17 November 2009

Extensive interview with Rupert Murdoch

From Sky News Australia, touches upon a lot of stuff from the Internet and the media to the global economy and its relation to the US and Australian immigration politics.

Regarding Murdoch’s views on Internet news: I’m the first to admit that my content consumption habits probably don’t reflect those of the general public. I don’t have any new ideas on how to support newspaper either. But I wouldn’t go back and manually read the New York Times Sunday mag. and be ready to pay small sums for it for it, I wouldn’t even know of it, if it wasn’t for content aggregators… Whether the content is free or not beyond the first paragraph, entirely avoiding to be indexed by Google doesn’t seem like a very good idea.

The Man is known for his fondness of giving consumers “choice.” So I simply don’t see the harm in readers or viewers coming in to content outlets from aggregators. I certainly have developed a sense of what I like, using aggregators or filters hasn’t affected my “loyalty” or trust towards content producers in any way other than me not necessarily skimming through all of a single publication in one sitting.

[via:Antti Vilpponen]

14 November 2009

Noam Chomsky on BBC Hard Talk 2009-11-09, parts 1, 2 and 3.

8 September 2009

Between Two Ferns: Zach Galifianakis’ intensely awkward celebrity interview series

The latest episode featuring Charlize Theron is a good sample.

Also: I hate these list posts as much as anyone who worries about the internets too much, but here’s a collection of 20 Awkward Zach Galifianakis Internet Moments.

15 August 2009

The Best Place To Hide Money: Conversation With A Burglar

“If I can’t find money and valuables in the normal places I usually find them, I would continue to tear the house apart until I found something. Remember, the first rule is to to steal money and valuables. We’ll keep looking until we find something.”

Your best strategy, then, is to actually leave some money in obvious places for the burglar to quickly find (the same applies if you keep all your money in the bank). This can not only save your other stash of money, but may actually keep the burglar from destroying your place as he looks for where you have hidden your money.”

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