Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some amazing stereographic wiggle-gifs from artist Dain Fagerholm

Monday, March 19, 2012

State rankings... by corruption!
(spoiler: no A grades were given out)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where's _why? (slate)
"What happened when one of the world’s most unusual, and beloved, computer programmers disappeared."
I'm going to need to set aside some time to play with Google Input/Output. - an HTML5 implementation of a clickable, zoomable, open-source timeline that shows the history of the universe.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Don't miss this fantastic RadioLab podcast on Escape!.  The phone-phreaking story alone is a must-listen.
Why I am Leaving Goldman-Sachs (NYTimes)
What are three quick ways to become a leader? a) Execute on the firm’s “axes,” which is Goldman-speak for persuading your clients to invest in the stocks or other products that we are trying to get rid of because they are not seen as having a lot of potential profit. b) “Hunt Elephants.” In English: get your clients — some of whom are sophisticated, and some of whom aren’t — to trade whatever will bring the biggest profit to Goldman. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t like selling my clients a product that is wrong for them. c) Find yourself sitting in a seat where your job is to trade any illiquid, opaque product with a three-letter acronym.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Why an MRI costs $1080 in America and $280 in France (Washington Post)