“Prestige is especially dangerous to the ambitious. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, the way to do it is to bait the hook with prestige. That’s the recipe for getting people to give talks, write forewords, serve on committees, be department heads, and so on.”
A useful reminder
“When broadcasters asked Congress for a free license to digitally broadcast on the public’s airwaves, they did so with the promise that they would broadcast in the public interest and convenience, and that they would remain free-to-air. Having a television antenna is every American’s right.”
The value of the broadcast spectrum that we the people have given the networks for free shouldn’t be overlooked. When the conversion to digital freed up spectrum, it was auctioned to wireless providers for a lot of money.
If networks believe they need a dual revenue stream, they should lose their free spectrum, IMHO.
“If I have a camera in my hand, I don’t know fear.”
Jewish photographer on assignment in Nazi Germany…
“I have a bad feeling about this.”
Making a note of this one for the future…
CCTV has previously been criticized for offering thinly veiled propaganda as news; two years ago the network’s news program profiled the Chinese-built Chengdu J-10, depicting it targeting and destroying another plane with a missile.
The targeted plane in the video clip was later identified as being a US fighter jet, and the entire video sequence ended up actually being footage taken from the 1986 movie “Top Gun.””
Had nothing been said, shot or sent, this would’ve been just another night, like sadly so many anywhere in America with a confused girl wondering what really happened.
Instead, this group of teens, so full of an overabundance of self worth, filmed and documented the crime, perhaps never assuming anyone would see it for what it was.
They basically told the victim about it. Their friends essentially took real-time crime-scene photos for the cops. Of course, this was only possible because Mays and Richmond were more than comfortable committing the crime right in front of witnesses in the first place.”
I didn’t follow this story very closely, but now that I’m reading about what happened… I don’t understand this. Another part of the story shares details that a friend of the two boys worried about his friends driving drunk, but then didn’t do anything when he walked in on the guys violating this girl. Screwed up moral compasses…
“The problem with IB and auto layout is that IB adds constraints as you’re working. It won’t let you have ambiguous constraints. The thing is, they’re bound to be ambiguous as you’re working on them. So IB will get in your way, and you end up fighting it and calling it dirty names you didn’t know you knew. Or at least that’s what I do.”
I’m finding this, too. For Fanzter’s current project, I started out committed to using IB more. As the project has progressed, I’m basically back to coding everything I can in code. Like Brent, I’m good at it, and layout constraints are really much better in code than in IB.
Via iOS Dev Weekly
“The sequester was supposed to be so painful to both sides that they would compromise, but it’s actually not so painful to politicians who only need to listen to their base. (This is true on both sides, but more so on the Republican side because of the greater coherence and power of their base.)”
Money in politics and gerrymandering are probably the root of every one of our ills in government. I don’t know what to do about either, really, but I know that fixing both would easily lead to more compromise and better governance.
“the worse Facebook posts ‘work’ for brands, the more brands will need to pay Facebook. That means that Facebook and I now have divergent interests. Intentionally or not, the less my posts show up, the more I need to spend to cover the difference, especially since brands have invested in and become dependent on Facebook over the years.”
There’s a lot of subtle truth to this beyond the surface stuff. It’s why a lot of people felt uncomfortable about FB from a privacy angle, too. Stood out in The Boy Kings too: the assumption that what’s good for Facebook is good for everyone.
That’s less and less the case these days.
“Apple hired Groening to produce illustrations for a brochure about Macs that was aimed at college students. At the time, Groening was best known as the artist of the comic Life in Hell, as The Simpsons has not yet premiered. The brochure was titled, ‘Who Needs a Computer Anyway’ and interspersed Groening’s Life in Hell style illustrations with standard information on Apple’s Mac computers.”