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I recently met Steli Efti, founder of Close.io, in Palo Alto, and did a podcast episode with him.  Transcript and links below as per the usual. Sidenote: I listen to a lot of podcasts and have been using Marco Arment’s Overcast app recently to do...
From: Patrick McKenzie | By: Patrick | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.
From: Global Voices | By: Rakotomalala | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The Big Data market is expected to grow to $28.5 billion by the end of 2014 and to top $50 billion by 2017, according to a recent Wikibon report. With the growing market comes millions of new Big Data and … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Suzanne Kattau | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Konnikova chronicles how dilly-dallying “dates back to the very beginnings of civilization”: As early as 1400 B.C., [psychologist Piers] Steel told me, ancient Egyptians were struggling with basic time management. “Friend, stop putting off work...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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“While there have been many news reports on the number of people who have been killed (over 500) and wounded (over 3,000) in the Israeli offensive,” Elizabeth Ferris observes, “far larger numbers of people are being forced from their homes”:...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Angry Nerd is hungry for some new material. Instead of force-feeding us cinematic souvlaki with CGI blowouts of Greek-inspired story lines, maybe it's time to look beyond the Peloponnesian lore. And no, Brett Ratner, we will not be entertained with your...
From: Wired | By: Wired Staff | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The tween and teen years are prime times for trials and odysseys. Even more so when your absentee dad is the Greek god Poseidon....
From: New York Daily News | By: Joe Dziemianowicz | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Mariah Carey and her little black dress, Vivica Fox and more were on the red carpet for the Hercules movie premiere in Hollywood last night.  Check the pics inside....   MiMi threw on her little black dress to show off those curves at the premiere...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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I have this super-secret yet super-awesome Super-Quantizer program thingie that does cool things to music. For various reasons the words "Platonic score" are always used in my mind and in the code so I was hoping to carry that tradition on in naming...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bfootdav | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Those two little lines aren't just aesthetic. They are instrumental in helping us communicate, mourn, and even stay alive....
From: The Atlantic | By: English Taylor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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This month marks forty-five years since men first left planet earth and set foot on another world. The last man to walk on the moon did so in December, 1972, over four decades ago. It's a good moment to ponder what we haven't done since. There were six...
From: New Geography | By: Rand Simberg | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Local reports claim 56-year-old woman died an hour after Greece's public power company cut her off over her debt as relatives file lawsuit over her death...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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How would fictional professors, heroes of those quaint works known as campus novels, fare in the world of online education?
From: The Millions | By: Matt Seidel | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Family feud sparks massive food fight APThe New England grocery store chain is embroiled in a decades-old family feud that has left store shelves bare. 'Ultimate Greek tragedy'More news The Queen's royal photobomb Boy Scout held at gunpoint...
From: Good News Now | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Not much connects the Lower East Side’s current crop of summer shows, except maybe for a shared inclination towards some (much-needed) weirdness. 47 Canal brings a seaweed-covered TV to DTR, while those looking for their fix of visual hallucinogenics...
From: Art Fag City | By: Andrew Wagner | Friday, July 25, 2014
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I DUNNO, THEY’RE BETTER THAN ENDLESS MARVEL-COMIC RETREADS: Angry Nerd: For the Love of Zeus, Enough With the Greek Myth Movies.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) and his band of mercenaries have been summoned by Cotys, the King of Thrace (John Hurt), as he’s in a bad way and under threat from a head-chopping despot named Rhesus (Tobias Santelmann). Yet Thrace has no army, and Rhesus’s...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Adam Bellotto | Friday, July 25, 2014
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In a classic salad or a dish with shrimp, sweet, meaty, sun-ripened tomatoes are served virtually unadorned....
From: New York Times | By: DAVID TANIS | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Jennifer Lopez turned 45 in style.The sexy singer celebrated at Greek restaurant Nammos in the Hamptons Thursday with a star-studded guest list including rumored beau Maksim Chmerkovskiy, French Montana, Khloe Kardashian, Scott Disick, Leah Remini, Andy...
From: New York Daily News | By: RACHEL MARESCA | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hercules—which stars Dwayne Johnson as the brawny, bearded hero of Greek myth—is a scaled down club-and-sandals movie with a good ratio of scenery-chewing to choppy-shutter-angle skull-cracking. It’s also a half-hearted, but largely admirable,...
From: A.V. Club | By: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Because it's not all about Norts and an oversized frat tee, ladies!...
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Friday, July 25, 2014
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In the battle of brains vs. brawn, Scarlett Johansson‘s expanded mind won easily. “Lucy,” the Luc Besson-directed sci-fi thriller about a woman who develops superhuman powers after a drug implanted in her body by the mob leaks into her system,...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Zakarin | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Late last month, a team of creators released the first in a planned series of comic books called The Wicked and Divine. Loosely grounded in Greek mythology, the comic explores the lives of gods who, every 90 years, descend to Earth in human form for...
From: New York Magazine | By: Brennan Carley | Friday, July 25, 2014
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In Greek mythology, Heracles was the product of Zeus getting his Mt. Olympus freak on with a mortal woman. Heracles was named to honor his philandering daddy’s angry wife, Hera, but her vengeance had dire consequences for the future hero. Hera drove...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Odie Henderson | Friday, July 25, 2014
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The Athens Theatre in DeLand is offering two series during its 2014-15 season — the usual mainstage series, and then a smaller series that includes a performance of "12 Angry Men" in an actual courthouse....
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“Hercules,” the latest movie to send Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on a mission to wrestle bad guys on the big screen, is now playing in theaters and is being hailed as OK, at best. The Paramount release directed by Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour”),...
From: The Wrap | By: Greg Gilman | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Scarlett Johansson is inhuman again in ‘Lucy,’ while Dwayne Johnson is wasted in ‘Hercules.’...
From: Grantland | By: Wesley Morris | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Jennifer Lopez had one hunky guy by her side during her 45th birthday dinner last night! The sexy singer reunited with her rumored beau Maksim Chmerkovskiy while celebrating at Greek......
From: E Online | Friday, July 25, 2014
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First things first: Remember all those awesome Hercules trailers? All those fantastic shots of The Rock fighting the Nemean Lion, the Erymanthian Boar, and the Hydra? If they were what had you thinking about seeing Hercules, don't bother. They are lies.Read...
From: Io9 | By: Rob Bricken | Friday, July 25, 2014
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On paper, Brett Ratner sounds like such an improbable choice to direct a large-scale ancient Greek epic that, going into his "Hercules," one could only hope for a less aggressively preposterous affair than Renny Harlin's bargain-basement "The Legend...
From: Denver Post | By: Variety | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Milan registered a historically poor defensive record last season, so earlier this summer the club signed veteran centre-back Alex in hopes that he would improve what was the team's worst unit in recent memory. Alex spent last season in France with Paris...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jason Voss | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Someone at the Wall Street Journal can’t tell a Minotaur from a Cyclopes. As a result, the paper published a monstrous correction this week: The Minotaur is a monster in Greek mythology that is part bull, part human. A travel article in Saturday’s...
From: Regret the Error | By: Craig Silverman | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Bulgaria may lose EUR 45 M in EU funding if the gas grid interconnection with Greece is delayed, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva. Speaking Friday in Kardzhali, she said that the municipal councils at the three municipalities...
From: Novinite | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hercules has no right to be as entertaining as it is. It’s dumb, choppy, cheap-looking, and it even somehow manages to waste the Rock … but this big-budget jettisoning of the Greek myth, based on Steve Moore’s Radical comic, is also a million miles...
From: New York Magazine | By: Bilge Ebiri | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Crazy with a chance of sharknadoes: changes in the TV business and social media mean that insanity is a good ratings strategy....
From: Time | By: James Poniewozik | Friday, July 25, 2014
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WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures....
From: Denver Post | By: Denise Lavoie Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Friday, July 25, 2014
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WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.A workers' revolt...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Andrew J. Coulson Slate recently published a badly misinformed piece about Sweden’s voucher program, which I addressed here. One of the other responses to the Slate piece was written by Swedish economist Tino Sanandaji for NRO. Sanandaji did an excellent...
From: Cato Institute | By: Andrew J. Coulson | Friday, July 25, 2014
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It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary…Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Associated Press (DENISE LAVOIE) | Friday, July 25, 2014
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That’s the essence of Shadi Hamid’s take on the aftermath of the Arab uprisings and the rise of armed Islamist groups throughout the Middle East: The July 3, 2013 coup in Egypt has had a chilling effect beyond the country’s borders, strengthening...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, July 25, 2014
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If anyone was wondering what has made Batman so meaningful to fans over the last 75 years, these were the […]...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: blakehennon | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Looking for something healthy and delicious to start (or end) your day? This Chocolate Blueberry Parfait is just what you need. With crumbles of chocolate cookies, this parfait tastes just like dessert—with the added benefits of fiber and protein in...
From: Glamour | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Greece, the whipping boy of the Eurozone crisis, was held up to the rest of the world of as an example the worst of the southern European economies, with a corrupt public sector running up massive debts and a private sector largely dependent on the state....
From: Forbes | By: Alison Coleman | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Greece has officially filled its managerial void by hiring veteran boss Claudio Ranieri to lead the national team through Euro 2016. He replaces Fernando Santos, whose stint came to an end after the Ethniki were eliminated in the round of 16 at the 2014...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tim Daniels | Friday, July 25, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece — Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year contract to coach Greece's national football team, replacing Fernando Santos after he guided the Greeks to the second round at the World Cup in Brazil.Ranieri, a 62-year-old Italian, signed the...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece — Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year contract to coach Greece's national soccer team, replacing Fernando Santos after he guided the Greeks to the second round at the World Cup in Brazil.The 62-year-old Italian signed the deal Friday...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor explains why he tries to forget critics—and his own self-consciousness—when creating....
From: The Atlantic | By: Joe Fassler | Friday, July 25, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year contract to coach Greece's national football team, replacing Fernando Santos after he guided the Greeks
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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