Of the ones listed I make The Grateful Dead a clear #1. (The Eagles?! Sheesh.)
"Why Copyright Infringement Became Pop’s Big Problem, According to the ‘Blurred Lines’ Musicologist"
It's a mess, but why not set a bunch of Ivy League lawyers to figure it out? It would keep them out of government where they do real harm.
12.5 minutes of excerpts from fine movies. Layer Cake and The Boiler Room are inspired choices.
I'm surprised it took so long to arrive at this answer..
Umami . . . yum.
"Extract 'reverses build-up of deadly plaque that clogs arteries and triggers heart attacks'".
"But near-nudity as a fashion choice, however beautiful the female form underneath, is neither stylish nor elegant."
"The origami engine: Incredibly detailed tiny V8 motor made of paper revealed (and it really works)"
Kinda hard to believe.
The mini V8 engine is 32 mm long, 24 mm wide and about 27 mm tall.
It was constructed with paper and some scotch tape [t]o reduce friction on the valves.
I was going to comment "Look in the dictionary under locking the barn door after the horse is gone and you'll see 'UNC'" but I like Glenn Reynolds's much better: "Just what they needed, a new administrator".
And this bit from the piece is just too funny for words:
. . . the working groups said the university has strong programs on ethics and integrity but did make recommendations to make resources more visible to the community.
According to researchers at the University of Texas-Dallas:
One surprising finding: More leniency on time limits is associated with a reduction — not an increase — in returns.
"Distillates demand in January fell at a rate only seen before during US recessions".
(With the qualification that market quantities are affected by both demand and supply, the graph doesn't look good.)
Since thinking about cancer is scary and difficult, the book reviewed here might well be worth reading.
The truth is that government expenditures and campaign expenditures have increased in tandem. Total campaign spending soared from $1.6 billion in 1998 to $3.77 billion in 2014. Federal government spending rose at virtually the same rate, going from $1.65 trillion to $3.9 trillion.
With more at stake, it makes sense for there to be an even bigger fight over who controls the federal government. If federal spending still amounted to 2 percent to 3 percent of GDP — as it did a century ago — people likely wouldn’t care as passionately about the outcome of most elections.
I knew about some of these, but I wasn't aware of "flash fill," which looks like it could be quite useful.
More on the uses of flash fill here.
"The Really Big One: An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when."
Well, at least they've been warned.
Steve Serby, New York Post, January 29, "Broncos missile can recreate Tom Brady’s hell for Cam Newton":
Miller was on the other end of the phone Friday when I informed him I am picking him to be MVP of Super Bowl 50. . . . Miller won’t be quarterbacking. He’ll be trying to use Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers as a windmill.
Entertaining and informative (about 1 hour video of a talk + about 20 minutes of Q & A).
The F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics welcomed Roland G. Fryer, Jr., the Henry Lee Professor of Economics and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University , for the inaugural Buchanan Speaker Series event on “Education, Inequality, and Incentives.” Professor Fryer discussed his research on education reform and his efforts to find and test practical solutions to the educational achievement gap in the United States.
More from Professor Fryer: "Roland Fryer On Why Good Schools Matter".
It certainly sounds promising. Bring it on!
The annals of cancer research are full of brilliant ideas that failed, but neoantigen vaccines just might be an exception.
Link via Kottke.org.
Related: "The Man Who Would Tame Cancer".
As always with forecasts, the proper qualification is "maybe". But Richard Cohen, "a senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute," predicts
. . . that as a new “virtualized infrastructure” gets built out over the next 15 years, as many as 25 million jobs will be created. He acknowledges that automation is certain to wipe out a bunch of positions, but he estimates that the net gain will still be around 15 million.
Most importantly, we know that your minimum-wage job did not teach you “patience, teamwork and leadership.” No one learns anything from minimum-wage jobs except how much they hate people and that they shouldn’t have majored in political science.
How stupid and vicious does he think we are?
Actually, it's not that hard for ordinary people to keep in mind two different ideas that the elites think they'll find confusing — that most terrorists these days are Muslims, and that most Muslims are not terrorists. We keep similar things in mind every day. For example, we notice that most dangerously aggressive drivers are men, but also that most men are not dangerously aggressive drivers.
Sites for online courses, learning how to code, "learn[ing] to work with data," and more.
The Super Bowl is later today. To get ready, here's a review of what in some years is the best part of the game: the commercials.
Bonus: Some highlights of a really excellent campaign, "ETRADE Top 5 Baby Commercials".
She should have been more careful. Someone actually did find strong evidence that she changed a vote. . . . It was none other than Elizabeth Warren who raised the question in 2004 about Hillary switching positions on a bankruptcy bill that (in oversimplified terms) made it easier for credit card companies to collect debts owed to them by people who got in over their heads.
More than just "jokes," this list also includes videos of some of the routines. Some really excellent ones are included, but almost needless to say, the more modern ones tend to be very rude and very lewd.
Better than the recorded version.