Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Dark Knight Rises Trailer TV Spots

The studio gods at Warner Brothers have thrown us a few more scraps before the July 20th release.  New footage shows us Bruce ripping off some P90X, Catwoman shenanigans, as well as Lucius and Alfred getting fresh.

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It sounds like many of these new Craig’s List applications implement a more intuitive interface and display their information in a prettier way. However, Big Bad Craig can prevent these companies from “scraping their data” which I take to be ripping Craig’s apartment information and repackaging it on another site. The solution for apartment start-ups then is to not only present data in an engaging and easy to use way, but also to cultivate their own buyer/seller market by creating a new, non-Craig Craig’s List.

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

I moved to San Francisco in the summer of 2000, the beginning of the end of the last tech boom. After telling me I was hired, my first boss broke the bad news: She wanted me to start in a month’s time, and finding an apartment in the city so quickly—while I was stuck in college across the country—was going to be hell.

When I asked my new boss if she had any tips for navigating the apartment market, she told me that there was only really one way to do it. “It’s called Craigslist,” she said, and then she spelled the URL out for me. I remember thinking it was a funny name; who was this Craig? “It’s really a great site,” she assured me. And she was right. Over the next few weeks, I scoured Craigslist hourly, jumping on any leads that seemed like they could work. Eventually…

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Take My Leg To Save My Stride

Courtesy NYTimes

Prosthetic limbs have come a long way. Newer bionic models facilitate natural human movement and help amputees regain their active lifestyles. As the New York Times reports, the advancement of artificial limbs has led many amputees to elect to lose more of their healthy flesh so that they can be fitted with newer models.

Instead of doing everything possible to preserve and live with whatever is left of their limbs, some are opting to amputate more extensively to regain something more akin to normal function.

Citing the research of a prosthetics start up, iWalk, the article states:

The goal is to build artificial limbs that resemble human arms in dexterity, strength, size and weight — and that veterans one day may control with their brains. The scientists plan to insert a small array of electrodes into the cortex, the brain’s top layer, or into peripheral nerves.

Controlling an artificial limb with thought instead of lifting a metal extension with existing muscle seems both futuristically bizarre and wonderfully intuitive.

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Rather than praise Saverin for his financial savy, Manjoo pwns him for being the ultimate sellout.

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family had to make a permanent decision. They hastily arranged a move out of the country. And of all the places in the world they could move to, the Saverin family saw only one option. They took their talents to Miami.

Would it be too much to say that America saved Eduardo Saverin? Probably. Maybe that’s just too overwrought. The Saverins were just another in a long line of immigrants who’d come to America for the opportunity it affords—the opportunity, among other things, to not have to worry that your child will be kidnapped just because you’ve become wealthy.

Just because…

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The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 3

WOW WOW WOW. My favorite DKR trailer so far. What I am most curious about and what was downplayed in this trailer was: where will Ra’s al Ghul fit in?

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