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It hit me hard. He was a real model as a journalist and just as an example of decency and compassion

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Watch Apple apologize for the 1984 Mac introduction
Watch Apple apologize for the 1984 Mac introduction https://ift.tt/2JEpBNH Prospective https://ift.tt/2Hwj1UC June 8, 2018 at 07:42PM

At events such as this week’s WWDC keynote, Apple routinely shows that it’s as good as any company in the world at orchestrating onstage product announcements. But on January 24, 1984–the day the company unveiled the original Macintosh at its annual meeting—it was still a relative neophyte at the practice. And it managed to blow it. So many people wanted to see the Mac in person that Cupertino’s 2,6000-seat Flint Center filled up to capacity. Thousands of people were stuck outside, unable to see Steve Jobs unveil Apple’s latest breakthrough.

Apple made up for its crowd-control failure by giving the unlucky throngs the opportunity to watch a replay of the meeting at a later date. This videotaped version is available on YouTube (with a few segments cautiously muted out of copyright concerns).

The video begins with Apple president/CEO John Sculley apologizing for the whole mess at the Flint Center. Then there’s a card in which Apple expresses regret for the quality of the video. And later on, during the annual meeting itself, VP Al Eisenstat apologizes on the fly and announces the plan to show the video to those shut out of the meeting. It’s rare to see Apple—or any company—so unreservedly sheepish about anything.

But you know what? The original Mac was so powerful a product, and Jobs’ presentation of it was so memorable, that they’re what people remember. The logistical meltdown is a footnote, albeit a fascinating one.

One more thing: In 2014, I wrote about Apple’s east-coast Mac unveiling—held a week later, also with people stuck outside—which is also on YouTube and worth your time.

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How Did Easter Islanders Lift Statues' 13-Ton Hats? Researchers May Have The Answer : NPR
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LeBron: 'Basketball IQ' key to toppling Warriors
"This is so challenging for me to sit up here and say, because people who really don't know the game don't really know what I'm talking about. They just think that you go out, and, 'Oh, LeBron, you're bigger and faster and stronger than everybody, you should drive every single time and you should dunk every single play and you should never get tired, never.' Like, it's a video game and you went on the options and you turned down fatigue all the way to zero and injuries all the way down to zero."
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Anthony Bourdain
That experience changed everything for me. One day I was making television about eating and drinking, the next, I was watching the airport I’d just landed in a few days earlier, being blown up across the water from my hotel window. I came away from the experience deeply embittered, confused—and determined to make television differently than I’d done before. I didn’t know how I was going to do it—or whether my then network was going to allow me—but the days of “happy horseshit”, the uplifting sum-up at the end of every show, the reflex inclusion of a food scene in every act, that ended right there.
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(500) https://redmonk.com/rstephens/2018/06/08/on-gratitude-and-machine-learning/
late night musings on ML model training and why I was grateful for my delayed flight
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Fall Skripal - Berlin wartet weiter auf Beweise
Wie das rbb Inforadio aus Fraktionskreisen erfuhr, hat die britische Regierung der Bundesregierung bis heute keine Beweise präsentiert, die belegen würden, dass Russland für den Giftanschlag auf den früheren Doppelagenten Sergej Skripal und seine Tochter verantwortlich ist. Darüber informierte die Bundesregierung gestern im geheim tagenden parlamentarischen Kontrollgremium des Bundestages. Bisher habe man lediglich erfahren, dass es sich bei dem Gift um Nowitschok gehandelt habe - ein chemischer Kampfstoff, der in der Sowjetunion produziert worden war. Darüber hinaus habe die britische Regierung bisher nichts präsentiert. Weder könne die britische Regierung belegen, dass das verwendete Gift aus Russland stamme, noch dass der Kreml für den Anschlag verantwortlich sei, hieß es. Laut rbb-Informationen haben auch die deutschen Nachrichtendienste keine Erkenntnisse aus eigenen Quellen gewonnen, die einen solchen Rückschluss zuließen. Jenseits der Tatsache, dass das Gift als Nowitschok identifiziert wurde, gibt es keine Spur, die nach Russland führt, geschweige denn in den Kreml. Die Entscheidung, sich an der Ausweisung russischer Diplomaten zu beteiligen, erscheint damit mehr als fragwürdig.
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