Archive for the 'Fun' Category

CV of failures

August 27, 2017

CV of failures, by @jhaushofer ‏https://www.princeton.edu/~joha/Johannes_Haushofer_CV_of_Failures.pdf Funny anti-version of the real thing – but more successful at attracting attention

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Unscramble Words

August 27, 2017

http://www.unscramblewords.com/

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