Terms of Service

Understanding our role in the world of Big Data by Michael Keller and Josh Neufeld.

A worthwhile read about what we agree to share when we use certain services, the stories that data might suggest, the stigma associated with not sharing, the right to privacy and more.



I concur.

It’s the internet on fast-forward, and it’s aggressive – like trying to order from a waiter who keeps finishing your sentences while ramming spoonfuls of what he thinks you want directly into your mouth

Charlie Brooker on Google Instant.


Google vs China


(via Rocketboom)


That’s telekinesis, Kyle


Google Engineers figuring out which is the best superpower.

As powers go it obviously depends what you want to achieve but assuming you want to be a superhero of some sort (or even if you don’t) you need to think pretty carefully about the nature of your power.


If you want the power of flight because you’re lazy you need to make sure you’re not getting wings – even with (Arch)Angel-style hollow bones you’re going to have to flap those bad boys and flying is energy-intensive – you need to make sure you’re getting Nathan Petrelli style self-propelled flight.


A word of advice, anyone you meet who thinks Invisibility is the best power is a pervert. Straight up.


As the Google Engineers correctly surmise this is the power you want (of these three anyway). You don’t get the wind whistling through your hair as you soar on thermals, but you can get anywhere you like a hell of a lot quicker than flying there, and in terms of kicking ass (which neither of the others are that great for) the opening of X-Men 2 should tell you everything you need to know. Even if you don’t have a tail.

(via Boing Boing)