• Print books remain much more popular than digital books.
• How indie record stores survive these days.
• You’ve cut yourself, now what?
“ Some of the best trauma centers in the country use plain ol’ tap water to rinse cuts, which is what I recommend. If it’s particularly grimy, a tiny bit of soap and a clean washcloth might be necessary to get all the dirt out.”
DIY Lab | Traditional animation, phooey. A game dev tries his hand at rotoscoping a video. (Long)
• What starlight teaches us about space (pretty much everything!).
• Living in Sweden is a real howl.
• Amtrak gets a whole $2.45 billion to upgrade its NE corridor from a cheap-ass US Congress.
(Why … that’s almost enough to build a small streetcar line!)
• The Juno spacecraft has returned the first image of Jupiter’s north pole.
• The world’s largest battery provides power backup for Fairbanks, Alaska.
• Why the inventor of the Web is no friend of Facebook.
There’s two kinds of people in this world, my fren. Those who know how to wrap a cable (Roadie wrap) and those who don’t.
(If you have trouble remembering how to do this, you’re not alone.)
• Was it really lightning that killed 300 reindeer in Norway?
• In one second Samsung’s new SSD pumps out up to 6.4 gigabytes … more than a full DVD.
• Some parents won’t let their children study literature, philosophy, history, art … even though:
“ Only 27 percent of people have jobs that are substantially related to their college majors.”
• Seattle jury nails Russian who stole 2.9 million US credit card numbers.
• The FDA has banned antibacterial soaps for consumers.
(Tinkering with a 4-billion-year-old biosphere? We chose poorly.)
QUOTE The first step to a better world is imagining a better world. — Cory Doctorow