Sports, corporatism, globalization, soft power, trade unions, football ultras as political units, Pakistan’s lost hockey tradition, Sochi, and a lot more. (The only item not discussed in current affairs is the participation of Donetsk ultras in the Kiev Maidan protests.) Lecture by Mike Marqusee at the London School of Economics.
To ArsTechnica and everyone else taking on the difficult task of intelligently covering the Science vs Creationism debate between Bill Nye and Mr. Ham, you are missing the large point that the Philosophy of Monotheism is Jewish (not W.A.S.P), and the Philosophy of the Enlightenment is European (not PBS/SETI/Hubble). So the “science guy” vs “bible-thumper” perspective is wrong altogether.
Greylock is looking for an Analyst to support the Investing and Operations teams. This is a 2-3 year role, for someone early in his or her career. It will give you rare insight into great startups, as well as how venture capital works and where it is going.
How to Apply
Well, I think I’ll give it a try. Greylock is one of the great VC firms right now. Wondering how they feel about EU candidates…
Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1960) is a documentary film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, and filmed and directed by noted commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and the film director Aram Avakian , who also edited the movie. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the Newport Jazz Festival at the time.
: Sure, the cloud is not safe in developed markets like the US and Western Europe where security services and hackers can go through your enterprise data. On the other hand, I think the tradeoff is beneficial for entities operating in emerging markets where low-level police and security services can confiscate physical data storage and equipment to exert pressure on the entity. (See: Hermitage Capital - Russia, Risk Engineering - Bulgaria, Turkey)
Examples of Local > Cloud: Developed Markets
Examples of Cloud > Local: Emerging Markets (BRICS, MINT, etc)
The Twittersphere erupted last week over the question of whether the tech industry and its investors discriminate against female founders of startups. This issue comes regularly, and each time Silicon Valley leaders answer allegations of discrimination by pointing out the obvious: there…
The real reason that there aren’t more women in tech might be that tech is broken in its current form. Despite not being involved in CS, I am under the impression that it is taught and practiced in a way that does not recognize the limitations of the human brain on one hand and promotes a focus on operations rather than scientific exploration. As for the practical issue that this post raises, it serves as yet another reminder that the school curriculum has to become more rigorous and start with the difficult things like formal concepts and lingo early on.
Decimal Mark Around the World
Original map and data from Wikipedia in SVG format.
For all of you Excel heads.
Click through for a look at this week’s cover, “Last Straw,” by Adrian Tomine, and a slide show of New Yorker covers that celebrate autumn: http://nyr.kr/HQ41m8
Well done, Mr Bloomberg.
I need it.
While reading about cell biology I stumbled upon the name of Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Biology for her discovery of Nerve Growth Factor which has important medical implications not least in cancer research.
Her wiki entry claims that of the traditional but small Italian Jewish community of 50,000 people, there are four Nobel Prize Laureates. They are:
Rita Levi-Montalcini - biology
Emilio G. Segrè - physics
Salvador Luria - medicine
Franco Modigliani - economics
4 out of 20 Italian Nobels.
KIM’S BOOK 🏆
Looking forward to reading Kim Gordon’s memoir.
Downtown from The James Hotel