Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Linkee-poo, roll on up for the price is down, come on in for the best in town

"That, my friends, is the market: publishers are not delivering penicillin to the Arctic; buyers are not heroin addicts who have no control over their actions… Amazon remains mostly concerned about Amazon, a reflexive behavior engaged in by most businesses." Some reasoned thought on the Amazon vs Hachette dispute.

Scrivener for iOS is coming, real soon now, honest. Well, yes, okay, they could throw more people and recourses at it, but then it wouldn't cost less than a $100, would it? And here's the bite of it all, even when it ships, there will be problems. Just so you all know what to expect. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)

Some commentary on pain, comedy, and suicide. :: points to that :: (Grokked from someone, sorry, Twitter has decided to disable page searching, the fuckers)

"Anomalous Thrust Production from an RF [radio frequency] Test Device Measured on a Low-Thrust Torsion Pendulum" Huhn. So the Q-Drive works, eh? That'll cause a stir, I bet. (Grokked from Dan)

OnePlus, fire your marketing director. No, seriously, having a "contest" for women to put your logo on their bodies and then post the images to be voted on to have a chance to buy your phone at full price? Seriously, what drugs are you all doing over there in China? (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Would you like fees with that? I wonder if they'll add a "lost profits" fee when their trade goes into the toilet? BTW, handy number, it'll take a little less than 28,600 transactions to recoup that $10,000 "extra" charge. That sound like a lot, but only if they're dead slow (seriously, they should have that within a month or two). (Grokked from George Takei)

And in other horrible customer service news, "The New York Post reports that the Union Street Guest House in Hudson, New York, fines couples $500 for every negative review posted online (on any website) by one of their guests." Uh, yea. I'm sure that'll work out well. Just look what it did already? (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

Rush Limbaugh, did it hurt when you sold your soul? I mean, you probably weren't using it anyway. And I'm asking for a friend. (Grokked from Vince)

What town (in a given state) matches my politics? A little light on the questions, IMHO, but you might find it handy. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

"(R)esearchers at Stanford University report that they have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades – design a pure lithium anode… What we have are lithium ion batteries. The lithium is in the electrolyte but not in the anode. An anode of pure lithium would be a huge boost to battery efficiency." (Grokked from Dan, I think)

If Disney Movie Posters were honest. (Grokked from George Takei)

Tweet of my heart - WTF?! Edition: ‏@bobpowers1 Nurse talking to my dad about his garden: "Oh you got a green thumb huh? Wish I had that trait. I'm not good at keeping things alive." Nice.

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