Thursday, September 08, 2016

Apple A Day: Same old, Same old on Cultural Traits

Happy Wedding Anniversary  Malckeon ...  I love being my wife's husband and I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between soulful conversation and dark chocolate ;-)

 We know so very little; so little that what we think to be knowledge is hardly worth reckoning with at all; instead we ought to settle for being pleasantly surprised if, on the edge of things, against all expectations, our assumption should be disproved.

If it turns out we know just a fragment of the world.
Constant motion, collapsing buildings and meticulous work in stone. The unfamiliar as a wall we must forever scrabble to remove in order to find our humanity there and perhaps even love someone.

~ Bathroom quote

Steve Jobs: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Amazing Sinner/Saint Kevin Roberts on th beautiful game of doing good ...

iphone 7 everything you need to know

'Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work'  Churchill's greatest jokes and insults

Ha!   Mr Read - Yoga is neo-liberal after all

Even Women With Headphones May Want A Man To Chase Them Well, they like to be pursued by high-status men. Being pursued by low-status men makes them worry about their own status ;-)

Evidence of 9,000-year-old stone houses found on Australian island

Australian Border Force officers have made several seizures of what’s believed to be one of the deadliest drugs ever made — 10,000 times stronger than heroin. The seizures of synthetic opiate W-18 has sparked a grim warning from Australian Border Force boss Roman Quaedvlieg, given the drug is believed to be even deadlier than the potent opioid fentanyl, which is also being seized.W-18: The world’s deadliest drug hits Australia

Although Apple already has a staggering assortment of dongles there is space available for one more. Come Sept 7 the 3.5mm audio jack is expected to be removed from the iPhone 7. This port has been around in larger 1/4″ format for telephone switches since 1878 and the current “mini” form since 1964 when it was incorporated into transistor radios ⓱Apple  

Apple and Ireland are betting on ‘Nation Inc’ and a world of shareholder citizens Carl RhodesPeter BloomVia The Conversation
The alignment between tech giant, Apple, and a nation state, shows how governments can be held to ransom by corporations, writes Carl Rhodes and Peter Bloom

Panama Papers: Denmark buys leaked data to use in tax evasion inquiries

A poetic time traveler from 1915 arriving in 1965 would have been astonished by the scientific theories and engineering technologies invented during that half century Science in the Age of Selfies ...

My body of work is very similar to my corporal body. I often employ traditional forms (Spanx/dieting) but just as often revert to a more copious mode (cake/lazy afternoons). In that I wear little makeup (sensitive skin/feminist stance) I use few purely poetic flourishes except for rhyme—both internal and end line (lipstick/nail polish) conceding to self-conscious artifice. Perhaps because I grew up Catholic, I am drawn to acrostics (crosses) and punitive syllable counting (the rosary). I am interested in bodies seen and not seen (bikinis, muumuus, the dead and not-yet-born), poems written and yet-to-be-written. Holy ghost poems that cannot be read but only felt.    Artistic Statement - Poems | Academy of American Poets

The Call LA Times  Ever wonder what it would be like to be framed? This six-part series tells all

The Breathtaking beauty of Our Planet’s Destruction Foreign Policy

RN Breakfast. - Hamish Macdonald
Interview with US politics and media expert, Shanto Iyengar, to discuss how the press has reported on the current US presidential election campaign.

Law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal continues to face legal challenges and investigations … Hedge fund sues Mossack Fonseca for alleged obstruction of justice in Nevada

*Modernity is the feeling that we are profoundly different from the people who lived before us. It is a disorientation that began in the 16th century and is still with us     Same old as tje sun above Vrbov Church  ...
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. … The 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers | The Best Schools

SEC Takes Victory Lap for Pathetic Performance of Whistleblower Program by  Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She now spends most of her time in India and other parts of Asia researching a book about textile artisans. She also writes regularly about legal, political economy, and regulatory topics for various consulting clients and publications, as well as writes occasional travel pieces for The National ( SEC Takes Victory Lap for Pathetic Performance of Whistleblower Program

Man Versus The Machines – Be Not Afraid

“We are not in competition with our creations. They are the stuff we are made of. They are stuff we use to construct ourselves, together – a language, a culture, a looping feedback between things we have made but did not choose. If this is a crisis, it is one characterized not by winners and losers, but by shifts in what we believe ourselves to be.”  Technology myth

Mount Sinai Hospital – “Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the University of California, San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School used a rigorous study design to assess the biological impact of meditation compared to vacation. They examined the effect of meditation on gene expression patterns in both novice and regular meditators. The researchers found that a resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune pathways, in addition to short- term improvements in well-being, as measured by feelings of vitality and distress.

Wolf Richter, a San Francisco based executive, entrepreneur, start up specialist, and author, with extensive international work experience. Originally published at Wolf Street Canadian Housing Bubble...

Canadians have been gung-ho about their magnificent housing bubble, feeding it with an endless willingness to pay every higher prices, even as regulators and international institutions issued warnings, as short sellers began circling, as subprime liar-loan scandals made their reappearance, and as a generation was getting priced out of the hottest housing markets in Canada, the metros of Toronto and Vancouver, and as locals came up with an acronym to describe what has fired up the market: HAM – Hot Asian Money.