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In the News 15.10.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 15.10.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. Before The Startup

“Startups are very counterintuitive. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s just because knowledge about them hasn’t permeated our culture yet. But whatever the reason, starting a startup is a task where you can’t always trust your instincts.”

Read the rest of this article at Paul Graham



2. Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

“We see more and more visitors log on to our fictitious network. The siren song of the little black device appears to be irresistible. Already 20 smartphones and laptops are ours. If he wanted to, Slotboom is now able to completely ruin the lives of the people connected: He can retrieve their passwords, steal their identity, and plunder their bank accounts. Later today, he will show me how. I have given him permission to hack me in order to demonstrate what he is capable of, though it could be done to anyone with a smartphone in search of a network, or a laptop connecting to a WiFi network.”

Read the rest of this article at Matter



3. Trashy ‘Gone Girl’ Gets Away from Fincher

“Buried somewhere beneath the button-pushing gender politics and all-too-convenient plot twists in Gone Girl, there are some mildly interesting points being made about modern marriage. But after two and a half hours of soapy ridiculousness that wouldn’t be out of place on TV’s The Bold and the Beautiful, the movie just seems like cruel and unusual punishment.”

Read the rest of this article at Scene Stealers



4. The Truth Behind Kill the Messenger

“Conspiracy theories compel us because they promise tangible order in an otherwise arbitrary and indifferent world. They give meaning to coincidence and offer deep, secret truths as consolation for the hypocrisies and injustices of society’s cold, ruthless surfaces.”

Read the rest of this article at Hazlitt


5. The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times

“The British ship Norham Castle was 40 miles from Krakatoa at the time of the explosion. The ship’s captain wrote in his log, “So violent are the explosions that the ear-drums of over half my crew have been shattered. My last thoughts are with my dear wife. I am convinced that the Day of Judgement has come.”

Read the rest of this article at Nautilus


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.



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