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Photographers who have traveled to the Gulf commonly say they believe that BP has exerted more control over coverage of the spill with the cooperation of the federal government and local law enforcement. “It’s a running joke among the journalists covering the story that the words ‘Coast Guard’ affixed to any vehicle, vessel, or plane should be prefixed with ‘BP,’ ” says Charlie Varley, a...
Microsoft—in a nutshell—is a company that had one successful product that we are...– Mike Lee (via caseyliss) (via marco, peroty)
Perhaps the most pernicious proposition of the “everything must be open” crusade...– Curated hypocrisy: How Google camouflages its attacks on Apple « counternotions Google has some great ideas, but holy Christ am I tired of their hypocrisy and their continual parade of half-assed, never-to-be-completed Next Big Thing™s.
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azspot: The hero of the Times Square bomb attempt was an immigrant. A Muslim. Senegalese newcomer Aliou Niasse was the first to notice the smoldering car and draw attention to it. He had no time left on his cell phone and realized his English probably wasn’t up to the task, so he got a passerby to call 911. In Arizona the cops would have hauled him off to jail while the car exploded.