valuations for Beijing-based IT start-ups, prejudice against the Chinese language is alive and well. Source: Chinese Is Not a Backward Language
Always wondered what happened on the casino boats in Hong Kong harbour? Now you can get a view. Summary: doesn’t look a whole lot of fun. You can also get an amazing view of all the shipping in the world. Mesmerising.
A salutary tech taleÂ (sorry about the lack of cats). Just how many electronic gadgets are we effectively renting, not owning? It isn’t necessarily a massive problem, but we should at least have a feeling for what the scale and shape of our ownership is. I bought a litter box and involuntarily signed up to a never ending subscription service. Source: …
This is excellent. e.g. Source: classicprogrammerpaintings