The New Yorker has a really cool interactive visual showing movements of folks using Citibikes through the months of June/July. It is a really interesting view into how people are using these much talked about additions to the NYC landscape. From the New Yorker’s quick analysis of the data: A commuting pattern first emerged in […]
An facinating video from Wired Magazine showing how Tesla’s production line works. The most amazing part is at around the 3:30 mark where one of their robots actually installs the seats and the windshield (including applying the glue to the glass) with absolutely no human intervention.
Disclosure: I own Tesla stock.
Hat tip to Dave Pell’s Next Draft
Super awesome early early video of The Ramones playing a three song set at CBGB in the summer of 1974. The set includes:
Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
I Don’t Wanna Go Down To the Basement
Judy Is A Punk
This is a beautiful window into the NYC punk scene of the early 1970’s. And it’s pretty gratifying to see that The Ramones essentially did not change their style or sound from their earliest days before they were ‘discovered’ through to when they called it quits 20+ years later. According to the short article on Rolling Stone. this was close to two full years before The Ramones released their first album in 1976.
Pay attention to the pause between the first two songs, as they get into a funny argument over what the 2nd song should be.
I remember once seeing Joey Ramone on the streets of NYC and marveling at just how tall and lanky he was.
There is a vast conspiracy against your dental hygiene when you travel. Why has toothpaste been relegated to this supplementary status? I asked this question of executives at 18 North American hotel chains, and most provided the same pair of explanations. First, they said their in-room amenities are chosen based on extensive consumer research. In […]
With LeBron and the Miami Heat winning a 2nd NBA Championship in as many years (the Heat franchise has won 3 in their history), the inevitable talk is if the Heat can win it all next year, and what their legacy is within NBA history. Everyone’s favorite statistician Nate Silver from the NY Times 538 […]
A pretty awesome compilation of photos (including the one above) from NYC’s MTA and their official photographer Patrick Cashin (I wonder if he’s related to Wall Street ‘soundbyte’ legend Art Cashin). The 2nd Avenue Subway line is a project that actually goes back some 90 years but has been rife with delays and issues. Finally, […]
I still don’t agree with Peter Jackson’s decision to split The Hobbit into 3 movies. I would have been fine with two but three seems overkill (and four is right out).
However, I can not argue with the quality of the first Hobbit movie and hope that the next two sustain that throughout.
The inevitable next step after a major leak of information is the media actually publishing it. The NSA has a massive, data mining tool called Boundless Informant, that essentially enables NSA to track and analyze practically all communication happening around the world, going as far as color coding those areas of the world that are […]