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Editor of Wired is playing with his kids in 2007, decides he can build a better remote-control plane using repurposed Lego parts, starts a social network of like-minded geeks, now they've got more dronepower than the US military Comments
Joachim Kronsbein and Bernhard Zand | Spiegel | 22 June 2012
Interview with Daniel Barenboim. On Wagner, Germany, Israel, Palestine, Holocaust. "There are probably many people in Israel who believe that Wagner, who died in 1883, lived in Berlin in 1942 and was friends with Hitler" Comments
Wonderful. On the value of procrastination, or what the game of tennis can teach us about decision making. "There is both an art and a science to managing delay." It's something we've become less skilled at in our high tech age Comments
Big thinker, big theme, big piece. "What Darwin and Turing had both discovered was the existence of competence without comprehension." Gradualism and process can produce results that nobody expects, or intends, or even understands Comments
Knives and spoons have been around for millennia. Not so the fork. It only reached our tables recently. But even so "our changing fork habits reveal our attitudes about big subjects, including religion, masculinity, and foreignness" Comments
"The biggest secret in crime fiction is that there are really only, like, four ways to tie up a mystery, and I’m going to show you all of them in 1,200 words. Get ready to have an entire genre irrevocably spoiled" Comments