Why then would we think that a future of cheaply and easily produced weapons would engender deregulation? Every indication from Congress so far is that they’ll engage in some kind of panicked law passing. Guns’ great advocate in America, the NRA relies on membership dues, industry funding, and donations made at the till. If Defense Distributed succeeds, wouldn’t gun sales plummet and with them a good chunk of the NRA’s income? Will gun manufacturers cheer wiki weapons or will they find themselves in the odd position of suing their (armed) customers? Wait and see. — Controlled by Guns — Gun Rights & Wrongs — Medium
Your Apple Cinema Display can hold spare batteries and dongles with magnets built into its face #protip (at Warner Music Group)
Economically speaking, then, it seems plausible that vampire economics conform to the rules of a Prisoner’s Dilemma. — Highlighted by Pete Jelliffe in The Selfish Gene : 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
A strategy’s niceness is recognized by its behaviour, not by its motives (for it has none) nor by the personality of its author (who has faded into the background by the time the program is running in the computer) — Highlighted by Pete Jelliffe in The Selfish Gene : 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
They don’t ask — though they should — why living matter groups itself into organisms in the first place. — Highlighted by Pete Jelliffe in The Selfish Gene : 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
Ok so how can we get some Game Of Thrones beer?
Am I the only one who didn’t fall for this gimmick? I heard there was a one per customer limit at Whole Foods.
Although it’s easier to manage toward the launch of specific feature sets, we don’t know in any meaningful way whether a feature is effective until it’s in the market. By managing to outcomes (and the progress made toward them), we gain insight into the efficacy of the features we are building. — Highlighted by Pete Jelliffe in Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf
Fundamental operating principle of EyeTap: Rays of light which would have otherwise entered the eye are instead reflected by the diverter. The diverter is typically a double-sided mirror or a beamsplitter. These rays of light are collected by a sensor, typically a CCD camera. This camera data is processed, and the aremac redisplays the image as rays of light. The aremac (the word `camera’ backwards), is a display device which is capable of displaying information at an appropriate depth. These rays reflect again off the diverter, and are then collinear with the rays of light from the scene. Thus the rays of light hitting the sceneward side of the diverter in a sense “pass through” the diverter by passing through the processor and aremac. The user perceives the virtual light. This virtual light can be either the same image, or a computer mediated version of the real world scene, since the virtual light is altered under computer control. (via EyeTap Personal Imaging Lab)
Illustration: Emily Cooper
Mirror, Mirror: Aligning the camera with the wearer’s eye requires an angled, double-sided mirror. Light from the scene reflects off the front of the mirror, sending it to the side and into a camera mounted near the wearer’s nose. The images captured by the camera are computer-processed and then sent to a special display called an aremac (“camera” spelled backward). The aremac shown here uses a point source of light and a spatial light modulator to project images off the back side of the mirror and into the wearer’s eye. The use of a pinhole aremac ensures that the images remain sharp, no matter how the eye’s lens is focused. Click on image to enlarge. (via Steve Mann: My “Augmediated” Life - IEEE Spectrum)
I signed up for Mailbox on February 8th. On their blog, they claim reservations will get filled exponentially faster as time goes on.
Before you’re approved, when you open the app, they display your place in line. I’ve taken screenshots of my number numbers intermittently for the past few weeks, and plotted the results above.
My place in line is the white line between grey and light blue. It shows a clear LINEAR reservation approval process, not exponential. Their approvals aren’t speeding up at all. #firstworldproblems
Also interesting to note is that the waiting list is shrinking. More people are being approved than are signing up. The hype is dying off.
The grey stripe is people behind me
The light blue is people ahead of me
The dark blue is people that have been approved since I reserved my place in line
The total length to the left is everyone on the reservation list at that point in time.
1969. Four dudes hang out in St John’s Wood, London. Also they recorded an album, walked across a road, and did some other things.
They were very good at these things.
I wish Lucasarts made this adventure game
California honey and how to use it / compliments of the California State Beekeepers’ Association, 1939