Beaverbrook […] is remembered for his famous prediction: “There will be no war in Europe.” His Express splashed that on 1 September 1939, the day Hitler invaded Poland, and the war began.via Guardian
Then he brought up his dad, who co-founded “Two Nice Guys,” a pizza restaurant also in St. Louis. When Dorsey’s dad and his co-founder began to hire people, Dorsey said, they promised each other they wouldn’t date any of the wait staff. “First person to get hired is my mom,” Dorsey went on, “And so my dad had to leave the business and I was born.Jack Dorsey: “The Hardest Thing For Any Entrepreneur Is To Start” | TechCrunch
If you’ve ever wished you were born in the 19th century, when there were so many obvious inventions and ideas to hook for yourself, then I seriously recommend you become a coder, because future nerds will look back on this time with the exact same envy. But that leap forward will be tediously retarded if we don’t make the government allow us to use the pavements.There’s a wealth of data out there – why not let us use it? | Ben Goldacre | Comment is free | The Guardian
If Cameron wants to take credit for the removal of Gaddafi then he cannot avoid responsibility for the aftermath. Yet that responsibility strips a new regime of homegrown legitimacy and strength. This is the classic paradox of liberal interventionism.The end of Gaddafi is welcome. But it does not justify the means | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian
We are running through the United States with dynamite and rock saws so an algorithm can close the deal three microseconds faster, all for a communications system that no humans will ever see,” said Mr Slavin.BBC News - When algorithms control the world
Laurie Penny: I’m not a fucking cartoon character, and I actually have some serious things to sayPenny Red: The Book of the blog, and why I’m not going on Big Brother.
I wrote an automated thing that posted stuff like ‘WHO CARES???!!!’ or ‘ZZZ Lazy Journalism’ on every new article on the Guardian’s similarly afflicted Comment Is Free site. Rather than appreciating my satirical effort, the Graun banned my account. The people in charge of these things don’t understand the medium they’re trying to exploit.