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cjchivers:

At War journeys into crowd-sourcing to ask for readers’ help identifying a weapon found on the battlefields of Libya last year.

bliptv:

Feminist Frequency compares The Hunger Games movie to the book.
Host Anita Sarkeesian talks about some of the shortcomings of the adaptation and a few things the film actually did better than the book.  
WATCH

bliptv:

Feminist Frequency compares The Hunger Games movie to the book.

Host Anita Sarkeesian talks about some of the shortcomings of the adaptation and a few things the film actually did better than the book.  

WATCH

Ready for Retina Display on the New iPad!

pulsenews:

Today we updated Pulse specifically for the launch of the new iPad with Retina display. Images are crisp, sharp and beautiful, allowing you to immerse yourself in beautiful photography. Fonts are cleaner and text is easier to read. Pulse for the new iPad will deliver a more captivating experience than ever before. 

Download the latest update and let us know what you think. We hope you enjoy Pulse and your brand new iPads!

- The Pulse Team

pulsenews:

Today we’re launching our Superbowl coverage on Pulse! Stay up-to-date on all the latest game day news and rumors with Pulse. Head to the Featured section in the Pulse Catalog to find news about your favorite team:

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josephschmitt:

Florian Mueller, on Google’s disregard for other people’s intellectual property:

I think Schwartz was being overly diplomatic by referring to Google’s approach to free software as naiveté. Scott McNealy’s statement that they are “immune to copyright laws, good citizenship” was a more accurate description. In my opinion, a very consistent disregard for other people’s and companies’ intellectual property rights, whether it’s in connection with Linux, some non-Linux GPL software, Java or most of YouTube’s content, can’t be attributed to naiveté. There comes a point when someone who’s always naive when it benefits him is simply being reckless and possibly arrogant.

I think software patents are bad for the business. They should be abolished. I’m sure Google thinks the same; the system is fundamentally broken and should be changed. But until then, that doesn’t give you the right to steal from others and blatantly break the law.

dribbble:

Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Richard for being today’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

avatarHello hello, Richard Perez here. I’m an…

votizen:

A short, interesting article on how Donald Trump will give radio and TV interviews in Michigan to help out his candidate, Mitt Romney.

newsme:

(This post is the second in News.me’s ongoing series, “Getting the News.” In our efforts to understand everything about social news, we’re reaching out to writers and thinkers we like to ask them how they get their daily news. Read the first post here. See all of the posts here.)

ourrisd:

Last Friday RISD honorary degree recipient Kurt Andersen, host of the All Things Creative radio show Studio 360, talked with David Byrne (who did a year of Foundation Studies here in the early ’70s) about the heady RISD days when the Talking Heads were just starting out. 

They covered some of the same ground as in the recently released DVD Talking Heads: Chronology (see vintage CBGB clip above) and Byrne admitted that back then he and band members Tina Weymouth 74 PT and Chris Frantz 74 PT felt the way most ballsy young musicians do – namely, that “the pervasive [music being made] around you is crap and you and your friends are doing the real stuff.”

Now an accomplished writer as well as a musician, Byrne is finishing up How Music Works, a new book due out in September.