Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Vinome – wine DNA

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Your DNA Guide to Wines You’ll Love
https://vinome.com/

Emperor Akihito’s publications

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/PDF/(15)Some%20of%20the%20Publications%20by%20H.M.Emperor%20Akihito.pdf Some of the Publications by His Majesty Emperor Akihito
www.in.emb-japan.go.jp
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

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/29/its-feels-colder-in-parts-of-canada-than-on-mars/ 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.)”
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It feels colder in parts of Canada than on Mars

Saturday, March 3rd, 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.)”
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CV of failures

Monday, August 28th, 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

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

http://www.unscramblewords.com/

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

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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

21khz: The Art of Money In Music

Thursday, December 31st, 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.

Thursday, December 24th, 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

Tuesday, December 22nd, 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