"One attendee at the Dec. 4 FTC workshop, University of San Francisco law professor David Franklyn,..."
I dunno. THE OTHER TWO THIRDS WHO DO CARE?
I dunno. THE OTHER TWO THIRDS WHO DO CARE?
This is one of my friend Kim’s amazing paintings. Get one today.
“The most important thing in my life is my relationship with God.”
“How long have you had that relationship?”
“What happened then?”
“I drowned. I was born with epilepsy. One day I was swimming in a pond, and I had a seizure. There was also a sinkhole in the pond. From what they said, I was under water for 20 minutes. My friends knocked on people’s doors and one guy came to get me out. He looked for me for a while because the water was so murky. He found me on the fifth try. But during the whole time, I had an out-of-body experience. I remember everything. When I first went down, I knew I was dying. I asked God, ‘God, please don’t let me die like this.’ Next thing I knew, it was pitch-dark. And then there was a person with me under water. I couldn’t talk to him, but he told me I would be okay, and he showed me my mom by my hospital bed. That was the first thing I saw when I woke up later.”
“Do you still have seizures?”
“No, that was the end of it. I never had another seizure again.”
One day to go and it is 90% of the way there. Please consider backing Hal Hartley’s New Film!
Amazon is the latest company to take on Apple’s distinctive advertising style in its own commercials, this time by pitting the iPad Air against Amazon’s 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX using what seems like a thinly veiled parody of Apple’s Jony Ive, who frequently appears in the company’s ads. “This is the magical new iPad Air,” says “Apple’s” British narrator, only to have his vague pronouncements rebutted by a twangy American Kindle proponent at every turn.
Remember when Amazon said advertising was a waste of money? I miss those days.
The problem with this is that they can’t afford it. The Swiss budget is 62.8 CHF. They have 8 million people. That’s only 7,800 CHF each which is clearly not enough to make poverty disappear.
The fact that the Times didn’t bother to present this simple math shows how dumb the story is.
There’s this part: “Evelyn Forget, a health economist at the University of Manitoba, has done some of the best research on the results. Some of her findings were obvious: Poverty disappeared. But others were more surprising: High-school completion rates went up; hospitalization rates went down. “If you have a social program like this, community values themselves start to change,” Forget said.”
That was $10,000/yr Canadian. 7,800 CHF is about 8,57 USD. Not too far off.
"all i want is blackness. blackness and silence."
Falling toy soldiers (at Radio City Music Hall)
Wanna talk about an opening week lineup. Wow.
The FWAs were a very, very big deal in my agency days. They’ve started doing a series of “where are they now” articles on old FWA recipients. This was a nice trip down memory lane.
Me and Hal Hartley in 1997 on the set of “Henry Fool.” In 2006 I reprised my role as Simon Grim in the sequel “Fay Grim.” Now Hal is Kickstartering “Ned Rifle,” the third movie in what he always conceived as a trilogy.
Hal’s a true artist, a personal filmmaker with a real vision. He’s always had to work to raise money. He’s working hard at it now. If you’ve enjoyed “Henry Fool” or any of his films, I urge you to help make this one happen. You can also help just by reposting this. I’m looking forward to putting that jacket back on.
But about one or two percent of us (including yours truly) were thrown into little test buckets, apps with a bunch of different, experimental things going on inside them.
Fonts are larger. Fonts are smaller. Fonts are altogether different. Direct messages are revamped. Direct messages get more screen time. Swipeable banner notifications line the bottom of the app.”
OMG THANK YOU. I mean, I know I am old and blind and often turn the text size up on my phone, but I was SO CONFUSED when my Twitter text suddenly got twice as big this morning. I do kinda like it, though.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates held back tears today as he discussed the significance of his company’s search for its next CEO. Gates didn’t have any major updates on Microsoft’s efforts to replace Steve Ballmer, but he did acknowledge the company is interviewing external and internal candidates. “It’s a complex role to fill,” said Gates, before noting that Ballmer’s successor will need to be comfortable running a company like Microsoft.
Okay okay, I’ll do it. But you have to come to New York.
Dr. Venter said Synthetic Genomics would start selling a machine next year that would automate the synthesis of genes by stringing small pieces of DNA together to make larger ones.
Eventually, he said, “we’ll have a small box like a printer attached to your computer.” A person with a bacterial infection might be sent the code to recreate a virus intended to kill that specific bacterium.
“We can send an antibiotic as an email,” said Dr. Venter, who has outlined his ideas in a new book, “Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life.” Proteins might also be made, so that diabetics, for instance, could “download insulin from the Internet.””
Craig Venter is crazy and amazing. Back when Celera was racing the Human Genome Project, I worked at his agency. He’s been criticized left and right, but you gotta hand it to the guy.