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Totally forgot about the Big Pig Festival in Taiwan. Some of these pigs can get upwards of 1900 lbs or more.

Threw up a little remembering them butchering one of these pigs while I was in attendance.
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:O :O Wow?!
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Both +Stephane Delbecque and I feel we lost a few minutes of the day reading this article on the decline of design in America.

I had high hopes for the article upon reading the title, but after the first paragraph the rest of the article was largely downhill for me. Once he started tearing down Microsoft's metro UI I knew he was rather full of it. That UI is rather impressive considering Microsoft's history of design flubs and mistakes.

He's also forgotten the contributions of Jonathan Ives at Apple. What he's contributed in leading the teams at Apple in creating the iPad, iPhone, and many other consumer electronics is quite an accomplishment.

It's worth a skim, but not really worth a long time in digesting everything the writer presents.
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I'm always amazed at finding brilliantly done photos on Flickr only to find they've only been viewed a couple of times and some rather inane and borderline crap shot has hundreds if not thousands of views.

How hard is it to get the best to the top and discard the rest? On Flickr, seemingly quite difficult it seems.
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Well, it's really a question of how little attention Flickr has been given over the years. It's a great product and with a little TLC can still reclaim the spot as best photo sharing site. But some yahoo has got to pay attention...
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This notion of "filter bubbles" is something a couple of friends and I discovered last year when researching a few topics related to China and Chinese politics.

It's worth evaluating where and from whom we're getting our information about the world.
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This site on San Francisco probably isn't for everyone, but some of the stuff is interesting for those who live and have lived in the city.
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Great find and great design methinks! :) Thanks +Matthew Mansfield !
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Anyone who grew up in and around industrial centers throughout the United States are pretty familiar with the lost industries mentioned in this article from Forbes.

A lot of the article echoes sentiments shared with me by my high school's AP Chemistry and Physics teacher nearly 20 years ago about the collapse of the US industrial centers and the gradual shifting of jobs and technical expertise overseas.
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Why Amazon can't make a Kindle in the USA: http://onforb.es/qTf1l9
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I read the follow up article about "Does it really matter whether Amazon can make a Kindle in the USA?" too. I am still not convinced it does...he also uses the example that its important we make solar cells here.

The way I am looking at it [and this may not be the best way] is that we have a limited number of people in the country capable of innovation. So how do we allocate them? I think we are doing a relatively decent job getting people to work on things like AI and biotech which to me seem like clear winners in high margin[and high impact] areas. The tech he cites seems less likely to be high margin and/or a clear winner. Ex. will solar really be that much better than clean coal, wind, bio-mass etc?

Of course we should work on bringing more smart people into the country to have better coverage of all the areas of up and coming tech but immigration is a whole other issue :)
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Gary Snyder reading from RipRap and then talking about some of his works over the last 60 years of writing. He's one of my favorite living poets.
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I think this is one of the coolest thinks I've found on the web in the last few days. It's bizarre and educational at the same time.

I've always been a big fan of Isabella Rosellini's work since I watched Blue Velvet as a teenager.
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This is actually quite cool.
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Nifty! --> Interactive map w/scrolling timeline featuring photos of San Francisco, from 1850 to today.
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Wow cool, I had no idea that the F-line cable car ran down to Chestnut until the '50s. Makes sense, though, it was probably run there for the Panama Pacific Exposition. Thanks for the link!
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No one ever believes me that the shores of Lake Michigan are some of the prettiest beaches my wife and I have been to in the world, especially during summer.

Sleeping Bear Dunes was only a couple hours north of where I grew up. And yes, they're pretty damn big to climb.
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I had watched this documentary a few years ago. One can watch it and download it for free from this site.
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I'll have to check that out, but first, I need to find a good comedy. I'm taking a break from these kinds of documentaries :)
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This is pretty big news for the people of Burma. Hopefully it portends actual positive change rather than more of the same.
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This place has really grown on me. Not in a bacterial infection sort of way...
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I miss eating at this place on a regular basis.
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I'm surprised we weren't more sick from the food. Although it's closely situated to a parking garage.
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