Ah-ha! This confirms my thoughts. When I was in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by how many skyscrapers there were and swore that it must have more buildings than New York City. Sure enough, Wikipedia states this: The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, whose introduction and widespread adoption saw New York buildings shift from the...
Tiger Woods to become the first billion-dollar... →
Rain to attend F1 with Beyonce →
Rain appeared on a Singapore entertainment news program titled “F1 Rocks” before the race event. This TV show will be on air through BBC, ESPN, Fuji TV, CCTV, and MTV channels to nearly 200 nations, including the United States.
Amazon Scoffs at Google’s Offer to Share Book... →
Google also got powerful testimony on its behalf from Marc Maurer, the president of the National Federation of the Blind, who accused the online book industry of deliberately frustrating 1.5 million blind Americans. “So far Google is the only company to make millions of books available to the country in ways that can be used by blind readers,” Maurer said. “We want the right to buy books. But now...
Seven things I like about Koreans by Peter M. Beck →
A fifth quality I have both admired and tried to embrace is the Korean proclivity to work hard and play hard. I attribute this to the drive for accomplishment and a general thirst for life.
Jewish With A Korean Face →
My sister Helena and I were born in Korea. When I was 5 and she was 3 we were adopted and moved to the United States by an Israeli father and Italian mother, both Jewish. I call myself a Jewish person with a Korean face.
EU to MP3 users: Turn that down! - Sacramento... →
Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants'... →
Microsoft and Google are vying for a $7.25-million contract to replace an outdated e-mail system.
2009 PGA TOUR FEDEXCUP PLAYOFF RESULTS →
I find it interesting that 5 out of 7 Asians on the list are Koreans. Keep heading out to driving ranges. :)
One guy's Star Wars collection →
Opinion: The unspoken truth about managing geeks →
Showcase: Under the Surf - Lens Blog - NYTimes.com →
Los Gatos man drives through 49 states in less... →
New Rules for the New Economy →
Surfing as Rehab for Those Fighting Addiction -... →
The world’s most wired country, Korea. →
In 1400 AD, approximately 50 years before Johann Gutenberg’s creation revolutionized Europe, the world’s first movable metal type printing press appeared in Korea. Its inventor remains unknown, and his invention was not accompanied by the upheavals that print brought about halfway across the globe.
Stanford kisses off Full Moon - San Jose Mercury... →
Stanford’s century-old liplockapalooza called Full Moon on the Quad has survived mono, cold sores, bad breath, regular flu and even fears that HIV could be spread by kissing. But it couldn’t survive swine flu. Stanford has canceled the tradition that dates to the 19th century, when a senior would give a freshman — or dozens of freshmen — a kiss in the sandstone quad during the first...
Barack Obama's amazingly consistent smile on Vimeo →
A quest to find the best pizza: Man secretly... →
“I don’t need some … crab on my pizza,” he said. “If you want to make some bread with sauce and cheese and put crab on top of it and call it a pizza, fine. Go for it. But that’s not a pizza as far as I’m concerned.”
The Love Guru - Malcolm Gladwell →
In his books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell has dissected many inspirational underdog victories, but his own triumph over the opposite sex could well be the most inspirational of all. Since moving to New York in 1996, he’s cast his net wide and deep to amass a staggering tally of conquests. There’s been the poetess, the psychotherapist, the...
Why front-end developers are so important to the... →
Skill set The web developer (sometimes also called a client-side developer, front-end developer, web architect or front-end engineer) has a huge skill set and a job description to match. They are often expected and required to excel in many disciplines, and have good working knowledge of many others. They exist at the point where art, design, interaction, programming and behavioural and...
Guinness 250: Brewery celebrates anniversary -... →
In 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a brewery. Centuries later, his eponymous dark stout is one of Ireland’s best-known exports.
Why Californians are paying even more for gas →
Californians pay the highest gasoline taxes in the United States, when federal, state and local taxes are combined. And because sales taxes are calculated as a percentage of the overall sale price, they rise whenever the price does. In January, Californians paid 50 cents in taxes on every gallon, according to the energy commission. Now it’s 59 cents.
Bloody Nipples - a gallery on Flickr →
The Oil Industry Is on a Roll This Year With New... →
What oil shortage? too bad we’re becoming more green.
South Korea clears iPhone for sale →
This is huuge. Steve Jobs is so brilliant.
Federal agents opened fire Tuesday on three vans carrying at least 70 people...– U.S. Closes Mexico Border Crossing After Shootout - NYTimes.com
Fishing experts say the overfishing is a result of a broader failure by the...– Tuna Town in Japan Sees Falloff of Its Fish - NYTimes.com
The Anatomy of a Search Engine →
Fascinating read, seriously. Google founders were smart enough to have foreseen the future. Because humans can only type or speak a finite amount, and as computers continue improving, text indexing will scale even better than it does now. Of course there could be an infinite amount of machine generated content, but just indexing huge amounts of human generated content seems tremendously useful....