Why save time? (Ghandi + Gilbreth quotes)

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Had this interaction with Hunter Walk on Twitter: @hunterwalk "But what do you want to save time FOR?" "...For mumblety-peg, if that's where your heart lies." -- Frank Gilbreth— Ellen...

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Tesla's Clever Brand+Product Strategy

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Will Oremus published a column in Slate about the Tesla S luxury sedan. The column was part tech review of the car and part cultural commentary on what it...

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Like being kicked when you're down: Fireworks File Recovery

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Me: Hmm, it's been a little while. About time to save this Fireworks file! [CMD-S] Fireworks CS5: *CRASH* Me: Good thing there's on-crash file recovery. MacOS: BigComplicatedProjectFile.fw.png size 232...

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"The promotion of superstition and belief in paranormal phenomena dulls people's minds and establishes dangerous misconceptions about reality in our society."

Via Slate / New Scientist A skeptic faces possible charges for debunking Mumbai's miracle statue. Sanal Edamaruku faces a Catholic backlash after insisting that the "holy" water dripping from a...

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Miss Manners on Interaction Design*

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"People who are deluged with information on a subject in which they have limited interest (apologies to the couple, but such is life) do not become increasingly informed. Quite the...

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EPIC SQUEE: Eames Elephants

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According to dwr.com, "Demetrios [Eames, grandson of Charles] recently took the Elephant on Safari, creating this film for the Eames Office. For a fun twist, mute the soundtrack and...

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Cow Bezoars

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So I'm doing this project for one of the design classes I'm taking right now, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it I was reading...

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The Ambassador

This recipe is courtesy of one of my dearest friends, D. Penner, via his parents. His dad is a senior official in the U.S. State Department, which apparently relies on...

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Yes, I DO often want to see my email and calendar at the same time

Convo in team chatroom: Ellen Beldner: Is there any way in Outlook 2011 for me to simultaneously view both my calendar and email? like, the way I'd be able to...

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Statistical linguistics made possible by Google Books

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19877-googles-fossil-record-digitises-5-million-books.html Already, researchers have traced the accelerating evolution of the English language, mapped the rise and fall of various people, and uncovered patterns of censorship and suppression in Soviet Russia,...

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Funny quote when I signed into my hosted webspace....

Q: What do you call the money you pay to the government when you ride into the country on the back of an elephant? A: A howdah duty. I was...

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iMixen

The other night I made this breakup mix CD for a friend of mine whose S.O. broke up with her. Fortunately, these days, it's really easy to share with the...

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Electronic voting systems are corrupt, and paper is not the answer.

Testimony of Clinton Eugene Curtis, a programmer, under oath before the U.S. House Judiciary Members. Electronic voting systems are corrupt. Current systems are closed, uninspectable, and their processes are so...

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