Monthly Archives: December 2016

Weekend Randomness: Amazing Technology from MIT

I am not sure about possible practical applications of this invention but it looks really interesting.

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Weekend Computer Humor

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Visualizing Fortune 500 Companies

Below is a visual from Forbes that allows you to explore the Fortune 500 list for 2016. On this map you’ll find the U.S. headquarters of every company. The diameter of the circle represents the company’s annual revenue. We need more of these … Continue reading

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US Work Commute Statistics (Hint: We Are Lonely)

76.4% of people drive alone.  That’s kind of sad. Wait for the self-driving cars to arrive. We will be able to chat, text, check the Internet, and talk on the phone on the way to work.  Basically, the same thing … Continue reading

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Top 5 Cloud Service Providers

The data is for 2015, but one thing that I don’t think changed in 2016 is this: Amazon is larger than four other major payers combined.  And I know the others are trying hard to catch up…  but it is … Continue reading

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Puzzled by LP (Long Playing) Disk Sales

How do you explain this data?  Please don’t tell me that an LP sounds better than a CD.  CDs are superior to LPs in every possible way…  Why are people buying millions of LP disks per year? A friend of mine thinks it is “the coolness/retro/nostalgia/etc. … Continue reading

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Disrupting Sports Shoes: Amazing Self-Lacing Sneakers

Nike’s self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers.   Just buy it? and more:

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