After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, Kottke posted this video from a few years back of Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe dissecting how news media reports on mass killings like this. Reminds me a bit about a section in the book It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off [...]
I know it’s a bit old, but I just got around to reading Mashable’s very insightful article on how Google actually gets its mapping technology right. It’s not an after-thought at all to the search giant — Maps is vital to their business and getting it accurate and reliable in their users’ eyes is top priority. [...]
I never knew that slushie machines actually got down to below-freezing temperatures. I always thought they just got real close to freezing temperatures and that was why we saw bits of ice instead of solid pieces forming. I dunno if this “breaks the laws of physics” as the video states, but it’s good to know [...]
This is a call for a 3rd Industrial Revolution that is less reliant on oil for products and services. Otherwise we fall into the trap of bringing our economy up only to see it come crashing down again over and over.