Λινξ 161: Πράγματα Για Διάβασμα

04 November 2014 | 1 σχόλιο

1. Οι άνθρωποι που φανατίζονται με εταιρείες κινητής τηλεφωνίας

Ένα αφιέρωμα του The Verge στο τι σημαίνει να είσαι fanboy.

It used to be that phone debates were solely about specs: which device had the most processing power, better battery life, highest screen definition, and so forth. Now, he says, we’re entering a time when phones have mostly achieved the same benchmarks on those fronts. The competition is becoming: Do you like the way the touchscreen works? The colors of the interface? The size of the device?

2. Μια ακτινογραφία της υπερεπιτυχημένης σκουπιδοφυλλάδας Daily Mail

Πολύ ωραίο, από τον New Υorker.

Editors take their positions on chairs and couches, or stand against the walls, according to their seniority. Men wear suits, ties, and black lace-ups, in imitation of their boss. Women preferably wear skirts. The news editor sits closest to Dacre, a man of both prim and volcanic temperament, at the risk of attracting his fury. “It’s like a ducking stool,” a former Mail editor said. Because Dacre tends to refer to underlings as “cunts,” the daily meetings are known as the Vagina Monologues.

3. Η αναγέννηση των podcasts 

Και ξαφνικά, εκεί που άρχισα να ενημερώνομαι και να διαβάζω και να ακούω (και να δοκιμάζω) για το θέμα του προφορικού λόγου στα ίντερνετς, μαθαίνω ότι υπάρχει μια αναγέννηση των podcasts, μια χρυσή εποχή, μια άνθιση. Ο κυριότερος λόγος ξέρετε ποιος είναι; Τα αυτοκίνητα.

Now, though, cars are going online. Both Google and Apple have rolled out connected-car platforms (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, respectively), and most new cars sold in the U.S. these days come with the ability to play smartphone audio over the car's speakers, either through Bluetooth connectivity or through a USB or auxiliary plug. (...) Connected cars are a boon for the entire streaming audio industry, but they're especially exciting for podcast makers, whose shows are perfectly suited to in-car listening.

4. Ο Ιάπων μαραθωνοδρόμος/δημόσιος υπάλληλος

Η απίθανη ιστορία του Γιούκι Καγουαούτσι.

In 2013, Kawauchi, a self-coached, 40 hour/week government worker, ran eleven marathons (most top marathoners run two, maybe three, marathons per year). His average time in those eleven outings was faster than the top eleven US marathon times, run by all Americans. Four of Kawauchi's eleven marathons were sub-2:10.

5. Ο Λάρι Πέιτζ και το μέλλον

Μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα συνέντευξη στους Financial Times.

What of people who might regret losing their work? Once jobs have been rendered obsolete by technology, there is no point wasting time hankering after them, says Page. “The idea that everyone should slavishly work so they do something inefficiently so they keep their job – that just doesn’t make any sense to me. That can’t be the right answer.”

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