Ash Quadir

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How to Make the Best Limoncello You've Ever Had

Limoncello! That sweet, tart, and refreshingItalian after-dinner <i>digestif</i> can be a wonderful thing. But, typically, when you go for the store-bought …

How the Revolution Forged Washington

George Washington entered the Revolution as a member of Virginia’s planter aristocracy who still toasted the king. He emerged at its end thinking of …

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No More

YOU ARE READING<p>It’s obvious Winterfell is not the same place I left all those years ago, but it’s okay, I’m not the same person that left so many …

Minor Characters: A lesson from George Martin's Game of Thrones

The Nearly Mile-Wide Diamond Mine That Helped Build the Soviet Union

Building empires takes money. And building <i>industrial</i> empires takes diamonds, not just for cash, but for the machines and tools that need them to …

Replacing A Dead Prius Hybrid Battery Doesn't Have To Cost Thousands Of Dollars

I love the Toyota Prius. I bought my Prius brand new from a dealership in Waterford, MI in the fall of 2005. It is the only car I have ever kept until the loan was paid off, and even then I was in no hurry to sell or replace it. Then the hybrid battery died.<p>Up until that point, however, the Prius …

Why nobody in their right mind should get into Bitcoin right now

Woooohooo! Bitcoin is scorching! It’s party time, baby! Par … tay.<p>Seriously – have you seen the exchange rate? A grand per Bitcoin<b>*</b> – boom! What …

Review: StorySkeleton, an iPad story-planning app and Scrivener companion

As you doubtless gathered from my recent Scrivener review, I’m a massive fan of the best Mac app I’ve ever used for creative writing. The TL;DR version is that I wouldn’t dream of attempting to write a novel in anything else. My only real grumble is that we’ve as yet seen no sign of the …

Prefundia, A Platform For Crowdfunding Projects To Gain Backers Ahead Of Launch, Exits Beta

Prefundia wants to help crowdfunding projects get backers <i>before</i> they launch their campaigns. The startup, for startup it is — launching out of U.S. accelerator Boomstartup this summer — has been operating in beta for the past three months, and has just released some early performance data as it …

The Bully Pulpit

• <b>Author:</b> Doris Kearns Goodwin<p>One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by <i>The New York Time</i>s<i>, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor,</i> and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” …

Insurgents arrested for Indian author killing

Two insurgents suspected of killing Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian author whose book about her struggle against the Taliban was turned into a film, have been arrested by Afghan police.<p>Banerjee, whose story was told in the film "Escape from Taliban", was pulled from her home by gunmen in the eastern …

5 Crazy New Man-Made Materials That Will Shape the Future

Forget Mother Nature: when it comes to all matters matter, the sheer ingenuity of the human mind can give rise to some of the most insane—and …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

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Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

The seven-point plan to save Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

Yesterday Quartz outlined the reasons for Microsoft’s “lost decade.” But now that CEO Steve Ballmer is on his way out, it’s time to talk about the way forward.<p>The web is already full of experienced Microsoft watchers’ opinions. Some of them, like IDC analyst Al Hilwa’s dive into how Microsoft needs …

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The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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No Henry, you need to get real about Yahoo. Here are the facts

Advertisement<p>83 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis<p>For past year or so, there has been a bit of a lovefest around Yahoo (s YHOO), the rapidly aging former web …

Restaurant Owner Dumps Seamless And Does Fine Without It

Pedro Munoz, owner of Luz in Brooklyn, New York, told Bloomberg Businessweek that he became frustrated by Seamless taking 14% commission and taking a month to give him his share.<p>So Munoz encouraged customers to order directly from his website instead of from the popular delivery service.<p>How did it …

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Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Steve Ballmer’s retirement could unlock the talent and resources now dormant at Microsoft

Here’s the thing you’d never know about Microsoft under the 13-year reign of Steve Ballmer: Microsoft remains, just barely, an amazing company. Not “amazing” in the sense of ambitious or unique, which it is, or particularly well-run, which it isn’t. But “amazing” in the one sense that counts at a …

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Best small tablets: Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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