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Selling is making poeple feel bad

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The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

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What is a hero ?

"Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. " … [Read more]

The Golden Road to Samarkand

I heard about this poem play today by James Elroy Flecker and was delighted to read this. It strikes a chord with me. SCENE II At the Gate of the Moon, Bagdad. Blazing moonlight. MERCHANTS, CAMEL-DRIVERS and their beasts, PILGRIMS, JEWS, WOMEN, … [Read more]

Video: Cichosza – Legendy Polskie

Cichosza - Cover. Marcin Macuk & Krzysztof Zalewski. Legendy Polskie   A sequel to previous video, well worth a few minutes.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_rgOau603I … [Read more]

Video: Digital Mechanical Metamaterials – YouTube

Keypad Door lock made entirely from 3d-printed materials and mechanical operation. This feels like the future to me. … [Read more]

Video: BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer – YouTube

So excited about this. As you might expect. … [Read more]

Video: THE DARK TOWER – Official Trailer (HD) – YouTube

Trailer looks exciting. Maybe I should read the books, I did start once but it didn't 'take' and I abandoned after 100 pages or so. … [Read more]

the three hot trends in Silicon Valley horseshit – Freddie deBoer – Medium

Enjoyed this immensely, clapping along with the narrative and nodding so hard I got a headache. Beautiful writing too. Dead jealous, as they say 2002, Friendster: At last, a way to connect with friends on the internet! 2003, Photobucket: At last, a … [Read more]

Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout | Technology | The Guardian

I find it difficult to believe that a single person's contribution, out of tens of thousands people in a single team, is worth $386MM for only 5 years effort. Yahoo’s CEO holds stock, stock options and restricted stock units worth a total of $186m, … [Read more]