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Daily Reading List — July 11th

A Brief History Of Rugby Teams Trying To Respond To The Haka

Jiu Jitsu Will Teach You To Love Your Body No Matter What It Looks Like – It doesn’t hurt to be at your lifetime peak of rippedness at 44 either.

Top 100 Companies in 2017 Forbes Global 2000 shown in D3 Bubble

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016 – Hacker Noon – This is so 2016. No one has conversations like this in 2017.

State Word Map – Flarda is Misspelled – Best xkcd in a while. But they misspelled Flarda.

Second-Order Consequences of Self-Driving Vehicles – I’m long on alcohol stocks for sure. That’s in my fantasy trading account of course.

Why you think you’re getting worse

Wrestling’s Superstars Are Invading Hollywood – Don’t be tricked into paying your hard-earned money to see a John Cena movie. You can’t see him!
*ba dum chh*

Daily Reading List — June 12th

Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine? – “A computah too yo’ place Daddy!”
– The American Dream Dusty Rhodes

Chick-fil-A is coming to Nevada – There goes the neighborhood.

The article doesn’t specify how many video poker machines they plan on placing in the children’s play area.

What’s the over/under on how different beers will they have on tap?

Video: Brawl breaks out at Palo Verde graduation – The 702 at its finest. Total shoot fight–not a single Stone Cold Stunner.

The American Dream Has Died – Hard Times

When is the best time to visit US and Canada’s National Parks? – I’m batting 1.000 on these so far.

Labs And Incubators Fuel Enterprise Innovation

What Will It Take to Run A 2-Hour Marathon? – 6 packets of GU and some shorts that don’t chafe too badly. I can’t guarantee I could do it even given those things, but I’d have a much better shot.

Happy Vegas Season! – Bring Gifts Please (cash) – These are actually pretty funny ads. Although I think they should include a surgeon general’s warning about the dangers of being a pedestrian here.

It’s also a tough place for people who like to go to bed before 10:00 pm.

Calling Dibs on “How To Draw Flies”

Johnon:

Everytime someone from Google speaks, we need to listen carefully. Eric Schmidt’s latest comments reported by TechCrunch include this little gem. He was asked to look 10 years out, and what the future Google looks like. He answers that Google will determine the best, most authoritative site for a given question, read it, and summarize it back to the Google user as “the answer”

Yeah, that’s a scary proposition, but also a stupid one. Really…how often is there just one answer? And isn’t this (sort of) what Wikipedia does already. What Schmidt is completely missing is that the web is becoming more and more about conversations, not facts. Even when I want an answer to a technical question, I’d rather read it in the form of a tutorial example as opposed to the manual.

Tutorials are to manuals what historical novels are to textbooks.

Besides, it seems like facts are becoming less and less relevant…at least to the web.

May as well give my post about how to draw flies some Google juice while I’m at it.

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