I've been working on The Public Radio all weekend. Otherwise, none.
- Sasha Frere-Jones left the New Yorker to (I shit you not) annotate rap lyrics for Genius.com (née Rap Genius). This may seem silly, but whatever - Genius is *super* cool, especially if you want to learn about why, exactly, the quality of mercy is not strained.
- Lockheed Martin open sourced their StreamFlow data analytics software.
- Etsy may be planning an IPO, and Amazon hired Woody Allen to write a TV show.
- "Most of us think about love as something that happens to us...But what I like about this study is how it assumes that love is an action."
- Google is mixing up its Glass division, shutting down sales (temporarily) and putting the whole department under Nest's Tony Fadell.
- The animagraffs of how speakers work is awesome.
- OC Robotics builds some pretty cool snake-like robots.
- An awesome video of a guy making traditional Dutch wooden clogs.
- Elon Musk is apparently building a Hyperloop test track.
- Can anyone out there tell me more about how exactly antibiotics are isolated from dirt?
- A very convincing piece on the injustice of jaywalking laws, and an article about the crazy way that speed limits are decided upon.
- Shapeways is expanding their global supplier network. Hard to tell whether this would compete directly with 3DHubs, but it looks likely.
- A good piece on Amazon Mechanical Turk, its inner workings, and its effect on the labor marketplace.
- Thom Yorke might have made up to $20M selling an album on BitTorrent.
- The rise and fall of Sam Adams, which spawned the craft beer industry that now shuns it.
- "Evidence suggests that [Obamacare] has likely led a few hundred thousand workers to see their hours cut or capped." <= This is an interesting article, and quite politically fair.
- Google says that 3DSystems' "Racetrack" 3D printing process isn't far enough along to use on their Ara phone.
- On the weird language around and implications of homelessness in SimCity.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- A really harrowing (but ultimately hopeful) story about how a husband dealt with his young wife's psychosis.
- Canola oil was named for Canada, where it was invented.
- According to Twitter, The Lakers are basically the Yankees of basketball.
- A pretty brilliant choose-your-own-adventure, all on Twitter.
- How a really despicable internet troll and a former corporate lawyer teamed together in a kind of valiant fight against prosecutorial overreach.