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benbrown:

Dear Internet,

SXSW starts today here in Austin. As expected, it is bigger than ever. Yesterday, I saw three stages being built, and someone has installed two giant domes just off of Congress Avenue, to be filled with who knows what sort of branded advertainment experience. This is the first year…

stefanwehrmeyer:

I just released Mapnificent for 17 cities in the US and some other cities world wide (before Mapnificent was only available for Berlin and somehow for London night buses). You can watch a short video about what Mapnificent is and what it can do here. This post will explain how Mapnificent…

jtotheizzoe:

A Final Flight for Enterprise

This morning, the space shuttle prototype Enterprise flew over NYC en route to her final resting place at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River.

This wasn’t the first time Enterprise has flown over NYC. Up top, there she is in 1983 on the way back from the Paris Air Show. Below, today’s final flight over the Big Apple.

(pictures via @Brosner85 and NBCNews)

theatlantic:

I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. -JK
[via @tmbtx]

theatlantic:

I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. -JK

[via @tmbtx]

Literary culture, for better or for worse, is dealing with a radically transformed business landscape. The Justice Department is, at best, irrelevant to this process.
Always provocative Matt Yglesias arguing that the book world is in such utter turmoil that a little price-fixing here and there is peanuts. (via arlpolicynotes)
timemagazine:

Happy birthday, David Bowie 

timemagazine:

Happy birthday, David Bowie 

theweekmagazine:

The capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship is sitting in the middle of the largest marine sanctuary in Italy. The ship is carrying more than 2,400 tons of fuel in 17 tanks, and will take three to four weeks to empty. In the mean time, the ship remains an “ecological time bomb.”

theweekmagazine:

The capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship is sitting in the middle of the largest marine sanctuary in Italy. The ship is carrying more than 2,400 tons of fuel in 17 tanks, and will take three to four weeks to empty. In the mean time, the ship remains an “ecological time bomb.”