That’s the key. None of these studies is the final truth; science is incremental, it learns by degrees, and epidemiology doubly so.
— Are burgers as bad as cigarettes? Unravelling the truth about diet and disease – Telegraph Blogs
I think that what makes a ‘designer’ a ‘web designer’ is the ability to recognize the grain of the web and a willingness to go with it.
— Frank Chimero on His New Site | Trent Walton. More important than ever on today’s responsive web.
This year’s lead actors average 85 minutes on screen, but lead actresses average only 57 minutes. (When you add in supporting categories, all competing actors averaged 59 minutes, while all competing actresses averaged 42 minutes.) Last year’s results were even more imbalanced: nominated male stars averaged 100 minutes on screen to the lead actresses’ 49 minutes.
— The Gender Gap in Screen Time
A fascinating and engaging account of NASA’s hypothetical rescue mission to save the crew of Columbia.
It’s 2014 and we continue to build a Web for what we consider to be the group most worthy of access: able-bodied, good-sight-and-hearing-having people, in a class that can afford high-bandwidth and memory for large asset loading sites.
— Accessibility and Building a web for everyone because sometimes it’s not all about us.
February 26, 2014 at 9:47am
Rather than gloating about the “success” of anti-doping measures, they should try explaining how the most notorious dopers in sports were repeatedly given a clean bill of health.
— Good guys in sports need a dose of reality - Big Data, Plainly Spoken
There’s a lot of insecurity in the fact that cell phones and towers largely trust each other.
— Schneier on Security: DDoSing a Cell Phone Network. That’s putting it mildly: the “phone” feature of your smartphone is probably the least secure form of communication you use.
Our grandchildren are going to grow up with a very different climate than the one we grew up in. (from The climate policy narrative for a dangerously warming world : Nature Climate Change via @mark_lynas)