“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
~ Steve Jobs Chapter 7 Verse 7
Stealing login credentials from a locked PC or Mac just got easier
In today's world, news travels quickly. Technology can bring us the live video of events occurring thousands of miles away as the unfold. Tweets can move faster than earthquakes. And email outpaces the stamp-and-paper post so dramatically that the latter is now sometimes called "snail mail...
UW-Milwaukee poster campaign warns students against using terms like “lame,” “crazy,” and — inevitably? — “politically correct” [Jillian Kay Melchior/Heat Street, Robby Soave/Reason]
Beware the bad big wolf: why you need to put your adjectives in the right order The Conversation
Cyber info sharing is working, officials say
No Assurance ATO is doing its job says Auditor General
ANAO Report: Meeting Revenue Commitments from Compliance Measures
Gawker Media employees condemn decision to remove 6 stories
but the days of sending out scattershot press releases to big media companies are over. The game has changed, and so have the players. Today's public relations is about reaching select influencers in appropriate ways...
David Cameron resigns as MP, triggering by-election in his Witney constituency Telegraph
“North Korean citizens have recently been warned against the use in casual conversation of sarcasm directed against the regime of national leader Kim Jong Un, with state security officers threatening that even indirect criticisms of party leadership will not be forgiven, North Korean sources say.” (Radio Free Asia).
No One Cares How I Feel, According to Merriam-Webster Slate
The Wells Fargo “fake accounts” scandal gets uglier Wells Fargo exec who oversaw fake accounts unit received $125-million
Maldives newspaper raided after corruption claims against president
Success in the arts is so chancy and uncertain, and so dependent on one’s self, that it’s no wonder that writers and artists are always checking over their shoulders, preternaturally alert to slights and insults, and are quick to take offense at any threat. Money is important here: one’s livelihood is at stake in the jostling for sales, royalties and prizes.
Indeed, rivalry seems to make the world go round. From an early age we’re told to be nice, play well with others, color inside the lines, and be cooperative and respectful to those around us. Yet it doesn’t take too long—high school or one’s first job—to realize that this ideal state of social harmony rarely exists in the world. And, that being nice may actually hurt you Why It Takes a Great Rivalry to Be A Great Artist
Newsweek, How Amazon Saved Billions in Taxes:
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Few sectors straddle borders like outsourcing and the vote for Brexit could impact it more than most. But so far the industry is showing a robust response Future of Outsourcing
At the News Media Alliance, more than the name is changing
There was a time when everyone knew, and agreed, a law blog was an independent publication that did not belong inside a law firm’s website. It was common sense. Law Blogs
If Google Were a Book The American Conservative
What would your 90-year-old self tell you to change today? Marketwatch
Ten years ago, the world was a different place: Chart: The Age of Tech
Saving the 78s Internet
2 Months to Go: The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members Roll Call
This is cool Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free
“Much of the forensic analysis used in criminal trials isn’t scientifically valid, according to a draft report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The report… raises questions about the use of bite-mark, hair, footwear, firearm and tool-mark analysis routinely used as evidence in thousands of trials annually in state and federal courts.” [Gary Fields and Kate O’Keeffe, WSJ]
Harvey Co, The Market as God. Harvard theologian argues that economists have started to argue as theologians do. The closing sentence is “When The Market does not have to be God anymore, it might be a lot happier.”
Richard Fernandez: The Dragon Comes With A Suitcase
Via LLRX.com – Peter Drucker and the Forward Focused Mindset: Author, professor, editor Bruce Rosensteinhighlights his 10 Elements of the Future based on his many years of study of Peter Drucker’s work. Theseelements are an actionable resource for proactively and positively engaging with the multifaceted challenges and opportunities we are encountering in our work places and personal lives.
I was going to ridicule Lena Dunham today, but screw her! The Dragon Awards have been announced, and they’re fantastic!!! First, let me explain. DragonCon took place this weekend in Atlanta, where the very first awards for science fiction and fantasy were presented. The awards were completely fan-driven. You registered. You received a ballot. You voted for your favorites. Your vote was recorded. The winners were announced today! That easy.
Like the Dragon, our recipients are extraordinary and unique. Fueled by the passion for their art, they have spread their wings and soared above us all. Their inner fire, the burning in their hearts and souls, cannot be restrained. Once set free, their work, their fire, has influenced and inspired countless others, burned into our hearts and minds forever.In the spirit of the Dragon and with infinite admiration, we created The Dragon Award as a token of their individuality and greatness. We are pleased to present all of our award winners with the essence of the Dragon, its fire, suspended perpetually as a permanent reminder of their contributions.
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