Week ending Sunday 2014/07/13

Monday 01:41 · @adymitruk Because CR was one of the two best defenses in the tournament, amazingly. [Original, responding to @adymitruk.]

Monday 09:12 · In which I stumble across pure evil in the Harvard Business Review and sort of lose it: https://t.co/vdamxEM8av [Original.]

Monday 13:32 · RT @pkedrosky: I had a colonoscopy done recently. If you're in a risk group, ignore the ick & do it. It saves lives. (Thanks @timbray for … [Original.]

Monday 18:27 · Abbas op-ed in Ha'aretz is worth reading: www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-peace-conference/1.600293 [Original.]

Monday 21:47 · RT @nkkl: I wrote another piece about how bike commuting and being a woman are surprisingly similar: https://t.co/pBejIPXMfG [Original.]

Tuesday 10:25 · Pretty well sums up the cable TV biz model: www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/07/08?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+uclick%2Fpearlsbeforeswine+%28GoComics.com+-+Pearls+Before+Swine+by+Stephan+Pastis%29 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:14 · @knowtheory Even better, blog a long-form argument and post a link to that. [Original, responding to @knowtheory.]

Tuesday 13:12 · #BRAvsGER Elite defences don’t leave Muller unmarked. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:15 · #BRAvsGER Liking this ref so far. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:20 · #BRAvsGER Brazil is overrated and now trailing, but they’re the only side that’s significantly disrupted the German passing game. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:26 · #BRAvsGER I said this tournament had a surprise left. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:27 · @codinghorror Worse than that… we retired our pennies years ago. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 13:33 · Ahem: “I don’t see how Ger­many isn’t in the fi­nal­s.” https://t.co/TFCdcAACCa Hate to tell @FiveThirtyEight “I told you so”… [Original.]

Tuesday 13:48 · RT @authzero: We've just released the 1.0 version of our @angularjs SDK. Adding Auth to your Angular app has never been easier t.co/… [Original.]

Tuesday 13:48 · RT @RobsonDan: This is the World Cup's red wedding. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:14 · #BRAvsGER Germany vs Colombia would have been way more fun. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:17 · Speculation: @FiveThirtyEight model’s problem was failure to evolve based on incoming tournament data? [Original.]

Tuesday 14:19 · Tournament goal-differential & so on seemed to be screaming “Brazil is just not that good”. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:24 · Smart thinking about Hamas’ suicidal rocket storm: www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.603878 [Original.]

Tuesday 14:35 · Interesting, Google Cloud Platform have been running their own World Cup model, currently 11 for 12: googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com.br/2014/07/google-cloud-platform-is-11-for-12-in-World-Cup-predictions.html?m=1 [Original.]

Tuesday 15:02 · @colbycosh No fossil-fuel iconography?!? [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Tuesday 15:51 · Why yes, I did write a blog post about a Twitter stream (@EveryHexColor) that contains just colours: https://t.co/nkpnwG8485 [Original.]

Tuesday 16:04 · New 538 odds: GER 51%, ARG 29%, NED 20% - 53eig.ht/WorldCup I’m saying: ARG overrated. GER maybe underrated. [Original.]

Tuesday 16:05 · @cstross Thinking sex.gop, drugs.gop, and rock-n-roll.gop [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Tuesday 16:11 · RT @axian: @timbray Jul 1 prediction. (538 doesn't display prediction history) [Original.]

Tuesday 18:34 · Traditional music media retailing is dead, unless you want Jack White’s new album, which is sold out everywhere in the universe. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:44 · Bought Boris’ latest album “Noise” sight unseen (lossless from Bandcamp) because, well, Boris. Not terrible at all. boris.bandcamp.com/album/noise [Original.]

Tuesday 23:45 · @mnot Alternatively: “Take the ship up and nuke the site from orbit… It’s the only way to be sure.” [Original, responding to @mnot.]

Tuesday 23:45 · @akohli Different. [Original, responding to @akohli.]

Tuesday 23:49 · @akohli Pourquoi pas? [Original, responding to @akohli.]

Tuesday 23:51 · @sunzoje Kind of baffled at the moment. Will write something about today’s & also NED/ARG. [Original, responding to @sunzoje.]

Wednesday 10:44 · EFF protest about secret TPP negotiations: https://t.co/jD83w6EE3z [Original.]

Wednesday 10:46 · Aw, Tanenbaum is retiring. We all owe him so much: www.cs.vu.nl/tanenbaum/ [Original.]

Wednesday 11:44 · @anildash “conventional tech industry ethics”. *shudders* Whatever do you mean? [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Wednesday 12:16 · Why the cert business should be blown up, and why Google should do it: https://t.co/qSyrtLUsRj [Original.]

Wednesday 13:50 · #NEDvsARG This is the game we thought Bra/Ger would be. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:59 · ARG will eventually score so NED should play like they already have. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:26 · No attacking position is too advanced for the Dutch to pass backward from [Original.]

Wednesday 15:20 · RT @futureidentity: In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 selectors. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:24 · Little bird tells me the iOS Ingress client has been submitted for Apple approval. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:50 · @shanebee Been using TMO but would welcome any alternative. Don’t care about phone#, don’t use that much voice. [Original, responding to @shanebee.]

Wednesday 17:04 · @theresa_lauren My wife, who grew up in NZ in the 60s, still has a physical copy. Yeah, cover *is* that creepy. [Original, responding to @theresa_lauren.]

Wednesday 17:26 · BC, where I live, is one of the world’s few jurisdictions with a carbon tax. News flash: It works! www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-insidious-truth-about-bcs-carbon-tax-it-works/article19512237/ [Original.]

Wednesday 17:32 · Meanwhile, here in Vancouver, the north half of this bridge is on fire. https://t.co/djOTtlsCoc See www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/huge-fire-rips-through-railway-trestles-near-vancouver-s-oak-street-bridge-1.2701799 [Original.]

Wednesday 19:48 · Check out @AllysonMcGrane live-tweeting an avant-garde dance performance. [Original, responding to @AllysonMcGrane.]

Wednesday 23:49 · @psd 86400 in a day [Original, responding to @psd.]

Thursday 07:19 · Apparently the UK government is trying to ram through a no-private-metadata law, see hashtag #DRIP [Original.]

Thursday 07:44 · @mattwynne DecalGirl worked well for me, uploaded one of my own pix [Original, responding to @mattwynne.]

Thursday 09:18 · @juliaferraioli www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2002/09/05/Buddhist%20Hardware [Original, responding to @juliaferraioli.]

Thursday 10:28 · “The opposite of the jerk is the sweetheart.” aeon.co/magazine/being-human/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ [Original.]

Thursday 11:10 · @AirCanada My first encounter with eUpgrade “add-ons”. Can’t afford transocean upgrades any more, so bye-bye. (Gold most of last 2 decades). [Original, responding to @AirCanada.]

Thursday 11:13 · @AirCanada: For the first time in 20 yrs, booking a Euro biz trip starting at hipmunk rather than aircanada.com [Original, responding to @AirCanada.]

Thursday 11:14 · @AirCanada I’ll miss the lounges, but adding $750 to long-flight upgrades destroys the value proposition of aeroplan. [Original, responding to @AirCanada.]

Thursday 11:29 · This year, @AirCanada introduced huge “add-on” fees for long-haul upgrades, even with gold status. So I’m leaving them. Other airlines too? [Original.]

Thursday 11:37 · @joshtpm Any scientist in any lab will tell you that negative findings are valid research results. Pity about the labs’ citizens… [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Thursday 12:54 · Recently I sneered at “content marketing”: https://t.co/vdamxEM8av Here’s a story from the sausage factory: https://t.co/v4PFacPWUn [Original.]

Thursday 13:02 · @Aeroplan Started booking from discounters rather than aircanada.com b/c eUpgrade “add-on”. Bye. (AP#: 155954415) [Original, responding to @Aeroplan.]

Thursday 13:04 · @kataclyst I’ll go to google flight search and find the best deal. [Original, responding to @kataclyst.]

Thursday 16:30 · My favourite new RFC in quite some time: www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc7320.txt [Original.]

Thursday 16:44 · @aortenzi For example, OpenID sticking access tokens in URL parameters (blecch) [Original, responding to @aortenzi.]

Thursday 16:45 · @pkedrosky File a FOIA on NSA? [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Thursday 17:42 · The contrast between the cutie pix & racist rants is particularly jarring: mondoweiss.net/2014/07/terrifying-tweets-israeli.html [Original.]

Thursday 17:45 · @nelson wonder how many of us there are out there. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Thursday 18:23 · @BWJones I think the word is “tribal”. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 20:36 · @anildash Jack White’s “Lazaretto” is pretty compelling. [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Thursday 20:56 · @mnot Your tweets suddenly seem more open and free. [Original, responding to @mnot.]

Thursday 21:50 · @GarethKirkby Congrats! [Original, responding to @GarethKirkby.]

Friday 08:01 · Want to embed gecko, the Firefox renderer, in your Android app? Now you can: www.ncalexander.net/blog/2014/07/10/build-your-own-browser-a-maven-repository-for-geckoview/ [Original.]

Friday 08:51 · At China Change’s “What’s happening”, they’re posting indictments of people for speaking up in public. Educational. chinachange.org/ [Original.]

Friday 09:25 · @VaughnPalmer @ianabailey @fabulavancouver Meanwhile, Port Mann struggles to meet toll targets… Seems like there’s a lesson here. [Original, responding to @VaughnPalmer.]

Friday 10:19 · @shanley Economist blogs aren’t bad at all. [Original, responding to @shanley.]

Friday 10:30 · Back story on how Israel stumbled into sort-of-war: forward.com/articles/201764/how-politics-and-lies-triggered-an-unintended-war/?p=1 [Original.]

Friday 10:37 · https://t.co/sQruf6cQa1 federated-ID + name-value storage. Interesting combo. AWS lock-in, of course… [Original.]

Friday 10:51 · @jlivni @shanley If you care about the Middle East, you gotta follow @haaretzcom - also excellent rss feed. [Original, responding to @jlivni.]

Friday 12:10 · #cdnpoli G. Kirkby on Harper govt aggro toward charities it doesn’t like: www.cfra.com/NationalCP/Article.aspx?id=428335 (thesis draft at garethkirkby.cahttp/garethkirkby.ca/thesis/posting-final-version/) [Original.]

Friday 12:56 · The Masters-degree Glassware project I’m advising this summer: Street testing! blogs.thecdm.cahttp/blogs.thecdm.ca/aperture/2014/07/11/on-location/ [Original.]

Friday 13:07 · TIL about reddit/r/atwoodslaw www.reddit.com/r/atwoodslaw/ [Original.]

Friday 13:42 · If you don’t have your #OSCON hotel room yet, you have a problem. [Original.]

Friday 14:07 · I mean, there are plenty of rooms. Just not cheap ones near the venue. [Original.]

Friday 23:13 · @PyLadiesCHS I dunno… they tell me Southerners are weird, with dark secrets. [Original, responding to @PyLadiesCHS.]

Friday 23:18 · @PyLadiesCHS Sounds like you’re singular rather than plural too. [Original, responding to @PyLadiesCHS.]

Saturday 08:00 · 5 reasons DSLR’s are obsolete in today’s world: inmybag.net/martin-gillman/ [Original.]

Saturday 08:17 · @n1vux Those who need more than 16M or so constitute a fairly small niche IMHO. [Original, responding to @n1vux.]

Saturday 08:23 · @n1vux For me, ISO6400 is high enough, modern mirrorlesses are comfy there. E.g. https://t.co/3uZAilwp9D (w/ old Pentax 50mm) [Original, responding to @n1vux.]

Saturday 08:29 · 2014 World Cup — The Last Lap: https://t.co/9sSrHkBBg4 [Thanks to all for reading these pieces, still amazed at the response] [Original.]

Saturday 08:30 · @n1vux Back story: https://t.co/cBey39I2v9 [Original, responding to @n1vux.]

Saturday 12:18 · Hey @thirdmanrecords - just bought Lazaretto, the pressing is horrible, one side won’t even play. Will return but thought you should know. [Original.]

Saturday 12:24 · @alsutton They’re trying to blame Euro-regulators. Valid? [Original, responding to @alsutton.]

Saturday 13:05 · @alsutton an https://t.co/nNX4HNTcMT page is about the only place it *is* safe to type your password. Am I missing something? [Original, responding to @alsutton.]

Saturday 13:11 · @mattg Hah, no, didn’t know; thanks. Wonder if it has issues with moving-coil cartridges on high-end turntables. [Original, responding to @mattg.]

Saturday 20:28 · “Any camera going back 5 years is capable of doing 99% of the work being created by photo professionals today.” leighmiller.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/review-the-fujifilm-xt-1-part-ii [Original.]

Saturday 20:32 · Unearthly (literally) photos: www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/11/astrophotos_rgo_s_best_of_the_year_contest.html [Original.]

Saturday 21:00 · RT @gnat: Patrick O'Brian interview. Cant decide if wise or a posturing asshat. www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1628/the-art-of-fiction-no-142-patrick-obrian NB @bos31337 [Original.]

Sunday 19:27 · Ingress client for iOS: https://t.co/CLzErP19F3 [Original.]

Sunday 19:29 · Welcoming notes for iOS Ingress players: https://t.co/QzLkK47mBR [Original.]

Sunday 22:42 · @Stv At the moment green is winning but blue catching up a bit. Downtown G. Burnaby G. East Van mixed. North Shore: B. [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Sunday 22:51 · @IBBoard Thanks, fixed. [Original, responding to @IBBoard.]

Sunday 23:09 · @bmann A pity… what’s your handle. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Sunday 23:11 · @bmann A neutralization squad has been dispatched. The process will be relatively painless. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Sunday 23:12 · @bmann Yeah, people definitely get irritated with people who play both sides. [Original, responding to @bmann.]


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