The U.S. Has One Of The Largest Income Inequality Gaps In The Developed World, Does Not Care -
You would think people might be concerned when they live in societies with big, ugly, entrenched gaps between rich and poor. But those in the United States generally don’t, according to recent survey data from the Pew Research Center.
Don’t confuse caring with awareness: According to…
(Source: not-entirely-unlike-tea, via aijoskobi)
This 6-Year-Old Wants to Be an Astronaut, So He's Petitioning the White House to Save NASA -
Connor Johnson started by donating his allowance to the cause. Then he decided to do more.
(via First Second: Spring 2014 | First Second Books)
I love First Second. But are their other publishers like First Second out there that I’m not looking at for graphic novels? Help. I felt more connected last year but this year I haven’t been able to go to an conventions :( Whaaaa! I know, ugh…
Also, how cute is this book? Also, how fitting! The melatonin seems to be working. I slept through the night for the first time in a week! yay!!!
Twitter is a bad neighborhood. If you go there to score, you will be surrounded by people looking to pick a fight. They may also rob you. And carjack you. And call you names. He was right.) — Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Pop Culture: Entertainment: glamour.com
Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound tour of some pop star’s privates? —
Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Pop Culture: Entertainment: glamour.com
HAHAHAHAHA! Right? Let’s keep some secrets people.
The American Legislative Exchange Council – or ALEC - has been described as a dating service that pairs conservative politicians with big corporations such as General Electric, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Walmart to set a “blueprint” for conservative legislation. But since the killing of Trayvon Martin, ALEC has lost many corporate members because of its gun law policy. On the next Fresh Air we talk with journalist Ed Pilkington who writes about ALEC for The Guardian.
For as famously open-minded as the technology industry is about fashion (insert brief digression here for me to sartorially eviscerate Zuckerberg for his hoodies once more), there’s an extremely rigid linguistic uniform within the tech industry. Whether it’s fluency in meme culture, familiarity with Reddit or Hacker News in-jokes, obsessive literacy in the minutia of Steve Jobs’ life, or a preternatural interest in screen resolutions, the tropes of programmer culture today are deeply insular. Move to the executive suite, add in a healthy dose of MBA jargon and peacocking from the old boys’ network, and it becomes clear that the ability to read and write Python pales in comparison to reading and writing tech corporatese. — Anil Dash on Learning to Code Switch Before You Learn to Code (via misterjt)