Twitter Digest: 2012-10-06

  • The bubble that wasn’t: what happened to ‘people discovery’ apps? | The Verge ->
  • WSJ: How "Made in the USA" has become the hot fashion trend – ->
  • Horrific stuff: U.S. Tax Laws – The long arm of Uncle Sam stretches to Canada and beyond ->
  • Austerity gives El Clasico (Barca vs Real Madrid) new twist – /v @paulmasonnews ->
  • Btw, cool trick that Kensington does, creating a universal travel adapter that can plug into anything, but won't accept a laptop power cord. ->
  • Nice to see Steve Forbes and Jack Welch reminding us what wackaloons they are. I sometime forget. Briefly. Very briefly. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-10-05

  • World’s Most Oblivious Hedge Fund — Daily Intel ->
  • On Bosphorus in Istanbul with @jeff looking for Spektor code machine. No sign yet. More later. ->
  • Holy smokes: Quantum computer maker D-Wave Systems raises $30M (making $61m now invested) – ->
  • Wonderfully unhinged nutterishness: Jack Welch accuses Obama of cooking jobs numbers ->
  • Achenbach amusement: Obama proves he’s no Manchurian Candidate – ->
  • Anti-war protesters here on street in Istanbul. Small group, but loud/angry. " We're against war, but we're not far from it", said PM today. ->
  • Slippery NEA defense of mega VC funds. Exercise for readers: Catch the tricks. ->
  • Been lots of talk about this here in Istanbul: As Rial Slides, So Do Iranians’ Dreams – ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-10-02

  • In Allusions To "From Russia with Love" That I Thought I'd Never Say, today I asked for directions to the "Istanbul bureau". ->
  • An elderly woman in a wheelchair traveling the channelized, concrete San Diego River in 100° heat #AttackShipsOnFireOffTheShoulderOfOrion ->
  • Why do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation? ->
  • Confirmation Bias and the iPhone 5 ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-10-01

  • Johnny Carson meets the birthday problem /by @stevenstrogatz ->
  • The hits keep coming: Intel's delayed delivery of new software is hampering the development of Windows tablets ->
  • As ever before overseas flight, am caught between warring impulses: stay awake & revel in how boredom makes time stop; or drug me insensate. ->
  • The London premiere of Dr. No, the first James Bond film, was 50 years ago this week. ->
  • Cynics don't read, but interesting list: The 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur grants: ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-09-30

Twitter Digest: 2012-09-29

  • Sam: "You know, you just gave me something to think about, Woody." / Woody: "Oh, I'm sorry, Sam. I hate when it someone does that to me." ->
  • Why yes I'm re-reading Fleming's "Moonraker". I blame Michael Chabon. ->
  • "That's the best way to audition for anything: When your back-up plan is your dream" — Woody Harrelson – ->
  • QotD: "I would rather have written Cheers than anything I've written." – Kurt Vonnegut ->
  • Up close, personal video look at wingsuit flying World Champion Espen Fadnes – ->
  • [1209.6251] The Doomsday Argument in Many Worlds ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-09-28

Twitter Digest: 2012-09-27

  • Fun in new Bloomberg poll: Bill Clinton wildly more popular than Obama, & George Bush more popular than Romney. ->
  • Best thing in WSJ piece tonight on people without cellphones? Senior complaining about young people without phones. ->
  • Of course, not all cheery in Waterloo: 1) RIM customers moving to low-price plans 2) Pressure on margins, & 3) $350m restructuring charge. ->
  • Wrt RIM's 20% vault higher, it was on news that Gangnam style has jumped the shark. Wait, no: It's because RIM beat big on sales/earnings. ->
  • Late getting to this — I might have been, you know, screwing around — but hilarious move from RIM tonight, up almost 20%. ->
  • segmentism: v., checking city Strava times in anticipation of a trip there. Usage: I'm going to Istanbul, so I'm doing some segmentism. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-09-26

Twitter Digest: 2012-09-25

  • VH1 should do a special about bad corporate song covers. There's that RIM/REO thing today, and this BofA classic. ->
  • Better RIM exec/dev lyrics in Speedwagon's "Take it on the Run": Heard it from a friend who / Heard it from another you been messin' around ->
  • Wonderfully ick video of RIM execs covering REO Speedwagon's "Keep on Loving You" as a hymn to developers – ->
  • So, to re-cast my summary: Google _is_ belatedly working on Google Maps for IOS, but has no idea when it will ship. ->
  • Study: Reindeers are afraid of snowkiters, but not skiers – #SnowkitingReindeers ->
  • Martin Wolf on a tail risk I discussed in a recent talk: Why exit is an option for Germany – ->
  • Profile of @tomkeene, co-host of Bloomberg Surveillance, the smartest markets show on tv/web/radio/telex ->