Great interview with by — "We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say."
The Nike Fuelband was several years ahead if its time. Sadly, it was marketed to people who were several years behind the times.
Awesome gif of SpaceX rocket taking off moments ago. /Via
Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying to !
Yep... Me, and a pack of dogs. :-) Pretty awesome dronie, right?!
An article published in 1902 in the "The Western Times," shows Facebook used to be waaaay more fun than it is today.
I'm gonna guess this person meant to write tongs. Though, I could be wrongue.
Gabriel García Márquez, Exemplar of the Fiction of Magic Realism, Dies at 87
Awesome: Photojojo is offering Drone rentals. There's also a tutorial for how to take a Dronie (a drone selfie) —
How to Take the Ultimate Drone Selfie: (Tip: a lot of patience.) cc:
The GoPro3+ is better, but new Phantom 2 Vision Plus has a camera that has more controls and better stability.
I hope he got to keep that awesome toy. (Also, It would be amazing if the cops used the bear claw to get him out! "Sarge, can I try next?!")
A 3-year-old boy in Omaha went missing earlier today. Police just found him inside a Bear Claw vending machine.
Orly? You stop covering tech & all of a sudden you don't like fancy coffee anymore? What are you drinking now, chamomile?
Look, a hipster coffee shop-finder for SF:
Ha. Something tells me Frosted Flakes has first dibs.
This is one of Saturn's moons. The squiggles are called "Tiger Stripes" and are believed to be underground oceans.
It's pretty amazing stuff. Can't wait to own a car made of graphene that's also a solar-powered flexible condom!
ask her if she wants to john our book club!
We all came to the same conclusion. I love get other writing. Something about this just felt off. Too long. Too wordy. Too too.
I'm in a book club; our last read was "The Goldfinch". We universally agreed it was awful. The fact that it won a Pulitzer is mind-boggling.
It's 200x. The Columbia professor I spoke to, and The ACS, said 200x stronger. (It was an earlier report that said 100x.)
Yesterday while flying drones, schooled me on how to take an amazing drone selfie video:
"It is good to be the king. It is even better to be Larry Ellison." — 's profile is a must read:
from other sites: Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow / by /
I just made Bubble & Squeak for . So good. How's Italia?
Disruptions: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? “Graphene.”
The (fake) Banksy art that the (fake) tweets is pretty bad & cheesy. Yet people believe it's really Banksy & RT it in droves.
Shooting drone photos over San Francisco with and (Using a Phantom 2 Vision Plus.)
"When the morning blesses thee...all the cheerful eyes that glance so brightly at the new sunrise." ~Keats
In the newsroom debating if the NSA knew about Heartbleed bug.
Me: "I mean they're not going to lie to the public.... OK, I take that back."
Really great Reddit AMA happening right now with from Game of Thrones:
The Battle for Late Night Viewers on Screens of All Sizes:
I just started playing it two nights ago. I'm not very good (which is not surprising) but it's really, really fun.
Stephen Colbert to Succeed Letterman on "Late Show" —
Arthur Sulzberger once told me: "You either work for The New York Times or your read The New York Times."
"dang". did you really just say "dang"?
Very smart (and scary) graphic showing how far down is at the bottom of the ocean:
You should get someone to play this for you. ;-)
While testing out DJIs new Phantom drone, I crashed into pretty much everything, including the San Francisco Bay:
Drones on a Plane! (We can use it to hunt down snakes.)
Sounds so sweet, right? "All of your Kindles & iPads need to be in Airplane Mode." (I'll power-up the drone after takeoff!)
I went to Barnard Castle School, an old castle in the north of England. I was in Raleigh House, like Hufflepuff. And no, I don't know magic.
Tis' true. Here's young Brit me in my Brit school uniform.
It's not just the @, it's the confusion around names etc. From 2011, and this still applies:
Agree, but one is a PC and the other is a Mac. They are fundamentally different; OK if some UI is the same.
no they didn't! Browsers eliminated it years ago.
I don't think they're wrong: Fav's, @'s, are not the norm & really confusing. Still holds true:
Ha. Twitter alumni can be emotional about changes & they don't think about confusions for mainstream users who join the service.
Twitter needs mainstream users. Best way to get said users is to emulate a mainstream service: Facebook. Smart move.
Pretty comical how much cleaner & well-designed Apple's internal presentations are, at left, compared to Samsung's.
Exploring the woods in upstate NY with & chrystaolson
Disruptions: Apple’s Deep Pockets — What $159 Billion Could Do:
Eich told me on Tuesday that he planned to stay as CEO and "wouldn't resign." Two days later, he resigned. It was forced.
In the NYT newsroom:
Reporter: "Aren't you going to tweet your story?"
Me: "Nah, the news broke 30 mins ago, it's too late to tweet now."
750 comments on my A1 story about Eich are split between anger about his views & anger about him being forced to quit
Stop editing my Wikipedia page! (And yes, I'm British.)
Gawker bans Internet slang: No “epic.” No “pwn.” No “+1.” No “derp.” No “OMG.” No “lulz.” No “FTW.” No “amazeballs.”
Well this makes me want to read a book. Calculate how much of your life you've lost to TV shows:
I'd much rather be in a plane than a drone.
All planes can glide back to the ground when engines fail. Gliding planes lose alt. at about 3,500ft a min so it's a smooth decent.
What happened to the tweet of the all-hands meeting? Why did you delete it?
Can't believe they were so into being locked up in a cage like that. Kinda hot.
The Internet: "Job printing—a 19th-century term—is defined as print that uses display type & no more than 1 sheet of paper."
I wonder what the "Job" was in the Book & Job Printing store.
SF startups spend thousands of dollars on April Fool's joke sites when they could donate the money to help the city's homelessness instead.
"You can fool all the people some of the time, & some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." — Lincoln
Thanks! I'll tell the editors so we can fix it for the paperback.
"I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when..."
"The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street." The NYT Mag cover story excerpt of Michael Lewis' new book:
Disruptions: Where San Francisco's homeless and startups benefit each other, if even just a little:
email me and I'll tell you: bilton [at] nytimes dot com
Lessons learned: 1) Don't watch The Walking Dead before going camping. 2) Being off the grid is scary after you've watched the Walking Dead.
Yes, but Instacart doesn't understand the nuance of orders. Amazon is best IMO (esp. with the local products they deliver.)
A Tax Break to Anchor Tech Growth in San Francisco
Existenz, Tumbleweeds and a theatrical version of an old Woody Allen flick. (I designed the opening and closing titles.)
I sent you an email. Would love to talk about the clones for a piece in NYTimes. bilton at nytimes dot com.
CEOs talking then. And now. /Via
This Realtime Cyber Warfare Map, showing where attacks are happening, is scary and amazing:
which one of us said this to each other while we battled to the death? VIDEO
Yup. Agree. 90% of the articles are just regurgitation. The tweets almost always feel different and original.
**** *******! Why ***** ******* ************ yourself!
Did you get that face paint at the recent Facebook public relations retreat?
Totally agree. I called the kid and he seemed pretty bummed about it. I was half-worried a devil worshipper would answer.
I hope this little guy is safe. (I remember when people used to lose their dogs and cats.)
When Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion it was everyone's A1 story. Now $2 billion deals are on B1. Soon, they'll just be a tweet.
I hope the founders of Oculus Rift didn't eat Priscilla Chan's chocolate covered strawberries too.
I wish. We have to be in the office for news meetings. Maybe I can convince my editors to make the office a giant camper van!
I wrote about this problem in my NYT column last year:
Just one watch, Marc? Not a 6-pack of Rolexes?
The phone we use to call the NYT newsroom during an earthquake. To do a selfie you describe what you look like.
Yup, if you live in the green zones you should move, or be prepared for the ground to "liquefy."
At the NYT SF Bureau Earthquake Preparedness Training, learning how to set up a "mobile newsroom" in our cars.
Great article on the experience. I've read a ton about SR71 flights, this sounds equally as insane.
Have you ever flown in one of those? I think I'd feel claustrophobic in the space suit.
Yup, that makes total sense: Georgia proposes sweeping pro-gun law allowing guns in bars, airports & some schools: