Plumbing the depths of the twitterstream and keeping our feet dry.
Top-Ten lists are passé—ours goes to 11. These are the top titles that folks are interested in currently, along with their rank from last month. This is based solely on direct sales from our online store.
Change is inevitable—except from a vending machine.
Make sure your daughters know how to change a tire. — @SaintBoogie
[The new year is] the best time to change all your passwords. gizmo.do/ymyVWI — @TweetSmarter
Mixed jihadi metaphor: “All regimes are standing in a vacuum and on the edge of a collapsing cliff closer to experiencing winds of change.” — @DaveedGR
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”—Ben Franklin — @WarrenWhitlock
“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead — @Epic_Women
Ingesting small doses of ink over an extended period of time will change your eye color slightly. — @WhatTheFFacts
@tomwaits ...Small change is still getting rained on!! Keep it coming Tom!! badasme.com/news/ — @mikehallart
It’s hard to watch people change.... especially when they have the blinds closed. — @MrJChrist
@ClimateCentral features @NASA’s breathtaking video showing over a century of climate change in 26 seconds. ow.ly/8Heq0 — @ClimateReality
#cc12 Sec Donovan: “Change is a returning sailor sharing a first kiss with her girlfriend.” — @GLADLaw
You cannot change the past unless you have a DeLorean. — @ChorePush
It looks like I’ll be going to RSA this year. It’s been years. — @kevinmitnick
Good to Know
An excuse to use my favorite Angelina Jolie quote (NSFW).
Rational beliefs behave well under tensor products. ow.ly/7yZ6r — @ProbFact
Before picking up the litter box to clean it, make sure there isn’t a cat in it. — @spiderwebwoman
According to #Benford’s law, the #probability P that a number in lists of numbers starts with digit D is P=log(1 + 1/D) — @giancarlodurso
Why Twinkies are cheaper than carrots. youtube.com/watch?v=p9cSPe… — @RichLouv
Snedecor’s F distribution is usually just called the F distribution, though “F” is hard to search on by itself. — @ProbFact
If you don’t google yourself regularly, how do you know who you are?
Geek vs. Nerd: The Infographic geeksaresexy.net/2012/01/04/gee… <- I’m def a geek although I like the “nerd” movies more. — @sarahcuda
Google.com/history says the first 3 words I looked up definitions of this Winter were: Fungible, arrears, & veltschmertz. Hat tip @karlastarr — @marshallk
You might be a probabilist if you notice you say “given” (as in conditional probability) often in ordinary conversation. — @ProbFact
Well, Kevin Mitnik is this guy. And as for the rest, they’re not all guys. Also, we have to confess that we cleaned up their punctuation and stuff a little. OK, who they are: Chore Push, Jesus Christ, Climate Reality, Giancarlo D'Urso, Epic Women, D. Gartenstein-Ross, GLAD, Mike Hall, Marshall Kirkpatrick, Sarah Lacy, Richard Louv, Kevin Mitnick, Probability Fact, Tai SaintBoogie, spiderwebwoman, TweetSmarter, What The F Facts, and Warren Whitlock. You can follow us at www.twitter.com/pragpub.
“I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.”—George Carlin.