Justin Rochell

Music, bikes, coffee, and other interesting reads. Head of Community at Pocket. 🚴🏼 ☕️

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Justin Rochell

42 days ago

If you haven’t listened to The Books, you’re in for a musically inventive and eclectic treat.

The Story of the Books’ ‘The Lemon of Pink’ and the Painful Mystery of Their Breakup

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Justin Rochell

44 days ago

Beautiful video on Cassini's Grand Finale

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111 days ago

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

How to safely enjoy the 2017 solar eclipse, a buyer’s guide for normal people

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Justin Rochell

273 days ago

"Researched and proven findings that, although sometimes unconventional, can hold the keys to better results."

22 Customer Support Statistics That You Absolutely Need to Know

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279 days ago

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

How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games

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Justin Rochell

337 days ago

tl;dr: nobody knows

What the Hell Was That 'S' Thing Everyone Drew in School?

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Justin Rochell

344 days ago

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.

The podcasting scene will explode

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Justin Rochell

351 days ago

You should definitely read this magical Twitter story about typewriters and travel

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Justin Rochell

439 days ago

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.

The Four-Year Fight to Make San Francisco’s Subway Stop Screaming

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Justin Rochell

441 days ago

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.

The GIF Is Dead. Long Live the GIF.

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Justin Rochell

441 days ago

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Mag: The history and mystery of the high five

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444 days ago

Sounds like fun

Your Vacation Mission? Find This Stolen Horse

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447 days ago

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The History Of IT'S-IT Ice Cream Sandwiches, Born In San Francisco

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Justin Rochell

451 days ago

Chilling read

The Uber Killer: The Real Story of One Night of Terror

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Justin Rochell

461 days ago

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.)

This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming

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Justin Rochell

461 days ago

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.

Bio – Bon Iver

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Justin Rochell

463 days ago

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.

What Sets the World’s Most Elite Athletes Apart?

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Justin Rochell

463 days ago

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.

Political violence is no joke

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Justin Rochell

482 days ago

Please vote this November 🇺🇸📬

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

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484 days ago

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

Master Plan, Part Deux

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Justin Rochell

512 days ago

This cartoon explains why Elon Musk thinks we’re characters in a computer simulation. He might be right.

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Justin Rochell

534 days ago

A look at the current state of music within San Francisco's inhospitable economic situation.

The Strange Is Gone From San Francisco

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Justin Rochell

539 days ago

I don't usually recommend listicles, but when I do, they're about bikes.

The 12 Best Bike Rides In The Bay Area

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Justin Rochell

544 days ago

Physics man. Physics.

Sand Castle Holds Up A Car! - Mechanically Stabilized Earth

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Justin Rochell

549 days ago

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.

How Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ Kicked Off the Streaming Revolution

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Justin Rochell

549 days ago

Nice little piece from Slack with tips for commuting by bike. Some great tips in here! 🔑🚴🏼

Pro tips for your two-wheeled commute — Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

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Justin Rochell

556 days ago

Not a ton of surprises here, but a nice, thorough look at how SF is changing though census data.

Quantifying the Changing Face of San Francisco

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558 days ago

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.

The Falling Apple — 500ish Words

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Justin Rochell

560 days ago

🔥This is fine.🔥

This Is Fine creator explains the timelessness of his meme

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Justin Rochell

560 days ago

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.

Using a Dyson hand dryer is like setting off a viral bomb in a bathroom [Updated]

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Justin Rochell

561 days ago

If you use Pocket, you're intimately familiar with this font 👀

Mark Simonson, The Living Legend Behind Proxima Nova

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Justin Rochell

566 days ago

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

“Bot” is the wrong name.. and why people who think they are silly are wrong.

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Justin Rochell

572 days ago

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.

This is why Finland has the best schools

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Justin Rochell

592 days ago

What this CEO Learned from a Day on the Help Desk

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Justin Rochell

592 days ago

Alaska Airlines, Flying Above an Industry’s Troubles

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592 days ago

How Tesla Will Change The World

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592 days ago

A new study looks at why bike share is so much safer than regular biking

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Justin Rochell

594 days ago

War Stories: Why I Lit Up Lytro

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598 days ago

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.”

Andy Grove and the iPhone SE

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Justin Rochell

599 days ago

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.

A Conversation With Pete Mulvilhill Of Green Apple Books

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Justin Rochell

605 days ago

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The Oral History of the 1996 Chicago Bulls

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Justin Rochell

605 days ago

This is so cool

Mind-Blowing Magic Magnets - Smarter Every Day 153

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Justin Rochell

605 days ago

Firewatch: One Month Later

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Justin Rochell

605 days ago

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.

Philz Coffee: Silicon Valley's Cup Of Choice

forbes.com

Justin Rochell

605 days ago

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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.

The Birthplace of the Hamburger

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Justin Rochell

620 days ago

The Three Tools Netflix Used to Build Its World-Class Brand

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Justin Rochell

620 days ago

Feeling torn about this...

The $6 Cup Of Instant Coffee

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Justin Rochell

624 days ago

Important reading for coffee lovers. ☕️

10 Coffee Emojis, Ranked

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Justin Rochell

625 days ago

Radiohead’s Rejected Bond Theme Is the Gift Spectre Never Gave Us

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Justin Rochell

632 days ago

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.

The Green Book

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