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{ Monthly Archives } December 2012


This blows my mind… 3D PRINTED RECORD “I’ve created a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D-printable, 33rpm records and printed a few prototypes that play on ordinary turntables. Though the audio quality is low -the records have a sampling rate of 11kHz (a quarter of typical mp3 audio) and 5-6 bit resolution (less […]

we are falling behind

“We are not saints like those Scandinavians — we were lapping up fossil fuels, buying bigger cars and homes, very American,” said Eamon Ryan, who was Ireland’s energy minister from 2007 to 2011. “We just set up a price signal that raised significant revenue and changed behavior. Now, we’re smashing through the environmental targets we […]

Working out really well

U.S Internet Users Pay More For Slower Speeds Man, the free market is working out SO WELL!

Lunch with the FT: Tyler Cowen –

This sounds strangely similar to my method for finding good food in a new place… Lunch with the FT: Tyler Cowen – “Three decades and 84 countries later, Cowen has a honed method for how to find a tasty local: find someone ‘between the ages of 30 and 50 in the transport business, with […]

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash: “This isn’t some standard polemic about ‘those stupid walled-garden networks are bad!’ I know that Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and LinkedIn and the rest are great sites, and they give their users a lot of value. They’re amazing achievements, from a pure software perspective. But they’re based […]

I hope this signals a change, as ThinkProgress notes

President Obama: “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in […]

This is worth fighting for

Do We Have the Courage to Stop This? – “Children ages 5 to 14 in America are 13 times as likely to be murdered with guns as children in other industrialized countries, according to David Hemenway, a public health specialist at Harvard who has written an excellent book on gun violence. “ We have […]