100 Notable Books of 2011 →
This should keep me busy for a while….
How to teach someone with no programming... →
Bookmarking for later reference… you know… in case I want to learn to program… just ‘cause.
You cannot save people. You can only love them.– Anaïs Nin (via ruefle) Truth.
End Bonuses for Bankers - NYTimes.com →
Bonuses are particularly dangerous because they invite bankers to game the system by hiding the risks of rare and hard-to-predict but consequential blow-ups… The ancients were fully aware of this upside-without-downside asymmetry, and they built simple rules in response. Nearly 4,000 years ago, Hammurabi’s code specified this: “If a builder builds a house for a man and does not make its...
Amazing for finding superb content. Bookmarking for later.
The Once and Future Way to Run - NYTimes.com →
I snapped a twig and dropped the halves on the ground about eight inches apart to form targets for my landings. The 100-Up consists of two parts. For the “Minor,” you stand with both feet on the targets and your arms cocked in running position. “Now raise one knee to the height of the hip,” George writes, “bring the foot back and down again to its original position, touching the line lightly with...
Q+A With Noam Chomsky at Occupy Boston
Q: What about the ruling class in America? How likely is it that they’ll have an open fascist system here?
Chomsky: I think it’s very unlikely frankly. They don’t have the force. About a century ago, in the freest countries in the world, Britain and the United Sates at the time, the dominant classes came to understand that they can’t control the population by force any longer. Too much freedom had been won by struggles like these, and they realized it. It’s discussed in their literature. They recognize that they’re going to have to shift their tactics to control of attitudes and beliefs instead of just the cudgel. It can’t do what it used to do. You have to control attitudes and beliefs. In fact that’s when the public relations industry began. It began in the United States and England. The free countries where you had to control beliefs and attitudes, to induce consumerism, to induce passivity, apathy and distraction. It’s a barrier, but it’s a lot easier to overcome than torture and the Gestapo. I don’t think the circumstances are any longer there to institute anything like what we call fascism.
Everlane: Incredible Fashion Finds Under $100 →
This new “invite only” shopping site promises cool merch and fashion for cheap prices…. But their launch strategy is what’s really blowing me away. You can’t get access unless 5 of your friends sign up to join. If 50 friends join, you get free shipping for life. Genius.