“The clouds that could be seen above Chevron Richmond refinery Wednesday morning were actually harmless steam clouds.”

Paid media now includes delivery corporate news in a friendly local paper format.

The above quote sounds scarily like something you hear from “Welcome to Night Vale” podcast.

Yahoo + myspace 1.0 + fitness = endomondo

Notice I signed up this month (September) and I receive 4 notifications and requests dated June, July, August already.

“In an email last week, Monet Berger received some upsetting news. “I nearly cried when I read it,” Ms. Berger said. “My heart sank.””
— Over a 3 week closure for renovation at SoulCycle Tribeca!
Of course the Guardian adds a cat for the diagram, in "London flats ‘worse than prison cells’ condemned by council".

Of course the Guardian adds a cat for the diagram, in "London flats ‘worse than prison cells’ condemned by council".

“For just $200, and a little bit of luck, I was able to successfully crack my own iCloud password and use EPPB to download my entire iCloud backup from my iPhone. For $400, I could have successfully pulled in my iCloud data without a password and with less than 60 seconds of access to a Mac or Windows computer where I was logged into iCloud.”
— Christina Warren “How I Hacked My Own iCloud Account, for Just $200”. Scary read.
“1. Any teacher can dump the entire user database, including over nine million names and email addresses.
2. If you are logged into your Coursera account, any website that you visit can list your course enrollments.
3. Coursera’s privacy-protecting user IDs don’t do much privacy protecting.”
Jonathan Mayer, who’s about to teach a surveillance MOOC on Coursera, discover some security and privacy issues.
“If your App looks like it was cobbled together in a few days, or you’re trying to get your first practice App into the store to impress your friends, please brace yourself for rejection. We have lots of serious developers who don’t want their quality Apps to be surrounded by amateur hour.”
— Even more gems from Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines
“We will reject Apps for any content or behavior that we believe is over the line. What line, you ask? Well, as a Supreme Court Justice once said, “I’ll know it when I see it”. And we think that you will also know it when you cross it.”
— Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines
“If your App is rejected, we have a Review Board that you can appeal to. If you run to the press and trash us, it never helps.”
Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines
“…if your app is plain creepy, it may not be accepted.”
More from Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines
“We view Apps different than books or songs, which we do not curate. If you want to criticize a religion, write a book. If you want to describe sex, write a book or a song, or create a medical App.”
— Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines
“I was corrected — very firmly. That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”
— Hello Kitty is not a cat.

“The [US Copyright] Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants. Likewise, the Office cannot register a work purportedly created by divine or supernatural beings, although the Office may register a work where the application or the deposit copy(ies) state that the work was inspired by a divine spirit.”

in Compendium of U.S. copyright office practices 3rd edition.

This monkey selfie on Wikimedia Commons? Not copyrightable.

"I shall be disappointed if I only get £550,000 for it," says Mike Golding, as he shows me into a two-bedroom, first-floor flat he is selling.

It has no garden, few proper windows, and no view to speak of.

But such prices are not excessive in Stow on the Wold, a pretty market town in the Cotswolds, where the undersupply of affordable housing is matched only by the oversupply of Barbour jackets, local organic brie and bow-windowed tea shops.

— One of the 62 English Local Authority areas that are less affordable than London

Customer data sold to debt collectors in pen drives (!!!)