Geek deals: $490 off Core i7 touch laptop, Windows smartphone $49, more | Deals | Geek.com

Geek deals: $490 off Core i7 touch laptop, Windows smartphone $49, more | Deals | Geek.com

Cyber Monday is mere hours away, and we’re here to give you a heads up on the best deals already live as well as those yet to come. There’s plenty more yet to come, so get ready for the online-shopping paradise that is Cyber Monday and check out some of the top deals around. Many of these deals will be gone by the end of the day (or sooner), so if you like one, be sure and scoop it up.

硅谷好创意,中国难发芽? | 36氪

硅谷好创意,中国难发芽? | 36氪

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最近YC和斯坦福大学联合推出的创业指导课程《如何创业》(How to Start a Startup),着实让不少热血青年的创业梦想熊熊燃烧了起来,也引发了许多创业者热烈的讨论,我从YC创业中文社区上精心整理了一些精华讨论,不间断为您放送!本篇摘自享借CEO李厚晨的讨论帖《关于YC创业课的另一面意见(1)也许好点子是有陷阱的》,文章下的跟帖也值得一看哦!_

创业生态启示录(中):硅谷和以色列的特拉维夫有哪些共同之处? | 36氪

创业生态启示录(中):硅谷和以色列的特拉维夫有哪些共同之处? | 36氪

编者按:湛庐文化新近推出了《想像:创造力的艺术与科学》一书,作者Jonah Lehrer考察了一个有生命力的创业生态圈是怎样成长的,我想,这对于我们有极高的借鉴意义。现在国内已经涌现了不少孵化器、创业圈,但相比较硅谷、特拉维夫,我们还有很多需要改进的地方。在此,湛庐文化向36氪 开放此书《城市摩擦:思想碰撞引发更多联想》这一章,这也是我们一起送给创业者和投资人、以及意在打造创新孵化器的人的礼物。

硅谷深处的忧虑(4):谁的乐园?(上) | 36氪

硅谷深处的忧虑(4):谁的乐园?(上) | 36氪

每一个华丽的梦,都是从黑夜开始。梦开始的时候,我们并不知道自己的角色,欢乐还是悲伤,闲暇还是彷徨?梦中只有模糊的道路,我们奔跑着,没人去留意风里尘埃,水中落花。然而,当梦醒的时候,我们是否真地寻到了那梦中的“乐园”?亦或,还站在渺无尽头的路上吟唱:究竟谁,捡起了我曾经的梦?

歪批中国经典老话 | 左岸读书

歪批中国经典老话 | 左岸读书

文/荠麦青青一、精诚所至,金石为开。
我很喜欢这句话,它让我们在生活和前进的路上找到了克服阻力、战胜困难的人文理由和精神支持,譬如刘备的三顾茅庐,终得一代名相的辅助而成就皇图霸业。但,“精诚”若错用了对象和方式,便很可能适得其反,甚至是自取其辱,譬如爱情中的死缠烂打。
(左岸记:应该给自己一个提醒,哪怕无果的坚持是不是自己所能承受,并且不会给人造成伤害。)

Next-generation elevator will use magnets instead of cables | News | Geek.com

Next-generation elevator will use magnets instead of cables | News | Geek.com

The elevator of the future may be just over the horizon thanks to German company ThyssenKrupp. The firm has invented a cable-free elevator (called MULTI) that can go up and down like traditional lifts, but the magnetic motors allow it to go side-to-side, too. The designers speculate that buildings implementing this technology could increase the carrying capacity of existing architecture by as much as 50%. Plus, it looks really neat.

Geek Answers: What is the hottest possible temperature? | Science! | Geek.com

Geek Answers: What is the hottest possible temperature? | Science! | Geek.com

Most people know that there is a hard floor on temperature: zero. Actually, we call it “absolute zero” and define it as zero in units of Kelvin, or about -273.15 degrees Celsius. Actually, that’s the full conversion between Celsius and Kelvin, since the only difference between them is where they define the number zero. In Celsius, zero is set at the freezing point of water at sea level, while in Kelvin zero is the total absence of heat. Heat, of course, is just the interaction of moving atoms, no movement means no heat — which in turn means that we can have an objective coldest temperature. But is it possible to have an objective hottest temperature?