The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is...– Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog) Here’s a gif with a hard...
Tumblr Staff: News! →
staff: Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo. Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
Governments are too focused on democracy and rule of law. On Google Island,...– Welcome to Google Island (via ayjay)
Cons vs Liberals
Conservative: I hate welfare moochers!
Liberal: Do you know corporations are making record profits?
Con: Good! Nothing wrong with money!
Liberal: And despite these profits, workers aren’t seeing shit. In turn, the taxpayer subsidizes the worker. Otherwise people will starve and die.
Con: Lazy workers!
Liberal: No, you fucking myopic idiot. You’re paying more in taxes because places like Wal-Mart refuse to paying a living wage, even though they very well could. The taxpayer is the moral agent here; the corporation is the moocher that is taking advantage of our desire to not see people suffer and die. That is, they know we’ll prevent suffering, so they line the pockets of a few at the expense of many without fear that this system will ever change.
We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.– Kifah Shah (via avocadoghost)
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have...– Dom Hélder Câmara, Archbishop of Olinda & Recife (Brazil), 1909-1999 “The Bishop of the Slums” (via pluralistfarmer)
Always remember that not everyone is lucky enough to have Canadians, Mexicans,...– Foreign Policy (via politicalprof)
#AaronSwartz - @Cryptomeorg’s open access guerilla... →
h4x0r3d: © flickr For those that are hungry for knowledge, these are feasting times. Caches of knowledge are being released all over the place. Cryptome has been releasing a collection of ebooks that are very interesting for /r/evolutionReddit. Thank you Cryptome! PDF WARNINGS: Aaron Swartz: Oxford Dictionary of Slang Aaron Swartz: Postcolonialism Introduction Aaron Swartz: End of the...
Futurescope: New battery technology stores 2,000... →
8bitfuture: - Recharges 1,000 times faster than competing technology. A new paper in the journal Nature describes lithium ion ‘microbatteries’ which make use of 3D electrodes to store power at densities 2,000 times higher than current technologies, and which can be recharged…
The CEO of Walmart makes $16,826 an hour. →
thisisjamesj: Employees make around $13,650 a year.