*That is to say, its ruthless efficiency as an engine of inequality This Chart WIll Restore Your Faith in Capitalism* — The Nib — Medium.
The future is looking bright The Sharing Economy is Extremely Good — The Nib — Medium.
So Joss Whedon, TV cult hero and creator of the Buffyverse, has spent most of the last five years engaged in immensely lucrative struggle with a Marvel Comics mashup franchise. Toward what end, I am genuinely not sure. I have tried to take the question seriously: I went back and watched “The Avengers” again, and […]
Quantum computing could make complex calculations trivial—but it’s currently fraught with problems. Now, though, IBM has solved one of the biggest, allowing it to detect the internal errors that could otherwise render quantum calculation useless. One of the many problems exhibited by the breed of future computers is that they exist in the delicate and […]
Updated on April 30, 2015 As protests formed in a handful of major American cities on Wednesday night, a leaked police document offered a new and controversial theory as to what might have happened to Freddie Gray, the black Baltimore man who died in police custody last week. What the Document Says The document, obtained […]
Last year, NASA’s advanced propulsion research wing made headlines by announcing the successful test of a physics-defying electromagnetic drive, or EM drive. Now, this futuristic engine, which could in theory propel objects to near-relativistic speeds, has been shown to work inside a space-like vacuum. Illustration: “Dreamscape IV,” by jamajurabaev, via Deviantart NASA Eagleworks made the […]
At age 21, I was handed control of a million-dollar company with more than 250 employees when I was named editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel, the independent student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The only reason I ever came to the University of North Carolina was to work for […]
In 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer finally got what was coming to him when fellow inmate Christopher Scarver beat him to death in a prison bathroom. And which of Dahmer’s many crimes finally pushed Scarver over the edge? Being too damn good at pranks. From the New York Post: Christopher Scarver — who fatally beat […]
Vin Diesel is a witch hunter. Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) is a witch. Michael Caine is a priest. Together, they fight crime! Wait, no. That’s wrong. They fight evil witches! This movie looks amazing and ridiculous and I think I’ll have to marry it. It tells the story of an immortal witch hunter — […]
A 29 Photos From the Baltimore Protests That Shut Down New York City.