Countdown to UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao.
How to decline requests for free work with style.
Speider Schneider, on David Throne, Webdesignerdepot.com:
"It’s aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service that has actual monetary worth."
The best retort to free work was something along the lines of
Client: “It only would have taken you a few hours to do”
David: “Actually, you were asking me to design a logotype which would have taken me a few hours and fifteen years experience. For free. With pie charts.”
Michael Bloomberg’s Harder Sell.
"Mr. Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $32.8 billion fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organize cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services."
That’s a lot of money.
The never-ending conundrums of classical physics.
Lee Philips, Ars Technica:
"To put it plainly, classical physics is wrong. As such, there’s really only one thing to do—physicists have since abandoned the old, mistaken ideas, right? It’s reminiscent of how doctors discarded the system of humors, chemists chucked out phlogiston, and astronomers turned away from astrology and geocentrism."
Note quite. I can confidently say people still start learning physics from old-fashioned Newtonian Mechanics.
Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free.
"After sending an email response slathered in sarcasm ("I know that boxing matches in Las Vegas are extremely low-budget affairs"), Cassaro then posted the exchange to Twitter."
Bravo. Don’t work for free when they try to take advantage of you.