Saturday, December 19, 2015

We always love people who admire us...

Here's a football-based math teaser quoted directly: "In a special football game, a team scores 7 points for a touchdown and 3 points for a field goal. What’s the largest mathematically unreachable number of points that a team can score (in an infinitely long game)?" Click for answer

As I say each year, if you're only going to listen to one mashup per year, make it this one: DJ Earworm's United State of Pop.

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1953. Soon.
On Christmas afternoon, don't forget to register your new drone. It's the law now.

Buzzfeed's top sci fi books of 2015 tell me I need to read more sci fi.

Whether or not you believe that 2050 is "just around the corner," this planet's human demographics are changing. More old folks (except in Africa). But did you know that 70% of the population will live in urban centers? Read more in the WSJ's essay on our demographic destiny.

How well does Google know you? Let us count the ways. To 7.

Trivia: the first presidential campaign TV commercial was for Eisenhower in 1952. And it was an animated piece. Made by Disney.

Believe it or not, new movies are coming that don't involve light sabers.
Planet X - is it out there past Neptune?

Like Uber, but for gasoline. Startup Booster Fuels will fill up your car's gas tank while it's parked at work. Read more here.

In this video, drones are like statistics: what they reveal is interesting, but they conceal what's really important.

The BB-8 Builder's Club is pretty much just like it sounds.

If it's not snowing where you are, sit back, relax, and watch this.

...but we don’t always love those whom we admire. ~La Rochefoucauld

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