The key has been to try to find which part of the story do you tell first and how do you tell it.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
"'The Dark Tower' is something else you have in development. Why has it taken so long to get this off the ground?"
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After updating and setting up Apple Music:
Head to Settings, iTunes and App Store
Tap your Apple ID and enter your password
Tap “View Apple ID”
Under the Subscriptions option, tab “Manage”
Toggle the “Automatic Renewal” option to off
"On Thursday, Molycorp filed for bankruptcy protection, having run out of cash after a precipitous and sustained slide in rare-earth prices." (Helium next?)
My main inspiration for the show and Elliot is a combination of 3 events:
One, my aforementioned frustration with the way Hollywood represents hacking and technology
Two, my personal experience with the Arab Spring, specifically in Egypt
And three, the financial collapse in 2008.
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Half of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day, infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world, and the average life expectancy—fifty-two—is among the lowest.
When oil people leave Angola, he told me, they often sell their freezers, packed with American beef, to their successors. “People can charge ten thousand dollars for a well-stocked freezer,’’ he said. He mentioned that a friend once tried to sell him a roll of aluminum foil for a hundred and forty dollars. Espinosa grinned and rolled his eyes. “That crazy Randy,’’ he said. “In the end, I think I paid thirty dollars.’’
Displaying such wealth in a country as impoverished as Angola can be a challenge. One member of the President’s inner circle owns a Rolls-Royce, but there are few good roads in Luanda. So every Sunday he loads the car into a trailer, takes it to the Marginal—a recently renovated two-mile-long promenade along the South Atlantic—drives it for a while on the capital’s only smooth road, loads it back into its trailer, and has it hauled away.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
a classic regional Chinese dish called "lion's head meatballs."
The recipe plays the rich and delicate texture of ground pork belly against a clear broth and blanched Napa cabbage, curled against the meatballs to look like a lion's mane.
Company executives stabbed at the orbs prepared by Chef Andy Kao with plastic utensils, nodding in approval with each satisfying bite. The dish was ethereal, comforting and reminiscent of the version the chain's founder, Andrew Cherng, ate as a boy growing up in China.
Panda Express customers will never get to try it. That's because Kao and his team were there to reinvent the dish, frying and glazing the meatballs to make it look and taste more like something that belongs in one of the Rosemead company's 1,800 restaurants.
Over the years, he’s learned the nuances differentiating Manhattan’s private schools: “When you’re at Dalton, you have to keep up with the Joneses; when you’re at Chapin you don’t, necessarily.” Mauro, who is Catholic,
Friday, June 26, 2015
New Yorker writer reminisces about his father, a judge in India who also liked to hunt:
As he was busy in those days, hearing cases in his capacity as a magistrate, he fashioned an arrangement to mix business and pleasure. The pleaders, plaintiffs, and defendants would be instructed to meet him at a certain place along the banks of the Indus. There a large flat-bottomed barge, ordinarily used for carrying buffalo, camels, and the occasional wedding party across the river, would have been requisitioned for the day. The court, twenty or thirty strong, would embark, my father sitting on the foredeck at a desk. The barge would cast off and float down the river, guided by men with poles.
My father would knit his brow in concentration as the pleaders began. Suddenly, Mughla, my father’s notoriously unceremonious hunting guide, would roar from his lookout at the bow, “Gator time, boys!”—or, rather, “Pai chamak di hai!”
"Simplistically yet accurately summarizing the insipid contestant interview part of Jeopardy!"
6/25/15: "I read 50 books a year" "I coined the word 'niblings'" "I went to the ER for a dislocated pinky" #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/2jE5ULO8tJ— Jeopardy! Stories (@CoolJepStories) June 25, 2015
6/24/15: "I broke into my house to propose" "I own WWII candlesticks" "'Kill that guy' was chanted at me" #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/78vvqJEGcM— Jeopardy! Stories (@CoolJepStories) June 24, 2015
6/22/15: "I can identify every member of Congress" "I dress up and ride English bicycles" "I win free food" #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/UGCE66ZEJa— Jeopardy! Stories (@CoolJepStories) June 22, 2015
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Color and black and white versions to be $25 each.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
"an inspector observed that the steam table in the buffet line was turned off, leaving more than 260 pounds of cooked meat between 65 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours."
"Matt Leinart's for-profit flag football league has gained access to fields, saved money by registering as a non-profit"
Costa Mesa officials including Mayor Steve Mensinger and other city council members repeatedly disregarded city policies and regulations in granting the Leinart flag football league non-profit status and access to city fields. The city’s parks and recreation director said at one point he was so uncomfortable with city officials’ insistence that the Leinart league be allowed to use park facilities that he resigned.
And pools’ “chlorine” smell isn’t actually the chlorine either. The stronger a pool’s scent, the more it is filled with pee, poop, sweat and dirt, says the CDC. “Healthy pools...don’t have a strong chemical smell.”
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The units, vehicles, and some figures are being sold separately.
Usually when it rain, kids aren’t allowed to play outside until the ground is dry. But the new Dai-ichi Yochien in Kumamoto City is designed to make sure the puddles stay exactly where they are.
The courtyard of the school is designed to accumulate rain water so that after a heavy downpour there is a gigantic, pool-like puddle just waiting for the kids to come out and play, explains Taku Hibino. The lead architect at Hibino Sekkei designed the courtyard so that on dry days it can function as a badminton or softball court and in the winter it can even be converted to an ice skating rink.
Monday, June 22, 2015
"Turns out, that there's plenty of reason to bring in [Jar Jar] Binks, he's actually a very popular character among kids."
On potentially bringing Jar Jar to Disney Infinity:
"I remember when we saw how high he was on the character chart, I was like, ‘This has got to be because people hate him, right?'" said John Vignocchi, vice president of production for Disney Interactive. "I was totally wrong."
Sunday, June 21, 2015
After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial generation might not be content with a mere mint.
No, the millennials wanted entertainment, release from boredom, “emotional rescue.”
So this month a new and more amusing Tic Tac is coming to store shelves — the Tic Tac Mixer, which changes flavors as it melts on the tongue. From cherry to cola, for example, or from peach to lemonade.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Hawks will float the blimp between home plate and the third-base stands in an attempt to create shade for fans along the first-base line. Ropes will tie it to the ground with a pulley system, allowing the club to lower the blimp as the sun sets.
TWO WEEKS AGO, Facebook locked me out of my profile. My photos and friends are gone, my profile vanished without a trace.
Someone reported my account as pseudonymous, and Facebook kicked me out. To get back in, I must provide various forms of identification proving the authenticity of my username.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
For years, Fastook, a former police officer and longtime bodyguard for George M. Steinbrenner, has taken pride in a particular duty: going into the stands to retrieve home run balls that might be significant to the Yankee players who hit them.
"6 Minor Details That Reveal Major Things About Movie Worlds"
Part of a series of Game of Thrones-themed travel posters available here.
Relatedly, I enjoyed this write-up:
Like most millennials, Arya has difficulty with impulse control and trouble suppressing her need for immediate self-gratification, and therefore makes a bad intern.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Schwarzenegger required a one-hour recording session to provide the automated prompts for Waze — everything from routine commands such as "turn left" to Ah-nuld-isms such as "Hasta la vista, Baby" at the end of the journey. The Terminator feature will last through mid-July.
"The Fan Theory That Makes Game Of Thrones Make Sense"
And a thorough summary of the weak writing in the season finale.
At this rate, wouldn't be surprised if GOT ends with White Walkers triumphant, and Arya having to hide amongst them with another face.— timpelan (@johnneyred) June 15, 2015
Are we seriously going to spend the next 10 months on Twitter debating . . . Did . . . and . . . seriously just push a lady to her death and then leap to safety from that same height?
#GAMEOFTHRONES IS RELENTLESSLY REAL AND UNSENTIMENTAL ::magical blonde princess conveniently escapes danger by flying away on pet dragon::— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) June 15, 2015
And a thorough summary of the weak writing in the season finale.
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