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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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MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel' (28 Jul 2014)

 

Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control' (28 Jul 2014)

 

Russia to appeal Yukos payout (28 Jul 2014)

 

AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back' (28 Jul 2014)

 

Ferry students 'floated from cabins' (28 Jul 2014)

 

Russia offers ,000 Tor bounty (28 Jul 2014)

 

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq (28 Jul 2014)

 

Nigerian state bans cars during Eid (28 Jul 2014)

 

Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola (28 Jul 2014)

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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale? (2014-07-28T19:07:00Z)

 

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Internet Census 2012 Data Examined: Authentic, But Chaotic and Unethical (2014-07-28T17:03:00Z)

 

Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs (2014-07-28T16:22:00Z)

 

Attackers Install DDoS Bots On Amazon Cloud (2014-07-28T15:40:00Z)

 

Google's Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government (2014-07-28T15:01:00Z)

 

Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film (2014-07-28T14:23:00Z)

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Bay Area insider trades, July 28 (27 Jul 2014)

 

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Hackers stealing more sexual photos for extortion (27 Jul 2014)

 

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How US policies sealed Iraq's fate (Wed 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT)

 

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