The Art of the Escort
It feels like you should feel worried, rather than powerful or important, if you need armed security to ferry you through public places. I remain admiring of
The Story of FIFA on Consoles
EA reverse engineered the Genesis so that they could develop their games, because SEGA were too slow.
Changing Other People’s Flight Details
Just as I was leaving Chicago, the inbound Customs computers crashed in a number of other airports.
Amazon has a plan to defend drones from hackers and bow-and-arrow-wielding troublemakers
The Drones are currently designed only to run within 10 miles of the warehouses. I had been thinking that the pinata experience would make them non-viable, but proximity, photography, and smart water cover a lot of those problems.
English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle
As an Englishman, he will no doubt regard that as time well spent. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/12/english-man-spends-11-hours-trying-to-make-cup-of-tea-with-wi-fi-kettle
Square Miles of Cities
Above is the image I have generated for Dublin using the same tool. It had its own Wide Streets Commission, and recent work has been focused on a new bridge, on restricting traffic in the City, and remodelling O’Connell St.
How Many Famous People will die in 2017?
The idea of using the number of wikipedias with an article on a person as the measure is a clever one.
The impact of different deaths would also be interesting to attempt to estimate. The Queen of England would seem like she has a high Dead Pool index*. Other people may be immortal.
The index is a function of the age and importance of the person, as well as the suddenness of their death. Elderly but important folks might not be very impactful if it was highly expected, but that’s not always a guarantee.