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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

Kenguru.

An electric car for wheelchair-bound folks. Pretty neat.

10/20/14 • 09:50 AM • ConsumptionDesignHealthHuman Rights • No Comments

Photoshelter Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service.

Of note.  I may be tuning in to refresh my memory.

10/20/14 • 09:39 AM • InternetLawPhotographySocial Media • No Comments

Jaguar Heritage Experiences.

Drive (or ride) a vintage Jag.

10/20/14 • 09:37 AM • GeneralTravelVehicles • No Comments

The New Yorker: The Real Amazon Warriors.

... the horse was the great equalizer, along with the bow and arrow, which meant that a woman could be just as fast, just as deadly, as a man.” Those following a certain issue in the news, should be warned.

10/20/14 • 09:36 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • No Comments

365/2 291. Double rainbow.

365/2: 291.

10/19/14 • 06:44 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

GitHub: LucidaGrandeYosemite.

‘Twas only a matter of time. There were enough complains about the new use of Helvetica.

10/19/14 • 12:28 PM • AppleDesignInternetSoftware • No Comments

WaPo: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter.

Hmm. A government-funded initiative is going to ‘assist in the preservation of open debate’ by monitoring social media for ‘subversive propaganda’ and combating what it considers to be ‘the diffusion of false and misleading ideas’? The concept seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.

10/19/14 • 12:24 PM • Human RightsInternetPoliticsSocial Media • No Comments
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