Tim Pool, who pioneered livestream reporting during the Occupy Wall Street movement, live on scene right now in the East Village in New York City at the site of an explosion, massive fire, and building collapse.
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Five years earlier, when the Taliban seized power, it granted sanctuary to Al Qaeda and ruled by a strict interpretation of the Koran. No television or movies, mandatory burkas for women and long beards for men — plus no weather reports.
The Taliban considered forecasting to be sorcery. They fired the country’s 600 or so professional meteorologists, shelled the Afghan Meteorological Authority, and burned the country’s vast climatological archives.
Today’s Must-Read, via @warnercrocker
And when people argue that the Taliban or Al Qaeda are “religious freedom fighters,” just remember that quote above. They’re nothing more than thugs who want us all ignorant and stupid.
I wonder what the story is behind this. With China tech press reporting some tablet makers have miserable margins — as low as US$5.00 per tablet — CUBE seems to be doing well.
Maybe Charbax can get a video tour and the inside scoop?
A new worker at his care center began to sit and talk with him. Over time, she began to pick up on tiny signals that made her realize he was more aware than people thought. She urged his parents to have Pistorius evaluated at the Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication where, for the first time, he could show people that he understood.
“She was the catalyst who changed everything. Had it not been for her, I would probably either be dead or forgotten in a care home somewhere,” Pistorius said.
Someone took the time to notice.
it’s not that people are irrational, it’s that human rationality is about more than what can be reduced to a number. Delight is a real thing, as is annoyance; not feeling stupid is worth so much more than theoretical capability. Knowing there is someone you can ask for help is just as important as never needing help in the first place.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
This reminded me of a guy who became dissatisfied with his Pocket PC in the course of just one evening: E Is Also For Envy.
Surrounded by everyone else with color screens, his monochrome Compaq Aero made him feel stupid for having bought it. At the beginning of the evening, he was in love with it when we talked about it. By the end of the night, he wished he’d spent more for color!
How do you put something like that in a spreadsheet?
Additional, at a past blog:
A Gadget Too Far
(The Comments that miss the point entirely are also worth a read)