The Story of the Books’ ‘The Lemon of Pink’ and the Painful Mystery of Their Breakup
If you haven’t listened to The Books, you’re in for a musically inventive and eclectic treat.
On August 21, 2017 across the entire United States, the Moon will move in front of the Sun, partially blocking it from our view. For those on the path of totality, the Moon will entirely block out the Sun for more than 2 minutes
"Researched and proven findings that, although sometimes unconventional, can hold the keys to better results."
Tweaking the direction of any given bounce by just a few compass degrees—but not so much that the ball swerves unrealistically in mid-air—is enough to encourage beginners and not make the game too unbelievable
tl;dr: nobody knows
This article is a year old, but still totally relevant. Gimlet just launched a great new drama called Homecoming that I highly recommend.
Right now, radio dominates — terrestrial radio occupies 52 percent of all audio consumption; satellite, another 8 percent. And in total, those two comprise 74 percent of all audio revenue. (Music streaming and downloads nab most of the rest.)
Yet they suck. They suck as user experiences; they suck as content sources.
If the wheels are just slightly tapered, though, they can re-adjust a bit while rounding bends, says Ben Holland, BART’s manager of vehicle systems. That means less dragging of the inside wheel, less warping of the rail, and less noise.
It offered support for a paltry 256 colors. Its animation capabilities were easily rivaled by a flipbook. It was markedly inferior to virtually every file format that had followed it.
Sounds like fun
Crazy how much difference 3cm makes. 🏊
FINA pool dimension regulations allow a tolerance of 3 centimeters in each lane, more than ten times that amount. Could you time swimmers to a thousandth-of-a-second? Sure, but you couldn’t guarantee the winning swimmer didn’t have a thousandth-of-a-second-shorter course to swim. (Attempting to construct a concrete pool to any tighter a tolerance is nearly impossible; the effective length of a pool can change depending on the ambient temperature, the water temperature, and even whether or not there are people in the pool itself.)
New Bon Iver record drops at the end of September!
It is not the perceived power of money and fame that will change the course of events in one’s life, but empathy. Music is a pathway that allows us to listen to ourselves and the people that surround us. It is a pathway to understanding that actively creates change in real-time. Music, even in its most intimate moments, is a pathway between us all.
It starts with a single gene, out of some 20 to 25,000, coding for the more than 30 trillion cells in a human body. Take the length of the DNA in those cells, unravel it, and you have a distance of more than 400 lengths from the sun to the Earth. The human genome has 6 billion data points of information. Six billion ways for something to go incredibly right — or incredibly wrong.
By now, we have heard enough dark and offensive rhetoric from Trump to know that it reflects something fundamentally troubled, and troubling, about his candidacy.
Please vote this November 🇺🇸📬
Here's the second part of Elon Musk master plan, with what I'm interpreting as a subtle nod to the amazing film, "Hot Shots, Part Deux".
So, in short, Master Plan, Part Deux is:
Create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage
Expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments
Develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning
Enable your car to make money for you when you aren't using it
A look at the current state of music within San Francisco's inhospitable economic situation.
I don't usually recommend listicles, but when I do, they're about bikes.
Physics man. Physics.
Kid A was an anti-exclusive — a major music magazine was no more privileged than an obscure blogger when it came to showcasing the biggest alt-rock record of the year. Ultimately, at least 1,000 sites posted Kid A, and the album was streamed more than 400,000 times.
Nice little piece from Slack with tips for commuting by bike. Some great tips in here! 🔑🚴🏼
Not a ton of surprises here, but a nice, thorough look at how SF is changing though census data.
Wall Street, naturally, is panicking. Because if you’re not busy growing, you’re busy dying. This is ridiculous, of course. But that’s today’s Wall Street, where profits are just the unfortunate residue of a lack of commitment to growth. Everyone is buying the future, not the present. Dividends are for the unimaginative.
🔥This is fine.🔥
Things are heating up between Dyson and Ars.
After reading this, seeing an Airblade in a bathroom gives me pause. 👾
In a response to Ars, Dyson accused the authors of scare mongering with the study. “It has been conducted under artificial conditions, using unrealistically high levels of virus contamination on unwashed, gloved hands,” the statement read. The company also pointed to four studies suggesting that the Dyson Airblade hand dryers are hygienic.
However, none of those studies looked at viral aerosols or the effects of using the Airblade to dry unclean hands, as would inevitably happen in real life usage. Instead, the studies focused on whether the hand dryer added germs to already cleaned hands, if the dryer itself harbored more infectious microbes than the rest of a bathroom, and the amount of aerosolized bacteria after drying clean hands.
If you use Pocket, you're intimately familiar with this font 👀
Really interesting view of how bots should be considered "micro apps" and the potential for easy distribution and growth.
If Shyp started today, they could simply build a micro app on Facebook and save countless hours of development
In Finland, children don't receive formal academic training until the age of seven. Until then, many are in day care and learn through play, songs, games and conversation. Most children walk or bike to school, even the youngest. School hours are short and homework is generally light.
The thing you have to remember is that this was before the iPhone was introduced and no one knew what the iPhone would do…At the end of the day, there was a chip that they were interested in that they wanted to pay a certain price for and not a nickel more and that price was below our forecasted cost. I couldn’t see it. It wasn’t one of these things you can make up on volume. And in hindsight, the forecasted cost was wrong and the volume was 100x what anyone thought.”
Co-owner of Green Apple Books brings an interesting perspective to buying things on Amazon vs. local businesses.
It's the same thing with hardware stores, or children's clothing or shoe stores. When you shop on Amazon, you are voting that you don't want shoe stores in your neighborhood, you don't want hardware stores in your neighborhood, you don't want bookstores in your neighborhood.
This is so cool
Great profile on Philz Coffee in Forbes
It’s clear that techies have fueled the company’s growth. Jacob has taken his father’s concept and expanded it into a business FORBES estimates brings in $50 million a year. That translates to average annual sales of more than $1.7 million per store, far better than the average Starbucks’ $1.2 million.
But even as the restaurant has grown and changed, it continues to cook their burgers on strange, vertical stove towers that date back to 1898.
Feeling torn about this...
Important reading for coffee lovers. ☕️
Really enjoying 99% Invisible's print pieces.
In the South, racial segregation was enforced by law — and had been since shortly after Reconstruction. In many parts of the North, the codes were enforced in practice. This reality made cross-country trips complicated, and sometimes even perilous, for black travelers.