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Archive for October, 2016

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Monday, October 31st, 2016

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again – for Halloween

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Happy Halloween!

How Many Drones Does it take to Screw in a Lightbulb

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Easier said than done.

How the World Works

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt. First published in 1964, is a timeless look at economics – both theory and application. If you want to start to understand the world in which we live, read this. Free download. No excuses.

Wannabe – Spice Girls

Friday, October 21st, 2016

I never followed the Spice Girls back in the ’90s, though I certainly heard them on the radio. Found this song on YouTube when looking for something else (which is usually when I find interesting things). The song is fun and catchy, and has been used and abused, like any good pop song. What’s interesting […]

Animal Domestication verses Taming

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Another great video from CGP Grey – your source for an interesting look at how things happened in culture and science. Fun fact: Domestication is changing an animal over time to make it better serve humans, taming is changing a single animal’s behavior so it doesn’t freak out around humans. (Their term)

Americapox – Why Native Americans Did Not Wipe Out the Europeans

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Fascinating.  I have always wondered why, if Europeans nearly wiped out the Native Americans with their diseases, the opposite did not happen. 12-minute video, but very much worth the watch.

Music that Makes You Smart (Or Not)

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Virgil Griffith at CalTech conducted an experiment to correlate SAT scores with music.  The results are somewhat predictable. (Note – this is purely for fun, and the author admits that there is not a lot of real science involved – just an interesting correlation of statistical information). Check out Musicthatmakesyoudumb (the website) for details.

Fly with the Blue Angels

Friday, October 7th, 2016

8 minutes of WOW. NOTE – This is a 360 camera view – navigate to see the other planes or the ground racing below.  Appreciate the commentary by Captain Tom Frosh, the flight leader of the US Navy Blue Angels.

HP, Meet Keurig

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

HP has issued an apology for deploying ink cartridge technology that requires an HP chip in order to work in an HP inkjet printer.  The purpose behind the chip was to discourage third-party inkjet cartridges, which undercuts HPs profit. HP uses the shave razor formula of disposable or very inexpensive operating units, but pricey refills. […]