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GE announced the release of the Missions sneakers, a pair of modern day moonboots created from “super materials,” i.e. the stuff used to build jet engines and wind turbines.

Sold out, obviously.

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Die Feuerwehr in der Oderberger Straße wollte eigentlich nur einen neuen Einsatzwagen samt Löschschlauch ausprobieren. Doch die kurze Sommerdusche erfrischte nicht alle Anwohner.

[…] Und so liefen am Montag gleich die Telefone bei der Feuerwehr heiß. Da meldeten sich nicht Anrufer, die sich für die Erfrischung im Hitzesommer 2014 auf spontane Weise augenzwinkernd bedankten. Sondern es waren Bürger, die nach Angaben der Feuerwehrpressestelle fragten, wer ihnen denn jetzt die Rechnung für die Autowäsche bezahle, auf dem Lack befänden sich Kalktropfen. Andere kritisierten, dass die Feuerwehr jetzt ihre Steuergelder verschwende und fragten, wer eigentlich für die offenbar außereinsatzmäßigen Wasserkosten aufkomme. Manch ein Bürger monierte, die Feuerwehr könne doch gleich den Fußballplatz um die Ecke wässern. Und was wäre gewesen, wären die Beamten schnell zum Einsatz gerufen worden?

Introducing the investor hub →

angellist:

Founders: you can now send one update to all of your investors directly from your startup’s AngelList profile via your Investor Hub.

Visit the “For Investors” tab on your startup profile to update your investors. You can send updates to individual “offline” investors tagged on your profile,…

for many rap music is either trivial or indecipherable, and “too ethnic.” In reality, rap artists delivered the greatest poetry of the past 30+ years and have given meaning, inspiration, and hope to people across ethnicities.

— 'Ah, you were a Hip Hop DJ. Haha.'
From Rap Genius to Genius - Ben’s Blog

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America has the most robust and established banking system in the world.
In den vergangenen drei Jahren hat Isabelle Sonnenfeld den Bereich TV erfolgreich aufgebaut und dafür gesorgt, dass sich Twitter in der deutschen TV-Landschaft etabliert hat.
Welcome to the Everything Boom — and, quite possibly, the Everything Bubble. Around the world, nearly every asset class is expensive by historical standards. Stocks and bonds; emerging markets and advanced economies; urban office towers and Iowa farmland; you name it, and it is trading at prices that are high by historical standards relative to fundamentals. The inverse of that is relatively low returns for investors.
Master Troll. 

humansofnewyork:

"It was the late 90’s. The police commissioner had figured out that all the people committing small crimes were the same people committing big crimes, so the cops started cracking down on all the little stuff— and crime kept going down, down, down. Everything except bank robberies. Because all the big national banks were moving into the city, and buying out all the local banks. And these new corporate banks were all about ‘customer service.’ So they replaced the retired cops at the doors with ‘greeters’ who would give you coffee and donuts. So word got around fast that robbing banks was fucking easy now. All you had to do was walk in, hand them a note, and they’d hand over the cash. I never even carried a gun. The security footage was so grainy back then, you could barely see anything. It was easy. It’s much tougher these days. I’ve had dye packs explode on me three times. The worst was about a block from here. I had just left a bank, and was walking by the entrance to Penn Station during morning rush hour. Suddenly a noise starts coming from my pants, and a bright neon cloud starts shooting out. Hundreds of people were staring at me. I threw the thing away from me, hopped in a cab, and went to a bar."

Master Troll.

humansofnewyork:

"It was the late 90’s. The police commissioner had figured out that all the people committing small crimes were the same people committing big crimes, so the cops started cracking down on all the little stuff— and crime kept going down, down, down. Everything except bank robberies. Because all the big national banks were moving into the city, and buying out all the local banks. And these new corporate banks were all about ‘customer service.’ So they replaced the retired cops at the doors with ‘greeters’ who would give you coffee and donuts. So word got around fast that robbing banks was fucking easy now. All you had to do was walk in, hand them a note, and they’d hand over the cash. I never even carried a gun. The security footage was so grainy back then, you could barely see anything. It was easy. It’s much tougher these days. I’ve had dye packs explode on me three times. The worst was about a block from here. I had just left a bank, and was walking by the entrance to Penn Station during morning rush hour. Suddenly a noise starts coming from my pants, and a bright neon cloud starts shooting out. Hundreds of people were staring at me. I threw the thing away from me, hopped in a cab, and went to a bar."

Well, Tom Edion certainly had a fixie before it was cool.

(via 19th century bike tricks)

I was working with a lawyer on a deal 15 years ago. The lawyer on the other side of the deal was newly minted. I said to my lawyer “we should be able to get pretty good terms, since he’s new.” My lawyer, who was one of the top ten deal lawyers in the world, according to American Lawyer magazine, sighed and said “we’ll get the exact same terms we would have gotten if he was an experienced lawyer, but it will take three times as long and he’ll convince his clients you’re trying to screw them.” That was exactly what happened.
Imagine going to a bar at 2am on a Saturday night and meeting a financial analyst who spends eight hours a week in that bar and 156 hours a week trying to figure out if AAPL is going to trade up or down over the next year. What do you think he thinks when you tell him you’re buying the stock because you really like Apple’s wearables strategy? He thinks you’re an idiot. He has to put up with armchair quarterbacking every time he glances away from his Bloomberg. He traded on that news 30ms after it was announced. He traded on the probability of that news four months beforehand. And even then, he probably only moved his odds from 50/50 to 51/49. That matters when you have half a billion dollars in the stock; it doesn’t matter to you. He spends his life doing this. He talks to Luca Maestri on the telephone, on a freakin landline probably. He has people stand on line at the Apple Store for him to get the new products first and then take them apart and test them for rare metals so he can corner the world supply of indium. And what do you have? You have a good feeling about wearables. Who do you think is selling the AAPL stock you’re buying? He is. Why is he selling it to you? Because you’re the greater fool.

Everyone thinks they can pick, most of all people who have never done an investment.

Betting on the Ponies: non-Unicorn Investing - Reaction Wheel

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The Uphill Skate Video - Betabrand & Boosted Skateboards

If only Berlin didn’t have that much cobblestone.

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