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Many fascinating things:

1. One big difference with Tesla was that Tesla targeted solely the super-rich (at first), whereas he targeted the masses. Compare with the fantastic success of Facebook (which was restricted only to Harvard and a few other colleges) vs Orkut (which opened its doors to poor people in Brazil and India). Bottom-of-the-pyramid ain't happening. 

2. Any kind of growth seems to involve shit like this: "Canceling the billing-system contract alone—Agassi had purchased the software from Amdocs, which primarily serves large telcos with millions of customers—would cost the company $80 million." -- it's the exact same shit with MNC's setting up shops in India. Rs. 1 lakh working tables, Rs. 50,000 per computer, Rs. 80,000 per month per security guard (paid to the agency -- the poor guard gets barely a fifth of that)

3. All this happened during the global recession. Wow. Mad money is mad. 

4. I am amazed that even such a colorful personality at this guy just failed to think about the one thing that boggles my mind: why the hell don't cars look nicer? Fuck all the tech behind Tesla -- I'd wager that it was the Lotus body and the flush-retractable car handles that won a lot of people over. Why the hell don't other car manufacturers even try to make their cars look better? Why not make a ripoff of Lambos, Ferraris and Bugattis? It's the simplest thing they could do!
With almost $1billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi's Better Place was...
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Most fascinating! First time I've seen a generating function work its magic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number#Power_series
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Ignore the text, I'm laughing at that one pic of college kids partying and having a good time celebrating this 'victory'... a funny version of Russel's "cheer to the echo of an announcement that the government has decided to have them killed"
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Compare http://nypost.com/2015/07/05/decades-of-fraud-have-swindled-greeks-out-of-billions/ with http://www.interfluidity.com/v2/5965.html [while the latter may seem very profound, he is no less blinded by partisanship -- note the old greek schoolteacher image]
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They're killing it! "“Did God grow to cherish the dutiful Mary [...]” Freyland continued. “Probably not. But as they say, you can learn to love another, and that’s what God clearly tried to do.” ... “After all, if His only begotten son had been Erica’s, God might have been a lot less willing to send him to die for the world’s sins,” he added.
NEW HAVEN, CT—In a startling discovery that sheds new light on the woman Christians revere as the mother of their Lord and Savior, researchers at Yale Divinity School announced Monday that the Blessed Virgin Mary was in fact God’s second choice to bear His only son.
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Fascinating! 
Imagine the scene: you are a distinguished female scientist, a Professor and an employee of the college you work for, University College, London. You have a blameless employment record and have ser...
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"The Berkeley pedestrian is propelled not just by his desire to get from one place to another but also by his sense that he's doing it in a morally superior way. He believes -- even if he might not quite put it this way -- that it is the duty of all fossil-fuel consuming, global-warming promoting, morally inferior users of the road to suffer on his behalf. He's not suicidal. He doesn't want to be run over by a car. He simply wants to stress to you, and perhaps even himself, that he occupies the high ground. In doing so, he happens to increase the likelihood that he will wind up in the back of an ambulance."
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+Aadisht Khanna had a glorious response to the Maggi affair: "Govt rescues consumers of fundamentally unhealthy food from also suffering lead poisoning. This is very Sirius Cybernetics Company. "Their fundamental design flaws are completely concealed by their superficial design flaws."" 
 
NEW YORK—As backlash against the Miss USA pageant continues to spread following controversial anti-immigration remarks made by the contest’s owner, Donald Trump, sources confirmed this week that the overt ranking of women is somehow not a part of the ongoing nationwide outrage.
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+1 for +Aadisht Khanna's genius comment :)
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[Severely NSFL] What is dread, what is horror? What is it like to be gripped by the iron fist of wicked Fate? What burns without heat, impales without a point and destroys you without as much as laying a finger? This. 
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Fascinating! And a very nice discussion thread about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1zv60v/til_of_cunninghams_law_the_best_way_to_get_the/ which to its recommendations has gems like "People online generally don't want to be helpful, but they do want to be smartest person in the "room", 
Cunningham's Law states "the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer." The concept is named after Ward Cunningham, father of the wiki. According to Steven McGeady, the law's author, Wikipedia may be the most well-known ...
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There has long been this wisdom in Linux mailing lists: If you want answer to your problem don't ask the question; say that Linux can't do this. :p
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Impossible to stop watching! The whole series!
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+Mohan K.V Thank you! I like watching my videos too! - Aiko


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Conic sections FTW!
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Fascinating!! I guess by the time TV came to Kannada, the fact that it was a medium (like a movie or a book) was probably so well known that 'TV-li bandittu' was the default usage (to the joy of the mother-tongue-influence eliminating industry). One of the difficult things about Sanskrit is figuring out just when to use what vibhakti. Nice to see an example play out so cleanly
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