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Malcolm Gladwell - Way Overrated

Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator

It is fun to play with the The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator made by Cory and Brett, a parody of new book titles that could be written by the popular author Malcolm Gladwell :-O

I think Malcolm Gladwell is way overrated, and this is before his recent spat with the tech community when he downplays significance of social media. I've decided his works are low in substance after reading his most popular title The Tipping Point. He is a journalist, not a scientist. He is good at writing riveting stories to enliven the dry sociology theories. But it becomes ridiculous when he goes too far and starts to synthesize his own theory. It is time for someone to make fun of him!

2011.02.09 [] - comments

 

Auto Correct Fun

Auto Correct Joke

Super funny site - Damn You Auto Correct!. Must see :D Lot of unintended jokes caused by iPhone's auto correct function. That's why I turned the damn feature off on my phone. It corrects my typos sometimes, but other times it is replacing perfectly good words with its own. It is nice when it correct mistakes. But it is infuriating when it repeatedly mess up my writing!!!

That's why I'm cynical to technology like Swype Keyboard. It is supposed to be great new technology that replace typing by magically recognizing fast finger movement. The videos shows that even imprecise, approximate movement will turned into good word. To me it looks like the same auto correct behind the scene. Their demo video shows you the successful cases so that it can wow you. But the real test is the negative cases. Even if it is correct most of the time, those cases when it mess up will screw you.

So no thanks, I want my physical keyboard. And sadly I haven't have a good one since the first generation Sidekick.

2011.01.08 [] - comments

 

Microsoft tries to recruit ESR

Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond? No, just an embarrassing mistake their recruiters made. it seems tech recruiting work like this. Go down a list of names that the recruiter has peripheral knowledge at best. Send him a spamesque email like "Hi X, we would like to speak to you about a job opening we have, ... If you know of any other qualified person, please pass this message to them." One score when the recipient replies.

Well one of these Microsoft recruiting email inadvertently goes to Eric Raymond, the most public, most outspoken sworn enemy of Microsoft. So he posted this email to the public for a good laugh. It would be more funny he went on to arrange an interview or even got an job offer from some clueless manager :)

2005.09.12 [] - comments

 

Bill Gates' Inbox

Here is a hilarious look into Bill Gates' Inbox :)

(2004-08-20: link updated)

2003.06.02 [] - comments

 

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Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting (28 Aug 2014)

 

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse' (28 Aug 2014)

 

Missing plane search area refined (28 Aug 2014)

 

Turkey's Erdogan to be inaugurated (28 Aug 2014)

 

Qantas reports record annual loss (28 Aug 2014)

 

Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza (27 Aug 2014)

 

India launches bank accounts for all (28 Aug 2014)

 

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers' (27 Aug 2014)

 

UK Jews and Muslims issue peace call (28 Aug 2014)

 

Depression in cancer 'overlooked' (28 Aug 2014)

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Slashdot News for nerds, stuff that matters

 

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles (2014-08-28T00:21:00Z)

 

Firefox Phone Launched In India (2014-08-27T23:37:00Z)

 

New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste (2014-08-27T22:59:00Z)

 

CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories (2014-08-27T22:15:00Z)

 

Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun (2014-08-27T21:53:00Z)

 

Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling? (2014-08-27T21:33:00Z)

 

Slashdot Talks WIth IBM Power Sytems GM Doug Balog (Video) (2014-08-27T20:52:00Z)

 

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts (2014-08-27T20:13:00Z)

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TechPsychic Tech Rumors and Invented News

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SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

S&P 500 closes above 2,000 for the first time (27 Aug 2014)

 

Petition seeks closure of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant (27 Aug 2014)

 

Warren Buffett helps Burger King's Canadian play (26 Aug 2014)

 

1st female veterans hackathon hosted at Facebook headquarters (26 Aug 2014)

 

Ship traffic for Aug. 27 (26 Aug 2014)

 

Novo prefers to grow on its own, not buy others (26 Aug 2014)

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Asia Times Online

 

US looks for help against IS in Syria (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Islamabad: Shades of Tahrir Square (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Why Gaza was betrayed (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

SPENGLER Some of my best friends are Straussians (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

North Korea leery of Chinese TV sets (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

China coal projects spark climate fears (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

THE BEAR'S LAIR Nosebleed time again (Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

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