BoingBoing
8 days
Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
BoingBoing
17 days
Over at Cool Tools, we interviewed Danny Haeg, director of Creative Collisions at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California. He moved here from Minnesota to jump into the simmering maker-melting-pot that is Silicon Valley. Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Show notes: Allbirds ($95) "I feel slightly irresponsible for advising people to buy $95 shoes. I didn't think I would do that either, until I put these on. Now I get it. I'm converted. Allbirds are very new and they're fantastic. ... They're not like technical running shoes or anything like that, they're sort of lounging shoes. They're all merino wool from New Zealand. They're so comfortable. … It's been the shoe I've been wearing every day since I got them, because I've just been going to work and doing my business.
Techradar
3 months
Once a call has been recorded you can play it back and jump around to different points if there's a specific part you want to hear. There are various other settings too, such as the ability to change the format of recordings and automatically delete very short ones. The best thing about it though is that it just works. Tell it to record a call and it will - which is kind of what you want, right? £7.95/US$12.95 monthly subscription Modern life can be hectic and most of us could probably do with some calm. Headspace aims to provide that through numerous guided mediations, ranging from ten minutes to over an hour in length. There are also a number which are focused on helping you flourish in specific aspects of life, such as relationships or fitness, and they're all expertly guided by a former Buddhist monk. You get access to ten short meditations for free, but to get the most out of it and unlock hundreds of others you'll have to subscribe.
NPR News
3 months
While the news of a weakening hurricane promises some relief to those in its path, flooding — which already hit large parts of the coast in Florida and Georgia — is the main concern. From Charleston, South Carolina Public Radio's Alexandra Olgin reports for our Newscast unit: "Rain and wind flooded several roads and made a large section of interstate 95 is impassable. The National Weather Service is reporting storm surge inundation of more than six feet in Charleston. Authorities are also reporting downed trees. "Local utility companies say there are downed power lines. Thousands of customers lost power overnight. Some hospitals in the area evacuated patients. Multiple cities and towns imposed curfews overnight to keep people off the streets. More than 1,500 people are in shelters in the Charleston area." In its 8 a.m. ET update on the storm's location Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said that Matthew is moving toward the northeast at nearly 12 mph — a path that the storm is expected to continue on.
Max Keizer
4 months
Now the amount of deadwood that's piled up is many times greater than it was in 2008. Very few observers explore what happens after defaults start cascading through the system. Defaults mean loans and bonds won't be paid back. The owners of the bonds and debt (mortgages, auto loans, etc.) will have to absorb massive losses. Recall that banks rarely own the debt they originate: mortgages and auto loans are bundled and sold to investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, etc. So banks aren't the only institutions at risk: every institutional owner of debt-based assets is at risk. Two things happen in a default/deleveraging conflagration. One is that lenders get very wary of lending more money to anyone or any entity other than those with the lowest-risk profiles. That constricts lending to the bottom 95% who are already over-indebted.
Universe Today
6 months
Mission planners consider every fraction of a gram when building a space probe because getting it into Earth orbit and blasting it to a planet takes energy . Rockets only hold so much fuel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLgVu6kVx9w Your Voice on Mars You might wonder if Mars' atmosphere is thick enough to carry sound. The good news is that it is, but unlike Earth's much denser nitrogen-oxygen mix, Martian air is 100 times thinner and composed of 95% carbon dioxide. If you could snap off your helmet and talk out loud on the Red Planet, your voice would sound deeper and not travel as far. Scientists liken it to having a conversation at 100,000 feet (30,500 meters) above Earth's surface. Check out the crazy video for a simulation. Now that you've made it to the end of this story, sit back and pump up the volume. We'll have ears on Mars soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9gOQgfPW4Y Pump Up the Volume by M|A|R|R|S The post We're Finally Sending Ears to Mars appeared first on Universe Today .
NPR News
9 months
Superhearing And Fast Growth ... Scientists Learn Why Sauropods Ruled Listen · 3:08 3:08 Download Embed Embed "> iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475597917/475773289" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Facebook Twitter Google+ Email April 26, 2016 3:58 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Christopher Joyce Twitter Sauropods were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. New research helps explain why. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images Scientists have unveiled a fossilized skull from a new species of sauropod — an enormous dinosaur that walked the Earth roughly 95 million years ago. The skull found in Argentina is just the latest in a series of discoveries teaching scientists about how sauropods were once so successful as a group. If there ever was a "nice" dinosaur, it would be the sauropod.
The Huffington Post
10 months
As for Karl Rove's speculation that the Convention could legally go for a 'new face' to beat Clinton, Ralph Nader in a recent column agrees...but each man is using logic not emotion when the base of the party seems pretty unhinged. Rich disagrees: "It's hard enough for the Convention to skip #1 in delegates and choose the #2 or #3 person as the nominee but to instead select someone who's gotten zero votes would...lead to something like the fist fights on the floor of the South Korean parliament." Clinton-Sanders Schism? All agree, in Rich's words, that "Republicans know splits and Democrats are not suffering splits. They're having a fairly normal nomination contest which is likely to last until the Convention. That's nothing like on the GOP side, where families are split, magazines are split, the party is split." Should the delegate leader Clinton prevail, Gara is asked, would 95% of the party unite behind her with a small number either going for Green Party candidate Jill Stein or sitting it out? "Yes, there'll be eventual unity.
The Huffington Post
10 months
The Host agrees -- it's a great idea to really test theory that it's a 50-50 country by having a clear conservative run against a clear progressive since the latter has a better case to make to America's progressive majority. Hillary Rising. After winning all five primaries this past week, the online odds of a Clinton nomination went from 91% to 95%, with Sanders now arguing that he'll catch up in pledged delegates in future urban states and then pick off many super-delegates from Clinton. That's like two Hail-Mary passes in a row? Neither panelist thinks that'll happen while agreeing that Sanders has admirably prosecuted a case that Clinton's largely bought into. Why the animosity toward her personality? Ron explains that it's "the result of decades of relentless GOP attacks that had an impact and the impression that she's very calculating and says what she thinks will help her win.
Mirrorspectrum
a year
The program aired on International Shortwave, WBCQ on 7490 AM and on SuperStation95 at 95.1-FM in New York City. Folks also tuned-in right here on the Internet by clicking the LISTEN LIVE link at the top banner of this page. If you missed the show, you can listen to an archive right now – FREE – and if you want to skip to the parts about updated Nuclear Attack warnings , skip ahead to 32:00 into the show and play it from there; you can listen by clicking Here. No other media outlet is providing this (almost terrifying) information, or reporting how close we are actually coming to real, nuclear war. (Superstation95.com)
NPR News
a year
A man kayaks on Tall Pines Circle in Columbia, S.C., Sunday. Many parts of South Carolina experienced record rainfall over the weekend, triggering widespread flooding. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Update at 4:30 a.m. ET: Death Toll Raised To At Least 13 Record rainfall is expected to taper off in much of South Carolina Tuesday, after severe flooding left houses in Columbia and elsewhere with water up to their eaves. But officials say the crisis is not over, and residents should stay away from dangerous roadways. At least 11 deaths were reported in the South Carolina and two in North Carolina. In South Carolina, some 40,000 people are without water. In addition, 70 miles of Interstate 95 are closed to traffic. "If you're in your house, continue to stay in your house," Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday. "This is not the time to take pictures." She added that even in areas where rain has stopped, "This is not over.
NPR News
a year
A man kayaks on Tall Pines Circle in Columbia, S.C., Sunday. Many parts of South Carolina experienced record rainfall over the weekend, triggering widespread flooding. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Record rainfall could taper off in much of South Carolina late Monday, after severe flooding left houses in Columbia and elsewhere with water up to their eaves. But officials say the crisis is not over, and residents should stay away from dangerous roadways. At least nine deaths were reported in the state, and some 70 miles of Interstate 95 are closed to traffic. "If you're in your house, continue to stay in your house," Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday. "This is not the time to take pictures." She added that even in areas where rain has stopped, "This is not over." Urging South Carolina residents to check on neighbors, Haley said, "When tragedy happens, we lift each other up.
Mental Floss
2 years
This was followed by another five-part miniseries, G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra , airing September 10 to 14, 1984, leading into the regular series, which began on September 16, 1985. The show ran for two seasons, ending in 1986, with a total of 95 episodes, and is considered by many kids of the '80s to be their definitive G.I. Joe experience. Ho, Joe!? According to Wally Burr, the voice director for the show, the Joesfamous battle cry, “Yo, Joe!” was originally written as “Ho, Joe!” by Ron Friedman, screenwriter for the two miniseries and the first story arc of the regular series. But when the actors said it, it just didnt have the weight that Burr was looking for, so he asked that they add a “y” sound in the middle to make it “Hyo, Joe!” instead. Once the writers caught on, they changed it to simplyYo, Joe” in future scripts. Though the battle cry was never used in the Marvel comic book, as the catch phrase permeated the fandom, Hama did give a nod to it by naming the Joe’s favorite soft drink, YoJoe Cola.