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Emperor Akihito’s publications

March 17, 2018 Some of the Publications by His Majesty Emperor Akihito
Some of the Publications by His Majesty Emperor Akihito The Emperor, then Crown Prince Akihito, co-authored the entry on gobiid fishes in the The Fishes of the

It feels colder in parts of Canada than on Mars

March 3, 2018 QT:{{”
“For comparison: It’s about 1 degree at Antartica’s Amundsen-Scott weather station. (NB: It’s “summer” down there.) On Thursday, the Mars Gale Crater reached -9.4 degrees, making it feel warmer than Saskatoon, Montreal and Calgary. (At night, NASA’s Curiosity rover recorded lows of -112 degrees. So, take heart, Canadians! It’s warmer in Canada than Mars in the dead of night.)”

CV of failures

August 27, 2017

CV of failures, by @jhaushofer ‏ Funny anti-version of the real thing – but more successful at attracting attention


Unscramble Words

August 27, 2017

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

April 23, 2016

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:

“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” – 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?

Optical illusion: The bulging checkerboard illusion.

December 24, 2015

An #Illusion That’ll Make Your Eyes
Bulge 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 Averages 3.1 mph, which is the most "preferred" human walking speed

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

December 6, 2015

Babies and cats as coauthors on a manuscript

November 29, 2015

Discussion about listing babies & cats as co-authors on scientific
manuscripts via @bornalibran #authorship