Thursday, April 28, 2011

Humans kill more deer, antelope, raccoons, skunks, porcupines, bobcats and coyotes, among others, than any other cause, including predation, starvation, weather, disease and natural causes including age, accident or developmental defects.

What’s more, humans kill more large mammals in North America than all other causes put together.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Possibilian (NewYorker)
Clocks offer at best a convenient fiction, he says. They imply that time ticks steadily, predictably forward, when our experience shows that it often does the opposite: it stretches and compresses, skips a beat and doubles back.
The brain is a remarkably capable chronometer for most purposes. It can track seconds, minutes, days, and weeks, set off alarms in the morning, at bedtime, on birthdays and anniversaries. Timing is so essential to our survival that it may be the most finely tuned of our senses. In lab tests, people can distinguish between sounds as little as five milliseconds apart, and our involuntary timing is even quicker. If you’re hiking through a jungle and a tiger growls in the underbrush, your brain will instantly home in on the sound by comparing when it reached each of your ears, and triangulating between the three points. The difference can be as little as nine-millionths of a second.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Man Unveils Interactive Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco That Took 35 Years to Create

Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo.
(vimeo, via thoughtcatalog)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Management Myth (the Atlantic)

Monday, April 18, 2011

I am the coin.  A strange puzzle.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Real Housewives of Wall Street:  Rolling Stone investigates the $220M government bailout of two Morgan-Stanley exec's wives.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

"There's a true schizophrenia where if you say to voters, you know, do
you think the federal government spends too much money and they should
spend less, they say yeah, absolutely.  Then you name specific things,
like Pell grants for students and they say, no, not that.  How 'bout
NIH, medical research funding?  Nah, you really shouldn't cut that.
And pretty soon you've proved that what the American public is against
is arithmetic
       -- Bill Gates, March 10, 2011

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Ramones: 26 songs in 54 minutes
Hear a monumental concert from one of America's best bands in their prime. The Ramones live at New York City's Palladium, January 7, 1978. 26 songs in 54 minutes all set to a series of cheap sci-fi movie trailers. What could be better?