“ls it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”—
CLUE 1: “went to short dogs house, they was watching Yo MTV RAPS” Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988 CLUE 2: Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on: Feb 23 1993 CLUE 3: ”The Lakers beat the Super Sonics” Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY 23 1993 where the Lakers beat the Super Sonics: Nov 11 1988 114-103 Nov 30 1988 110-106 Apr 4 1989 115-97 Apr 23 1989 121-117 Jan 17 1990 100-90 Feb 28 1990 112-107 Mar 25 1990 116-94 Apr 17 1990 102-101 Jan 18 1991 105-96 Mar 24 1991 113-96 Apr 21 1991 103-100 Jan 20 1992 116-110 CLUE 4: Dates of those Laker wins over SuperSonics where it was a clear day with no Smog: Nov 30 1988 Apr 4 1989 Jan 18 1991 Jan 20 1992 CLUE 5: “Got a beep from Kim, and she can fuck all night” beepers weren’t adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s. Dates left where mobile beepers were availible to public: Jan 18 1991 Jan 20 1992 CLUE 6: Ice Cube starred in the film “Boyz in the hood” that released late Summer of 1991, but was being filmed mid-late 1990 early 1991 and Ice Cube was busy on set filming the movie Jan 18 1991 too busy to be lounging around the streets with no plans. Ladies and Gentlemen..
The ONLY day where: Yo MTV Raps was on air It was a clear and smogless day Beepers were commercially sold Lakers beat the SuperSonics and Ice Cube had no events to attend was…
“[S]hame is not a catalyst for change; it is a paralytic. Anyone who has ever carried extreme personal shame knows this. Shame doesn’t make you stronger, nor does it help you to grow, or to be healthy, or to be sane. It keeps you in one place, very, very still.”—What’s Wrong With Fat-Shaming? | xoJane (via machinery)
Kudos to Facebook (with some help from Twitter and MySpace) for having the balls to do this. It’s a bookmarklet that replaces Google’s new “People and Pages” area, the hardcoded social search area, and the search completion drop-down, with organic results.
In other words, it makes the new Google behave more like the old Google.
There has been a lot of back and forth in recent weeks over Google’s new Search+ functionality — about how “fair” it is, and whether or not it should lead to antitrust inquiries. But the bottom line is this:
Search+ makes Google worse. It replaces relevancy with Google’s own agenda to pump up Google+.
I say kudos to Facebook because while this isn’t an official app they created, they let their key product manager, Blake Ross, work on it and deploy it knowing full well that everyone would immediately tie it to Facebook. That in turn will put some heat back on Facebook, which itself is far from fully open with regard to data — and is gearing up to IPO.
But again, the key issue here is that what Google is doing with Search+ is making Google worse. This bookmarklet illustrates that in a very effective way.
“One of the most resonant moments in Star Wars for me is the moment when Luke throws down his lightsaber.* It’s not a gesture of surrender or weakness, but of victory. It demonstrates not only that a real and meaningful victory is not won with weapons or with power alone, but also completes Luke’s arc as a character, his transition from craving instruction on how to fight Vader to realizing that he never needed the weapon to win in the first place.”—RE: that photoset I just reblogged, from a blog post I wrote after watching the last Harry Potter movie.