there is nothing new to be said

By Michael Mulvey on October 1, 2014 9:09 AM

If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us. Proof of that is that there are about three candidates for the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. But what is important is Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, not who wrote them, but that somebody did. The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since.

—William Faulkner, The Paris Review, 1956

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Headline of the Week

By Michael Mulvey on October 1, 2014 8:04 AM

Taken from The Verge

Your Moment of Zen

By Michael Mulvey on September 30, 2014 3:26 PM

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Classic Currently on Rotation

By Michael Mulvey on September 29, 2014 6:26 PM

Eric B & Rakim - Juice (Know the Ledge)

iPhone 6 Observation

By Michael Mulvey on September 29, 2014 6:20 PM

At the Apple Store and at the AT&T Store (to get a new sim) I heard five people ask if they could cancel their iPhone 6 Plus orders and change it to a 6 instead. "All day man," the AT&T clerk mumbled.

Drew Breunig

What Could Have Been

By Michael Mulvey on September 29, 2014 12:18 PM

I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.

—David Fincher talking to TotalFilm.com

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There's No "I" in "Voltron"

By Michael Mulvey on September 29, 2014 11:56 AM

said in an episode of 99% Invisible

Fuck the Po-leese

By Michael Mulvey on September 29, 2014 9:50 AM

FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices -- even when they have valid search warrants.

—Craig Timberg and Greg Miller, The Washington Post

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Adding Value

By Michael Mulvey on September 26, 2014 10:18 PM

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Thanks for the Heads Up, Dick.

By Michael Mulvey on September 26, 2014 10:07 PM

Andreessen is completely right: Startups are overvalued, stuffed like Christmas ducks with cash they don't really need, and since they're staffed by inexperienced kids with no oversight, they're spending that cash. This is a big problem, a big and obvious problem, and Marc Andreessen is right: We should worry.

But what he's not saying is that all of these worrisome things are happening because he has made them happen. Marc Andreessen is warning us, essentially, about Marc Andreessen. It's not a good sign when a man, no matter how large it would appear his brain is, tries to distance himself from his current agenda.

—Sam Biddle, Valleywag

"If I can get it working I'll buy it."

By Michael Mulvey on September 26, 2014 9:16 AM

These idiots deliberately bending their iPhone 6's reminds me of this old Tom Green skit:

There are no guarantees.

Some Bumps Are Better Than Others

By Michael Mulvey on September 26, 2014 8:40 AM

There's at least one guy going to extreme measures to remove the bump in the iPhone 6 caused by the protruding camera lens, but I'll tell you this: I'd rather have a deliberate lens bump:

...than whatever this shit is that Samsung did with their Galaxy Alpha:

[iPhone image taken from Apple.com, Galaxy Alpha image taken from The Verge]

Vacuum Tubes

By Michael Mulvey on September 24, 2014 1:35 PM

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Drawing Blindfolded

By Michael Mulvey on September 24, 2014 1:07 PM

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Prevues Of Coming Attractions

By Michael Mulvey on September 24, 2014 9:59 AM

Prevues Of Coming Attractions

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