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  • 两个男孩似乎就有点像仙人掌花。我们居住在中国东部的污染带中,这个假期可以好好清理一下我们的肺部。在度过一个灰色的雾霾笼罩的冬季之后,他们在明媚的阳光和沙漠中清澈的空气里快乐绽放。那天早上的某个时候,我5岁的儿子抬头看着仍然悬挂在远山上方的弯月,问道:“爷爷,这里的天空总是那么蓝吗?”

     
     
     

  • 一位见多识广、受过良好教育的中国朋友坚持说,笼罩这个城市的灰色空气只是雾气——“就像旧金山那样”。很多人使用中国官方媒体爱用的词语“雾霾”,暗指“雾气”,而不是“污染”,后者在字面上直接表露了“肮脏”的意思,暗示人类负有责任,前者的含义则比较被动。
  • 在亚利桑那州的时候,想象力不需要借助其他工具。仙人掌花在某个夜间拢起,一年之后再开放。但太阳沉到远山之下,我们就能看到月亮、行星和漫天的星斗。我很想打开天文学应用,但并没有从口袋中掏出手机。这些星星本身就很美了。

     

  • 萧逸认为,兔斯基狂热反映了某种更深层次的文化变迁。他说:“兔斯基告诉我们,中国千禧一代与其海外同龄人的共通之处比我们想象得要多。不同国家的年轻人分享着特定的价值观,文化上的疆界正变得越来越模糊。”

     

  • “It’s kind of like a roller coaster ride,” she says, “where you know what’s going to happen, but you can still be pleasantly surprised and enjoy it.”

      

  • Like it or not, AI tech is “entering the era of the narrative,” explains Kris Hammond, chief scientist at Narrative Science, one of several “natural language generation” startups emerging as vendors in this nascent field. “These are narratives generated by systems that understand data, that give us information to support the decisions we need to make about tomorrow.”

     

  • Thing is, we've already ceded this kind of power to Google with video via YouTube. I heard a report on NPR on Sunday that was very depressing, an interview with a musician saying that YouTube had given her an agreement, take it or leave it, that said either you sign everything over to us, or you can't be part of YouTube. I didn't get the full story, just the gist. She said she thought the Internet was going to free us from the music industry. But it didn't do that. The music industry has rebooted, on the Internet. The money just flows to different bank accounts now.#

      

  • "Our future success depends in significant part on the continued service of our Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Woodman," the company said in its S-1 filing. "Mr. Woodman is an at-will employee and there are no vesting restrictions on any of the Class B common stock that he owns. The loss of Mr. Woodman could adversely affect our business, financial condition and operating results."

     

  • In March, US business entrepreneurship magazine Inc. named Shenzhen as one of the top five world cities for the next wave of start-ups, dubbing it "ground zero for technological serendipity". Hong Kong didn’t make the list.

     

  • The player debuted at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign followed that reached the targeted amount in 26 hours and which has so far raised $171,000. Contributors to the funding can buy the Aivvy Q device by pledging US$249. It will retail at US$300, including one year of the music service, and is set to ship at the end of October.

     

  • Mao said that by downloading the music, the device offers better sound quality than streaming services such as Spotify.

     

  • The notion of profiting off of recorded music is over. Gold is worth money because it’s rare. Everyone and their brother has a DAW capable of making CD quality recordings.

  • "There was a wonderful opportunity squandered to highlight what this service would mean for artists who are struggling and to make a plea to people’s hearts and pocketbooks to pay a little more for this service that was going to pay these artists a more reasonable streaming rate," he continued. "And they didn’t do it. That’s why this thing is going to fail miserably."

  • 他们过去至少还假装有一个“民主化议程”:就多给某将军几年时间吧,你真的会开始看到改革,诸如此类。但在过去10年,西方实际上已经连民主论调都放弃了。这是伊拉克战争、中国成为暴君们的新朋友以及全球经济危机造成的后果。经济危机使我们极度渴望任何交易,无论这些交易多么肮脏。中国不对朋友的人权状况指手画脚——所以,我们也不。2013年,英国宣布安哥拉为其“高度繁荣伙伴”(High Level Prosperity Partner)。

  • 自由行及一簽多行確實讓大量內地旅客來港消費,去年不過夜的內地旅客,消費總額更達329億,但與此同時,這些措施又為香港居民帶來甚麼影響?港鐵5條路綫於去年宣告飽和,而過去10年,化妝品店、藥房及時裝店愈來愈多,其中化妝品及個人護理店數量更大增15倍,相反家庭用品及文具店數目則下跌近30%,不少小店及老字號亦難逃結業厄運。

  • If smartphones are accurate enough, only those consumers who are serious about tracking their workouts and quantifying their fitness with more advanced metrics will need to buy another device. For them,

  • Gadgets that track people’s physical activity have the potential to help people become more active, but only about 1 to 2 per cent of U.S. adults own a wearable, whereas more than 65 per cent carry a smartphone, the researchers said.

     

  • In order to be successful, any given piece of wearable technology has to be useful the entire time it’s on your body. Prescription glasses sit on your face, but improve your vision all the time, so they’re successful. Sunglasses sit on your face and make you look cooler all the time, so they’re successful. Google Glass sits on your face, but mostly does nothing, so it’s a failure. It’s a simple formula.

     
      
      
      
      

  • 我们又出生了刚刚艰难地通过时空细管落于尘世一隅老灵魂的信息被割除顾不及颤栗语焉不详看着陌生的新父母只得嘤嘤哭泣尽管千千万万年里我们都以同样的哭泣勇敢地来到这个世界无数无数次

  • You'll get no argument from me that the old standby of 128kbps constant bit rate encoding is not adequate for most music, even today, and you should be able to hear that in this test. But I also maintain that virtually nobody can reliably tell the difference between a 160kbps variable bit rate MP3 and the raw CD audio, much less 192kbps. If you'd like to prove me wrong, this is your big chance. Like the announcer in Smash TV, I say good luck – you're gonna need it.  

      

  • Aivvy Q promises a magical music experience. Right from wireless streaming to an in-built music shuffler, this is perfect for someone who is constantly on the go. Their Kickstarter price also hits the sweet spot. Recommended!
     
     

  • Some important caveats: these numbers apply to performing musicians, but they do not include publishing royalties for the songwriting.
  • For example, Spotify says that its average payout for a stream to labels and publishers is between $0.006 and $0.0084 but Information Is Beautiful suggests that the average payment to an artist from the label portion of that is $0.001128 – this being what a signed artist receives after the label's share.

  • 2012 – Headphones have become as much about style as they are sound quality. This may never have been more relevant than when Lil Wayne wore these $1 million dollar pair of Beats. Source

  • 不过在柬埔寨,有一小群历史学者一直强烈要求北京承认,它在近代史上最严重的种族灭绝惨剧之一中扮演了关键角色。

     

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