At this stage, we really shouldn’t be surprised by Mark Zuckerberg’s tendencies to behave like someone who thinks he is God. Yet somehow, he always manages to one-up himself. “There is an elegance to writing code that I miss,” he said today during a meeting with tech industry types in Lagos, Nigeria, according to CNN. “The code always does what you want—and people don’t.” Advertisement “The code always does what you want—and people don’t.” “The code always does what you want—and people don’t.” “The code always does what you want—and people don’t.” “The code always does what you want—and people don’t.” Somewhere, Priscilla Chan is silently screaming into her non-working air conditioning unit. Blink twice for help, Priscilla. [CNN] … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Wishes He Could Control People Like Code
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Want to watch the World Cup? We're here to provide you with the ultimate, comprehensive guide to watching every match of group play—either on a television, computer, or mobile device. (This guide assumes you are, as is more than 75 percent of our audience, located in the United States.) Advertisement You already know that ESPN is the English-language home for the World Cup in the U.S. But that doesn't mean you need a cable or satellite subscription to watch at home. Indeed, every World Cup match will be aired in some way on broadcast television—either on ABC or on the Univision networks. But if you can't be bothered to set up an antenna, we've got all your streaming links below—with an added twist: we've provided links to the live streams for every country's home broadcast, when available. Ian Darke is terrific, but if you'd rather watch a Germany match with German announcers or Australia with Aussie play-by-play, we've got your hookup. Of course, most of the … [Read more...] about Your Ultimate Guide To Streaming Every World Cup Match Live
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Remember that '73 Porsche 911 Carrera RS in England that Battles shot for us a while back? No longer content with the cars parked down on the West Oxfordshire street, he's gone to North Africa- Tunisia, to be exact- and found some great survivor Peugeots (and one each bonus Renault and Skoda) for our enjoyment. Make the jump for the rest of the Down On The Tunis Street series of photos and Battles' descriptions.Spotted in a supermarket car park in downtown Tunis, it looked like it had drive across the Sahara just to get there. It’s a Peugeot 404 Station Wagon, a 1.9 diesel (I tested the spillage from the fuel filler). Apparently, it’s very difficult to date Peugeots in North Africa because they could be original French cars or African built cars. If this is a French built car, the bumper and grille mean it’s from the … [Read more...] about Welcome To Africa, Where Peugeots Never Die!
The first season of American Gods teemed with great introductory scenes that made you want to know more about its beguiling characters. And no one got a better intro than Bilquis, the love goddess played by Yetide Badaki. When we first meet Bilquis, the goddess’ awkward internet date turns into a hallucinatory ritual sacrifice that defies belief. But belief—and the hunger for it—is what makes Bilquis’ all-encompassing sex acts possible. Bilquis’ journey over the course of American Gods’ first season turned out to be one of the most surprising, largely due to the revelations shown in the finale episode. Advertisement I talked to Yetide Badaki after the finale aired about how she got into the headspace to make Bilquis come alive, and how her own immigrant story makes working on American Gods so meaningful to her. Hanging With the Dream King The woman playing the Queen of Sheba has been a Neil Gaiman fan for a long time, and had to work on not … [Read more...] about Conversations with God: Yetide Badaki’s Bilquis Brings a Lot of Love to
Children Of Blood And Bone made headlines before the book was even published, thanks to a pair of flashy deals betting on Tomi Adeyemi’s planned Legacy Of Orisha trilogy to be the next YA sensation. Macmillan paid a reported seven figures for Adeyemi’s trilogy, while Fox is already adapting Children Of Blood And Bone into a film. The deal, one of the highest payments for a debut YA novel ever, is all the more remarkable for Adeyemi’s age: She’s just 23, recently graduated from Harvard. Does the book live up to its hype? Advertisement Not really. Adeyemi cites Avatar: The Last Airbender as one her primary inspirations for Children Of Blood And Bone, and that influence isn’t especially subtle. Adeyemi’s story follows Zelie, who lost her mother as a girl during a purge of magic users ordered by Orisha’s evil king, Saran. A chance encounter with someone who might be able to restore her world to the way it once was leads Zelie to set out … [Read more...] about Children Of Blood And Bone