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Nick Denton
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Aug 8 2014
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Yes, you're spot on. Every solution — to material needs or organizational efficiency — is quickly taken for granted. And our restless minds seek out another problem to solve, surface another need to satisfy. Read more

Jul 1 2014
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Hey, Whitson — this is such a natural step for Lifehacker, one that you've already taken, and one that we can now talk about. Read more

Jun 14 2014
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There is a tactic for dealing with a charging elephant: run down the hill. Not up, but down. Elephants descend much more clumsily than they ascend. We didn't test this out, but that's the advice we got from a Laotian mahout last week — in case you're ever in this predicament.

Apr 17 2014
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Ah, interesting that your choice is emphatic in the Q&A — but you were so much more judicious in the article. There, Ulysses is just the second in a list, and you don't even describe it that generously. So objective!

Apr 17 2014
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The zoom is completely amazing. I've seen the Hubble Deep Field images. We're getting one in our place. But to see the animation of the zoom is something else entirely. Read more

Apr 17 2014
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What about iA Writer?The lack of image and video support is an issue: does anybody write without illustration any more? But it's clean; the default fonts are well-chosen; and the focus view is a real innovation.

Apr 9 2014
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So what to do if you want to use ScanSnap hardware for bulk and duplex scanning — but like the idea of Doxie integration with Drive or Evernote?

Mar 10 2014
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The nebula images seem even more heavily color-enhanced than usual. Those Nasa scientists are shameless!

Mar 5 2014
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Come on George, you're missing a perfect opportunity to tie together science and science fiction. In 2010 Odyssey Two, the sequel to Kubrick's classic, Jupiter becomes a second sun, with its own miniature solar system of moons now warmed by the burning gas giant. It's a gift from benign aliens. But they leave clear

Feb 25 2014
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Nested threads alienate people who aren't that web-savvy. But one level of indentation, such as that we use to display replies, might be okay.

Feb 25 2014
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I'm not sure whether this will make you more or less angry, but yes, I've been using this system the last few weeks. It produces interesting threads, like this: My Critics Are Nazis. (Sean Parker hates me even more than you do right now.) Read more

Feb 25 2014
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Yeah, we can definitely sort the All replies better. But that means giving up on chronological order, which people like — at least in theory. Read more

Feb 25 2014
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Either you're going to have to scroll or you're going to have to click. Some people say the first thread is so long that the second gets buried. But then others complain they have to click in to see what's going on. We think we have a decent compromise, but it will take a few more days to work through.

Feb 12 2014
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Of all the characters in Middlemarch, when you first read the book, you identified with Dorothea, the sensitive and romantic woman who respects learning so much that she makes a tragically bad marriage to a dried-out phony and pedant. Read more

Nov 19 2013
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The first European settlers of the Americas weren't competent either. They didn't know where they were going. The maps and navigation were primitive. The ships were tiny and unsuited to oceanic voyages. European crops weren't suited to the climate or soil. Early settlements failed. Read more