This year’s spoof Nobel prize awards for “improbable research” were for:
View the full list of Improbable Research winners, who may one day be researched on themselves.
I’m a reasonably big fan of the Star Wars movies, but there’s a much bigger universe of characters, worlds and stories in the form of comics, cartoons and games that I have
feared wading never gotten into. The Star Wars Expanded Universe Imgur Library is an excellent resource for quickly catching up on all the stuff they never told you about in the movies.
Google has the web, Facebook has its app, and Apple has the iPhone. This is the newest and biggest war in tech going today. And the collateral damage of that war — of Apple going after Google’s revenue platform — is going to include the web, and in particular any small publisher on the web that can’t invest in proprietary platform distribution, native advertising, and the type of media wining-and-dining it takes to secure favorable distribution deals on proprietary platforms. It is going to be a bloodbath of independent media.
The Diderot effect is a social phenomenon related to consumer goods that comprises two ideas. The first posits that goods purchased by consumers will be cohesive to their sense of identity, and as a result, will be complementary to one another. The second states that the introduction of a new possession that is deviant from the consumer’s current complementary goods can result in a process of spiraling consumption.
There are Linux builds of Firefox Aurora available on Mozilla. But if you’re on Debian testing (or like to live dangerously with unstable) and prefer installing/updating via APT, then you’d might want to install Iceweasel Aurora.
I’m on Debian testing and this is what I did:
/etc/apt/sources.listand stick in this line
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental iceweasel-aurora
For other builds of Iceweasel, you can get more instructions here.