7.16.13 … Shakespeare and phrases you use … Apple TV Ad-Skipping … spacewalks …Newsroom’s Best Moments … bookworms and old age … War on Women and political humor … Atlanta Zoo’s twin pandas … 2013 summer weather … CS Lewis on God …

Grammarly, Shakespeare, phrases you use: Which of these phrases do you use the most?

Apple TV Ad-Skipping, Variety:

Apple may be ready to revolutionize the TV business after all …

Following years of rumors of all sorts of newfangled products supposedly in development to take over the living rooms, there’s fresh scuttlebutt that Apple is in discussions to create a service that would allow viewers to engage in ad-skipping. The initial report comes courtesy of former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin.

And here’s the grabber: Apple would supposedly pay the TV networks for the ad revenue they missed out on due to to the skipped commercials.

The particulars are few and far in between, but Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior veep Eddy Cue apparently made the rounds at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley last week talking up the new technology to various entities in the TV business. How much consumers would pay for such a product is uknown.

via Apple TV Ad-Skipping: New Service in the Works | Variety.

Amid Falling Enrollment, Law Schools Are Cutting Faculty – WSJ.com.

Law schools across the country are shedding faculty members as enrollment plunges, sending a grim message to an elite group long sheltered from the ups and downs of the broader economy.

Having trimmed staff, some schools are offering buyouts and early-retirement packages to senior, tenured professors and canceling contracts with lower-level instructors, who have less job protection. Most do so quietly. But the trend is growing, most noticeably among middle- and lower-tier schools, which have been hit hardest by the drop-off.

via Amid Falling Enrollment, Law Schools Are Cutting Faculty – WSJ.com.

NASA, @AstroMarshburn, spacewalks:


.@AstroMarshburn talks spacewalks & more with @Newseum 8amET: http://go.nasa.gov/16F3Hvg . Spacewalk coverage begins 7am: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv .

via (1) Twitter.

The Best Moments,  ‘The Newsroom’ Season One, Movies News | Rolling Stone, lists:  I think its a sign of a good show that I can remember each of these “best moments.”.

Charlie yells, Jim and Maggie flirt and Will gets baked

via The Best Moments From ‘The Newsroom’ Season One | Movies News | Rolling Stone.

bookworms, old age, Mental Floss:

“Our study suggests that exercising your brain by taking part in activities such as [reading, writing, and playing with puzzles] across a person’s lifetime, from childhood through old age, is important for brain health in old age,” says study co-author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, senior neuropsychologist at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.

For six years prior to their deaths, 294 people took cognitive tests, which examined their memory and clear thinking. The subjects also recounted how frequently they exercised their brains by reading a newspaper or book (or favorite blog, ah hem); writing a letter; playing a thinking game like chess or Sudoku; or visiting a museum or theater. All the subjects, part of the Rush Memory and Aging Process, donated their brains to science so that the researchers could examine them after death. (Currently, the only way to definitively determine if someone suffers from Alzheimer’s is to look at the brain post-mortem for tangles, lesions, and plaques, hallmarks of the disease.)

via Bookworms Have Better Brains in Old Age | Mental Floss.

Manhattanhenge, NYC: I’d like to see “Manhattenhenge.”


Manhattanhenge occurs when the setting sun is perfectly aligned with Manhattan’s rectangular grid of streets, lighting up the north and south sides of every cross street. The pretty spectacle happens four times a year, on two sets of two consecutive days, typically in May and July.

This photo, taken by Lou Barber, shows how the setting sun casts warm, orange light along the street corridors.

via Manhattanhenge Gallery: Photos of NYC’s Special Sunsets | LiveScience.

Funniest Responses to the War on Women, LOL, political humor:

Funniest Responses to the War on Women: http://bit.ly/12rNNrN

via (2) Political Humor.

Atlanta Zoo, twin pandas:

Kim Severson ‏@kimseverson 5m

Lun Lun had some fun fun. Twin pandas born at Atlanta zoo. http://on.thec-l.com/146LryQ

via (10) Twitter

ATLANTA — A giant panda named Lun Lun gave birth Monday at Zoo Atlanta to two tiny cubs, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced.

The 15-year-old panda went into labor Monday afternoon and gave birth to the first cub at 6:21 p.m. EDT and the second two minutes later. Hines said zookeepers who had been anticipating only one cub based on a recent ultrasound were surprised by the first-ever twin panda births at Zoo Atlanta.

“We have twins!” Zoo Atlanta announced on its website.

via Twin pandas born at Zoo Atlanta | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com.

2013 summer weather

CS Lewis, quotes:

@CSLewisDaily: “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” ‪#‎cslewis‬



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