– Tea: Does bouncing your tea bag actually do anything substantial? – you don’t need to sign up for Quora; the first answer is pretty comprehensive!
– More documents came out in the lawsuits about the no-hire agreements between Apple and other high-tech companies, and Jobs’s letter to Palm includes the following:
I’m sure you realize the asymmetry in the financial resources of our respective companies when you say: “We will both just end up paying a lot of lawyers a lot of money.”
Ouch! Some of the other documents are pretty damning as well – even if the only policy was “don’t pursue people from these companies, but it’s OK to hire them if they come to us”, I think that’s still kinda wrong.
– NFL Fans on Facebook – a comprehensive analysis of which parts of the country root for which teams. Good stuff! I love when Facebook does neat stuff with their data.
– SimCity vs. The Suburban Sprawl – I got to play the SimCity beta last weekend and I’m looking forward to the real release!
– Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months – yikes, cyberwarfare is becoming a thing…
– Republicans’ No-Fingerprints Strategy on Gay Marriage – clearly this is just happening in bluish states, but this is still an amazing turnaround from not so long ago!
– Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A – written by an ardent LGBT activist.
– Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias – or “Tiny Kentucky Town Bans LGBT Discrimination, Defies Stereotypes”
– Disney’s Oscar-nominated “Paperman” debuts online – I hadn’t seen it before and it’s really very good.