In 1983, ad agency Chiat/Day created a commercial that one Apple executive referred to as, “the worst commercial I’ve ever seen.”
Almost 40 years later, it’s now considered to be one of the greatest ads of all time.
This is the story of Apple’s “1984” Super Bowl commercial ? pic.twitter.com/wISBFdgrkH
— Daniel Murray (@Dmurr68) November 20, 2022
He said something like this: “All these leaders are asking me what our blockchain strategy is. They tell me that everyone’s saying it’s the future, the platform that’s going to obsolete everything else. I need to have a good answer for them. I’ll be honest, when they explain why it’s wonderful I just don’t get it. You guys got to go figure it out for us.”
In addition, “we failed to accurately predict how this would all play out and the impact it would have on our business. As a result, we find ourselves here.”
That an anti-“disinformation” group is actually working to spread, not counter, disinformation is troubling enough. More troubling still is that the group was recently given tax-exempt status.
1/x Congress was warned *in May* about FTX and SBF.
How did they respond?@RoKhanna attacks Terrence Duffy, CEO of CME Group, berates him for questioning FTX’s capital requirements, and accuses him of lying to Congress. (see next tweet for the remainder of the exchange) pic.twitter.com/24DMP5SowA
— Chuck (Taylor’s Version) (@Jamie_Maz) November 22, 2022
It’s the iron law of internet access: if you don’t like your carrier, you’re probably stuck with them — and when they know you’re stuck, you end up paying more.
The Markup also found the pixel code on a tax preparation site operated by a financial advice and software company called Ramsey Solutions, which uses a version of TaxSlayer’s service. That pixel gathered even more personal data from a tax return summary page, including information on income and refund amounts. This information was not sent immediately upon visiting the page but only when visitors clicked drop-down headings to see more details of their report.
The short version: Bird lets riders pay with preloaded wallet balances (“Bird cash”), much like a gift card or metro card. Sometimes people took rides but didn’t have enough Bird cash to pay. Bird recorded the full price of the ride as revenue anyway!
— Alison Griswold (@alisongriswold) November 18, 2022
But there’s another reason it stands out: the key change from G major to G# major that occurs at around 2 minutes and 52 seconds. If you’re not familiar with the concept, the simplest way to think of a musical key is a collection of notes around which a piece of music revolves. The beginning of “Man in the Mirror” is in the key of G major, which is built from the notes below.
“She cooks high volume like she would cook for her family. Everybody loves Michelle’s food,” said Karen Andro, case manager and continuum care specialist for Housing Initiatives and a longtime advocate for people experiencing homelessness.
Former #SpaceX employee explains that $TWTR is a shit show because it doesn’t have an intermediate layer of management that knows how to manage Elon to protect the company from him. Sounds pretty accurate. $TSLA $TSLAQhttps://t.co/0AFL155Tg8 pic.twitter.com/bnNgU5ipfx
— Yoloking of $TSLAQ (@yoloption) November 23, 2022
Straight. Fire. ? pic.twitter.com/P1154lehsv
— sarah (@sahouraxo) November 25, 2022
Why did SNL delete this video? pic.twitter.com/MIRFPredoY
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2022
The same reason CBS deleted this video. pic.twitter.com/5jNWdhKPyk
— RealityAwake (@RealityAwake) November 26, 2022
EcoHealth Alliance, a long-term partner of Wuhan Institute of Virology, sought funds from a US defence agency in 2018 to insert a ‘furin cleavage site’ into bat coronaviruses. There is no evidence such work obtained Western funding.
Following the agreement, the Biden administration granted Chevron a license that would allow the California-based oil company to return to its Venezuelan oil fields in joint ventures with Venezuela’s national oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA. The new license, granted by the Treasury Department, would permit Chevron to pump Venezuelan oil for the first time in years.