Would it really shock you if the Bluths were running DPRK?
There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - North Korea has a chain restaurant with locations in a few different countries. Atlas Obscura reports about the location in Dubai and the future of the restaurant as sanctions mean most UN members have to expel DPRK citizens.
The Good Enough Cycle Sounds Like A Great Fantasy Series
Lengthening The Good Enough Cycle - Following on from the article I shared last week that we need to learn to only replace our tech when it's actually broken or not meeting out need, this survey shows that smartphones are starting to get a longer refresh cycle. Though it should be said, some of this might be that iPhones aren't . . .
You Need To Buy Something From Amazon For Me To Get Paid For This...Awkward
You Fake It You Bought It - This is pretty despicable, but the Amazon platform, like E-Bay before it, thrives on an automated storefront. They won't change this until someone sues.
Keep English Weird - A short video showing why irregular verbs come from the oldest form of English and resisted changes in convention due to their common . . .
Hopefully They Never Make a Robot That Angrily Throws Controllers
From Nusciance To Monument - While it's basically a billboard for a gated community that stuck around long enough for everyone to love it, the Hollywood sign does show that beloved landmarks don't always start that way. For every planned monument, there's more than a few that happen by accident.
Relive The Greatness of Five Minutes Ago
Considering that foundational American culture is based on deifying the founders, it shouldn't surprise me that navel-gazing is a national past time. We're about two decades into online culture, and it appears the most prominent business is staring lovingly at the past. Facebook groups that celebrate midcentury America, Tumblr blogs . . .
Ethics In Music Journalism Sounds Like An Emo Band
Universe's Earliest Stars Detected Via Faint Signals - A look at the signals pointing to the earliest signs of star formation.
Though the data is early, this is a neat bit of science using radio telescopes.
Why Can I Only Type Words Backwards? -Why can I only type words backward? - Stuff like this is why I love the internet. Who wouldn’t . . .
Embrace The Weird Math Could Be A Talking Heads Song
Why You Don't Need A New Phone - A manifesto for the "good enough." While I don't decry anyone for wanting to have the new hotness, it is important to remember that if your current set up is working, you don't need to upgrade.
Once More Into The Breach Nerds - A vote short, this plan restores Net Neutrality. FtF and EFF . . .