WhiteHouse/2016-budget-data on GitHub
“Data for the The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget”
h/t Audrey Waters
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a
farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast
comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes
from a furnace.”
h/t Enoch Hale
Make Hitler Happy: The Beginning of Mein Kampf, as Told by Coca-Cola
” In the wake of its republication of Mein Kampf, Coca-Cola has suspended the “Make It Happy” tweet campaign. All Mein Kampf tweets have been removed and the @CocaCola handle is no longer responding to #MakeItHappy tweets with ASCII art, or at all, really. The company provided AdWeek with the following statement:
“The #MakeItHappy message is simple: The Internet is what we make it, and we hoped to inspire people to make it a more positive place. It’s unfortunate that Gawker is trying to turn this campaign into something that it isn’t. Building a bot that attempts to spread hate through #MakeItHappy is a perfect example of the pervasive online negativity Coca-Cola wanted to address with this campaign.”
While Gawker strenuously disagrees with Coke’s own clearly stated desire to “secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children,” we are even more disappointed to learn that the corporation does not have the strength of its own white nationalist convictions. Happiness has been destroyed, for now.”
Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome — Backchannel — Medium
““Thank you,” he wrote. “I love it when people are able to change their grammar based on a logical argument. I’m like that?—?in fact, I actually enjoy learning and adopting new grammar—but I frequently run into people so emotionally attached to their grammar that they will defend what ‘sounds right’ to the death.””
The Collegian : :: New escort policy broken at Ring Dance
“Let them walk.”
The chant referred to the fathers at Ring Dance Saturday night at The Jefferson Hotel who hoped to sidestep a new rule preventing Westhampton College juniors from having any escort during the ceremonial procession. The chanting began after Kerry Fankhauser, Westhampton College dean, announced the procession would be cut short because men had already escorted their daughters despite the police barricade formed to block them.”
The Creepiest Things You Can Do on Facebook
Boundaries . . .
How a Tweet Turned Into the Best New Multiplayer Game in Years | WIRED
“f we have an idea, 10 minutes later we’re trying it out,” Mika says. “It’s like improv. People throw ideas at us, and we try to interpret those and incorporate them into the game in a way that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the game, but adds to it.”
A Software Engineer’s Adventures In Learning Mathematics — Medium
“Because math is too beautiful, too powerful, and too important to be reduced to mere mechanical calculation the way most of us experience it in school. That is not what math is really about. What matters in math, and what gives it its beauty, is reasoning and connections between ideas.
Super Punch: Finding yourself in an episode of Black Mirror
“Most important, they draw in an audience, and the audience gets sucked into the drama and even participates in it. This is, in effect, a new form of entertainment, made possible by Twitter. It’s better than TV, if only because it feels so real. In fact it is real, in the sense that real people do suffer real harm. Often those people are unwitting victims who have no idea what’s going on. That only makes the show more compelling.
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