Youtube: Airlander 10 crashing into the ground cardington shed airship.
Bounce, more like. Doesn’t look like the cockpit/passenger section ever contacts the ground, just the blimp nose. Inexperienced pilot, methinks. I suppose it responds even more slowly than a conventional blimp ... though I saw no last-minute recovery attitude adjustments.
ProBlogger: How Working Fewer Hours Can Increase Your Productivity.
ArtDaily: In Togo, a revival of the ancient allure of waist beads.
The Atlantic: The Couple Who Worked as Truck Drivers Together.
New Yorker: What Happens When We Decide Everyone Else Is a Narcissist.
“If ‘toxic self-absorption’ is indeed the new American disease, then it will be important to remember that no one has immunity.” There is nothing more damaging and wrong than involuntary psychoanalysis. Over each other. Even over politicians. Any psychologist will tell you decent analysis is a time consuming, intricate process. Generalizations are prone to bias. An individual with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology ruined my opportunity to be fluent for decades. ‘60’s. I admit I’m a bit unreasonable and immovable over this, given my own experiences. I don’t think I’m alone. Read James Hillman. Where is moving locations as a therapy in modern psychology? Exactly. Not everyone benefits from the modern SSRI -> endless talk therapy route.
NYT: Love. Labor. Lost.
Good God. Talk about overthinking things.
Nat’l Post: If the gig economy is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still a fail?
“As companies become less loyal to workers – creating work conditions most favourable to the Patrick Batemans of the world – people are pushing back and setting their own wages, hours and terms of employment.”
Fiscal Times: Not Just Cargo Shorts - The Slow Death of the Office Dress Code.
If they allow sweat pants and sneaks on Wall Street, it’s the end of the friggin’ world.
c|net: Watch bowling balls plummet to their demise.
Strangely fascinating. I wonder if we guys ever outgrow the childish delight in ‘breaking stuff’ ...
Lotsa photos. Pagination at bottom of design.
BBC: Plane crashes into sea at air show.
NY Times: Donald Trump Is Making America Meaner.
Art gallery personnel in Santa Fe, many of whom I associate with, have noticed a sharp uptick in unmannered, bigoted, self-centered people imposing their deeply-held manias on others. Past time for someone to shut the guy down.
Teespring: Vote2016() by Techdirt.
HAH! Sure to offend everyone. I like it.
PS Mag: How Incivility Breeds Incivility.
“The team found that experiencing an inconsiderate or insulting act can drain an employee’s self-control, making it more likely he or she will act out in a similar way later in the day. Importantly, this cycle of abuse was only found in workplaces perceived as highly political.” Office politics - the worst. Absolute worst.
NY Times: U.S.-Backed Militias in Libya Claim to Retake ISIS Stronghold of Surt.
“Pro-government Libyan militias backed by American air power said Wednesday that they had seized the Islamic State’s last stronghold in the country, in the seaside city of Surt. If confirmed, the capture would be a severe blow to the militant organization’s expansion into North Africa.” If so, that’s a feather for Obama.
Christie’s: Five minutes with Einstein’s leather jacket.
Hold your nose. Thanks, Tom E.
Vox: The science of choking under pressure — and how to avoid it.
Pretty much the same advice as for a person with a stutter.
NY Post: For the love of God, stop dressing like crap.
“It’s enough to make you long for the days when high-end restaurants had loaner ties and blazers for forgetful dudes, and you could be turned away from a club for a slack outfit. Style, low budget and comfort aren’t mutually exclusive. Keep that in mind if you’re older than 12.” Yeah, I’ve been getting more conservative with clothes of late. Some things are just not appropriate.
RABA Research: July 30 Poll Results.
“Among likely voters, Clinton garners 46% support to Trump’s 31%. Libertarian Gary Johnson now captures 7% of the vote, while Jill Stein sits at 2%.” Interestingly, Johnson’s down a percent since the RNC. I assume some Bernie people having a tiff followed the crowd.
Economist.UK: Defend me maybe.
“Mr Trump is right that many European countries spend too little on defence. But to suggest ignoring treaty obligations is reckless.” See the chart. Countries that can easily afford it, don’t. Even Greece is paid up.
Economist Daily chart: The economics of Donald Trump’s wall.
SF New Mexican: Proposal for food trucks on Canyon Road moves through committee.
Um ... bathrooms and garbage come to mind. Bathrooms in particular, are in short supply on Canyon’s mile-plus stretch. The City even *advertises* some private bathrooms as being public in their printed materials. That’s not right. Build some bogs, legislators. You’ll have more tourists taking the walk.
AMPWare Power Generating iPhone Case.
I need one. This would be great for backcountry emergency use (providing you can find a celltower to contact).
Vice: I’m Sick Of Pretending - I Don’t “Get” Art.
Art, esp. in urban areas, has been seeking emotional and/or physical response for decades. Shock value. Disgust.
There are a whole lot of beautiful and sublime things in this world, but you’d never know it sometimes.