Archive for January, 2011

Mind Crunch 1.26.11

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Telling myself "I did a bad job" was actually me "Doing a good job". I was figuring out what I need to do differently next time. If we always did a "Good job" we would never scrutinise and never learn, which means we are probably just being very lucky and actually doing a "Bad job".

So if your startup isn't going the way you imagined or you have stopped. Embrace the negativity take a step back and scrutinise yourself. Stop asking how can I make things right, and ask what have I done wrong. Your far more likely to get a actionable answer.

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:43pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Quote of the Day

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There seems to be a long period of initial obscurity for any new language. Then after that comes a long period of semi-obscurity, followed by total obscurity.AaPaul Bissex via

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:36pm by Koookiecrumbles


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DIY: Organically-Shaped Gears

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:29pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Interdependent Web

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Yahoo, for example, will show you one of a possible 38,000 home pages, depending on who Yahoo believes you to be. Yahoo Mail (or any other mail, for that matter), is an utterly dependent service: it will only show youAyour mail (we hope). Facebook, of course, creates an entirely different experience for you than it does for me, because what Facebook shows us depends on who Facebook thinks we are. And search, in general, is a dependent service - what you see as results depends both on what you input as a query, as well as who the search service believes you are (personalized search).

And while I believe this idea of a dependent service being defined as "one that changes depending on its profile of you" is important, this isn’t the only feature that distinguishes Independent sites from Dependent ones.

Another way to understand the distinction is that Dependent sites tend to be ones we, well, depend on for some basic service in our lives. You might depend on Yahoo or Google for mail. We depend on Facebook for our social graph, and Twitter for our "interest graph." Of course we depend on Google (or Bing) for search. And I’m starting to depend on StumbleUpon to surface sites I might like.

In fact, most of us "depend" on Dependent-web services to discoverAindependent sites - a fact we may as well call "the interdependence of the independent and dependent web."

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:26pm by Koookiecrumbles


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How the Hippies Saved Physics

MIT Professor David Kaiser describes the field of physic’s bumpy transition from New Age to cutting edge.

In recent years, the field of quantum information science has catapulted to the cutting edge of physics. Long before the big budgets and dedicated teams, however, the field smoldered on the scientific sidelines within the hazy, bong-filled excesses of the 1970s New Age movement. Many of the ideas that now occupy the core of quantum information science once found their home amid an anything-goes counterculture frenzy, a mishmash of spoon-bending psychics, Eastern mysticism, LSD trips, CIA spooks chasing mind-reading dreams, and comparable "Age of Aquarius" enthusiasts.

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


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A Better Way to Caramelize Onions

There are certainly no shortage of recipes out there, and the general method, unsurprisingly, begins with the same basic technique: cook down finely chopped onions over low, low heat to get their natural sugars to slowly and evenly caramelize. Once the onions are completely broken down to a deep brown, jam-like consistency, they’re blended together with mayonnaise and sour cream, seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper, and you’re done.

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 12:42pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is on its way to the future of farming; a brand new aeroponic, soil-less, sunless, pesticide-less, low-energy farm was just installed in the town of Jeddah. The farm was created by AeroFarm, a company that manufactures a new type of hydroponic growing unit that uses a recyclable cloth material, instead of soil to anchor plants. The system provides nutrition to plants with air circulation, a nutrient rich mist and an array of low-energy, LED lighting. The farms can grow fresh local produce indoors year-round in cold climates and because of their low-water usage are perfect for desert climates a with soil degradation and climate change becoming a problem around the world these things might come in handy.

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 12:39pm by Koookiecrumbles


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We all bleed. We're all human - painfully so, as much as we all try to hide it in our suits, our cubicles, our genius opinions at parties and in corporate meetings. AWatching Jim on "Mad Money" is sometimes like watching an impending train wreck. Jim's a little crazy, a little off the deep end, but it's either the kind of crazy we all see a little of in ourselves, or the kind of crazy we all wish we had.

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 12:34pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Nancy Duarte on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 12:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


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