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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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BBC News

 

Ebola outbreak cases over 10,000 (25 Oct 2014)

 

Iran hangs woman despite campaign (25 Oct 2014)

 

Google boss sets new skydive record (24 Oct 2014)

 

State of emergency imposed in Sinai (25 Oct 2014)

 

New York axe attack 'terrorist act' (25 Oct 2014)

 

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud' (25 Oct 2014)

 

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes (25 Oct 2014)

 

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP (25 Oct 2014)

 

Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court (25 Oct 2014)

 

US judge sentences Farc commander (25 Oct 2014)

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Slashdot News for nerds, stuff that matters

 

Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost Billion (2014-10-25T00:07:00Z)

 

Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline (2014-10-24T23:22:00Z)

 

AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads (2014-10-24T22:47:00Z)

 

Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough (2014-10-24T22:08:00Z)

 

Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic (2014-10-24T21:26:00Z)

 

Secretive Funding Fuels Ongoing Net Neutrality Astroturfing Controversy (2014-10-24T20:43:00Z)

 

A Low Cost, Open Source Geiger Counter (Video) (2014-10-24T20:01:00Z)

 

Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record (2014-10-24T19:14:00Z)

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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)

 

Tech companies haven’t gotten past sexism 1.0 (24 Oct 2014)

 

Tech political donors at crossroads as funds pour into campaigns (24 Oct 2014)

 

Workers can save more in 401(k) plans next year (24 Oct 2014)

 

Pandora Media stock falls as growth flattens (24 Oct 2014)

 

Ford goes zero-emissions with a Pedego electric bike (24 Oct 2014)

 

'Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles (24 Oct 2014)

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Asia Times Online

 

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Lords rule Hong Kong's democracy dance (Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

The importance of being exceptional (Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

The US and selective support for separatism (Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

COMMENT Uzbek president faults Soviet system, keeps relics (Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

JOHN PILGER Whitlam and Australia's forgotten coup (Thu 23 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

SPEAKING FREELY Ideological dilemma grips Hong Kong (Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

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