“Designed to mount on the rear windshield of your car and powered either via the RoadWayve remote (that sits on your dashboard), Wayvemote, or your smartphone, RoadWayve can communicate messages to drivers around you.”
No, I really can't think of how this might be misused.
"Another reason the past is so attractive is we know how it turned out. We survived it, so we can romanticize it. It was safe, even though there were lots of scary things, they were fun because we survived. If we do the same things now, the fallacy goes, we'll be safe once again. Of course it doesn't work that way."
-- Dave Winer
1957 GMC Pickup
A beautiful beast from the past.
“Idle mental chatter seems to come only in a few dull, familiar flavors: worry, rehearsal, explanation, or mindless repetition—of songs, phrases, advertising jingles from the radio. The mind has a habit of ignoring what’s happening in order to describe what has happened or might happen.”
-- David Cain
“Social media was serving, at least for me, as a sponge that wicks up any stray attention—and with it, time—and then keeps drawing more of both until you consciously break away from it. [...] Unlike reading, working, physical activity, or real-life socializing, social media is an activity that takes no effort. It doesn’t require any confidence, resolve, or intention, and doesn’t entail any risk.”
-- David Cain
“Super commuters are those who travel more than an hour in each direction to and from home and work.”
"43% of American households can’t afford a budget that includes housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and a cellphone. Translation: nearly half of Americans can’t afford the basics of life anymore."
"Nobody likes to be called poor — and especially not Americans, because living in a hyper capitalist society, poverty is stigmatized, scorned, mocked, and hated."
Great Looking Hair
The meaning of life in a world without work Show more
"The end of work will not necessarily mean the end of meaning, because meaning is generated by imagining rather than by working. Work is essential for meaning only according to some ideologies and lifestyles."
-- Yuval Noah Harari
“Putting our technology into our brains isn’t about whether it’s good or bad to become cyborgs. It’s that we are cyborgs and we will continue to be cyborgs—so it probably makes sense to upgrade ourselves from primitive, low-bandwidth cyborgs to modern, high-bandwidth cyborgs.”
— Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future (Tim Urban)
Amazon says William Gibson's next novel (Agency) will ship in January, 2020. Why have I seen almost no discussion of this?
This NYT review is from 2017.
Stories from the early days of radio Show more
"Martha (Turner) was a clean cut black lady from Hayti who purchased a 15-minute segment to be aired each Saturday morning. On her program she would sing an a cappella song and read all the cards and letters she would receive during the week. She’d arrive at the station three or four hours before her airtime and type out her dialogue (word for word) that she’d recite while on the air. I don’t recall her ever trying to sell anything, or ask for donations from listeners.”
"News is easy to digest. The media feeds us small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don’t really concern our lives and don’t require thinking. [...] Unlike reading books and long magazine articles (which require thinking), we can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind. [...] The more “news factoids” you digest, the less of the big picture you will understand."
“The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions”
"tough guys loving on tiny dogs"
I realize it's difficult to see just how tough I am in this photo.
Things obsessive calendar keepers know Show more
I purchased my first VCR on 12/31/84. An electric typewriter on 3/19/85 (Brother?). And my first digital camera on 6/15/85 (Pentax)
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