Bill (not his real name, and I’ve fuzzed some details to protect his identity) is a software engineer on the East Coast, who, at the time (between 2011 and 2014) of this story, had recently turned 30 and wanted to see if he could enter a higher weight class on the job market. via Pocket
Bruce Lee was a phenomenon. When he emerged into stardom in the early 1970′s, the world was blown away. via Pocket
The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club—unless of course you love Fight Club, in which case you probably talk about it all the time. Now, it seems we may all be talking about Fight Club once more. via Pocket
Oh, Foursquare. We’re breaking up. It’s not me. It’s you. via Pocket
Looking at Fight Club through this lens, we see that Tyler Durden does not exist to embolden the men of his generation as much as to chastise them. These are a group of whiny, boring, nobodies, looking for someone to blame for the manner in which society has failed them, and Tyler’s prophecies become a way for them to blame society as a whole. Never do they truly look inward, and are instead content to rally against IKEA for feminizing their lifestyles, rather than doing any self-actualization. It’s violence over thought, as they embrace the “fascistic” new world order Tyler calls for, barely realizing that they are just becoming a part of another homogenized collective.
Put simply, JSend is a specification that lays down some rules for how JSON responses from web servers should be formatted. JSend focuses on application-level (as opposed to protocol- or transport-level) messaging which makes it ideal for use in REST-style applications and APIs.
A $600 million computing cloud built by an outside company is a “radical departure” for the risk-averse intelligence community. The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. via Pocket
Humans are, in general, very conscious of their appearance. If we’re not sucking in our bellies for photographs we’re fixing our hair or hitting the gym for that extra round butt. Guys are also faced with the age old question: does size really matter? via Pocket
The Obama team, as the president once announced to a delegation of investment bankers, was “the only thing between you and the pitchforks,” and in retrospect these words seem not only to have been a correct assessment of the situation at the moment but a credo for his entire term in office. via Pocket
More than 700 million women worldwide were married as children, with one in three of them married before their 15th birthday, according to a global prevalence study. via Pocket
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