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@Umfuld "your brain. it's not like you're using much of it anyway". Did I call it or what? :-)

1 week, 5 days ago on Never have online attacks on women been more visible, more denounced, or more effective


Wrote this back in October and it still feels like a decent idea to me:

Rant time. I am being made aware of way too much bad things considering how little I try to participate in the communities they happen into. I'm a male software engineer and I can't understand people who would like to work with even less women than they already do. I have played video games and I can't understand why some people want to prevent women from making/reviewing/playing games. Recent technology facilitates anonymous abuse and I think it's only fair to use it to reverse the trend. A mobile phone can probably figure out whether you're male or female, who you're sending a message to/about, whether the sentence you're typing is abusive. I think that if you're accusing somebody of being a whore and the phone can't verify that they are an actual prostitute, all your social media and email accounts on the device should be deleted (and not just from that device). I think that if you're propagating the idea that rape is a valid punishment for activities you happen to not like, all power should be diverted to the parts of the device that emit radiation so, on top of your battery being drained quickly, there is also a decent chance your genitals (or your brain. it's not like you're using much of it anyway) will be properly cooked soon enough. Of course, these are not practical solutions. Still...

1 week, 6 days ago on Never have online attacks on women been more visible, more denounced, or more effective


@rockinabhister ABP was forked pretty much as soon as it introduced whitelisting (I traced it to September 2012 in 2 minutes. might have been earlier), probably because that's when it became obvious that the ABP makers were working toward making the kind of deal the above article mentions. Edge doesn't have whitelisting. NoScript allows blocking of at least some JavaScript code that can track you even without appearing as an advertisement (like google analytics, the most obvious one) without having to manually edit the kind of (fairly lightweight, but still) regular expressions that AdBlock Edge/Plus needs for filtering.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on AdBlock Plus uses its free software to blackmail Google and other large advertising companies


"and there’s nothing its users can do about it" except install Adblock Edge and NoScript instead of an Adblock Plus that has been irrelevant for years

1 month ago on AdBlock Plus uses its free software to blackmail Google and other large advertising companies


I keep wondering whether Newsroom reviews are Pando's version of troll linkbait :-)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on From shaming rape victims to ghost dads, is there anything else “The Newsroom” can do to piss off audiences?


Reading the first half of this piece, I briefly wondered if we were watching the same show :-)

3 months ago on Last night’s “Newsroom” exhibits everything the show does right — which turns out to be “not much”


> If I had ever worked as a White House aide would I be equally annoyed by “The West Wing”?

> Does my lack of experience in Major League Baseball front offices make it impossible for me to objectively evaluate “Moneyball”?

Yes, well, I'm guessing a lot of us Pando readers have experience in neither of these and are also not journalists or involved in making a TV news show.

Stop trying to ruin it for us :-)

3 months, 1 week ago on What last night’s “The Newsroom” gets wrong about “disruption” in media


Only loosely related: as a fat man, I like the Hanes Beefy-T

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Forget “the perfect hoodie.” I’ve found my soul mate in a new muscle T.


@Todd Dunning Now, you see, you were just *this* close to provide useful information. I would love to see the names of the 58 others, everybody else on that list and how it was ranked.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Not everyone is outraged by San Francisco’s most obnoxious billboard (Spoiler: Libertarians)


I was once asked to power up an old Vaio laptop before a flight between Paris, France and Britol, UK. In early 2006, if I remember correctly.

8 months ago on According to the TSA, terrorists are Apple fanboys too


You should have just asked any software engineer :-)

Also: I would like to thank the authors of the NoScript Firefox plugin for years of protecting my entire family.

8 months ago on I just installed a tool which shows how popular websites are spying on me. The results are horrifying


@andrewhillman One of the things I usually notice is when the guest's volume suddenly drops because they moved their head (switching back and forth between Sarah and the audience, for example). It seems like something that could be easily fixed with different hardware but I don't know whether Sarah and her team always bring their own recording equipment to the many venues.

If the live audience has priority, there is also a limit on how invasive the hardware can be.

1 year, 7 months ago on PandoMonthly New York with Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, the full interview


that looks like it's audio only. still, it's a way to send pando money.

1 year, 8 months ago on Get your startup on: Every PandoMonthly is now available via iTunes


looks like a good idea but I still say you need a system allowing your ad-blocking readers to give you money.

that could even look like a nice hook into the braintree sponsorship: "we're using our sponsor for a limited time until we switch to the next series. if you use ad-blocking but still want to support pando, send $$".

2 years, 1 month ago on A better way to do sponsored content (we hope)


Good piece as always. The jab at london/europe felt a bit weird, though. The startup ecosystem over here may never get to the scale of silicon valley but it is becoming pretty strong.

2 years, 2 months ago on 2013 doesn’t look good for exits (no matter what some would have you believe)


follow up on the patent discussion:

2 years, 3 months ago on PandoMonthly with Naval Ravikant post-event recap


@sarahcuda I would love to pay a yearly subscription in order to see pando without ads. is quite influential in France and their freemium seems to work.

2 years, 3 months ago on Welcome to the new, more reader and device aware PandoDaily!


@sarahcuda definitely not overwhelming, I agree :-)

2 years, 3 months ago on Welcome to the new, more reader and device aware PandoDaily!


On laptop, the bigger font is a winner.

On the front page, 2 columns of stories is better. On a wide screen, I even have room for a 3rd column if you want.

I used to be able to scroll down the whole front page at once. Now I have to scroll down once for the stories and a second time for the ticker. Bad..

I intend to choose what I read myself, thank you. That means I now have to automatically scroll down one whole screen of the front page. Bad.

Duplicating your own stories in the ticker just makes it murkier and requires yet more inefficient scrolling down. Bad.

2 years, 3 months ago on Welcome to the new, more reader and device aware PandoDaily!


What I have never understood about the digital music industry is that Omnifone Ltd doesn't get more press.

2 years, 5 months ago on Spotify’s Best Chance at Beating the Digital Streaming “Suicide Pact” Is With Ads


I may be wrong but I think "Stripe is a direct threat to the physical in-store market" should be "Square is a direct threat to the physical in-store market".


Also, "And, of the three, I think Stripe" seems to be in the wrong place since the 3 companies are only listed later in the article.


I tried to tell Sarah on twitter. Maybe commenting here is a better way to get it fixed.

2 years, 5 months ago on Stripe Opens in Canada: Can It Keep Payments This Easy as It Goes Global?


Just had a look at the campaign. Congratulations.


At least now you know that when you want something done, you link to it in a pandomonthly post, not in a WITN post :-)

2 years, 5 months ago on Give Charity:Water $1,000 and Be a Vegas Highroller, Downtown Style


You might want to fix the source link. It's "Le Nouvel Observateur".

2 years, 7 months ago on France to Cut Anti-Piracy Group’s Funding


First time I see an interview of Elon Musk. Had the impression he is trying to make us into a type 1 civilization.

2 years, 7 months ago on In Case You Missed It: PandoMonthly with Elon Musk


There are a number of us who like pretty much everything Sarah writes except for her opinions on Sorkin.

It has taken me a little while but I've decided I can just ignore that to keep enjoying the rest.

People disagree. We're adults. We can deal with it. That piece rocked.

2 years, 7 months ago on Won’t Someone Please Think of the Activist Shareholders! The World Needs More Yahoos


not available from the UK

2 years, 8 months ago on HBO Puts New Episode of “The Newsroom” on YouTube, Everyone is Baffled


cheeky attempt at converting Sara to Android in one link:

for phones that don't break so easily.

2 years, 9 months ago on Human Beings FTW: How Tech Companies Are Rediscovering the Power of Real People


After the Quora articles, I hope you can convince Joel Spolsky to do pando monthly new york

2 years, 10 months ago on PandoMonthly with Dustin Moskovitz Is Next Week; Plus Our Line Up and a New City!


I haven't read anything on the subject except for Sarah's post on pando and Michael's post on uncrunched so I'm probably far from the only person pointing this out but it looks to me like some controversy could have arisen from the contrast between:


- When pando started, it looked like an obviously good thing to have Arrington on the board. Presumably, because of his experience/contacts/...

- No reasons were given for his removal and it seems reasonable for readers to assume Sarah still has total control over pando.


I certainly would not bother blogging, tweeting or e-mailing anyone on the subject but, sure, I wondered what happened for a good minute before moving on.

2 years, 10 months ago on Why Isn’t This News? ‘Owl’