This week I visited Sims Metal Management's Sunset Park facility with NYIO. It was cool. Here's what it looked like.
I was also asked to translate a 15 page prose document into PowerPoint, which always makes me think of this brilliant version of the Gettysburg Address.
- A video about a totally non-normal guy who kinda pedantically recreated a restaurant in his house, and then - touchingly - had a major revelation about the nature of creativity.
- Concept Laser formed a US subsidiary.
- Jack Ma says that the Alipay parent company will go public in China.
- NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that sports betting should be legalized.
- Fanuc America's Youtube page is *so* cool. Check out especially the videos of Robodrills being loaded by single-arm robots.
- A good video of Leica's lens manufacturing & assembly process.
- Materialise built a new additive build processor for SLM's industrial 3D printers.
- GE's new Connecticut advanced manufacturing lab looks pretty cool.
- A special MTA commission recommended a bunch of stuff, including measures to mitigate damage due to warmer temperatures - and fare hikes. They also noted that the NYC subway system carries 70% of all subway riders in the US, which is nuts.
- NYC unveiled a new use for payphones (now called "links"), and they're cool - free wifi and US voice calls, charging stations, and digital maps. Also they left three Superman-style phone booths on the UWS.
- Randy Moss had a *huge* positive effect on the many QBs he played with.
- The rise and fall of Manhattan's population density; its population peaked in 1910.
- A kind of extreme breakdown of what Uber drivers really make. Spoiler: It ain't $90k.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- An interesting analysis of the Hortonworks IPO, and the (difficult) business model around open source software.
- Kineticorp makes 3D renderings of some pretty wild stuff, including high speed car crashes.
- You should move to Minneapolis.