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Apr
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You gotta have a problem that you want to solve. A wrong that you want to right. It’s gotta be something that you are passionate about. Cause otherwise you won’t have the perseverance to see it through.

We can’t look at the competition and say we’re going to do it better. We have to look at the competition and say we’re going to do it differently.

In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we’ve chosen to do this: Let’s make it great.

- Steve Jobs

Apr
21st
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border-studies:

Osteofutures
bravecadet:

Osteoid: 3D-printed cast concept that uses ultrasound to heal your bones 40% faster

border-studies:

Osteofutures

bravecadet:

Osteoid: 3D-printed cast concept that uses ultrasound to heal your bones 40% faster

(via stoweboyd)

Apr
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terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Despite the best efforts of the authorities, occassionally an inmate will manage to list his cell on the open market.
Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Despite the best efforts of the authorities, occassionally an inmate will manage to list his cell on the open market.

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

Apr
13th
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Each understood that the function of political leadership in a time of technological change was to keep the working classes inside the tent and to ensure the power they exercised retained popular legitimacy.

The lesson for modern democrats is clear. They should not resist the forces of change but mitigate unequal distributive effects by incorporating the excluded and holding in check the power of the barons enriched by the new technologies.

Apr
3rd
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The bolder and better idea, if one wishes to see if markets can outperform the “rigged” game devised by the feds, is to let investors choose the consumer protections they favor. Why not let exchanges set their own rules and let companies and customers decide if they wish to trade there? One could also let customers decide whether they even need a broker or an exchange. Maybe eBay could do better. Or maybe in a genuine free market, business would gravitate back to the NYSE.

One thing for sure is that if New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and others looking for headlines want to string up high-speed traders, honesty requires them to put the regulators at the front of the rope line.
High-Speed Politics - WSJ.com (via slavin)

+1 > assume people are defenceless children or criminals and surprise, surprise they’ll live down to those expectations…

(via slavin)

Apr
1st
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Aside from all the abuses and unintended consequences, copyright and patents are a great obstacle to creativity and innovation: the creations of all great thinkers, inventors and artists in history would never have been possible in a vacuum and always depend on a context consisting of all the preexisting works and ideas.
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There are however people who by their improbable actions not only cause damages to other people but in addition hurt themselves. They are a sort of super-stupid who, in our system of accounting, will appear somewhere in the area S to the left of the Y axis.
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They learn that in this world, and in this life, no one invites anyone to anything. They realize that the jobs worth having, the roles worth playing, the places worth leading do not roll out the red carpet for anyone. These places don’t know who you are and they don’t care. There are no rules for success, no trodden paths to the top. Unless your goal in life is to become an upper middle class professional, nothing is guaranteed. Anything worth doing requires risk, misery, repeated failure (of the real kind, not the fake kind your write about in your college application essay), and humiliating self-promotion. You might even run the risk of regretting not having taken the safe path - but you will be alive. So snap out of it. Forget the red carpet. There is but one rule for living your own life, and no one else’s: If you want to attend the party, crash it.
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midcenturymodernfreak:

File this under “What Were They Thinking?” - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

File this under “What Were They Thinking?” - Via