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The White House is defending the practice of gathering telephone records from American citizens while neither confirming nor denying a report that the National Security Agency is collecting records from Verizon customers. NBC File under newspeak.

The Launch is Dead

cameronmoll: Kelly Sutton: Launches … are a poor representation of how great software today is built. It’s a holdover from the days of boxed software, where supply chains had to be managed and masters golded. The same that is true then is still true now: great software is the result of continuous refinement. The only […]

Deep dive into the murky waters of script loading – HTML5 Rocks

Deep dive into the murky waters of script loading – HTML5 Rocks Jake Archibald explores the arcane world of script loading and execution

It’s not that a G rating gets in the way of making money. Pixar-Disney has figured out the formula. They’ve had the top-ranked G-rated film every year but one in the past decade — from Ratatouille and Wall-E to The Princess and the Frog and Tangled. But other studios aiming at kids’ audiences have done […]

Maps of US linguistic patterns

jkottke: Joshua Katz has been studying American dialects and has made more than 120 maps of some of the differences in American speech. Here are a few examples: (thx, everyone) These maps are a fascinating representation of the differences in American speech. I was surprised by several of them. I’d be interested to see one […]

laughingsquid: When The Wife’s Away

President Obama Comes Out Strongly Against Patent Trolls; Here Are The Details | Techdirt

President Obama Comes Out Strongly Against Patent Trolls; Here Are The Details | Techdirt That said, get ready for the pushback. Pharmaceutical companies, giant patent trolls like Intellectual Ventures (and some other legacy tech companies who are long past their innovation days) and a gaggle of people claiming vaguely to represent “small inventors” are about […]

Windows 8.1 given first official outing, and yes, the Start button is back | Ars Technica

Windows 8.1 given first official outing, and yes, the Start button is back | Ars Technica Another article on Ars Technica detailing the changes in Windows 8.1.

A video showing new features coming in Windows 8.1, such as better multitasking, better customization for the start screen (animated backgrounds, using the desktop background and more tile sizes) and improved search. Mostly focuses on the start screen, but does contain a glimpse of the desktop and the start button. The ability of use the […]

As Vandals Deface U.S. Parks, Some Point to Online Show?Offs – NYTimes.com

As Vandals Deface U.S. Parks, Some Point to Online Show?Offs – NYTimes.com It was the latest example of a trend that has been unnerving park officials from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to Arches in Utah and Joshua Tree in California. Just as drought and rapid development have caused a rise in encounters between […]

smarterplanet: How you and I could become nodes in the internet of things A group of French researchers believe that the sensors and transmitters we wear will route and relay data, not just collect it. We won’t just be connected to the network. We’ll be the network. Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the […]

ikenbot: Cygnus Constellation The image depicts part of Cygnus, a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way. Cygnus is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn, featuring a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross), dominated by Deneb (Alfa Cygni), a […]