There are some hilariously dated remarks in here, but it’s incredible how much foresight Steve shows, especially when it comes to the crazy idea of the internet (the WWW was the breakthrough he predicted here):
JOBS: The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people—as remarkable as the telephone.
PLAYBOY: Specifically, what kind of breakthrough are you talking about?
JOBS: I can only begin to speculate. We see that a lot in our industry: You don’t know exactly what’s going to result, but you know it’s something very big and very good.
“People would say to me, ‘Bill, you vote for Clinton, he’s gonna raise your taxes. A vote for Clinton is a vote for higher taxes.’ See, I have news for you, folks — the reason I didn’t vote for George Bush is because George Bush (along with Ronald Reagan) presided over an administration whose policies towards South America included genocide. So the reason I didn’t vote for him is because he’s a mass murderer. I’ll pay that extra nickel on a liter of petrol just knowing that little brown kids aren’t being clubbed to death like baby seals in Honduras so Pepsi can put a plant down there.”—
Bill Hicks, 1992
Damn, I wish he had been here for the W administration… that woulda been sumthin.
-Roy Brown, 54, robbed the Capital One bank in Shreveport, Louisiana in December 2007. He approached the teller with one of his hands under his jacket and told her that it was a robbery. The teller handed Brown three stacks of bill but he only took a single $100 bill and returned the remaining money back to her. He said that he was homeless and hungry and left the bank. The next day he surrendered to the police voluntarily and told them that his mother didn’t raise him that way. (via)
In the latest measure of his popularity, Mr. Obama receives higher approval ratings in the new poll than either leprechauns or unicorns, mythical beings that almost everyone agrees are totally awesome.
In a head-to-head contest, Mr. Obama beats leprechauns and unicorns combined, garnering 64% compared to 21% for leprechauns, 14% for unicorns, and 1% for Congressman Ron Paul.
Photographer David Bergman made a panoramic image showing the nearly two million people who watched President Obama’s inaugural address. To do so, he clamped a Gigapan Imager to the railing on the north media platform about six feet from my photo position. The Gigapan is a robotic camera mount that allows him to take multiple images and stitch them together, creating a massive image file.
The final photo is made up of 220 Canon G10 images and the file is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels. It took more than six and a half hours for the Gigapan software to put together all of the images on a Macbook Pro and the completed TIF file is almost 2 gigabytes.
Use the controls to zoom and pan around the photo. You can also double click to zoom in and double click again to get even closer.
Wow, what a surprise. You torture a guy for six years and all of a sudden he decides he doesn’t give a shit about you or anyone that looks like you. I hope Obama stays on top of making sure Americans never torture anyone from this point forward. (via dalasverdugo)
We have created terrorists there, just as we have in Irag. Watch Rachel’s interview with Col. Wilkerson (starts around 6:45).