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Dictionary of Numbers is an award-winning Google Chrome extension that tries to make sense of numbers you encounter on the web by giving you a description of that number in human terms. Because “8 million people” means nothing, but “population of New York City” means everything.
So I think that life is sort of like a drumbeat. It has a rhythm and sometimes...– Steven Soderbergh
The other thing I tell young filmmakers is when you get going and you try to get...– Steven Soderbergh
Google is a ‘library’ or an ‘archive’ in the same way...– Jason Scott
Despite the geographic derivation of most ZIP codes, the codes themselves do not...– ZIP code - Wikipedia
On diving watches, the rotating bezel used to measure dive time contains a...– Fail-safe - Wikipedia
One recipe for Internet success seems to be this: Start at the bottom, at the...– Bitcoin May Be the Global Economy’s Last Safe Haven by Paul Ford
Procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to...– Procrastination Is Not Laziness by David Cain
I recently wrote a friend to ask if he wanted to do something this week, and he...– The ‘Busy’ Trap by Tim Kreider
The problem is that deluded managers expect unreasonable returns from their...– B- environment merits B- effort, David Heinemeier Hansson
Andrew Mason: After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding - I was fired today. If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been paying attention. From controversial metrics in our S1 to our material weakness to two quarters of missing our own expectations and a stock price...
Someone please explain to me how, in a building where no new units are coming up for rent, but none of the available units are being rented …the monthly prices on the empty apartments have been going up by $110 a day, every day, since last week?
It is a false and foolish but widespread misconception that “innovation” goes...– John Gruber, Innovation Through Simplicity
A human is a system for converting dust billions of years ago into dust billions...– Steroids – xkcd
“In your free time, you can write all the stories you want.”
In 1951, [John] Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An...– 4′33″ – Wikipedia
The psychochemical-warfare program was a small part of the over-all research,...– Inside the U.S. Military’s Chemical-Weapons Tests: The New Yorker