Project to make custom-fit jeans for only $60 a pair. I am very sceptical that the material and manufacture can be much good, computerised cutting or not. (via Charles Stross)
Charles Stross on his M&S trousers and Scottevest many-pocketed fleece, plus many comments. (via @GreatDismal)
Bruce Sterling comparing old and new 5.11 Tactial Pants. I love this SF-writer/fashion crossover point. I tried some of these on recently and they seemed oddly baggy. Maybe I’m too used to jeans. (via @GreatDismal)
How few Americans have any idea what percentage of scientists think climate change is real. Depressing, and why the BBC (and others) shouldn’t try to be “balanced” about the issue. (via Daring Fireball)
John Gray on how capitalism is destroying the bourgeoisie, and how Marx was right about the evils of capitalism, but wrong about communism being the solution. (via Stellar)
Not sure if it’s just me, but isn’t it only tech people who refer to “computer programming” as “coding”? I can imagine many people, those who matter, having no idea what this petition wants. “Coding? Is that about secret codes? Codebreaking?”
Ben’s speech to the UK’s Information Assurance Advisory Council on how the world has and is changing, how two generations see it differently, and what it means for security.
But I go out, cycling's fun, London's such a city, I see 'Tree of Life', and a couple kiss goodbye as I arrive home. Who needs the Internet.
20-year-old me would be horrified at how rarely I can be bothered to go to the cinema. But he hadn't seen today's prices. Or the Internet.
Stellar.io invites now gone, although don't let that stop you proclaiming your love of scotch eggs.
@rk295 Congratulations! Let me know what email address you want added to Stellar!
@nathanawilliams Congratulations! Let me know what email address you want added to Stellar!
@bobbiejohnson There's no harm in that. I love scotch eggs too.
I have two stellar.io invites, for the first people to tweet "@jkottke I LOVE SCOTCH EGGS!"
@hubmum I think it’s more a case of replacing “coding” with “computer programming” so older/non-tech folk know what you mean.
@hubmum Will anyone other than tech people know what “coding” means? I imagine normal folk not understanding that petition at all…?
Hatters gonna hat
the Republican audience *cheered* 200+ people executed in Texas. Cheered. Reasonable debate is not possible with these insane people.