Forbes magazine (Forbes?) proposes three TV shows to revive the Star Trek franchise. I'll admit to watching TNG, Voyager, and DS9 but I don't think I ever watched a single episode of Enterprise. The last scifi TV series I watched was Babylon 5 which itself got a little lost in the final episodes. Forbes' idea for Section 31 does sound interesting.
If you've ever wondered whether an email address was legit or a hoax, now you can test this with VerifyEmailAddress.org.
Presentation tips: First, Dan Pink advocates three qualities of every presentation: brevity, levity, and repetition. From the Cooper Journal, your presentation needs to be new, true, useful, and beautiful. OK, now the question is how.
I just bought a 100 foot extension cord so this video about how to roll it up will come in handy.
|An interesting application of isarithmic maps to visualize county electoral data. This map shows distribution of family income including the effects of population density.|
What influences your grades most? Intelligence? Personality? Prior performance? Nope. Hope. From the Journal of Research in Personality: Hope uniquely predicts academic achievement above intelligence, personality, and previous academic achievement.
Infographics giveth and taketh away. In this one we see the perks you get for working at Google, Facebook, Twitter and others. At Google you get 15 days of PTO, unlimited sick leave, and 12 paid holidays. Facebook provides photo processing and laundry service. Twitter has catered breakfasts and lunches. But all this information is presented in a way that makes comparison very very difficult.
|Aviation pr0n of the week: X-47B cruise flight test with gear up. It'll be something to see this thing land on a carrier, at night, in a storm.|
This is a historical gem: a series of three autobiographical videos about artist and animator Eyvind Earle. You may not know his name but he was the background artist for Sleeping Beauty. I was not aware that a painting of his was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for its permanent collection long before his commercial success at Disney.
What time should you go to bed? Did you know teh interwebs can help answer that question? At least the sleepyti.me bedtime calculator can. For example, I get up at 5:00 a.m. and sleepyti.me says I should go to bed at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, or 12:30. OK, so 9:30 it is.
|Add to your collection of webcams: the Statue of Liberty TorchCam.|
Is It Old? lets you determine whether a link is fresh or some dusty old junk that everyone's bound to have seen before.
- baby drunks: ridiculously old
- Star Trek: kinda OK
- verify email addresses: ridiculously old
- Dan Pink: no opinion
- Cooper Journal: old
- extension cord: really old
- isarithmic maps: kinda OK
- X-wing: old
- hope: kinda OK
- perks: really old
- X-47B: kinda OK
- business differentiator: ridiculously old
- Eyvind Earle: OK
- sleepyti.me: dead
- human number: old
- Is It Old: mad fresh (of course)
...are what make him really lovable. ~Goethe