Shame Old, Shame Old
Brief reflections on a culture that no longer judges
article  history  culture  editorial  cityjournal 
12 hours ago
The Great Unbundling
It’s trivial to say that the Internet changed media; what is more interesting is unpacking how different types of media were affected, and why — and what might happen to TV.
article  stratechery  entertainment  media  advertising  technology 
13 hours ago
Just how smart is an octopus?
Peter Godfrey-Smith’s revelations raise questions about the creature’s consciousness.
article  bookreview  octopus  ocean  editorial  biology  brain 
15 hours ago
Assange “stands by” US extradition “deal,” Swedes still want to quiz him
Likely to be arrested by London cops after skipping bail over sexual assault case.
article  arstechnica  editorial  wikileaks  uk  us  sweden 
17 hours ago
The still pilgrim considers a hard teaching
“If you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherishthe world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.”—Flannery O’Connor
poem  theology  love  dkl  * 
18 hours ago
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
video  leadership  ted  history  marketing 
Catch a Star Exploding in Action in 2022
Just five years from now a pair of stars are predicted to merge, forming a glittery and bright new point in the sky
article  smithsonianmag  astronomy  cool  prediction  2022 
2 days ago
This article on #machinelearning at Facebook has a bit more substance than many I've read
Original title: '“OK Facebook”—Why stop at assistants? Facebook has grander ambitions for modern AI'
article  ai  facebook  technology  machinelearning  dkl  arstechnica  hardware  software  * 
2 days ago
El Silbo
"A rare language of whistles echoes less and less across the island where it was born"
video  aeonmag  linguistics  dkl 
6 days ago
For diverse Cowboys, Dak Prescott is the ultimate unifier
The Cowboys rookie QB says being bi-racial has helped him develop deep bonds with teammates.
article  nfl  dallascowboys  sports 
7 days ago
5 Reasons Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Was A Dud
Meryl Streep says Hollywood elites are the real victims, says MMA is for losers, and fails to empathize with Trump voters.
article  editorial  thefederalist  politics 
9 days ago
People don't seem to understand how personalized ads work
Original title: "How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News "
politics  nytimes  advertising  business  technology  article  culture  economics  editorial 
10 days ago
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