October 9, 2014
9 hard lessons from a top iPad publisher who's calling it quits | Cult of Mac

The Magazine was (is) a great publication, and I enjoyed much of the content it delivered. However, many of the “lessons” presented in this article are directly applicable to why I eventually unsubscribed. To sum it all up, I got a notification from the App Store that my subscription was about to renew, I realized I hadn’t read the past two or three issues, and that was that. Still, I will be sorry to see it go.

Check out Glenn Fleishman’s post and Marco Arment’s thoughts regarding the end of publication. And go subscribe, just to thank Glenn for trying something new.

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September 28, 2014
The Final Walk-Off

longform:

An essay on Derek Jeter.

September 28, 2014
yankees:

Derek Jeter says goodbye to baseball, and baseball says goodbye to Derek Jeter. 

yankees:

Derek Jeter says goodbye to baseball, and baseball says goodbye to Derek Jeter. 

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September 28, 2014
yahoosports:

Farewell, Jeter. What a way to go.

yahoosports:

Farewell, Jeter. What a way to go.

September 25, 2014
"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."

Arthur C. Clarke, Hazards of Prophecy

This is Clarke’s Law

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September 25, 2014
Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful - BGR

Zach Epstein:

It’s safe to say that a number of Samsung phones bore some resemblance to iPhones in the past, but none have been quite as blatant as the new Galaxy Alpha.

In fact, Samsung apparently likes the two-year-old iPhone 5 so much, it decided to make one of its own.

Funny.

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August 16, 2014

alishuhsaurus:

If you think this doesn’t affect you, you’re wrong.

If you think your rights will hold up where others’ have been taken away, you’re wrong.

If you think the right to peacefully assemble isn’t crucial in a democratic society, you’re wrong.

(via johnthemod1)

August 16, 2014

johnthemod1:

To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

(Source: wallflowerbloom)

August 16, 2014
Exclusive! Original, Unaltered Cut Of Star Wars Trilogy To Be Released On Blu-ray By Disney | Comicbook.com

According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX.

Awesome if it’s true.

August 14, 2014
You have a right to record the police | The Verge

T. C. Sottek:

Here’s the deal: as a resident of the US, you have the right to record the police in the course of their public duties. The police don’t have a right to stop you as long as you’re not interfering with their work. They also don’t have a right to confiscate your phone or camera, or delete its contents, just because you were recording them.

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