Category Archives: Current Events
I saw this this morning. While it’s unfortunate, the fact that Icelandic police have never used lethal force in any operation until yesterday says a lot about the country. From the BBC: Icelandic police have shot dead a man who was firing … Continue reading
I have three good friends who all live in this building, a few blocks up the street from my place. A year ago it was in pretty rough shape, likely abandoned and condemned. This time lapse below, covering the gutting … Continue reading
I thought this was thoughtful: “You double down in a crisis. When the stock market tanks, you don’t pull your money out, you buy. This was the record labels’ biggest mistake, it haunts them to this day, when Napster hit … Continue reading
Tigger and Winnie. James Fallows: “According to everyone I know in China, all writing in at once, here is the now-most-wildly-popular image being shared on Sina Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter)”:
My friend Paul, a Canadian, in response to the recent NSA events: “[The stories] made me wonder what the Canadian spy agency does. This is one of the stories that came up first: ‘There are reports Canada’s spy agency is appealing … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Robin Bose. Robin went to MIT with me and likes beer almost as much as I do. He’s also a great singer. The United States Senate has a busy 2013 summer schedule: a new … Continue reading
Congrats to my good friend Adam whose company, MyEnergy, just won the Best “Doing Good” Innovation award at the 2013 MTIX awards. Adam helped deliver the winning presentation, and shared some tips on his blog here: Do not stray from … Continue reading
Via my mom via NPR, an interesting look into a young mind’s thought process: While I have no plans to stop eating meat, I appreciate the struggle.
I was a bit distraught to learn of Google’s planned sun-setting of Google Reader this July as part of their “spring cleaning”. It’s hard to describe the unique and important role it plays in a daily routine to someone who doesn’t use it, … Continue reading
Via Ezra Klein: BUCKET OF SLOTHS from Lucy Cooke on Vimeo.