“our devices’ deeper integration with the Internet will change your life even if you don’t do a lot of processor-intensive tasks. One of my favorite ideas about the future of computing is the notion of the “continuous client”—Joshua Topolsky’s view that when we move from gadget to gadget, the stuff we’re doing on one machine should travel with us. If you’ve got Slate and a spreadsheet open on your office computer when you leave for the day, the same windows should show up on your laptop at home, too. Right now, different companies are working on different aspects of this problem. Google’s Chrome OS, which stores all data online, currently offers the most advanced implementation of the continuous client, but it’s far from perfect. I suspect that continuity will be one of the main areas of interface innovation over the next few years. You’ll use a plethora of gadgets made by different companies, but you’ll pick up right where you left off as you flit from one to the next.”—Will the Web have a place in a world full of apps? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
If recurrent stillbirth rates are so low as to be too insignificant to raise alarm, could it be because the subsequent pregnancies are so closely monitored that increased interventions prevent fetal demise?
All three doctors agree that is one possible explanation.
The battle over gentrification in the Tenderloin was fought in the 1980s.
The Tenderloin lost.
Today, looking at the shuttered restaurants and store fronts, wondering why there is no supermarket in the neighborhood and watching stores struggle, you wonder why it was so important to keep the place from changing.
Out back, the bands smoke between sets, near a clown fashioning balloon hats. I run into Cassie Ramone and wonder if, by participating in the cruise, she’s setting herself up to be mocked. She swats the question away. “Maybe because my parents are immigrants, maybe because I grew up poor, but I love mid-twentieth-century versions of luxury,” she says. “That’s why I love ranch houses with carpeted floors and low ceilings and venetian blinds. And that’s why I love the cruise.”
“Workers Benefit Fund
Walk in the Black Forest
World Bank Forum
Worldwide Backgammon Federation
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Funk
Welborn Baptist Foundation
World Badminton Federation
WORLD BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP
World Balderdash Federation
Western Barley Futures
Windows Batch File
Will Be the First
World Boxing Foundation
White Black Fuschia
Women Building Futures
Williamsport Bureau of Fire
Wooden Boat Festival
World Buddhist Forum
Waller Baller Fest
water barrier function
weakly basophilic foci
wet blood films
Wheat Bran Fiber
whole bean flour
Whole Blood Filterability
Whole blood filtration
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whole blood fractionation
whole brain flow
Wireless Business Forecast
Wissenschaftliche Beirat Funk
whole brain blood flow
Wise Business Forms
Wisconsin Bike Federation
World Billiard Federation
Williamsburg Bioprocessing Foundation
World Brahman Federation
Winner by Forfeit
Western Boreal Forest
Water Based Fluids
world bread forum
World Billard Federtation
World Book Fair
World Budo Federation
World Bonsai Federation
World Backgammon Federation
Word Bridge Federation
Washington Biotechnology Funding
Waggon Bau Frauenfeld
World Bonds Fund
Word Becomes Flesh
Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin Friedrichshain
Womens Boxing Federation
World Bullriding Federation
Widowed Black Female
Whitefish Bay Farm
Wild Bills Furs
Works of Benjamin Franklin”—WBF meaning - Acronym Attic
“it may be that the equivalent figure in a football team - the quixotic ‘number 10’ - also provides a useful analogue. Someone who pulls the strings; imagines the space and time that a move might be conducted in; who provides direction for the team flowing around him; who doesn’t necessarily finish or resolve the move - the number 10 is not necessarily prolific scorer, but provider instead - one who describes the arc of the move through his own movement, or through shaping the ball’s movement through the intersection of players and space”—cityofsound: Design. Architecture. Football. (via Instapaper)
“During the touring and promotion for Speak & Spell, Clarke began privately to voice his discomfort at the direction the band [Depeche Mode] were taking. He later expressed his dissatisfaction, saying “there was never enough time to do anything”. In November 1981 Clarke publicly announced that he was leaving Depeche Mode.”—Depeche Mode - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Q&A: Devo answers your questions! - Pop Candy: Unwrapping pop culture's hip and hidden treasures
Wow, was it ‘77 or ‘78? I remember it because Northeast Ohio was under a blanket of snow about 30 inches deep. At that point, everybody in the band had quit their day jobs just to be totally dedicated to the band, so people were letting us sleep in their living rooms or wherever we could sleep.
We got a call from Richard Branson — we were all in our 20’s back then. He says, “Hey, wanna come down to Jamaica?” And I’m looking outside at the snow — I’m wearing a winter coat to try to eat breakfast in this cold apartment — and I said, “Yeah, I’ll come down to Jamaica.” So Bob 2 (Bob Casale) and me went down.
To make a long story short — I’m trying to think of how to paraphrase this — he had a bunch of guys from Virgin Records with him. We were in this nice hotel room. They brought out all this Jamaican marijuana. In Ohio, we didn’t have drugs at all. Instead of the summer of love, we had the summer of agony over and over again.
And they were asking us what we thought of the Sex Pistols, and we said, “Oh, we really like ‘em. At their last show in San Francisco we were there, and they came to our show, and it’s a shame they broke up, blah, blah, blah.” “And what do you think of Johnny Rotten?” “Oh, we think he’s great. We think he should totally change what he’s doing and do something new.”
And they go, “Well, that’s great, because Johnny Rotten wants to join Devo and he’s in the next room. And we have members of the press from all over England with us here, and I’d like to take everybody down to the beach and make the announcement that Johnny Rotten is joining Devo.”
And when he said that, I remember looking at Richard Branson, and I realized he had the mandible and these protruding teeth of a brain-eating ape. And I became scared of him after that. (Laughs)
In retrospect, I wish we’d said, “Sure, let’s go down to the beach and make an announcement,” just for the fun of it. But I took everything serious back then. I don’t know how they got the wrong idea and thought we needed someone else in the band. And I’ve thought about it since, I’ve thought that would’ve been interesting if we would’ve done an album Devo Featuring Johnny Rotten. They just made it sound really permanent.
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts:
"Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"
The man below says: “Yes you’re in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.”
"You must work in Information Technology" says the balloonist. "I do" replies the man. "How did you know."
"Well" says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct, but it’s no bloody use to anyone."
The man below says “you must work in business.”
"I do" replies the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well", says the man, "you don’t know where the hell you are, or where the hell you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault."