Yesterday's News 3-7-2018

Would it really shock you if the Bluths were running DPRK?

MikeNM

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March 07, 2018

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 Democratic Civil War . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-6-2018

The Good Enough Cycle Sounds Like A Great Fantasy Series

MikeNM

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March 06, 2018

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 . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-5-18

You Need To Buy Something From Amazon For Me To Get Paid For This...Awkward

MikeNM

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March 05, 2018

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 . . .

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Yesterday's News 3-2-2018

Hopefully They Never Make a Robot That Angrily Throws Controllers

MikeNM

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March 02, 2018

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.

We're The Social Network - We . . .

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The Future Through The Past

Relive The Greatness of Five Minutes Ago

MikeNM

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March 01, 2018

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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 . . .

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Yesterday's News 03-01-2018

Ethics In Music Journalism Sounds Like An Emo Band

MikeNM

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March 01, 2018

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 . . .

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Yesterday's News 2-28-2019

Embrace The Weird Math Could Be A Talking Heads Song

MikeNM

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February 28, 2018

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 . . .

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