Posts from the “Science” Category

Twitter Digest: 2013-06-09

Given that I block NSA & PRISM tweets, was entertaining tuning into twitter & trying to figure why everyone was on about Lord Snowdon -> Turned on GoT tonight just in time to catch Daenerys reenacting her Level 2 YMCA gymnastics pageant. -> How Not to Be Alone | Jonathan Safran Foer – http://t.co/HMFxg75lfh http://t.co/DzAtvWBQJr [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-06-07

Photo-set: Flooding Across Central Europe – http://t.co/8G6j8teCbd -> CDC Update: Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus – http://t.co/hWqN1338VN -> Col Flagg: Have you ever heard of Malaysian Chest Implosion Torture? Radar: No. Coll Flagg: Good. It hasn’t been invented… yet. -> tl;dr: There are Manchurian Candidate engineers at large tech cos [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-06-05

FRED: Free Energy Data – http://t.co/90H7GVDazO -> Solipsisms ‘r’ us, courtesy of my friends at @thinkup: I apparently mention me a lot – http://t.co/9rTRXvBM9D -> Almost 10,000 words on soccer/Italy/economics/racism by @wrightthompson? Yes, & it’s super. Go. http://t.co/g4sgEFLkIC -> When The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly: A journey into the world of Italy's racist soccer thugs [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-06-04

The new Google Maps is truly Windows-ishly slow loading. I find myself non-clicking map links to avoid the dot-dot wait screen. -> Looking at 1980 pollution levels — admittedly not only reason — a little hard to understand why LA is imhabited http://t.co/3tE20oel8x -> VC1: Founder flaked again. He’s … like, the Cat Power of [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-06-02

It’s way late, but always enjoy @davidcowan’s annual list of best/worst TED talks — esp the ones he hated. http://t.co/RCmh1lzjOk -> Delighted that the Kickstarter to create a Nikola Tesla statue in Silicon Valley has succeeded. Congrats, Dorrian! http://t.co/rtnlrg5hKY -> TAL Revisits: #496: When Patents Attack…Part Two! http://t.co/0ZA8W6RHI4 -> Today in "Definitely not my bookshelf" [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-06-01

Am at "base-ball" game and cast of Les Miserables is taking the field. Is this normal? http://t.co/wG2Uf87kxH http://t.co/5cnwZWpYPq -> Bring back David Tennant: Matt Smith will leave 'Doctor Who' by the end of the year http://t.co/aAjuAxgq2I -> Anyone read? Looks interesting – The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride of the Grand [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-30

By that bullshit ex post argument, Stanford fucked up on Google because it didn’t take 50% of Google over Pagerank -> Such a bullshit, ex post argument: Tesla Is Worse Than Solyndra http://t.co/a9f6IH1SEK -> iPhone autocorrect insists “monocausal” and “menopausal” are interchangeable. Duly noted. -> I know I’ll regret saying this in a hundred years, [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-28

wardrobe creep: the simple yet unstoppable process by which your SO's clothes take over your closet http://t.co/yhjIDpunzU -> Just some of the helpful items people are throwing into the $1 Hulu bid. I think we have this one. http://t.co/NfOPApLuvx -> Getting some helpful responses in my $1 Hulu bid. Guy with used Hartford Whaler ticket [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-26

Incredible story: ‘Hollywood is turning my Reddit post into a film’: http://t.co/jFXaLKIKRw #FT -> Gorgeous journalism: The 2013 Tasmanian fires, & the new breeds of wildfire that can't be fought – http://t.co/OUeCGAbkJi -> 1816: The Year Without a Summer – http://t.co/7gZga07QgI -> How unusual is this weekend's late season snowfall in New England and Upstate [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-24

Arcade Fire covers The Guns Of Brixton – http://t.co/bIFqk7nQLp -> In case wonders what happens when a medicated billionaire tweets post-surgery, I give you @elonmusk tonight -> [Video] Estimating the Historical and Future Probabilities of Large Terrorist Events http://t.co/HeXNtdpiLc -> How Wall Street is literally writing America's laws now – http://t.co/iL9ZMd9yFb /v @nntaleb ->

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-23

Exploring the deep mysteries of Gilligan's Island with the offspring http://t.co/vWUfkuORwR -> The astonishing power of swarms – http://t.co/ZgeLnEU8nw -> Money doesn̶'̶t̶ buy you happiness – http://t.co/tKWh7ePhTo -> 5 live Sport Special: German Football on Eve of UEFA Final [Audio] http://t.co/RNY1tVJjKo ->

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-22

Some appealing features of a parliamentary system | MinnPost http://t.co/4RJSNgEHc3 -> Harassing @TWC about their dumb decision not to carry Premier League Extra Time & NBC LIve Extra next EPL season. -> Wildfires ahead: SoCal vegetation moisture levels in some inland areas are driest in 100 years – http://t.co/bfFGi0KwRC -> Vanguard graphic arguing that “low-cost [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-21

“He proposed a centi-million dollar dome over downtown”. Who is, Don Atchison. -> I’ll take “CRAZY CANADIAN MAYORS” for $1,000, Alex. I’m aces at that category. -> JotD (Job of the Day): Heard by millions of people each week, you’ll get to say, “This is NPR” each day. https://t.co/VHXJANiaFB -> Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-19

Urban Dictionary: Highlingual – The belief that, when high, you can speak two or more languages http://t.co/F9sjt3Y77j -> There hitherto unplumbed relationship between football passing direction and politician orientation http://t.co/14SOuKvnIS -> Oh, ugh: Psychology tops SDSU list of most popular degrees among 2013 graduates – http://t.co/wrikqz1606 -> That sound you hear is every VC in [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-16

Tableau to start trading tomorrow with symbol “DATA”. Nice. Love those guys. -> Like services such as Wealthfront, but wish there was an uber-Wealthfront that managed allocations to LendingClub, CircleUp/Angellist, etc. -> Frontline: The Retirement Gamble – http://t.co/ip8xqqyGwC -> Today in “ewww”: Human feces taint more than half of U.S. public swimming pools | http://t.co/FVGlfXHLSD [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-14

Diana Deutsch’s ‘Sometimes Behave So Strangely’ is the crack cocaine of looped audio http://t.co/zVDwEOveuh -> Watching Penguins/Senators, and explaining the deep mysteries of Evgeni Malkin to the offspring -> Jay Peak VT claims 350” of snow this season, more than Steamboat CO or Squaw Valley CA – http://t.co/IQvPkykCgY -> New @MenInBlazers podcast out. A reminder [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-13

The 'IKEA Effect': How people overestimate the value of crap they assemble themselves – http://t.co/6eHfbQK1RF -> Good news for losers everywhere: Players in a winning team run a higher risk of suffering an injury – http://t.co/gDW3dGvQbq -> Tried to explain Bloomberg data story via analogy to Unix, “finger” & “.plan”. Might as well have been [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-11

Vig: You mean them little cubes you put in hot water to make soup? Archie Gates: No, not the little cubes you put in hot water to make soup. -> Chamonix Storm Riding with JP Auclair. Superb. http://t.co/bMtR3ss1zp -> Which NWS Offices Have the Hardest Job Making Forecasts? Monterey and Los Angeles – http://t.co/HsfzKJsPjb -> [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-10

Reversals, expletives, & impossible returns: Yes, I beat @corytv in ping pong Thursday at Linkedin. Networks fighting over rematch rights. -> [Audio] Saul Perlmutter on the Ever-Expanding Universe http://t.co/HTA4Onptyf -> Sad news RT @nytimesbusiness: Alan Abelson, Barron’s Columnist and Editor, Dies at 87 http://t.co/lAMNJVb6pV -> So strange to see people talking about future of blogs [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-03

Amusing how many people thought I meant Renaissance Fair http://t.co/duQ6AZAK2g when asked about Renaissance Weekend https://t.co/Yydg2gv54N -> Anyone ever gone to one of these Renaissance Weekend events? Verdict? -> Missed this, but actually kinda agree: Steve Jobs Would’ve Bought Tesla – http://t.co/u8830s7ELG -> Had to send a “FAX” today. Does this also mean Wham is [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-02

Entire squadron of electricians working here today. Am in awe at their ability to work on live circuits all day long with zero fatalities. -> Unsettling to have fires this size so early in year in SoCal: Springs Fire Grows To 6500 Acres http://t.co/OchA7AGMsw -> Talking to Americans: Belief in biblical end-times is stifling climate [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-05-01

Video of the Thiel/Andreessen debate at Milken this week on whether innovation is dead – http://t.co/OBuqCDEYEt -> Moderated fun panel yesterday at Milken with @dpatil @slavin_fpo @messina2012 & @mckinsey_mgi Thanks all. -> Ducked out of Milken conf yesterday at lunch with @ruffoloj to Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La in Beverly Hills. Outstanding food. -> The [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-04-30

Panoramic shot north from roof of Beverly Hilton in LA http://t.co/cBNgTm4vjv -> Talking to Americans: One in five Americans believes that Obamacare has already been repealed http://t.co/2Skvn6RsqG -> QotD: “America must be for entrepreneurs what Canada is for hockey”. (An industry than can provide Don Cherry employment?) -> Ominous: “[T]he last 20 years has been [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-04-27

If had known Suarez biting & getting 10-game suspension would elicit performance like today’s from LFC, would have suggested biting sooner. -> A "peace map" of Britain: Avoid Lewisham – http://t.co/zZ8hNikn37 -> Paul Krugman ( http://t.co/bAJrf1nPvD) vs Ken Langone (http://t.co/fexotfv8yv ) is noisily amusing -> Super set of weather photos, old and new – http://t.co/aLHpTJHEVg [...]

Twitter Digest: 2013-04-26

The physics of terror – http://t.co/64gO6IKha5 -> Modeling all of the European professional football: Where the does the Premier League Rank? http://t.co/4QZDrQcE5S -> QotD: "I've told the Tesla service division that their job is never to make a profit" http://t.co/sxfdStWuLr -> Wrt my earlier likelihoods question, the key is whether the test’s 25% false negatives [...]