Back of the envelope calculations are great for estimating the answer to life’s biggest mysteries: “Could You Actually Build BioShock Infinite’s Floating City in Real Life?”
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly technology improves. I remember hearing about IBM Roadrunner beating the speed record for supercomputers (it feels not that long ago), and now it’s already obsolete as one?
Time to get our collective Indiana Jones on.
#4 - Definitely true. I can’t believe how much free time I used to have, yet I feel like I get more done per week in the little free time I have now than I did back then.
#6 - “Let’s talk about this offline” has always struck me as a hilarious phrase when used in a physical meeting, offline.
Quite a few interesting points in this piece that I relate to.
Three eras of currency
Commodity based, e.g. Gold
Politically based, e.g. Dollar
Math based, e.g. Bitcoin
Interesting categorization of currencies. I was initially pretty skeptical about bitcoin, but I’m getting really curious about how a non-government-based currency (not necessarily Bitcoin) could work long term. I need to find more articles about this.
Interesting post on how not to and how to approach devs, if you’re looking to recruit them for a job at your company.
I didn’t realise it was possible to detect if the chrome inspector is open, pretty cool trick.
This is super exciting. A little hardware block that connects to your car’s data port and lets you track your driving patterns / behaviours, to help you be more fuel efficient as you drive. It also does a few other things:
- Detects crashes and automatically calls emergency
- Can read the actual engine messages when your check engine light goes off, so you have a better idea of what happened.
- Marks where you parked with a gps location so it’s easy to find.
It works via bluetooth so hopefully it’ll work on more than just iphones (as the images suggest).
Check it out here: http://www.automatic.com/
I’m really hoping this will be successful and make its way to Australia.