Highlights from the Web

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant

http://www.strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/

I spend 90% of my time sitting in a grey cube doing nothing while still appearing to be productive. I really need to finish my game...

November 18, 2018

End of the Rainbow? New Map Scale Is More Readable by People Who Are Color Blind

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/end-of-the-rainbow-new-map-scale-is-more-readable-by-people-who-are-color-blind/

I never thought of this but it's really obvious now that they point it out. It might not gain traction because the pictures don't look as pretty though.

November 17, 2018

How to Edit a Human

https://www.1843magazine.com/features/how-to-edit-a-human

Clickbait title aside, this is an interesting article about the people who industrialized "CRISPR"., the gene editing process. By the way, this doesn't mean you can go around creating monsters and shit, this is just a way to cut and paste sections of dna into living cells to be multipled and cultured. Small steps.

November 13, 2018

On Dollar Slices, Pizza Vectors, Prosciutto Zones and Topping Hyperspace

https://medium.com/topos-ai/on-dollar-slices-pizza-vectors-prosciutto-zones-and-topping-hyperspace-f163e7ebbccf

I like pizza. This is an article talking about a brief history of pizza and then a ridiculously detailed numbers driven statistical analysis of how pizza evolved in New York...

November 11, 2018

Trash Piles up in US as China Closes Door to Recycling

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-trash-piles-china-door-recycling.html

The state of recycling is pathetically bad. I have no idea how to recycle properly and basically there's no way to not screw it up.

November 10, 2018

A Tiny Forest Tribe Built a DIY Drone from YouTube to Fight off Illegal Loggers

https://qz.com/662530/a-tiny-forest-tribe-built-a-diy-drone-from-youtube-to-fight-off-illegal-loggers/

This is fucking awesome. This is how you use technology to make a difference in the world, not some techbro asswipe who uses it to disrupt food delivery or some shit.

November 8, 2018

Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

https://www.quantamagazine.org/teenager-finds-classical-alternative-to-quantum-recommendation-algorithm-20180731/

This is one of those times where you find some kid out there who is an undeniable super genius.

November 7, 2018

Worms Frozen in Permafrost for up to 42,000 Years Come Back to Life

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/worms-frozen-in-permafrost-for-up-to-42000-years-come-back-to-life/

Apparently this makes people scared because they think about diseases and stuff. It's fascinating though because it shows that life can survive after being frozen.

November 6, 2018

Emulator 101

http://www.emulator101.com/

Saving this for later. This might come in handy...

November 5, 2018

Look at these goddamn links

Hey maaan, these snippets from the internet are p. cool imo. You should check them out. I think you should waste a bunch of time looking at them. It's totally worth it.


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