nakedcap: What Good Are Children?
“Recent work by Benjamin et al (2013, 2014) confirms that people do not exactly maximise their wellbeing when making life decisions, but they often come very close. If so, those whose wellbeing will be improved by having children will have children, and those whose wellbeing would be worsened by having children will not. ”
FastCoDesign: How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute.
Would you want to read LoTR this way? Dry factual textbooks, perhaps. Certainly not novels.
Slate: Jonathan Livingston Seagull - new edition with fourth section is dumb as ever.
Foisting the ills of our modern world on the back of Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a bit much. I wonder what the author would make of Zhuangzi.
ArtDaily: Rare Martin Bros. stoneware birds set to take flight at Morphy’s March 8 auction.
Man, are they hideous or what? I’ll take two.
New Republic: Technology’s Mindfulness Racket.
vowe dot net: Streaming music has replaced my music collection.
A great deal of options.
Fancy: Conceal Vertical Display for books.
The Verge: Keurig is locking down its coffee makers to keep out cheap refills.
365/2: 062. Textures.
Sort of how I feel right now: Dead, dry and blue. Working too much.
The Nation: The United States Has ‘Zero’ Options in Ukraine.
BikeEXIF: How To Build A Cafe Racer.
Great post. Bookmarked. I’d add ‘texture’. Whether to use knobbies or slicks. Ground metal or painted. Etc. etc.
Scripting.com: Why blogging is an amateur thing.
“We need a word for what we do because it is an important activity. You can’t understand how news works today without understanding the role that bloggers play. So in a sense professional reporters hurt themselves by usurping a term that meant something before they applied it to themselves.” Hear, hear.
SciAm: Exosuit Pushes Limits of Undersea Exploration.
I sort of expected something like this thirty or more years ago. Not complaining, mind you. Just a bit surprised it’s taken this long.
SciAm: Can Acupuncture Reverse Killer Inflammation?
“A research group at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, reported online in Nature Medicine on Feb. 23 that stimulating ST36 Zusanli with an electrical current passed through an acupuncture needle activated two nerve tracts in mice that led to the production of a biochemical that quieted a sepsis-like inflammatory reaction that had been induced in mice.” Now, now … don’t go hooking your knees up to truck batteries, please.
Telegraph.UK: Heavy rains bring down Pompeii wall.
If they can’t afford to repair it, perhaps they should re-bury it. Preserve it for a future generation that can afford to keep it in good shape.
SciAm: Methane Pollution from Gas and Oil Proves Cheap to Fix.
Youtube: World’s first manned RC Helicopter flight.
Next up, drone gymnastics in the Olympics?
FirstWeFeast: 25 Quotes About Whiskey from the Famous Drinkers Who Loved It Best.
WSJ: No Signs of Stock Froth in the Tea Leaves.
“Inflation isn’t a problem, market interest rates as reflected in bond yields have been remarkably contained, and stock prices haven’t been hot since the end of last year.” Counterpoint to a link I placed earlier.
Valet: Miserable Men on Instagram.
Equal time is necessary. Ever notice the faces of ladies in, say, Best Buy?
ScienceDaily: Talking Neanderthals challenge the origins of speech.
“Mog like scientists. They taste good.”
ArtDaily: “Craft in America: Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy” to premiere on PBS.
“Craft in America: Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. INDUSTRY highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today’s creative economy. ”
Sploid: Revolutionary membrane can keep your heart beating perfectly forever.
Awesome. Why replace, when you can make it a cyborg?
Guardian.UK: Snake eats crocodile in Queensland lake.
Well now, you don’t see this everyday.
Ski Santa Fe Webcam.
A foot of snow was forecast; looks like they almost got that much.