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Hey. I'm John Coates. I post/comment on anything I find interesting.

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Est. Nov. 15, 2007
Wed Sep 10
I have no illusion to keep the record once [four-time world time trial champion] Fabian Cancellara and other specialists start having a go. But I like the idea of telling my grandchildren about it, when they sit on my lap when I’m 75. BBC Sport - Jens Voigt to attempt iconic hour record in Switzerland

Profitless Ponzi scheme, or the greatest company in the world led by an absolute genius? Amazon is a polarizing company. Quarter after quarter, as it grows ever larger gobbling up categories and adding businesses, Amazon manages to produce exactly no profit. It’s as if its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos engineered it that way. He has, and Bezos will continue on the same profitless path, says Benedict Evans in conversation with Ben Horowitz in this segment of the a16z podcast. Benedict and Ben (yeah, we know, two Bens) examine the company Bezos has constructed, and why, for Bezos at least as opposed to nervous investors, it works so well. How one of the world’s great founders gets away with building a massive public company his way. Be sure to check out Benedict’s post on the topic for all the charts and numbers: http://a16z.com

Like Americans just over a decade ago, he said, “they are unaware of what an apple should express.” The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious - The Atlantic
Tue Sep 9
always remember that it doesnt matter how big your iphone is because all that really matters is how wide your heart can open up your eyes to see all of the beautiful things around you without having to look at your telephone all of the time. Really good things on the new iphone 6 by chris (simpsons artist) - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent
Fri Sep 5
They claim to do this out of respect for tradition or a newfound appreciation for lower-proof beer, but the real reason we’re starting to see more craft lagers is that brewers know ales make us fat, and being fat makes us die young, and dying young prevents us from buying beer in old age. It’s pretty cynical, when you think about it. While lagers often have fewer calories than the most revered ales, that’s not guaranteed by the process (it’s just because monster ales have a lot of alcohol; so do monster lagers). The fundamental way lager extends your life is by making you more attractive to prospective mates. A nice, crisp, clean lager will leave your mouth much more kissable than some crazy-ass 11-percent-ABV imperial coffee stout. This improves your romantic prospects, which will lead to a happier life and thus more incentive to stay fit and live long. Anchor California Lager: Because Ale Makes You Fat
Tue Aug 26
I don’t have anything in common with people who stand on escalators,” he said with a sad shake of his head. “I always walk around them — why waste time? You have eternity to rest when you die. Michael Bloomberg’s Harder Sell - NYTimes.com

matthewhayles:

myrna-au-go-go:

Another Thin Man (1939)

That’s our girl!

Most excellent.

I am not a fan of Bacardi though. 

(Source: bunnyhepburn)

Fri Aug 22
In the short term this outcome translated to so many high-fives our hands hurt In The Zone
Tue Aug 19

Edition of 500 grey vinyl plus 4 x A4 screen printed inserts:
http://boomkat.com/vinyl/1068662-pye-corner-audio-not-waving-intercepts-exclusive-grey-vinyl-inserts-edition

Edition of 500 pink vinyl:
https://bleep.com/release/51631-pye-corner-audio-not-waving-intercepts


Intercepts is a split album between Pye Corner Audio and Not Waving.

Taking inspiration from the world of espionage, most specifically spy rings, both artists provide four tracks each, creating a thrilling musical call and response between these kindred producers.

Some of the world’s greatest espionage stories involve Spy Rings. From the Rosenbergs to the Cambridge Five and the Duquesne case, these are stories that haunt the annals of the covert world and remain shrouded in mystery and fascination to this day.

Clandestine spirits permeate these eight tracks of dreamlike industrial techno, impressionist synth burbles, fragmented post-modern ambient and cosmic sci-fi adventure.