I usually find Weird Al Yankovic’s songs annoying, but this is pretty good.
I’ve learned that just because The City never sleeps doesn’t mean I have to stay up and keep it company.From “I moved to Manhattan 13 years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned”
Before you make a promise, think about whether you will want to keep it if and when your circumstances change. This is how you earn a reputation.Thomas J. Sargent, to the graduating class of UC-Berkeley, May 16, 2007
It just goes to show that a cartographer can channel all the geometric rigor in the world only to have his invention sniffed at and discarded because it isn’t familiar, isn’t pretty, or just plain looks funny.Projection Smackdown: Cahill’s Butterfly vs. the Dymaxion Map - Wired Science (via iamdanw)
UN acknowledges digital privacy right: http://www.zdnet.com/despite-us-opposition-un-approves-rights-to-privacy-in-the-digital-age-7000023708/
I think - I think - there is a cultural clash growing here between a US constitutional perception that deifies free speech but asserts privacy only by implication, and an opposing one which is shared by continental Europe and assorted other nations - notably those with negative experiences of totalitarianism.
Food for thought.
This is my to-read pile for The Kitschies. The majority of these books were delivered in the last two weeks.
You will note that the pile is tall enough to join the Metropolitan Police Service (though not the City of London Police) but would be at a slight disadvantage shooting hoops with Santa Claus.