From the guys who brought you Office Space, Silicon Valley is partially inspired by Mike Judge’s experiences as an engineer in the area during the late ‘80s. It also features plot-lines parallel to that of Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Peter Thiel, Paul Graham, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Marc Benioff, Paul Allen, Larry Ellison, Eric Schmidt, and Sean Parker among others.
Season 6 premieres two weeks from tonight and will essentially feature brand new content that George R.R. Martin has not yet written. So now all the snobby GoT book nerds will have to wait an entire week to find out what happens just like the rest of us plebs.
From the guys who brought you Rounders, Billions is a fictional depiction of some of the subversive tactics Wall-Street powerhouse players utilize to get an edge on the competition: and the legal repercussions.
I have the impression that some ways must be left behind, some mental habits must be abandoned, if we are not to clip the wings of progress. Even to science we must sometimes repeat Charon’s cry: By another way, by other ports, not here, you will find passage across the shore. In my role as teacher I hope to be able to show you other ways, if not other ports. — Giuseppe Vitali
“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” — William James
Bill Thomas has been described as a Cultural Jammer: trying to change the American attitudes towards aging.
In 1991, Bill Thomas, having been an emergency room doctor, became the medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York. He found the place, as the Washington Post put it, “depressing, a repository for old people whose minds and bodies seemed dull and dispirited.”
So says her, and she should know: she has done the research.
It’s complicated, and there are no panaceas.
Real Complex. It’s hard work.
Politicians, Lawyers, Journalists, and the Public at large love simple explanations and simple solutions: let the Government or the Market solve it.
Simple Solutions for Complex Problems: NOT A GOOD IDEA. Many Simple Solutions are Fast Ideas.
Rather it’s communication: both cooperative and competitive.
Her ideas are slow ideas: complicated. And the world took awhile to recognize them. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics three years before her death.
“Lin Ostrom cautioned against single governmental units at global level to solve the collective action problem of coordinating work against environmental destruction. Partly, this is due to their complexity, and partly to the diversity of actors involved. Her proposal was that of a polycentric approach, where key management decisions should be made as close to the scene of events and the actors involved as possible.”
Emmy Award winning Showtime modern family drama series Shameless premieres its 6th season tonight and you can watch the first episode for free here:
Both major premium-content networks HBO and Showtime now offer their subscription-based services purely online via Hulu, and HBONOW. As more and more viewers are accessing their content online, streaming is becoming more and more of a mainstay in big-time entertainment.
For the main 2016 season, the NFL could be planning to partner with Google or Apple to livestream games https://t.co/bjzWGgJwe1
Eight timeEmmy-award winning Showtime series Homeland concludes its 5th season tonight as it continues to tackle current real world issues, like ISIS’ proclamation of a world-wide caliphate that aims to “redraw the map” in the Middle-East, and ISIS’ attack on an innocent European city in the name if Jihad.
“I never gave up and I never let anyone or anything get in my way.”
“It was very difficult when we came to New York because I spoke no English. We moved to a neighborhood with many other German and Jewish immigrants but I mostly befriended Americans since that was the easiest and quickest way to learn the culture, language, and customs of my new homeland.”
“She seems to be able of growing enormous by sheer force of will,”