1. Say what you will about IE, but their devs have balls doing an AMA.
    — Microsoft Internet Explorer developers put themselves out there on Reddit Ask Me Anything, win the crowd, are generally hilarious.
     
  2. theeconomist:

Tomorrow’s cover today: the euro may survive brinkmanship over Greece, but the road to recovery will be long and hard.

I can’t say it enough: The Economist’s iPad app is my favorite digital reading experience. It manages to be pleasurable, informative, and easy on the eyes at the same time. There is no sacrifice in the reading experience and makes the transition from paper to screen nearly seamless. Kudos! 

    theeconomist:

    Tomorrow’s cover today: the euro may survive brinkmanship over Greece, but the road to recovery will be long and hard.

    I can’t say it enough: The Economist’s iPad app is my favorite digital reading experience. It manages to be pleasurable, informative, and easy on the eyes at the same time. There is no sacrifice in the reading experience and makes the transition from paper to screen nearly seamless. Kudos! 

     
  3. climateadaptation:

    Revolutionary Oil Skimmer Nets $1 Million X Prize

    “A breakthrough in oil cleanup technology allows crews to skim spilled oil off the water’s surface at a much faster rate. The new device wasn’t developed by Exxon, BP or any of the major oil companies — it’s the work of Elastec/American Marine, based in Illinois. And the design won the company a rich prize from the X Prize Foundation.

    Oil is attracted to plastic. And water is not. That, in essence, is the basis of Elastec’s new skimmer.

    It’s huge, about the size of a large U-Haul truck. And it looks something like a giant abacus. It has 64 grooved plastic discs, arranged in rows, with a scraper along the top.”

    NPR

    Oh my.  This video made me so happy I could cry.  A US company of 150 employees—funded by money originating from Google, a US company.  God bless.  America, fuck yeah.

    Hey Goldman Sachs: TOP THAT, if you can.