Neil Armstrong's advice to America →
“For the United States, the leading space faring nation for nearly half a century, to be without carriage to low Earth orbit and with no human exploration capability to go beyond Earth orbit for an indeterminate time into the future, destines our nation to become one of second or even third rate stature. … Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the US is...
Twitter to Tumblr: Go find friends on other social... →
**The walls get higher: Twitter Cuts Off ‘Find Friends’ Access to Tumblr. ** “Tumblr users are left with Facebook and Gmail to find friends when signing up for the service.” It is hard to see how cutting off other connections to your social graph builds the value of Twitter’s ecosystem, particularly non-competing services like Tumblr.
The Mindset List: 2016 List →
Beloit College has release the 2016 version of its sometimes inspiring, sometimes depressing but always enlightening list of what the Incoming freshmen of the class of 2016 grew up with. My favorite: “Members of this year’s freshman class, most of them born in 1994, are probably the most tribal generation in history and they despise being separated from contact with friends.”
RIP Adobe Flash on Android →
“is the end of a very long, difficult road for Adobe as it cedes video on mobile browsers to HTML5.”
INFOGRAPHIC: Clocking in from the Couch | A Peek... →
Study examines working from home vs. “shirking from home.” 24% of surveyed home workers admit drinking alcohol while on the clock; other distractions include household chores and watching movies,
Presidenial S&T commission recommends opening... →
Another government report recognizing the need for sharing spectrum rather than making fixed allocations. (via Ars)
MPAA “embedding is infringement” theory rejected... →
Amazing: UK House of Lords understands both... →
The House of Lords wants UK TV to go fully online and leave airwaves clear for cellphones. Very refreshing to see government policy that both understands the migration to mobile and the laws of physics.
Playing to Win in Badminton →
Sirlin.Net gives the most cogent explanation I’ve seen of why the recently disqualified badminton teams were in fact playing to win the tournament by losing individual games.
Best Cities for Successful Aging →
The Midwest comes out on top of list of places for seniors, though Boston comes in a respectable fourth. Only two Sunbelt cities made the cut. Concerns were healthcare, sencore and “encore career opportunities”. (via Yahoo! Finance)