Friday info diet: I started my computer. I opened Google Reader. I immediately clicked “Mark all as read.” I closed the window.
Greeks ‘discover Odysseus’ palace in Ithaca, proving Homer’s hero was real’
An 8th BC century palace which Greek archaeologists claim was the home of Odysseus has been discovered in Ithaca, fuelling theories that the hero of Homer’s epic poem was real.
Brilliant take from Stephen Colbert on Facebook and Google privacy, recent statements on protecting your identity, etc.
Everywhere, all over the place, yet still in the trough.
Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn’t Set in Stone http://t.co/TwYCOQz
There’s no difference between this declaration that the mission is over and declaring “Mission Accomplished.” This so-called withdrawal is utter nonsense. There are still 50,000 troops in Iraq. “Combat” versus “non-combat” semantics don’t change that fact. Troops are still at risk and the costs continue. As with the oil in the Gulf, things aren’t gone just because you officially say that they are.
Just as hard to stomach is NBC’s tone of self-congratulation for breaking the news. In fact, it’s not breaking news at all. It actually “constitutes official Pentagon announcement.” What is this, the Korean Central News Agency? Xinhua?
Fantastic day today. Deleted ~60% of my RSS feeds, and my inbox is down below 20 messages.
Now that capitalism was passing into a decadent phase, and many of the grooves along which they had rolled so happily were worn down to nothing, they were broken and beaten, and their ability to choose the broad outlines of their daily lives, to make political decisions, was now less than it had been originally. It was inevitable that the children of such muddlers, who would themselves be muddlers, would support any system which offered them new opportunities for profitable obedience, which would pattern society with new grooves in place of the old, and would never be warned by any instinct of competence and self-preservation if that system was leading to universal disaster.
Freemium myth and pricing http://is.gd/enRth (2 takeaways – avoid pricing complexity, don’t betray your own value anxiety)
RT @romenesko: NYT standards editor asks colleagues to cut back on “hipster.” Was in paper 250 times in past year. http://journ.us/cwXUFe