How First Impressions Work (and How to Use Them... →
What ends up being most relevant, however, is the presence of a genuine smile. People can pick up on a smile from up to 30 feet away, and tends to make them feel welcome and good. This isn’t far from obvious, but when you consider how snap judgments play a huge role in first impressions you can really start to see how important a smile can be.
Dad: Sorry this is late, my phone didn’t wiggle.
I have a gym in my house. The thing is, though, I’m only trying to live longer...– Ricky Gervais (via stalk)
Vanessa Minnillo's favorite moment shooting '30... →
scruffylittleherdnerder: What would be one memorable moment or one story from that day of shooting that you could share? I keep thinking about this moment. Just to see everything that revolves around Tina and to see this big beautiful show she has, “30 Rock,” and what she’s done with it. And then, and know that she’s a mother, and know that she’s gone through so much in her life. We literally...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-1-23) →
Frédéric Chopin (76) Gregg Allman (48) John Mayer (15) Miike Snow (12) Georg Philipp Telemann (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The IT Crowd S1E04
Roy: "We don't need no education..." (singing)
Moss: "Yes you do, you've just used a double negative..." (singing)
I’d be really interested in seeing an analysis of my Last.fm data from the last 5+ years that looks at what time of day I played different songs. For example, am I most likely to listen to “work/studying” songs on weekday evenings? This might be a good way for me to consider what times I am most productive. Or why I can listen to either classical music or techno to study.
Jersey Shore will have more seasons than Arrested Development. Hope you’re proud...– :( MEGA BUMMER Gizmodo’s Jason Chen. (via topherchris)
Black swan theory →
this is much better as a wikipedia article- hate to say it, but i couldn’t get through the actual book because it was so overly drawn out bestofwikipedia: The Black Swan Theory or “Theory of Black Swan Events” was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb to explain: 1. The disproportionate role of high-impact, hard to predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations...
Unicycle cart →
bestofwikipedia: The term unicycle is often used in robotics and control theory to mean a generalised cart or car moving in a two-dimensional world; these are also often called “unicycle-like” or “unicycle-type” vehicles. This usage is distinct from the literal sense of “one wheeled robot bicycle”. (via Ry-Guy)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-1-16) →
Daft Punk (25) Frédéric Chopin (23) Erik Satie (21) Charlie Parker with Miles Davis (15) Phoenix (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
In the future, everybody will be anonymous for 15 minutes.– Banksy (via superfluidity)
Companies and civic agencies need to develop innovative partnerships with city...– How To Save America’s Cities With Data Analytics - Forbes.com (via smartercities)
Republicans, including FCC commissioner Robert McDowell, blasted the new rules...– FCC Net Neutrality Rules Slammed From All Sides (via ryking) “…the FCC and the Department of Justice-both of which are defined by Obama’s appointments-effectively abandoned more than a century of antitrust principles and approved one of the biggest corporate mergers in American history. Instead of...
thedailywhat: Lights Out: Evan Roth carelessly divides by zero, mashes up Girl Talk’s Night Ripper with Girl Talk’s All Day. [waxy / gregrutter.] UPDATE: MP3 here.
topherchris: kapi: Beastie Boys vs. Daft Punk...