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A real man is a woman's best friend. He will never stand her up and never let her down. He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day. He will inspire her to do... Continue »
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Life comes at you fast. 2012 is barreling to a close, and 2013 is almost upon us. Planning season is well underway here at EMC, perhaps the same is true for you? Every year about this time, I bravely share my best guesses around the big themes we'll be seeing in the coming year. Many years ago, I joined the informal crowd of industry prognosticators who offered up their views of the year ahead. As I look back at the past years, I think I've done reasonably well in framing the hot topics that are coming at us fast. My secret? I pick trends that are already well underway, but aren't entirely mainstream yet. Just to be clear, none of these here are really "new" ideas. But, if I'm right, you'll hear a lot more about these topics during the coming year. See if you agree ... Macro Thinking About 2013 From a global perspective, the 2013 context is very uncertain: economic uncertainty, political uncertainty (at least here in the US!), IT industry uncertainty, and so on. My guess is that you won't be seeing too many bold predictions about the coming year as a result -- everyone's crystal ball... Continue »
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In Manhattan, explosion at substation at FDR Drive cut power to 250,000 people, Con Ed says. #Sandy nyti.ms/SqkpeV— NYT Metro Desk(@NYTMetro) October 30, 2012 4.8 million people without power in 15 states and DC.— Weather Underground (@wunderground) October 30, 2012... Continue »
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step1 on my config management stack is turn off ssh-server. so its a bit strange seeing people doing ssh for conf management. — Karanbir Singh (@kbsingh) October 5, 2012 I love this idea, and I wish it was more practical to do. The theory is great. Configuration management makes every machine in your environment run the right stuff, the right way. If it's set up properly, you don't need to do any additional steps by hand: your server is up and running. Pulling all your logs into some centralized service (whether it's just a loghost, or something more intelligent like... Continue »
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Nate Cohn collects polls from the Sunshine State: Unlike other states where the evidence is more mixed, Obama has suffered sizable losses in Florida and Romney holds a slight lead. Given a close race nationally and Florida’s traditional Republican-tilt, this... Continue »
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This is your record. For fuck's sake, stop running away from it. Continue »
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A transfixing fire show that takes a little while to warm up: Combustion from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo. Continue »
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Derek Mead appreciates the audio in this International Space Station flyover: Dr. Justin Wilkinson narrates a guided tour from the ISS as it flies over the Americas, Middle East, and Europe. Continue »
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The next three years will see more transformation in marketing than the last 10-15. - Marc Andreessen, IAB MIXX 2012 We love our mobile devices. Really, really, love them. More than 50 percent of U.S.... Continue »
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"forkaphobia": unreasonable fear that open sourcing your code means you lose community vitality of your main development trunk due to forks Continue »
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Chait applauds how the growing awareness of Ryan's scuttling of Bowles-Simpson is "penetrating the media narrative about him": Ryan is still an extremely skilled bullshitter — vastly better at it than Romney. But he’s actually seeing, for the first time,... Continue »
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Eric Nusbaum reflects on the car chase suicide that Fox News accidentally broadcast on Friday. He argues that "the promise of a grisly or dramatic ending is what gives the police pursuit its power": What I learned working in TV... Continue »
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Christopher Bonanos draws some fascinating comparisons between the two companies in Instant: The Story of Polaroid. From an excerpt: Both companies specialized in relentless, obsessive refinement of their technologies. Both were established close to great research universities to attract talent... Continue »
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The award-winning 'Homeland' season 2 with all new episodes returns to Showtime this Sunday, September 30 at 10pm et/pt! Continue »
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i just stepped in dog shit. in my living room. Continue »
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It's impossible not to love this video of a dad and his son sending the boy's favorite toy train (and buddy) into space. Awesome dad @RonFugelseth is awesome! More about the project: On Aug 24th 2012 we sent my son's favorite train "Stanley" to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field and we got some great footage of the trip. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing. My 4 year old and Stanley are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes.... Continue »
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NASDAQ OMX's new FinQloud is a cloud solution designed to serve the needs of the regulated financial services industry. By building FinQloud on top of AWS, NASDAQ was able to create a protected environment for regulated data that meets very... Continue »
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"The Master" is a movie I can barely wait to see. Especially after reading this rather brilliant post from Noah Gitell: We can read “The Master” as an allegory that shows how contemporary America is adjusting to a new reality... Continue »
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iOS 6, the new iPhone/iPad operating system released last week, has replaced Google Maps with a a map app Apple built itself - except, as Tom Simonite notes, it doesn't really work: People living outside the US seem to have... Continue »