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  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:01:41 +0000: “It’s All About The Benjamins”*… - Tips – Websites
      A funny thing happened on the way to a world of cryptocurrencies and mobile payments. Cash became more popular than ever. The main reason? The one hundred dollar bill. In 2017, for the first time ever, the one hundred dollar bill became the most popular US bill in circulation, beating out the one dollar bill. It […]
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:01:29 +0000: “Encryption works”*… - Tips – Websites
        During World War II, a British-American team that included Claude Shannon and Alan Turing created the first digitally scrambled, wireless phone known as SIGSALY… Declassified only in 1976, it was a joint effort of Bell Labs and Britain’s Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park, north of London. It had a scientific […]
  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:01:05 +0000: “There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner”*… - Tips – Websites
        While vacationing on the coast of Spain in 2012, the computer vision scientist Antonio Torralba noticed stray shadows on the wall of his hotel room that didn’t seem to have been cast by anything. Torralba eventually realized that the discolored patches of wall weren’t shadows at all, but rather a faint, upside-down image of the […]
  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:01:23 +0000: “The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said”*… - Tips – Websites
      Every cuisine, while sharing many common elements with others, uses a handful of ingredients that combine for unique flavors. With Chinese food, you often see soy sauce, green onion, and sesame oil. With Italian food, you often see garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Vietnamese food uses fish sauce. Korean food uses chili paste. […]
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:01:26 +0000: “I went to a general store but they wouldn’t let me buy anything specific”*… - Tips – Websites
        The hardware store… holds (and organizes) the tools, values, and knowledges that bind a community and define a worldview. There’s a material and social sensibility embodied in the store, its stuff, and its service, and reflected in the diverse clientele. That might sound a bit lofty for a commercial establishment that sells sharp […]
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:00:37 +0000: “I Just Have to Choose to Notice the Good and Allow Myself to Enjoy It.” - Tips – Shopping
    Interview: Lisa Kohn. Lisa Kohn had a challenging childhood. Her mother was a member of the Unification Church, founded by Sun Myung Moon, and her father was part of the life of New York City's East Village in the 1970s. She was caught between two wildly different worlds, and this shaped the way she saw […]
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:01:55 +0000: “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”*… - Tips – Websites
      There is remarkably little reflection taking place about the state of science today, despite significant challenges, rooted in globalization, the digitization of knowledge, and the growing number of scientists. At first glance, all of these seem to be positive trends. Globalization connects scientists worldwide, enabling them to avoid duplication and facilitating the development of […]
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:01:09 +0000: “Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.”… - Tips – Websites
      Hidden in a bend of the Mississippi River just south of New Orleans, 29 concrete bunkers lie on a grid of dirt and grass roads. Some hold remnants from the past—40-year-old gas masks and biohazard signs still hang on a wall. Most of them have been abandoned for decades. But inside two of those bunkers, […]
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:01:19 +0000: “Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburger”*… - Tips – Websites
        We all know the most famous bit of ancient advice inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi: Know thyself. It’s a powerful and daunting recommendation. If you take it seriously, you will begin to push through all of the misconceptions you have, not only about yourself but about human beings generally. You will begin […]
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:01:04 +0000: “Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts”*… - Tips – Websites
      During the 1950s, Walt Kelly created the most popular comic strip in the United States. His strip was about an opossum named Pogo and his swamp-dwelling friends. It was also the most controversial and censored of its time. Long before Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury blurred the lines between the funny pages and the editorial pages, Kelly’s […]