Twitter Digest: 2012-12-07

Twitter Digest: 2012-12-05

Twitter Digest: 2012-12-04

  • Interesting possible answer to the Fermi Paradox: Robots – /v @elonmusk ->
  • Delighted to hear that Tableau will have an OSX version in 2013. For a while it was only reason I ran Windows in a virtual box on Mac. ->
  • Any Ergo Desk owners out there? Looking at buying the Kangaroo model. Pluses/minuses? ->
  • No-one left to sell to: Intel plans $6 billion bond sales to repurchase common stock | ->
  • Given enough time in Phoenix airport, everyone starts to look like @howardlindzon in a Planet Hollywood, Orlando jacket. ->
  • Some SW passengers clearly think the space at their feet is a bag of infinite holding. It isn't. #D&DTweets ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-12-02

  • “‘Fiscal cliff' talks at a stalemate over tax hikes”. In other news, g = 9.81 m/s^2, & you can’t push on a rope. ->
  • My favorite anagram for a combined “Virgin” and “Delta”, should a deal happen: Darting Evil. /cc @VirginAmerica ->
  • Such an awesomely, obviously bad idea: Partnership Offers Support for Media Ventures – ->
  • Offspring1 to Offspring2: How did Bob Marley die? Offspring2: I dunno. He just shows up at Scrooge’s house. [Me: Holding tongue & enjoying] ->
  • One last weather stat: Max recorded rainfall storm total so far goes to Petrolia, CA, with an amazing 17.5 inches (0.4 m). ->
  • Max recorded wind speed so far in ongoing west coast weather event? 150 mi/h (250 km/h) at Mammoth peak. ->
  • A few ski days coming up. Six feet of snow and an extra 1000 acres of open terrain at my favorite hangout did the trick. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-11-30

Twitter Digest: 2012-11-28

  • The average car on the road in U.S. is a record 11 years old ; 20% are 16 years old – ->
  • Fifty shades of data-visualisations: On sex and text – ->
  • Rosencrantz: [attempting to juggle a lot of items] Look at this. [throws and drop all items] Guildenstern: Leave things alone.
    Ros: Sorry. ->
  • Video from Nate (@fivethirtyeight) Silver speaking at Google this week – ->
  • Not to be all schadenfreude-y, but it pleases me that so many people in my tweet stream are traveling, and I’m not. ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-11-25

  • Not quite as much as fun as Archimedes playing soccer, but still: The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers – ->
  • One on't cross beams gone owt askew on treadle. ->
  • Hi-tech leap drives China's second boom in west China – ->
  • Mexico's Yucatán state is statistically as safe as Finland – ->
  • Glimpse at early universe finds first recession and Keynesian expansion – ->
  • Straight outta Per Bak: Trees are perpetually perched on the edge of dehydration – ->
  • This is more about academic shrinkage than overseas jobs: Can’t find a job? Move overseas ->

Twitter Digest: 2012-11-24

Twitter Digest: 2012-11-23

Twitter Digest: 2012-11-22

  • Apparently Ben turned the frozen wheel: South Pacific Sandy Island 'proven not to exist' ->
  • Two contact lenses in same eye: Normally I have to be traveling and jet-lagged to do that. ->
  • Good interview with housing/econ stats kingpin Bill “@CalculatedRisk” McBride – ->
  • Iron Maiden on entrepreneurship: Be “the ultimate virus” – /cc @lesamitchell ->