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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lenny Kravitz crashes choir in New Orleans for "Fly Away" - Youtube

Lenny Kravitz crashes the VOP Choir in New Orleans for "Fly Away" - Youtube

Let's say that you're Lenny Kravitz and you're relaxing on a balcony in New Orleans when you hear someone singing one of your songs. What do you do? Join in! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Video Technology Confirms England Are Very Bad At Football

Video Technology Confirms England Are Very Bad At Football

"The operator sits in front of the screen and if he or she sees one set of players concede goal after goal after goal after goal, the video images then help them to decide whether or not those players are good at football."

Also: “The use of television has been a source of controversy in the sport, but experts insist it offers a fool-proof method for determining whether a team is good at football or whether it is simply a collection of absurdly over-compensated, second-rate commercial brands with ghastly, vulgar wives(sic).”  Yikes!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reykjavik taken over by anarchist punk rocker | Beyond The Beyond

"A polar bear display for the zoo. Free towels at public swimming pools. A "drug-free Parliament by 2020." Iceland's Best
Party, founded in December by a comedian, Jon Gnarr, to satirize his country's political system, ran a campaign that was one big joke.". Then he won the election. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it." (Wikipedia)


There’s an article written by documentary-maker, Errol Morris, about the Dunning–Kruger Effect in an NY Times blog.




Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A intelligent, well-written, American blog about soccer?

"Life is too short to miss any games to be played this summer in South Africa. A sad fact of human existence is that an average life seldom contains more than 20 World Cups—our games are tragically numbered."  

A well-written, intelligent American blog on soccer?  Although it is difficult to conceive of something that would appear to be such a mass of contradictions, it does exist.  It's the World Cup blog from The New Republic Magazine, featuring: 
- passionate articles on MessiAnyone but Brazil, and The Austere Beauty of Italy
- and a twice daily round-up of World Cup soccer links.

10 Things Your Internet Provider Really Doesn´t Want You To Know

10 Things Your Internet Provider Really Doesn´t Want You To Know

Study: Lesbian Parents Raise Better-Behaved Kids

Study: Lesbian Parents Raise Better-Behaved Kids

From Metafilter

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Microsoft's Plan to Take Over the Internet Revealed in a New Phone for Teens

How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft’s Plan for Us All –


The author posits that the new Microsoft phone is the first glimpse at Microsoft’s plan to overtake Apple and Google.  Imagine all your information can be stored on a Microsoft server, and you’re able to access your content on your mobile phone, your computer AND your TV/Xbox with one login and password, anywhere in the world.


It sounds like what everyone else is trying to do, except that Microsoft already has access to your information from: Hotmail, Microsoft Office, Xbox Live, your contact list, calendar info, Windows Mobile, and unlimited streaming music from the Zune servers. 



NYTimes: How a Soccer Star Is Made

How a Soccer Star Is Made: NYT

On the eve of the World Cup in South Africa, a story from Holland on
Ajax's cutting-edge talent factory training elite soccer players
starting at age 7.