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Soundcloud: NASA.

Geek out. First time I’ve heard John Glenn’s flight since that orange 45RPM record that came with my GI Joe space capsule.

10/22/14 • 09:56 AM • HistoryMusicPersonalScience • No Comments

BBC: WW2 U-boat found with ship it sank off North Carolina.

Most people associate the Battle of the Atlantic with the cold, icy waters of the North Atlantic but few people realise how close the war actually came to America’s shores.” “Most people.” The older Princetonians would tell stories of the skies lit up by the thousands of tons of shipping burning off NJ’s shore. I suppose it’s not in any Texas-approved schoolbooks anymore.

10/22/14 • 09:52 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

365/2: 293. Turning over an old leaf ...

365/2: 293.

10/21/14 • 05:41 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

TechDirt: Have Drone Will Travel — Slow-Moving Regulators Force Innovation Overseas.

In response to slow-moving U.S. domestic policy on commercial drone use, innovators are moving abroad, to jurisdictions where regulations have been updated to delineate when drones may be used in the commercial context.

10/21/14 • 04:19 PM • GeneralLawMotion GraphicsPhotography1 Comment

Youtube: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Trailer.

In case you haven’t heard, it’s being remastered and rereleased to theatres.  The trailer’s too discontiguous for my taste. The imagery marginally more contrasty/saturated.

Interesting to find out others remember the ‘blue food’ sequence as I do. And I never read the book!  Bowman finds shelves of boxes of blue powder, and gets a bit dramatic with it. One assumes this is synthesized food for his consumption, graciously offered by his ‘hosts’.

It *was* in the film. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re crazy.

10/21/14 • 03:43 PM • EntertainmentHistory1 Comment

SF New Mexican: Santa Fe police recruit FedEx, UPS drivers to help fight crime.

UPS and FedEx are now watching us.

10/21/14 • 02:54 PM • Home & LivingHuman RightsLawSecurity • No Comments

Agweb: Plants Can Hear Pests Attack.

Where’s PETP when you need ‘em? [PETP = People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants]

10/21/14 • 02:48 PM • NatureScience • No Comments

Coolist: 1957 Ford Thunderbird - F-Code.

Drool.

10/21/14 • 02:46 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • No Comments

Time: Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking, Study Says.

Drinking an 8-ounce daily serving of soda corresponded to 1.9 years of additional aging, and drinking a daily 20-ounce serving was linked to 4.6 more years of aging.” Be canny of the source.

10/21/14 • 01:08 PM • HealthScience • No Comments

Vox: In the 1970s, women were making big gains in computer science. Then they fell behind.

What happened in the mid-1980s? You should listen to the podcast for the full story, but the short answer is that as computers first moved into the home, they were mostly seen as toys — and those toys were marketed to boys and men.” There’s got to be something else at work here. Home computers can’t be the only reason. The Macintosh became big right around that time, and nearly every graphic design station was being jockeyed by a very capable woman. And the phalanxes of word processing folks in the office ... mostly women. This just sounds like an offkey tuning fork, this claim. Too pat. Something more complex was going on.

10/21/14 • 12:59 PM • ComputingHistoryHuman Rights • No Comments

Kickstarter: The Intrepid 4x5 Camera - An Affordable Large Format Camera.

Why this, when you can have a Bender?  I suppose the other is more press-camera-like.

10/21/14 • 11:52 AM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography(8) Comments

Past Horizons: European farmers were still lactose intolerant after 5,000 years.

Must’ve had a lot of incontinent Neolithic folk.

10/21/14 • 11:12 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

AppleInsider: Wall Street blown away by Apple’s ‘remarkable’ record September quarter.

I’m surprised they’re surprised. I thought there weren’t any secrets anymore.

10/21/14 • 11:04 AM • AppleEconomicsHardware • No Comments

The Atlantic: Princeton Gets 10 Times as Much Tax Money per Student as Public Colleges.

“Namesake” donation building is ruining the campus, if you ask me. All the disparate styles. Go back to Gothic, plz.

10/21/14 • 10:53 AM • EconomicsPersonal • No Comments

BookForum: Innovators Abroad.

... technological development is also a human story — one that involves politics, war, culture, discrimination, social upheaval, and a great deal of human exploitation thousands of miles down the production line, in Congo’s coltan mines and Shenzhen’s brutal factories.

10/21/14 • 10:48 AM • BooksHistoryHuman RightsScholarlyScience • No Comments

ArtDaily: Rothschild pistols seized by the Nazis in 1939 and stored in a salt mine during WWII for s

As gorgeous a set of flintlocks as I’ve ever seen ... at least, from the top view. Silver’s not a very good structural component for a firearm, so I assume it’s mostly decoration. But what decoration.

10/21/14 • 10:37 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryHuman Rights • No Comments

PSFK: Hemingwrite Typing Device Aimed at Distraction-Free Writing.

Brill.

10/20/14 • 07:05 PM • ArtsBooksConsumptionDesignInternet(4) Comments

“Awesomer ‘70s.”

Sharing my personal work-in-progress ‘70s playlist on Spotify. The first eight hours are pretty solid; I have to work on the last half to get the mix better. Take that, Peter Quill.

10/20/14 • 06:46 PM • MusicPersonal • No Comments

UPI: Led Zeppelin sees ‘Stairway to Heaven’ lawsuit move forward.

You knew this would happen. LZ will settle out of court, yet again. I point you back here, for the umpteenth time. Settled out of court for “Dazed and Confused.” Settled out of court over “Whole Lotta Love.” 

10/20/14 • 06:32 PM • HistoryLawMusic • No Comments

365/2: 292. Aspen leaf ‘doily’.

365/2: 292.

10/20/14 • 04:39 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Joss Stone Feat. Jeff Beck – No Man’s Land: Green Fields of France.

Video. In remembrance of those lost in WWI. Can purchase the single November 2.

10/20/14 • 01:25 PM • Human RightsMusic • No Comments

Daily Mail.UK: Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth ...

Some interesting theoretical leaps being taken here.

10/20/14 • 12:58 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

Exactly, precisely why we were all glad to see bell bottoms go away.

This. 

10/20/14 • 11:01 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory(5) Comments

WaPo: Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

Another Muppet Show of candidates. Happy-happy, joy-joy. [Equal time - I’ve used this phrase since the Democratic field for the ‘04 election.]

10/20/14 • 10:16 AM • Politics • No Comments

Australian National U: Physicists build reversible tractor beam.

It is the first long-distance optical tractor beam and moved particles one fifth of a millimetre in diameter a distance of up to 20 centimetres, around 100 times further than previous experiments.”  The Klingons remain unimpressed.

10/20/14 • 09:59 AM • Science • No Comments
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