Archive for the 'Fun' Category

Turn Your Hair Straightener into a Microwave — Following: How We Live Online

April 23, 2016

http://nymag.com/following/2016/04/popping-popcorn-with-a-hair-straightener.html?mid=twitter_nymag

21khz: The Art of Money In Music

December 31, 2015

Some quick thoughts after listening to first 9 episodes

“Will Musicians Survive in the Age of Free When the “Bottle” is worth more than the wine” – a great line & an observation that the spotify platform is worth more than its music . See also:
http://unsoundthemovie.com/

“Intent, Licenses and “Sweat of the Brow” – helpful discussion of copyright but it would have been nice to hear about copyleft & re-combining of artworks

“two letters and a number” – MP3.com was originally someone’s name. Robertson’s story how on how to be sued & wooed simultaneously

“so… Why does Liza Minnelli get paid when the Sex Pistols Stream?” – how to weight things (downloads or listeners) & various frauds based on this…

Can you Sell Something that Doesn’t Exist? – Superfans: would you rather collect unemployment or by the latest Doors album?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/21khz-the-art-of-money-in-music/id987160981

Optical illusion: The bulging checkerboard illusion.

December 24, 2015

An #Illusion That’ll Make Your Eyes
Bulgehttp://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/01/08/optical_illusion_the_bulging_checkboard_illusion.html Describes how dots on a checkerboard appear to distort its parallel lines

Manhattan’s M66 Bus Gets ‘Pokey Award’ – WSJ

December 22, 2015

M66 Bus Gets Pokey Award http://www.wsj.com/articles/manhattans-m66-bus-gets-pokey-award-1450193429 Averages 3.1 mph, which is the most "preferred" human walking speed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preferred_walking_speed

Just how wealthy is Don Draper? Something I’ve…

December 6, 2015

http://dvroverflow.tumblr.com/post/21336908551/just-how-wealthy-is-don-draper-something-ive

Babies and cats as coauthors on a manuscript

November 29, 2015

Discussion about listing babies & cats as co-authors on scientific
manuscriptshttp://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/57120/can-i-add-a-baby-as-a-co-author-of-a-scientific-paper via @bornalibran #authorship

The Elephant’s Toothpaste Experiment – ScienceBob.com

November 22, 2015

https://sciencebob.com/fantastic-foamy-fountain/

The Man Who Broke the Music Business – The New Yorker

May 17, 2015

The Man Who Broke the #Music Business http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/27/the-man-who-broke-the-music-business An original conduit for the #MP3 & Napster boom, the dawn of digital piracy

Annals of Technology APRIL 27, 2015 ISSUE

The Man Who Broke the Music Business
The dawn of online piracy.
BY STEPHEN WITT

I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

May 17, 2015

QT:{{”
“I am a noisy introvert. My sister Randi made up that phrase and it describes lots of people I know. Lots of writers seem to be introverts who love to now and then be on stage. Lots of radio people too. I covet large amounts of time alone, and I’m most comfortable and very happy when I’m alone, but obviously there’s another side to me because true introverts don’t end up with their own national radio shows.” “}}

http://lifehacker.com/im-ira-glass-host-of-this-american-life-and-this-is-h-1609562031

Genetics And That Striped Dress

May 2, 2015

Genetics & That Striped Dress
http://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/genetics-and-that-striped-dress @23andme on-the-fly SNP associations w/ pop trends. Next: targeting ads w/ alleles