Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

A rocker’s guide to management | 1843

Friday, April 26th, 2019

One of the most striking differences between the Stones and the Beatles is that the Beatles split up after a mere seven years at the top, whereas the Stones are still going. One startup flashed brightly and burned out; the other established itself as a long-running corporation.

How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World – The New York Times

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

3 parts
R & (J v L) ?

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

“As he grew in his profession, Six came to feel he had a right to express himself on the family collection. A series of clashes with his father ensued, many of them about providing greater public access, which has always been a difficulty. Currently, tours of the
collection, which are by appointment only, are booked into next year. The picture that the younger Six sketched was of an inward-looking father who is trying to preserve a legacy by keeping the world at bay, who comes to realize over time that he also has to do battle with a gregarious and extroverted son who feels that the way to preserve that legacy is precisely by sharing it with the wider world. The battles left the younger Six progressively more exasperated: “I would cycle home after and think, Jesus, Dad, I’m trying to help you.””

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

Sex Bias in Graduate Admissions: Data from Berkeley | Science

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Sex Bias in Graduate Admissions: Data from Berkeley

P. J. Bickel1, E. A. Hammel1, J. W. O’Connell1

Science 07 Feb 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4175, pp. 398-404
DOI: 10.1126/science.187.4175.398

A type of Simpson’s paradox

Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide | Science Advances

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Rather scary

Data Intrusion Response | Cybersecurity at Yale

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Powering the internet of things | August 7, 2017 Issue – Vol. 95 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Powering the internet of things Great variety of sources & uses for #EnergyHarvesting devices — eg smart card readers for door & sensors for T gradients

“Like Enerbee, many energy-harvesting firms remain optimistic and say the technology is improving. Most also acknowledge, as does Alta’s Vijh, that “the market for energy harvesting and the internet of things is a little slow now.” But sooner or later, he says, “it’s going to happen.””

Powering the internet of things | August 7, 2017 Issue – Vol. 95 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News

Hope, hype and heresy as blockchains enter the energy business

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Hope, hype & heresy as #blockchains enter the energy business Quote: “Digiconomist…estimates that just 1 #bitcoin transaction uses as much electricity as an average household in the Netherlands uses in a month.”

Three Letter Agencies

Saturday, October 13th, 2018


Designing the Death of a Plastic

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Designing the Death of a Plastic That is, designing self-destructing polymers


“Dr. Feinberg’s polymers were imprisoned in circular loops instead of being open-ended chains. By themselves, the loops were stable. For the self-destructing plastic, Dr. Feinberg mixed the polymers with a little bit of yellow, light-sensitive dye. When light shines on the plastic, the energized dye molecules rip electrons out from the polymers. The loops break, exposing the polymer ends, and the polymers unzip.

Other scientists trap their polymers by capping the ends of the long chains or linking the chains together into networks. By designing these traps to fail upon meeting certain triggers like light or acid, scientists can control exactly how and when their polymers unzip.

In theory, these next-generation polymers could help mitigate pollution problems associated with plastic products. If the units were collected after unzipping to make new polymers, that would lead to chemical recycling. Most recycling done today simply involves melting the plastic and remolding it.

Economically speaking, replacing the most widely used polymers like polyethylene (grocery bags), polypropylene (fishing nets) or polyterephthalate (single-use bottles) with unzipping polymers is not feasible.