Posts Tagged ‘x57r’

The Troll of Internet Art

February 16, 2017

The Troll of Internet Art
http://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/brad-troemel-the-troll-of-internet-art When #virality is the goal, how to separate art & commerce? Cf http://TheJogging.Tumblr.com/

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich – The New Yorker

February 4, 2017

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich
http://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich Holing up in New Zealand & the survival condo; a bit validating for normal worriers

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“The tech preppers do not necessarily think a collapse is likely. They consider it a remote event, but one with a very severe downside, so, given how much money they have, spending a fraction of their net worth to hedge against this . . . is a logical thing to do.”

You’re basically seeing that the people who’ve been the best at reading the tea leaves—the ones with the most resources, because that’s how they made their money—are now the ones most preparing to pull the rip cord and jump out of the plane.”

Every year since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a magazine founded by members of the Manhattan Project, has gathered a group of Nobel laureates and other luminaries to update the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic gauge of our risk of wrecking civilization. In 1991, as the Cold War was ending, the scientists set the clock to its safest point ever—seventeen minutes to “midnight.”
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The best smart smoke alarm

January 28, 2017

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The second-generation Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is your best option.
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https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/20/the-best-smart-smoke-alarm/

gravity – Would a light or a heavy ball roll fastest down a slope? – Physics Stack Exchange

January 28, 2017

http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/19552/would-a-light-or-a-heavy-ball-roll-fastest-down-a-slope

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both balls should have same acceleration (and therefore same velocity and displacement).

However, if there’s air drag, their acceleration depends on the radius and the mass of the ball, so not enough information is given for this case. If the balls are of the same material (same density ρρ), the larger one comes down faster than the smaller one.
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) – IMDb

January 28, 2017

chariots of fire & Downton Abbey in roughly same period

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0787524/
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The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.
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Churchill

January 20, 2017

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

Churchill’s Secret
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4711762/

A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety

January 14, 2017

A gradient of childhood #selfcontrol predicts health, wealth & public safety http://www.PNAS.org/content/108/7/2693.full From following 1K kids from 0 to 32 yrs

Seven Facts about The Art Genome Project

January 1, 2017

Facts about @Artsy’s Art #Genome Proj
https://www.Artsy.net/article/the-art-genome-project-seven-facts-about-the-art-genome-project Inspired by Pandora, which emulated the original HGP; Coined the verb GENOMED

Related links:

https://twitter.com/artsy
https://github.com/artsy/the-art-genome-project
https://www.artsy.net/article/theartgenomeproject-the-art-genome-projects-roots

Medical Coverage | It’s Your Yale — Enroll

December 30, 2016

http://enroll16.itsyouryale.yale.edu/medical-coverage

Easy comparison of smart care v choice plans

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A E T N A S M A R T C A R E P L A N
The Aetna Smart Care Plan provides quality care along with an expansive network of medical care facilities for your healthcare coverage.
How It Works: After you meet your deductible, the plan pays 90 percent for most covered in-network services up to the annual out-of-pocket maximum. Once the annual out-of-pocket maximum has been reached, the plan pays 100 percent.
…A E T N A C H O I C E P L A N
The Aetna Choice POS II medical plan provides coverage for a wide range of medical expenses. The plan also provides coverage for certain preventive and wellness benefits.
How It Works: Through Aetna Choice, you pay for care, except preventive services, until you meet the deductible which varies based on the plan you choose. Once you’ve reached your deductible, your plan pays for 90 percent for most covered services and you pay 10 percent until you reach the annual out-of-pocket maximum.
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Sree Sreenivasan: The Met ousted one of its top executives, so he used Facebook to show them what they lost — Quartz

October 20, 2016

.@sree: The Met ousted one of its top execs, so he used Facebook to show them what they lost
http://qz.com/711943/sree-sreenivasan-how-to-spin-getting-fired-from-your-high-profile-job-into-a-delightful-digital-campaign/ Social media maestro?