How do you say ‘nerd’ in Irish?
Via Caroline over at prolific.org who’s finally jumped back on the blogging bandwagon.
Up With the Static and the Radio Waves
But a lot of that would be a bit, er, inside football to the uninitiated. So I’ve decided to focus on something that’s happening on a more individual level. Right now two men playing in the Spanish League (La Liga) are playing to a sustained level of individual brilliance and one-up-manship that is unparalleled in the history of football, perhaps in the history of sport.
The drama and intensity of football 1 is more interesting to me than what we see focused on in hockey and other sports here in Canada. It’s just the time zone differences that make it difficult to keep tabs on what’s happening – I need a football friend to remind me of important games coming up.
Systrom downplays the idea that this courtship was in any way remarkable. “I think everyone thinks that the acquisition was made in a dark room with Trent Reznor music playing. Do you know what I mean? Like there was some dramatic thing,” he says, referencing a scene from The Social Network. “And it turns out that some of the biggest decisions get made relatively quickly, without much fanfare.”
Yesterday, CCTV, China’ state-run television network, ran an expose on Apple, generating to an outcry against the company on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. News quickly broke, however, that CCTV had paid celebrities to post anti-Apple remarks. A slip up on the part of Peter Ho, a Taiwanese-American movie star and spokesperson for Samsung Galaxy, provided a glimpse behind the scenes.
Titled “The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)”:
Replete with rock puns and good news on the data about extreme poverty around the world.