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→ Here’s How Apple Should Have Combined the iPad and Mac Mini – Luna Display

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→ Here’s How Apple Should Have Combined the iPad and Mac Mini – Luna Display

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jhamill
1 day ago
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And people say MacOS isn't any good with a touchscreen. That looks pretty amazing. Of course, they only showed the good parts in their 1 min product video but, those were good parts.
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MotherHydra
1 day ago
I firmly believe that Apple's stance on touchscreen Macs is similar to that quote from Jobs: "If you see a stylus they blew it."
sirshannon
23 hours ago
Aka "it’s a terrible idea everyone would hate (until tomorrow when we release our version)"
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Lone Wolf and Cub by Tommy Lee Edwards in North Carolina

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Lone Wolf and Cub Tommy Lee Edwards

Lone Wolf and Cub by Tommy Lee Edwards in North Carolina

What a cool piece! I saw it on Twitter and knew immediately I had to feature it in the gallery. There is so much going on. So many layers. So many techniques. The spatter is so good.

The post Lone Wolf and Cub by Tommy Lee Edwards in North Carolina appeared first on The Watercolor Gallery.

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jhamill
1 day ago
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This is great.
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MotherHydra
1 day ago
I'll say! What an incredible tribute.
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G-G on Facebook - G-G on Twitter

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G-G on Facebook - G-G on Twitter

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jhamill
3 days ago
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this is me
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The Ubiquitous Collectivism that Enables America’s Fierce Individualism

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Forbes recently released their 2019 “30 Under 30” list of “the brashest entrepreneurs across the United States and Canada” who are also under 30 years old. A persistent criticism of the list is that many of the people on it are there because of family or other social advantages. As Helen Rosner tweeted of last year’s list:

My take is: all 30 Under 30 lists should include disclosure of parental assets

In a piece for Vox, Aditi Juneja, creator of the Resistance Manual and who was on the 30 Under 30 list last year, writes that Forbes does ask finalists a few questions about their background and finances but also notes they don’t publish those results. Juneja goes on to assert that no one in America is entirely self-made:

Most of us receive government support, for one thing. When asked, 71 percent of Americans say that they are part of a household that has used one of the six most commonly known government benefits — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, or unemployment benefits.

And many people who benefit from government largesse fail to realize it: Sixty percent of Americans who claim the mortgage-interest deduction, which applies to homeowners, say they have never used a government program. If you’ve driven on public roads, gone to public school, or used the postal service as part of your business — well, we all rely on collective infrastructure to get ahead.

And then she lists some of the ways in which she has specifically benefitted from things like government programs, having what sounds like a stable home environment, and her parents having sufficient income to save money for her higher education.

I went to public schools through eighth grade. My parents were able to save for some of my college costs through a plan that provides tax relief for those savings. I stayed on my parent’s health insurance until I was 26 under the Affordable Care Act. I have received the earned income tax credit, targeted at those with low or moderate income. I took out federal student loans to go to law school.

Juneja’s piece reminds me of this old post about how conservatives often gloss over all of the things that the government does for its citizens:

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issed by the federal reserve bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school.

And also of mayor Pete Buttigieg’s idea of a more progressive definition of freedom:

Or think about the idea of family, in the context of everyday life. It’s one thing to talk about family values as a theme, or a wedge — but what’s it actually like to have a family? Your family does better if you get a fair wage, if there’s good public education, if there’s good health care when you need it. These things intuitively make sense, but we’re out of practice talking about them.

I also think we need to talk about a different kind of patriotism: a fidelity to American greatness in its truest sense. You think about this as a local official, of course, but a truly great country is made of great communities. What makes a country great isn’t chauvinism. It’s the kinds of lives you enable people to lead. I think about wastewater management as freedom. If a resident of our city doesn’t have to give it a second thought, she’s freer.

Lists like 30 Under 30 reinforce the idea of American individualism at the expense of the deep spirit & practice of collectivism that pervades daily American life. America’s fierce individuals need each other. Let’s celebrate and enable that.

Tags: Aditi Juneja   Helen Rosner   lists   Pete Buttigieg   politics   USA
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jhamill
5 days ago
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I'm reminded of Obama's speech about infrastructure when the GOP attacked him for saying "you didn't build that" when he was talking about how the American infrastructure helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses.
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Acqua Alta, or Venice Underwater (20 photos)

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High tides and strong winds brought an exceptional acqua alta, or high water, to Venice, Italy, over the past few days. Though flooding is not uncommon in Venice, the high water level yesterday was just over 5 feet (156 cm), one of the highest marks ever recorded. Schools and hospitals were closed, but tourists did their best to navigate the flooded squares and alleys as they always have.

Tourists walk through a flooded Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, on October 29, 2018. ( Stefano Mazzola / Awakening / Getty)
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jhamill
6 days ago
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What if the stories of the lost city of Atlantis are really stories about Venice?
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wreichard
6 days ago
Read a short story a while back about future archaeologists diving on Venice.
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Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Is ‘Consodering’ an Edit Button to Fix Typos in Tweets

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It’s perfectly reasonable for something as advanced as an “Edit” button to take a multi-billion dollar company years to consider.

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fxer
7 days ago
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HN, StackOverflow and others just use a simple timer, in the first 5m after posting or something it is editable
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jhamill
7 days ago
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Be careful what you ask for. An "Edit" button is a lot more problematic than some extra characters.
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