“Every day, one-third of people who use the internet visit a site or use a service running on Amazon’s cloud.”
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"Home is …"
“We’re going from 1.5bn PCs on earth, either corporate and locked down or consumer and shared and in neither case really mobile, to perhaps 3bn smartphones, that are completely mobile and personal. This means that the internet, by whatever metrics you want to use, gets two or three or four times bigger.”
“according to Facebook, 84 million of its 100 million users in India access the social networking site from their mobile devices.”
“I am not trying to bring down the NSA, I am working to improve the NSA,” he said. “I am still working for the NSA right now. They are the only ones who don’t realize it.”

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6. Mayhem
The Nordic black-metal scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s was full of bizarre, often horrifying tales of unchecked agenda, most notably the poetry and pitfalls of Mayhem’s relentless extreme-metal machismo. When the band brought in a replacement frontman named Per Ohlin in 1988, he quickly adopted the stage-name “Dead.” But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Widely regarded to be a melancholic, depressed and potentially insane individual, Dead’s misery became a primary aesthetic for the band’s live show. Decked in corpse-paint, he would usually bury his clothes in order to grab a faint, rotting smell. He’d often cut himself with broken glass and hunting knives on stage, sometimes refusing to eat in order to get the starve-wounds. He might’ve been the first guy to put a decapitated goat head on a pike in the middle of the stage, you know, just to make sure everyone who showed up knew what they were getting into. After a short, but talked-about career, Dead was eventually found dead in 1991, his wrists slit and a self-inflicted shotgun blast to his head, the suicide note? “Excuse all the blood.” Later a picture of the scene would be used as the cover an officially-released bootleg. This naturally all made Mayhem one of the most-listened and legendary black metal bands of all time. Nothing encapsulates the brutality of that scene better.

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“Unlocking creativity is the third biggest swindle perpetrated by management consultants, after open floor plans and management consulting.”

Shang Hai company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has advanced the science of 3D printing by printing all of the parts needed to construct houses and then using those parts to build ten houses, all in just a single day.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-chinese-company-ten-houses-day.html#jCp

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