The truth about California: Maligned state is... →
In 2010 California got 50 cents of every venture capital dollar invested in America. Californians are so productive that every year they send billions of dollars in surplus dollars to the rest of America. Year after year they have sent vastly more in federal taxes than they ever get back in federal spending. /via @keybuk
The ultimate goal of experiential value design is to induce emotions⎯experiences...– Professor Tamio Fukuda in Experiential Value Design: Asahiyama Zoo as a Best Practice Model
Leaked Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy — NY Times →
A cache of confidential diplomatic cables amounts to a secret chronicle of the United States’ relations with the world in an age of war and terrorism. They show American officials managing relations with a China on the rise and a Russia retreating from democracy. They document years of painstaking effort to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon — and of worry about a possible Israeli...
Broadband access in U.S. still mainly for the... →
The deregulation from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that allowed small telecommunications companies to merge into larger, more profitable companies that were able to absorb the cost of servicing rural and lower income communities hasn’t actually helped rural, lower income communities get online.
National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010 —... →
Breathtaking. /via Lucas Smolic.
Dashwhoa in the Samsung "Free the TV Challenge" →
Friends, I made an app for the Samsung Internet TV. I’m trying to win a big prize. Can you please take 3 minutes to vote for me? I’d really appreciate it!
Oregon Senator Wyden effectively kills Internet... →
I’m really tired of Democrats who are so willing to forfeit free speech and innovation incentive to protect the dying media oligopoly. Also see the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet.
Why "OK" Is America’s Most Useful and Compact... →
What the history of the word OK can tell us about American concision, psychology, and language.
I also want to remind everyone in the audience, and everyone who is making these...– Tim O’Reilly at Web 2.0 Conference issuing a plea to tech giants to avoid a looming era of conflict. /via Mercury News
Can the internet bring down the TSA’s new enhanced... →
“I don’t understand how a sexual assault can be made a condition of my flying,” Tyner said. “This is not a sexual assault,” she said. “It would be if you weren’t the government,” he replied.
Mr. Coppola, 71, had been mentor and spiritual leader to a wave of young...– The Older Side of Hollywood Gets Its Due /via Mark Fish
Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget — Interactive... →
I more than fixed the federal deficit budget. Click to see my plan and create your own. Also: This is a needless use of Flash.
Instead of donating to Wikimedia Foundation for Losers Who Have No Control Over Anything In Their Lives But Deleting Changes And Calling More Accomplished People Not Notable, I’ve decided to blog more about what I know and invest more with Kiva.
Infographic of the Day: What the Bible Got Wrong →
I’d argue everything but the “Love one another” part.
Because when it comes to user experience, a crappy version of Flash is not...– “Adobe Flash For Samsung’s Google Tab Is An Embarrassing Disaster” — Business Insider
In 25 Years is a collaborative time capsule project. Make a video to yourself, upload it, and stay live for 25 years. I’m curious to know what I’ll think of myself when I’m twice my current age.
UCSF letter to Holdren concerning health risks of... →
Always refuse the full body scanner at airport security. Go for a pat down and avoid having a naked photo of yourself stored forever on an easily hackable device that exposes you to unnecessary radiation and doesn’t prevent plastic or liquid explosives. They’re such a waste of money.
The video for Katy Perry’s new single, “Firework,” a song from her...– Ke$ha and Katy Perry Sing for Gay Rights - NYTimes.com (via seldo)
No more broken promises No more call to war Unless it’s love and peace...– If You’re Out There by John Legend I remember when this was a rallying cry for those tired of failed Bush policies who believed that government could work to solve big problems. I miss that feeling of hope.
The Brains of Early Birds and Night Owls —... →
And if you’re an early bird, you can stop feeling morally superior: night owls can keep their brains awake and alert for longer after they wake up—even if it’s after noon—than you can.
Carmakers' next problem: Generation Y — MSNBC →
A confluence of events — environmental worries, a preference for gadgets over wheels and the yearslong economic doldrums — is pushing some teens and twentysomethings to opt out of what has traditionally been considered an American rite of passage: Owning a car. One of the biggest draws to San Francisco for me was that I wouldn’t need a car. I loved my pedestrian life in Boston and...
If you want to move a car forward you put in ‘D’ and if you want to...– President Obama, source
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.– Benjamin Franklin
EV Days Are Here Again — Wired →
There is a tremendous sense of déjà vu in all of this. […] So what’s different this time around? Everything.
How I'm voting: 2010
Positions Governor: Jerry Brown Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom Senate: Barbara Boxer State Propositions Proposition 19: YES Marijuana should be taxed, enjoyed, and controlled like alcohol. Proposition 20: NO More bureaucracy before Proposition 11 has even had a chance to get started. Proposition 21: NO I love the state parks and frequent them. However, this kind of...