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March 28, 2014
There is simply no prize for taking the most time to consider, posting the most even-handed and nuanced reaction, demanding the most proportionate punishment. If I’m being honest, this post itself is proof of that. No news site is going to get a billion clicks rushing out the headline: Internet User Considers Facts, Decides Tweet Was Maybe In Poor Judgment But With Extenuating Circumstances.
One of many takes on Colbert and Twitter you’ll read over the next 24 hours, this one from Time’s James Poniewozik.
15:03 // 2 weeks ago
January 13, 2014

Rich people fighting, basic cable edition

  • courting Earlier today, Charter Communications made public a letter its CEO sent to Time Warner Cable’s CEO, asking to buy the company for a cool $61 billion. “We are fully prepared to finalize a deal on an extremely expedited basis. We believe that time is of the essence to prepare our companies to meet the challenges of the industry, which is why we have decided to announce the status of our discussions to date to both sets of shareholders,” Charter CEO Tom Rutledge wrote. The company has tried multiple times to make this merger happen.
  • denying Soon after that letter showed up, Time Warner Cable released a letter of its own, turning down the offer—again. “We gave Charter our bottom line, but rather than pursuing this path, Charter has chosen to go public with its third low-ball offer trying to pressure TWC’s Board into selling the Company at a grossly inadequate price,” TWC CEO Rob Marcus said in a statement. Dude, she said no.
19:21 // 3 months ago
December 9, 2013
7:58 // 4 months ago
March 7, 2013
Hey AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: We fixed this for you. (Useful context, for the confused.)

Hey AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: We fixed this for you. (Useful context, for the confused.)

10:39 // 1 year ago
December 19, 2012

swagandpassion says: I'm glad Obama is person of the year, but what clout does TIME have? Is this the social/political version of the most beautiful person in the world? Or can Obama say being chosen is a referendum of himself and his overall administration?

» SFB says: Well, Hitler once won the award, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it an award for the “most beautiful” — probably more of the “most important,” good or bad. Obama won a second term, so it was probably a referendum on his work. — Ernie @ SFB

9:01 // 1 year ago
nbcnews:


TIME Person of the Year: President Obama
(Photo: TIME)
In addition to President Obama, the short list for Person of the Year included Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!; Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt; Undocumented Americans; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Malala Yousafzai, the student activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban; Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple; and the Higgs Boson and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.
Read the complete story.


He won a second term. His signature piece of legislation passed judicial muster. He still has weaknesses (see: drones), but ultimately he’s looking a lot stronger in 2012 than he was in 2011. Seems like an obvious one. Side note: Based on the Flickr iOS app alone — a clear sign that things are turning around at Yahoo — Marissa Mayer would have been an awesome choice.

nbcnews:

TIME Person of the Year: President Obama

(Photo: TIME)

In addition to President Obama, the short list for Person of the Year included Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!; Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt; Undocumented Americans; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Malala Yousafzai, the student activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban; Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple; and the Higgs Boson and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

Read the complete story.

He won a second term. His signature piece of legislation passed judicial muster. He still has weaknesses (see: drones), but ultimately he’s looking a lot stronger in 2012 than he was in 2011. Seems like an obvious one. Side note: Based on the Flickr iOS app alone — a clear sign that things are turning around at Yahoo — Marissa Mayer would have been an awesome choice.

(via nbcnews)

8:29 // 1 year ago
July 2, 2012

There-and-gone “leap second” causes major issues for numerous sites

  • cause On Saturday night, a single second was added to the atomic clocks of the world in a somewhat rare event called a leap second, which ensures that atomic time remains aligned with solar time. Most people didn’t even notice.
  • reaction However, with the rise of cloud computing, every second counts, and the leap second actually caused huge problems for Reddit, Gawker, Mozilla, LinkedIn and numerous other sites. Who knew a second was so essential? source
10:35 // 1 year ago
June 29, 2012
imwithkanye:

What will you do with your extra second? On June 30, 2012, everyone will get one extra second of time to do everything they ever hoped to do with their life. According to CNET, “The leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time at the end of the day” in order to keep atomic clocks in line. So get ready for the time to read 23:59:60.

We plan to spend our extra second blinking.

imwithkanye:

What will you do with your extra second? On June 30, 2012, everyone will get one extra second of time to do everything they ever hoped to do with their life. According to CNET, “The leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time at the end of the day” in order to keep atomic clocks in line. So get ready for the time to read 23:59:60.

We plan to spend our extra second blinking.

10:31 // 1 year ago
May 13, 2012

Magnets and an iPod Nano are all it takes to make a tiny music player part of your body: It’s not for everyone, and we’re not just talking about the video above. Dave Hurban implanted magnets in his skin to hold the iPod in place, much like a wristwatch. But why, WHY would someone ever do this to themselves? “I just thought it would be cool,” Hurban said. Unfortunately for Hurban, it’ll be harder for him to upgrade his Nano the next time around, especially if Apple changes its style — like, you know, it does nearly every single year. source

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16:32 // 1 year ago
February 16, 2012
timemagazine:

Next week’s cover features North Korea’s newest leader Kim Jong Un and hits newsstands Friday. Inside the issue we’ve got a great feature on NBA star Jeremy Lin, a look at the unexpected success of Rick Santorum and an appreciation of Whitney Houston.

Unless Kim Jong Un wore this getup (SFW, kinda) at the MTV VMAs, you can’t call him Lil’ Kim. EDIT: What could’ve been.

timemagazine:

Next week’s cover features North Korea’s newest leader Kim Jong Un and hits newsstands Friday. Inside the issue we’ve got a great feature on NBA star Jeremy Lin, a look at the unexpected success of Rick Santorum and an appreciation of Whitney Houston.

Unless Kim Jong Un wore this getup (SFW, kinda) at the MTV VMAs, you can’t call him Lil’ Kim. EDIT: What could’ve been.

10:42 // 2 years ago