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March 16, 2014
16:07 // 1 month ago
March 15, 2014
One of the most frustrating things about writing for the internet is how often you’re exposed to the fact that the Default Demeanor Setting online seems to be seething outrage.
A very accurate comment on the state of writing online, from one Cord Jefferson. “Just because someone is mad at you that doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong,” he adds.
16:15 // 1 month ago
This guy Googled himself, found he was on a “most wanted” list, then turned himself in. See, the internet works.

This guy Googled himself, found he was on a “most wanted” list, then turned himself in. See, the internet works.

15:44 // 1 month ago
Stay away from it. It’s a mirage basically.
Warren Buffett • Discussing Bitcoin during a recent appearance on CNBC. Ironically, he was discussing his $1 billion March Madness contest, which Slate also suggested was a mirage.
15:13 // 1 month ago
14:42 // 1 month ago

That new Veronica Mars movie isn’t doing so bad so far

  • $3,450 the average amount that the new “Veronica Mars” movie made at each of its 291 theaters on Friday at the box office, good for ninth place—and the second highest total in the top ten, according to Box Office Mojo. The in-joke-filled film, seen as something of a test for the Kickstarter model, was partly funded through $5.7 million in donations by fans. Making just over $1 million last night, odds are looking good that it’ll make back its budget at the very least. source
14:11 // 1 month ago
13:41 // 1 month ago
They expanded too fast, they had a weak franchisee network. Once the Paneras of the world came along, I think, many consumers thought that was a better quality price point. And Subway came in on the lower end and aggressively promoted themselves as fresh.
Restaurant researcher Bob Goldin • Discussing the demise of Quizno’s, the sub chain, which filed for bankruptcy this week in an effort to restructure its debt. It comes after a similar bankruptcy filing from Sbarro, which is unfortunate because everyone knows that’s where you go to get a real New York slice.
13:10 // 1 month ago
datanews:

The datanews team started wondering how many places someone could safely land a Boeing 777 within the potential range of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
At the suggestion of Ian Dees we looked at data compiled by X-Plane, which seems to have the exact latitudes and longitudes of both ends of many — if not all — of the world’s runways.
As NPR points out, actually landing on one of these strips unnoticed is probably unlikely. But we saw it as a data challenge to figure out, and we were surprised at the number of large-enough spots.

Great example of an infographic adding context to a story which has been shrouded in mystery.

datanews:

The datanews team started wondering how many places someone could safely land a Boeing 777 within the potential range of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

At the suggestion of Ian Dees we looked at data compiled by X-Plane, which seems to have the exact latitudes and longitudes of both ends of many — if not all — of the world’s runways.

As NPR points out, actually landing on one of these strips unnoticed is probably unlikely. But we saw it as a data challenge to figure out, and we were surprised at the number of large-enough spots.

Great example of an infographic adding context to a story which has been shrouded in mystery.

(via newsweek)

12:16 // 1 month ago
March 14, 2014
U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.

Y’all. This is big. (via washingtonpost)

Ah, the Friday news dump by our government.

(via beerburritowhiskey)

You won’t let us spy on you? Fine. We don’t want your stinkin’ internet anymore.

(via beerburritowhiskey)

17:45 // 1 month ago