Claiming that he completely forgot about the much-hyped electronic device until the last minute, a frantic Steve Jobs reportedly stayed up all night Tuesday in a desperate effort to design Apple’s new tablet computer. “Come on, Steve, just think—think, dammit—you’re running out of time,” the exhausted CEO said as he glued nine separate iPhones to the back of a plastic cafeteria tray. “Okay, yeah, this will work. This will definitely work. Just need to write ‘tablet’ on this little strip of masking tape here and I’m golden. Oh, come on, you piece of shit! Just stick already!” Middle-of-the-night sources reported that Jobs then began work on double-spacing his Keynote presentation and increasing the font size to make it appear longer.
Remember, everything Steve does during a keynote is on purpose:
On Amazon, a product with one single 5 star review is rated higher than a product with 200 reviews an average 4.5 star rating.
Is that product with just one reciew better? I don’t think so, so on 20orbetter.com, I only list products that have at least 20 reviews to their name. Amazon doesn’t let you filter based on the number of reviews, so this is filling a gap left by Amazon.
There’s a few features I still want to add – but I’d love some feedback as well. Do I need to add a full-text search? Anything else?
Event Instructions Obama says “let me be clear” Do one shot Obama says “change isn’t easy” Do one shot Obama says “make no mistake” Do one shot Obama says “Let me be clear, change isn’t easy, make no mistake.” He’s screwing with you to get you drunk, so five shots Joe Wilson yells something Do two shots Obama yells back Finish the bottle Obama says “jobs” Do one shot, two if you’re unemployed Obama says “health care” Do not drink, you will not be given a replacement liver Nancy Pelosi claps like a seal Do one shot Nancy Pelosi becomes a seal STOP DRINKING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD Obama mentions Bo Put beer in your dog’s water bowl Michelle Obama wears a slinky dress Go immediately to the HuffPost Style page for close-ups Joe Biden nods-off/laughs inappropriately/starts talking before the speech is over Do three shots Obama uses the term “Congressional leadership” Do two shots carefully as all that laughing will make it difficult to swallow Obama says he’s “fighting for you” Do one shot, two if you believe him Obama mentions Haiti Text “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross
Consumer organisation Which? said it has received over 150 enquiries from people who believe they have been wrongly accused of pirating copyrighted content.
ACS:Law sends out letters offering to settle the file-sharing accusation in exchange for £500. The company gets its information from internet service providers.
The scheme was run by lawyers Davenport Lyons but was transferred, along with some staff, to ACS:Law last summer.
Which? said it had been contacted by over 150 people, with even more getting in touch after the last wave of letters.
One letter to Which? said: “My 78 year old father yesterday received a letter from ACS law demanding £500 for a porn file he is alleged to have downloaded. He doesn’t even know what file sharing or bittorrent is so has certainly not done this himself or given anyone else permission to use his computer to do such a thing.”
In other words, ACS law is just running an old-fashioned protection racket. Imagine what would happen if they could cut off your internet after the third letter…
Frustrated by continued demands from viewers for more awesome and extreme programming, Science Channel president Clark Bunting told reporters Tuesday that his cable network was “completely incapable” of watering down science any further than it already had.
“Look, we’ve tried, we really have, but it’s simply not possible to set the bar any lower,” said a visibly exhausted Bunting, adding that he “could not in good conscience” make science any more mindless or insultingly juvenile.
You have two one-hour fuses: If you light one, it will be consumed in exactly one hour.Unfortunately, they’re badly made — some sections of each fuse burn faster than others. You know only that each full fuse will burn in one hour.Using only these two fuses and matches to light them, how can you tell when 45 minutes have passed?
A new poll shows Fox News is the only major TV news operation in the country given a positive review, thanks to Republicans and independents.
Public Policy Polling reports 49 percent of those surveyed trust Fox. The other big media guns – CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC – are wallowing in red polling territory.
As for the poll, after Fox comes CNN, with 39 percent of those polled saying they trust the cable giant. Next is NBC, with 35 percent trusting it; 32 percent trust CBS; 31 percent back ABC.
The most trusted network is also the network whose target audience has the lowest level of critical thinking skills.
At some banks, the relationship between pay and profit is a bit tenuous. In 2005, for instance, Morgan Stanley made a pretax profit of $7.4 billion. That year, compensation at the bank averaged $212,000 for each employee. Last year, Morgan Stanley made about $857 million before taxes. But compensation averaged $235,000 for each employee.
In other words, Morgan Stanley employees collected roughly 61 cents out of every dollar the bank made in 2005, and about 94 cents of every dollar last year.
“If the shareholders would wake up, executive compensation would not be what it is,” he said.
The problem is that the larger shareholders, who could presumably do something about this, are usually big institutions themselves, like pension funds. The people running those have no personal interest in curbing executive pay, so they won’t. Meanwhile the small shareholder, and the owner of a pension fund, is getting royally screwed.