“It’s designed to make players make unsustainable decisions. We want people to understand why it happens in the real world,” Librande said. “If the game pulls you into this path that you know is bad and you know is wrong, you start to understand why we do things like mountaintop removal to get coal.”
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
The only other possibility, the report concludes with a touch of sarcasm, is that “a secret, resourced organization full of mainland Chinese speakers with direct access to Shanghai-based telecommunications infrastructure is engaged in a multiyear enterprise-scale computer espionage campaign right outside of Unit 61398’s gates.”
Computer attacks from China occasionally cause a flurry of headlines, as did last month’s hack on the New York Times. An earlier wave of media attention crested in 2010, when Google and Intel announced they’d been hacked. But these reports don’t convey the unrelenting nature of the attacks. It’s not a matter of isolated incidents; it’s a continuous invasion.
at the New York Film Festival. Tarantino sat with Stoltz, who recalls, “We were sitting on one of those Juliet balconies, where you can look down on the audience. Just as the needle scene was happening, they brought the lights up. There was shouting: ‘Is there a doctor in the house?’ People ran down the aisle and carried this fellow, who had fainted, out. I started to feel bad. This is not what you want as an actor: to endanger people’s lives. And Quentin said, ‘This is exactly what you want, for people to get so consumed that they faint.’ ”
Ständig muss der Leser schlauer sein als der Text, wenn er ihn verstehen will. Hier muss ein Komma, dort ein Wort eingefügt oder gestrichen werden, hier muss man den Numerus, dort das Tempus oder den Modus eines Verbs korrigieren, bis man meint, man habe es nicht mit dem Kulturkopf der FAZ zu tun, sondern mit einem Praktikanten von Kicker online. Viele Sätze muss man zwei- oder dreimal lesen, bevor man den Fehler entdeckt und beheben kann. Dann erst stellt ein Sinn sich ein, von dem man aber nie mit Gewissheit annehmen darf, er treffe das, was der Autor sagen wollte.
It was almost a year ago that Dr. Kahn examined Shepherd and found that he had no active arthritis. That night when I kissed Shepherd good night, I told him to give me five. “For the no arthritis?” he asked. I nodded, holding out my hand. He slapped my palm again and again, over and over. It sounded like clapping.
Wenn eine Frau sagt, wenn hundert, wenn tausend, hunderttausend Frauen sagen, dass sie belästigt, bedrängt, geschlagen, bespuckt, vergewaltigt und weggeworfen wurden, dass sie sich nicht allein im Dunklen auf die Straße trauen und sich in Aufzügen, Parkhäusern, Innenhöfen fürchten, dann ist die richtige Reaktion nicht: Aber als Mann kann einem ja auch was passieren. Und nicht: Ich mache doch nichts. Und auch nicht: Dann muss man halt aufpassen. Sondern man muss Antworten auf die Frage finden: Wie bringt man Männern bei, Frauen keine Angst zu machen?
Surely if we were sane and reasonable we would every time choose a pleasure over a joy, as animals themselves sensibly do. The end of a pleasure brings no great harm to anyone, after all, and can always be replaced with another of more or less equal worth.
Robbins, who is thirty-eight and lives in Las Vegas, is a peculiar variety-arts hybrid, known in the trade as a theatrical pickpocket. Among his peers, he is widely considered the best in the world at what he does, which is taking things from people’s jackets, pants, purses, wrists, fingers, and necks, then returning them in amusing and mind-boggling ways.
I used to believe that time was the most important thing I have, but I’ve come to believe differently. The single most valuable resource I have is uninterrupted thought.
This finding appeared to debunk the most fundamental law of the natural world — you are born, and then you die.
For years, scientists underestimated the intelligence of autistic people, an error now being rectified.
Pong is the reason that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 can make more than three times as much in its first five days on sale as The Avengers can in its first five days in theaters. But while today’s blockbuster games are largely created by hundred-strong teams at bankrolled developers, the men who created and crafted Pong embodied the bootstrap start-up culture that typifies the most exciting edges of today’s tech landscape.
“You will see regional tablets,” says Wadhwa. “There’s no magic here—you can buy components all over world and build locally, and voilà, you have a tablet.” Eventually, in other words, we might think as much about the maker of our tablets as we think about the printers of our books or the manufacturers of our paper. As a medium, tablets and their successors could become the ultimate commodity