Here's the third part of my reading (MP3) of Petard (part one, part two), a story from MIT Tech Review's Twelve Tomorrows, edited by Bruce Sterling; a story inspired by, and dedicated to, Aaron Swartz — about elves, Net Neutrality, dorms and the collective action problem.
From the wonderful, weird "pond scum" Instagram account of Jam's Germs: Lacrymaria olor is a beautifully named single-celled organism, its name means "tears of a swan". So poetic, and if my fiancée agrees I wanna name my daughter, Jane Lacrymaria. Jane after, of course, Jane Goodall and Lacrymaria after this delicate huntress. 😂 I am… READ THE REST
The J Balvin** x McDonald's collaboration leads with a surprising product – what are essentially a set of brass knuckles adorned with the golden arches. They call this product the Arches Double Ring ($30), but may I suggest "McKnucks" as a better name? So, I didn't know who J Balvin was. I've since learned that… READ THE REST
Former Genesis frontman Phil Collins met Orianne Cevey in 1994 when he was on tour in Switzerland. She was 21. He was 44. They got engaged in 1997, got married in '99, had 2 kids, then split up in 2006, where she received a record-setting $46.7 million settlement. Ten years later, the couple announced they… READ THE REST
It's no newsflash to say the world is full of entertainment options. Heck, just restricting yourself to the digital universe, there are hundreds, even thousands of ways to learn new skills, improve your life, and yes, just relax and veg out on videos whenever you like. But with that many options for entertaining yourself, where… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST
Training packages are available everywhere. And since everyone wants to know how to code, there are literally hundreds of different courses, lectures, and training sessions that can help teach you the building blocks of this foundational ability. However, most of us aren't very patient. We want the facts we need to know, we want them… READ THE REST