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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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Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on' (31 Oct 2014)

 

Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal (31 Oct 2014)

 

US police killing suspect captured (31 Oct 2014)

 

Medical charity decries US quarantines (31 Oct 2014)

 

Drones buzz French nuclear plants (30 Oct 2014)

 

Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen' (31 Oct 2014)

 

Mass graves found in western Iraq (30 Oct 2014)

 

Four dead in Kansas airport crash (30 Oct 2014)

 

Polanski freed after US arrest bid (30 Oct 2014)

 

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane' (30 Oct 2014)

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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart (2014-10-31T00:59:00Z)

 

New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation (2014-10-31T00:01:00Z)

 

Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40 (2014-10-30T23:16:00Z)

 

Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For Suicide Prevention (2014-10-30T22:32:00Z)

 

Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools (2014-10-30T21:47:00Z)

 

Getting 'Showdown' To 90 FPS In UE4 On Oculus Rift (2014-10-30T21:26:00Z)

 

Signed-In Maps Mean More Location Data For Google (2014-10-30T21:05:00Z)

 

Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time (2014-10-30T20:23:00Z)

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KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

The Fed leaves the American public behind (30 Oct 2014)

 

Business news roundup, Oct. 31 (30 Oct 2014)

 

Microsoft releases fitness band that tracks health data (30 Oct 2014)

 

Movie theaters ban Google Glass (30 Oct 2014)

 

Fed keeps interest rates at record low, ends bond buying (30 Oct 2014)

 

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC gets breached (30 Oct 2014)

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