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Month: May, 2013

✌ Memorial Day — Crooked Timber

✌ Memorial Day — Crooked Timber:

From James Scott’s recent book, Two Cheers for Anarchism. A little item in the local newspaper informed me that anarchists from West Germany … had been hauling a huge papier-mache…

✌ Driving Volkswagen’s 261-MPG Diesel-Electric Supercar Spacepod | Autopia | Wired.com

✌ Driving Volkswagen’s 261-MPG Diesel-Electric Supercar Spacepod | Autopia | Wired.com:

It’s time to redefine the supercar, and the 261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 is the first draft in a new history of uber-capable machines.

✌ How an Entirely New, Autistic Way of Thinking Powers Silicon Valley | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

✌ How an Entirely New, Autistic Way of Thinking Powers Silicon Valley | Wired Opinion | Wired.com:

I propose a new category of thinker in addition to the traditional visual and verbal: pattern thinkers. In society, three kinds of minds — visual, verbal, pattern — naturally complement one another. Yet society puts them together without anybody thinking about it. The notorious antenna problem on the iPhone 4? Too much art, not enough engineering. Contrast this philosophy with Google’s; the minds behind Google, I guarantee you, were pattern thinkers. And to this day, Google products favor engineering over art.

✌ Why Energy-Sucking Data Centers Are Not The Future Of The Cloud

✌ Why Energy-Sucking Data Centers Are Not The Future Of The Cloud:

Wasteful expensive and overbuilt major data centers are an inelegant solution to remote storagenot to mention risky in the eggsinonebasket sense. The…