What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Linkee-poo's thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox

An infographic of the daily routines of famous creative people. Are you a morning, afternoon, evening, or overnight person? (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

There's been over a decade of "artificial" meat on the market (Boca Burgers, anyone?), but it really hasn't taken off all that well. There's a lot of research into "vat-grown" meats, but I doubt the market will ever really accept them (or they'll be able to reduce the price enough, science is expensive). Now there are a few companies re-exploring how to produce meat. Beyond Meat is looking to make meat-like materials by extrusion and is gaining mind-share (and market share). And then there's the Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis that selling their own versions of vegetable spiced-"meats". The artificial processes are still more expensive, but their processes can be scaled to reduce cost. And they're getting better tasting and matching the textures of meat. Welcome to living in the future. (Grokked from Dan)

How much would you pay for an extra year of life? A Radiolab podcast (part of a larger program called Worth). Might need a trigger warning as they discus life, death, the cost of healthcare, and specifically the cost of cancer fighting drugs and the process of dying of cancer. It's a tough subject, but I recommend listening and thinking about the ethics and economics of modern healthcare. Fuck cancer. Also applicable to other pathologies, but cancer is the subject they use.

So, will we call this terrorism, or just a lone wolf/crazy white person? Yea, my guess is on the latter too. (Editors note, there have been several other attacks since I wrote this, I'll leave it as an exercise of the reader to discover which are labelled "terrorism" and which aren't and by whom)

"Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information." As a graphic designer, we know this. And it also is important on how they learn to write, faster is not always better. Reading and writing alters your mind in ways that listening and typing doesn't. (Grokked from Mary Robinette Kowal)

Who says the world can't be changed? A he-man father drops his son off for his date with another boy. (Grokked from Julia Rios)

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