Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Archive for February, 2012

Feb

29

2012

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Stap Vinnig Oor: Round the world during the Web’s infancy

Everyone logs their trips online now, but no one was doing it then. I was a pioneer. Here is the miraculously hand-coded site where I tracked my round-the-world journey back in 1998.

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Feb

13

2012

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Who is this Paul McCartney guy?

I think there may be a cultural reason for the self-enforced stupidity we're seeing in American youth, and moreover, for a stubborn failure to perceive that mouth-breathing ignorance as a failing.

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Feb

9

2012

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How to see London for $15 a day [WATCH]

Some incredibly useful tips for saving cash on a London vacation — without missing out on what makes London London.

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Feb

7

2012

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San Francisco’s tourist pitfalls

I take you to San Francisco, which is already a good-value city for vacations, and show how to make it into an even better value.

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Feb

3

2012

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A ride on L.A.’s Angels Flight [WATCH]

An as-if-you-are-there video, without commentary or too many cuts, of a ride on the historic Angels Flight Railway in Los Angeles.

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Feb

3

2012

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Signs that your favorite website is a post mill

Post mills can undermine the Fourth Estate, allow marketing and PR departments to manipulate our media as their mouthpiece, and leave the watchdogs sleeping. An entire generation of people is growing up without an understanding that the people who bring them their news have hastily recycled it, without checking how it got to them.

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