New York Doesn’t Love You

Got me feeln’ some type of way… 

mayonaka:

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mayonaka:

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See the Inner Anatomy of Barbie, Mario and Mickey Mouse—Bones, Guts and All

Aquemini steady bumping through my speakers today… there’s a fine line between love and hate. #shakealoadoff #liberation #outkast 

HARD KNOCK LIFE: THE BALLAD OF DAMON DASH via Details

He was the crown prince of the bling era, a svengali who turned his friend and partner Jay-Z into a superstar, signed kanye west, and built a business empire that extended far beyond hip-hop. Then he split with hova, and bit by bit, the mercurial mogul began to lose it all—his label, his wife, his homes, and the figurative shirt off his back. Today, as jay-z towers over the culture, the 42-year-old dash insists he’s right where he wants to be: hustling and hungry.

HARD KNOCK LIFE: THE BALLAD OF DAMON DASH via Details

He was the crown prince of the bling era, a svengali who turned his friend and partner Jay-Z into a superstar, signed kanye west, and built a business empire that extended far beyond hip-hop. Then he split with hova, and bit by bit, the mercurial mogul began to lose it all—his label, his wife, his homes, and the figurative shirt off his back. Today, as jay-z towers over the culture, the 42-year-old dash insists he’s right where he wants to be: hustling and hungry.

Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash

Give me love baby… Not enough not enough just a touch baby. 

Bad girls do it well.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Online Life More Private in 2014
On March 12 of last year, Senator Ron Wyden asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper point blank if the NSA collected bulk data on Americans. In front of a Senate Intelligence committee, Clapper replied, “No, sir… not wittingly.” Roughly three months later, Edward Snowden took a flight to Hong Kong and dumped a shitload of NSA secrets, simultaneously proving Clapper a liar and pushing the word “Orwellian” closer toward redundancy.
Despite the critical mass of outrage since then, nothing has changed—NSA surveillance has gone on unabated, and will continue to do so at least until the end of March. So if you believe that your data is now safe on your laptop or smartphone thanks to Glenn Greenwald’s editorial crusade, you are wrong. It is not. As Anton Kapela, a security expert at world-leading data storage company 5NINES, said, the only real privacy is in disconnecting. “There is a way to be private and secure, but at substantial cost and limited practicality,” Kapela says. “Minimize all use of the internet on laptop, desktop, and mobile, because you’re 100 percent fucked.”
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Online Life More Private in 2014

On March 12 of last year, Senator Ron Wyden asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper point blank if the NSA collected bulk data on Americans. In front of a Senate Intelligence committee, Clapper replied, “No, sir… not wittingly.” Roughly three months later, Edward Snowden took a flight to Hong Kong and dumped a shitload of NSA secrets, simultaneously proving Clapper a liar and pushing the word “Orwellian” closer toward redundancy.

Despite the critical mass of outrage since then, nothing has changed—NSA surveillance has gone on unabated, and will continue to do so at least until the end of March. So if you believe that your data is now safe on your laptop or smartphone thanks to Glenn Greenwald’s editorial crusade, you are wrong. It is not. As Anton Kapela, a security expert at world-leading data storage company 5NINES, said, the only real privacy is in disconnecting. “There is a way to be private and secure, but at substantial cost and limited practicality,” Kapela says. “Minimize all use of the internet on laptop, desktop, and mobile, because you’re 100 percent fucked.”

Continue

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What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Maps, as I’ve written before, are inherently subjective—no matter how detailed or scientific, they reflect our worldview and the age in which we’re living, not to mention the difficulty of projecting a spherical globe onto a plane surface. Now compound these challenges by asking 30 people to sketch a map of the world from memory. What would you get?
In the summer of 2012, Zak Ziebell, now a 17-year-old high school senior in San Antonio, did just that.
Read more. [Image: Zak Ziebell]

theatlantic:

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Maps, as I’ve written before, are inherently subjective—no matter how detailed or scientific, they reflect our worldview and the age in which we’re living, not to mention the difficulty of projecting a spherical globe onto a plane surface. Now compound these challenges by asking 30 people to sketch a map of the world from memory. What would you get?

In the summer of 2012, Zak Ziebell, now a 17-year-old high school senior in San Antonio, did just that.

Read more. [Image: Zak Ziebell]

The last arctic blast… featuring moi.

The last arctic blast… featuring moi.

Fantasy Sports Luring Wall Street in Its Fastest-Growing Sector

Drew Dinkmeyer spent seven years as a senior investment analyst in Tampa, Florida, before deciding to pursue fantasy sports professionally.

Dinkmeyer, who’s 31 and got married last year, said he earns about as much from competing in daily fantasy sports leagues as he did when he was researching international equities and domestic small- and mid-cap stocks at CapTrust Financial Advisers.

A former tennis player atDartmouth College, Dinkmeyer is part of the fastest-growing segment in fantasy sports, which in 2012 had participants spend $3.38 billion on products, services and entry fees, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Daily-play continues to grow while traditional season-long leagues have ended with the start of the National Football League playoffs.

“It’s exploded in the last couple of years,” association President Paul Charchian said in a telephone interview from Minneapolis. “It’s growing so fast by the time we get the research back, it’s already out of date. It’s gotten more investment in the past two years than in the history of fantasy sports combined.”

Zucker: CNN Prime-Time Shakeup Coming in 2014

When Jeff Zucker joined CNN Worldwide as president last January, the media and ad industry expected the former chief of NBC Universal to take big risks on programming, formats and talent. A year in, everyone is still waiting.

There’s a new morning show, a handful of fresh on-air faces and a deeper investment in documentaries. But its biggest success over the past year, Anthony Bourdain’s travel series, “Parts Unknown,” was in the works before Mr. Zucker arrived.

In an interview in the wake of his one-year anniversary at the helm of the news giant, Mr. Zucker promised bigger changes this year.

"It’s safe to say 2014 will be the year we shake up prime time," said Mr. Zucker, 48.

Executives at parent company Time Warner have so far preached patience, but buyers are looking for a splash.

Mr. Zucker “has dipped a toe in water, but hasn’t made enough changes,” said David Campanelli, senior VP-director of national broadcast, Horizon Media. “CNN has been hanging its hat on Bourdain, but that’s only 12 hours. They need more of those.”

At stake is the future of one of the news industry’s storied brands. Mr. Zucker is trying to hang on to CNN’s heritage — the go-to for breaking news that still provides the network with its greatest ratings bumps, while expanding into the broad-appeal lifestyle programming that has helped other cable networks break out of their niches. In other words, CNN needs its “Duck Dynasty.”

'Period of denial'
It’s a tough needle to thread.

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