via @science_hooker, @lornalou92‘s ‘A Scot’s Lament for Americans, Oan their election of a tangerine gabshite walloper.’
via @museumarchive, a 6th century Buddha statue found in a Viking grave in Sweden.
via @valaafshar, what happens when you toss a pot of boiling water in -25 degree air.
and via Bill Tozier, an intriguing question that’s gripped my brain since he asked it:
And to finish off for the evening: Kate McKinnon opens SNL by singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” That broke me a bit in a lovely and haunting way.
Regular service here to resume shortly.
Bloomberg on United Technologies F35 jet engines being unreliable, according to the GAO. Yet another problem with the F35 – the scope of missteps and overruns for this project continues to amaze me.
YouTube video from “Talks At Google” of a panel run by Molly Lavik regarding her book Going Supernova: The Bold Paths of 101 Superachievers. The panel goes deep into personal stories as well as offering practical advice, and I’ll be kicking around the content in my head for a while to come. Highly recommended, very worth an hour of your time.
Cecily Strong killed it
Via Alexander Garcia, this infographic and tweet:
iPhone technologies that were funded by the government… from the book “The Entrepreneurial State” by M. Mazzucato
via Morgan Housel:
Well, I’m glad that’s finally settled.
Verge: Prosecutors recommend felony charges against General Petraeus for email leak – “Today, The New York Times is reporting that the FBI and Justice Department have recommended felony charges against the General for leaking classified information to his mistress, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus hasn’t commented on the charges, but has apparently told the Justice Department that he has no interest in a plea deal.” – This’ll be fascinating to watch, if it happens.
Lifehacker: Falcon Pro Returns to the Play Store with Columns, Multi-Account, More – Pretty terrible relaunch. Given that they stopped supporting the original Falcon Pro app, charge for extra features and the app itself doesn’t seem to be working all that well, I’m going to avoid this one. Reviews in the Play store are abysmal. A shame. I loved the original.
Ars Technica: FBI Director says Sony hackers “got sloppy,” exposed North Korea connection – So an easily engineered false lead is their strongest evidence? Huh. Also – Comey takes the moment to fire shots at device encryption, signaling a renewed war by the government on secure communications.
Meet the Robotic Spider Dress. Techno Couture from Anouk Wipprecht, a dress with insect-like robotic limbs which react to the proximity of others.
“…a handheld sensor is used to detect the strength of Wi-Fi signal from a personal hotspot. A person waves the sensor around the area, and long-exposure photography captures the patterns.”
From FlowingData, by way of Ben Goldacre’s twitter.