Alex Ainslie

The Guilt of the Video-Game Millionaires

"… for many of these young game-maker millionaires, who created their work out of a passion for play rather than prospecting, the wealth and attention can be jarring." -Simon Parkin

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Jury Nullification?

"The ultimate problem with jury nullification is that it’s a great idea when the law is unjust and a terrible idea when the law is just. You may regard the drug laws as unjust, for example, but those Mississippi juries that gave a pass to KKK lynchers had the same ideas about the laws they were nullifying. If our system of self-governance is to mean anything, it should be that similarly situated defendants are judged similarly. If you want to change the law, do it at the ballot box, not in the jury room." —SDSTAFF Bricker

"Ultimately, what we’ve done with Pages and Duplo is take the elements of magazine layout design — a powerful tool in framing a story and its impact on the reader — and created a way to automate the process, while still capturing the essence and art of a human designer’s craft." -Charles Ying (via Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows | TechCrunch)

"Ultimately, what we’ve done with Pages and Duplo is take the elements of magazine layout design — a powerful tool in framing a story and its impact on the reader — and created a way to automate the process, while still capturing the essence and art of a human designer’s craft." -Charles Ying (via Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows | TechCrunch)

How Netflix Uses Analytics

"Netflix made 10 different cuts of the trailer for House of Cards, each geared toward different audiences. The trailer you saw was based on your previous viewing behavior. If you watched a lot of Kevin Spacey films, you saw a trailer featuring him. Those who watched a lot of movies starring females saw a trailer featuring the women in the show. And David Fincher fans saw a trailer featuring his touch." -kissmetrics

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Smarter Than A CIA Agent

"For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of the Good Judgment Project, an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community." -Alix Spiegel

Stop-and-Frisk

" … it would test society’s disregard for individualized suspicion and force us to think more deeply about what it means to impose stop-and-frisk on large numbers of innocent people. It is easy enough to rationalize away a “special tax” when we apply it to “them.” But how will we feel about that burden once it’s shared by all of us?" -Christopher Smith

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