http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - Dec 7, 2013 5:25:57 AM - Dec 4, 2004 9:21:16 AM
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1524"[O]ne of the more egregious failures of the criminal justice system..."
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1523(setq clock (simulate clock dt))MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1522SuckerpunchI can't wait for her sum total of ten lines if we're being generous. tl;dr-- all I want for Xmas is a Black Widow origins movie Hey Marvel, want to do a quick and dirty little action, something made on NO BUDGET with lots of tense scenes and a puzzle-box structure that delivers a HUGE ROI? You make this and you call it Budapest. Like I'm pretty sure the Hungarian film board would pay you to make this movie.The Whelk4:28 PM on December 4, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1520"How important is eating?"Years ago, these men and women agreed to take jobs that wouldn't even leave them with the basic retirement safety net other working people enjoy in return for the promise of guaranteed pension benefits, and now, even that's not going to be available to them? The real scandal is, pensions are MONEY THE PERSON HAS ALREADY EARNED. It's part of the agreement made by the worker with the employer. I do this work for you, you pay me some money now, and... [hippybear7:00 AM on December 4, 2013I always love when a company of going bankrupt everyone lines up to pay the CEO and says shit like, "We made these promises. This was the contract he signed when he took the job." They do this for companies that a CEO runs into the ground in what looks like on purpose. Happen to be rank and file or a public employee? "We don't have the money to honor our obligations." or, "There's investors to... [more]cjorgensen6:29 AM on December 4, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1518It’s a symphony of robots now.If you told somebody in 1993 about the changes in tech that would separate 2013 from 1993, they would have said, wow, it's going to be a weird decade or two. But no! Everything is kind of the same! Everyone has a telephone that runs its own operating system constantly on their person that was manufactured in China, the penultimate capitalist economy in the world, which possibly is being used to spy on them for sextortion by someone a thousand miles... [XMLicious8:47 PM on December 1, 2013THIS IS GOING TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE CD BUSINESS.What?entropicamericana6:39 PM on December 1, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1513‘Insanely more ambitious’ than Google knowledge graphThis amazing hype is beyond any self-promotion that's ever come before it; in fact, it's going to change the way that we think about hubris entirely. "Those other world-changing people aren't changing the world enough," said Wolfram, while bathing in a tub of money that, while large, is only a fraction of the size of the swimming pools of money harnessed by Google. "They just aren't as ambitious," he added. He then demonstrated with an entirely uncooked example, by typing... [more]kaibutsu8:04 AM on November 30, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1512San Francisco's secret electric power gridNY's Con Ed discontinued DC service in 2007: Con Edison’s Electric Operations Manager Fred Simms, an active employee for 52 years, cut a ceremonial cable on 40th Street just east of Fifth Avenue today to retire the utility’s direct current (DC) service. The supply of DC service to New York customers dates back 125 years, to the advent of Thomas Edison’s first electric generating station on Pearl Street in 1882.
Brian Puccio1:51 PM on November 29, 2013
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1511MOOCs after Udacity's refocusMy experience with MOOCs has been rather discouraging. I've signed up for a bunch, but only ever started taking (i.e. watching the daily lectures, doing homework, quizes, and projects) 3; two programming courses (never programmed before, thought it would be fun to see if I could do it...apparently I can't) and an intro to astronomy course (always had an interest in astronomy). I ended up bailing on all three at one point or another. That point being where I was confused about/couldn't wrap my... [snwod5:38 PM on November 27, 2013I'm halfway through the final of my first MOOC as we speak. It's an accounting course, so by all rights it should have gone as poorly as the computer programming class I took online a few years ago (for which I paid actual money and still failed miserably due to lack of support and terrible scaffolding). Perhaps it's not a coincidence that the professor of the accounting MOOC has won real-life teaching awards: the amount of time and effort put into creating the class was clearly substantial... [more]librarylis6:16 PM on November 27, 2013