The End A Brief History

A great mind passes on

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 15, 2018

Man, Stephen Hawking is a giant mind to lose. Of the people kicking at the edges of the darkness, his mind felt like something special. Not because of his disability, but because he outlived expectations years ago. He felt like the purpose of knowledge kept him alive against the odds. (I’m sure that it was precisely . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-13-18

I Refrain From Using My Smartphone Except For All The TImes I'm Using It. AMA

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 13, 2018

Apple Turns Publisher - Apple's transformation into a media conglomerate gains another stage. Texture as a part of News makes sense. As Facebook pulls back from news content to avert the PR disaster around Russian bots, Apple can put a publisher-centric model into play that isn't as gameable by garbage stories.

Making The Web . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-12-2018

If Douchosphere catches on we truly live in marvelous times.

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 12, 2018

Between some late nights at work last week and a trip this weekend, I missed getting up Thursday and Friday's posts. So today's post is a little longer and combines the links from the two along with some other articles I found over the weekend.

How You Forget Your Childhood - A study finds the way that our childhood memories . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-7-2018

Would it really shock you if the Bluths were running DPRK?

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 07, 2018

There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - North Korea has a chain restaurant with locations in a few different countries. Atlas Obscura reports about the location in Dubai and the future of the restaurant as sanctions mean most UN members have to expel DPRK citizens.

The Democratic . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-6-2018

The Good Enough Cycle Sounds Like A Great Fantasy Series

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 06, 2018

Lengthening The Good Enough Cycle - Following on from the article I shared last week that we need to learn to only replace our tech when it's actually broken or not meeting out need, this survey shows that smartphones are starting to get a longer refresh cycle. Though it should be said, some of this might be that iPhones aren't . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-5-18

You Need To Buy Something From Amazon For Me To Get Paid For This...Awkward

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 05, 2018

You Fake It You Bought It - This is pretty despicable, but the Amazon platform, like E-Bay before it, thrives on an automated storefront. They won't change this until someone sues.

Keep English Weird - A short video showing why irregular verbs come from the oldest form of English and resisted changes in convention due to their . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-2-2018

Hopefully They Never Make a Robot That Angrily Throws Controllers

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 02, 2018

From Nusciance To Monument - While it's basically a billboard for a gated community that stuck around long enough for everyone to love it, the Hollywood sign does show that beloved landmarks don't always start that way. For every planned monument, there's more than a few that happen by accident.

We're The Social . . .

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