Ultimately, we don ;t really love books because of the feel of them - it ;s the words and the story contained within that we love. Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan.
I was inspired by Roger Ebert ;s death to download and read Enemies, A Love Story by Josh Schollmeyer , an oral history of the Siskel-and-Ebert partnership published last year in Chicagoan magazine and released soon after as a Kindle Single. Traveling Light: How I Learned to Love the Kindle We can remember ploughing our way through whatever book we were reading on long car journeys until we got motion sickness every single time, just because we loved reading so damn much.
Learn and talk about Enemies, a Love Story , and check out. That plan involves uprooting her. The generally range in. Sometimes other forms were used, as well: coins, leather, silk, linen, stamps, aluminium foil, coal, and porcelain; there are also reports of elemental sulfur being used, as well as all sorts of re-used paper and carton material.
A look at the murder statistics shows that you were less likely to be killed in the notorious cowboy towns of the s and 80s than in NYC today. In Abilene, Ellsworth, Wichita, Dodge City, and Caldwell, for the years from to , there were only 45 total homicides. This equates to a rate of approximately 1 murder per , residents per year. Paul Boutin shares a number of low-tech fixes for high-tech problems.
Suppose your remote car door opener does not have the range to reach your car across the parking lot. Hold the metal key part of your key fob against your chin, then push the unlock button. The trick turns your head into an antenna, says Tim Pozar, a Silicon Valley radio engineer.
With all the fluids in your head it ends up being a nice conductor. Not a great one, but it works. Roger Ebert offers a loving remembrance of his friend and colleague Gene Siskel on the 10th anniversary of his death. We both thought of ourselves as full-service, one-stop film critics. We had been linked in a Faustian television format that brought us success at the price of autonomy. No sooner had I expressed a verdict on a movie, my verdict, than here came Siskel with the arrogance to say I was wrong, or, for that matter, the condescension to agree with me.
It really felt like that.
It was not an act. When we disagreed, there was incredulity; when we agreed, there was a kind of relief. We just had it, because from the day the Chicago Tribune made Gene its film critic, we were professional enemies. We never had a single meaningful conversation before we started to work on our TV program.
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Alone together in an elevator, we would study the numbers changing above the door. Writer Gay Talese recently helped a few panhandlers out with their signs. I found photos on Flickr of a couple of panhandlers who have been using other Obama messages e. Fun timelapse video of a day in the life of the Abbey Road crosswalk depicted on The Beatles album of the same name. Unused shipping containers were piled up at a storage depot in Hong Kong Wednesday.
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Perhaps people will be living in those stacks of containers before too long. And by then, he was dressing for the occasion. As helpful salesclerks retrieved sneakers from the stockroom, he whisked the ones he wanted under a couch and played a kind of shell game with display models and shoeboxes. When he was caught, he pleaded down the petit-larceny charges to disorderly conduct, until a judge finally got fed up and sent him to Rikers Island for the first time, on a ten-day sentence.
The film covers information theory, language, feedback, etc. The idea behind Democratic Chess is that the pieces, in collaboration with the players, decide where to move. Each piece communicates with the others through built-in cameras, microphones, and speakers. Democratic Chess is Chess game where each figure is made of an IP-WLan-network camera each capable of looking arround, listening and talking to the other figures as well as the 2 real person players. With this technology there are many different ways how to play the Game, the next move can be decided in a democratic way among the Figures or they are allowed to discuss with the players and each other the next moves, but at the End the 2 player make the moves.
Perhaps Democratic Chess will crush the evil dictatorial tyranny of the chess player once and for all. The full report is here in PDF format. You may want to break out the bong for this one. Seuss, and John F.
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The videos were done by two different directors at around the same time, which probably means that neither originated it. Does anyone know what the Patient Zero is for this technique? Update: Aha, the technique is called datamoshing. The technique itself seems pretty simple… just ignore the compression keyframes during playback. This is absolutely HUGE news. If they were selling it in a glass bottle, I would have used 96 pt.
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But no matter… according to BevReview. Jones, Whole Foods, etc. The analysis is full of nice little tidbits about how Obama communicates and why people respond to him. His sample joke:. But the video is actually really nice and they use the compression in a non-obvious and clever way. Aaron Swartz has some interesting thoughts on non-hierarchical management in the workplace. A better way to think of a manager is as a servant, like an editor or a personal assistant. The ideal manager is someone everyone would want to have. The CEO, who really does nothing, is of course at the bottom. Swartz also quotes a friend who believes that people who act like jerks in the workplace are not worth the trouble.
The boost in morale alone is worth it. A bad apple, at least at work, can spoil the whole barrel.
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Host Ira Glass talks to Will Felps, a professor at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, who designed an experiment to see what happens when a bad worker joins a team. Felps divided people into small groups and gave them a task. One member of the group would be an actor, acting either like a jerk, a slacker or a depressive. And within 45 minutes, the rest of the group started behaving like the bad apple. Ted Orland, one of the authors and a working artist himself, describes the book thusly:.
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. You should maybe 1-click that sucker right into your book-hole.
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He opens with:. Imagine proposing to build Vegas in a place where sex and drugs and rock and roll are an anathema.
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This is effectively the proposition that created Dubai - it was a stupid idea before the crash, and now it is dangerous. In , John Howard Griffin altered his appearance to look like a black man and travelled through the South documenting his experiences , which he collected into a book called Black Like Me. My skin was dark. That was sufficient reason for them to deny me those rights and freedoms without which life loses its significance and becomes a matter of little more than animal survival.
Nate Silver, who used polling statistics to predict a clear Obama win in the Presidential election in November, turns his analytical tools loose on the Oscars. For example, is someone more likely to win Best Actress if her film has also been nominated for Best Picture?