Thanks Sunday Times
Martians have started throwing rocks at NASA’s Opportunity rover.
The image on the left shows an image taken by the Opportunity rover on Mars. On the right same spot 12 days later. See, that rock wasn’t there before.
there is a funny saying circulating with marketers right now on the current state of Big Data:
“Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.”
John Brownlee about the iPad as a solved design problem:
“There are incremental refinements to look forward to, sure–some clock cycles here, some dropped ounces there–but if Apple’s goal was to create a window, they have finally gotten to the point where they have stripped nearly everything away from that window’s design besides the glass.
This why it’s very difficult to imagine that an iPad five or 10 years from now will look, feel, or even function very differently from the ones we have right now. It’s also why all the tablets of Apple’s competitors at CES feel even more irrelevant than ever. Once you perfect the design of a window down to its essence, the only thing that matters about it anymore is the vista it overlooks.”
I so agree. (although creating Worpress posts on the iPad is a nightmare, still).
“History of the Internet” is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet created by Melih Bilgil
Foreign policy‘s Matt Bors @mattbors
Call me sentimental. Had to wipe away a small tear when I watched this today. One of those serendipitous finds. Well done roswellgray.
Found my first lifehacker intention for the new year on Founderblog: move mental state from left to right.
V. Renée for nofilmschool:
“This infographic presented by the New York International Latino Film Festival highlights several movie clichés that you might want to avoid, or get really, really good at selling to your audience to keep your story from arriving DOA in the hands of a reader.”
“Who knew growing rice on a mountain could be so beautiful? The Ailao Mountains in Yunnan, China, have been carved into thousands of gradual steps, each a paddy growing red rice.”