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I hope the browser wars are starting again.

You almost certainly either use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. A newer entrant called The Browser Company seems to be gaining ground with their Arc Browser. Some of my mac-wielding friends love it. This is their 15 minute video promoting their […]

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A banking perspective on the check-cashing business.

This is a thorough commentary about the industry that charges relatively high fees for check-cashing in a world where the market price for a checking account is zero. If you ever thought to yourself “how could this be?” you’ll be […]

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Your internet is never safe.

Consider this your friendly reminder to stop reusing passwords. “The supermassive leak contains data from numerous previous breaches, comprising an astounding 12 terabytes of information, spanning over a mind-boggling 26 billion records. The leak, which contains LinkedIn, Twitter, Weibo, Tencent, […]

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Why is there so much fraud in academia?

“Some of the biggest names in behavioral science stand accused of faking their results. Last year, an astonishing 10,000 research papers were retracted. We talk to whistleblowers, reformers, and a co-author who got caught up in the chaos.” ~ learn more

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52 things I learned in 2023.

This list was so interesting that it sent me down many rabbit holes, including visiting the author’s prior lists. One example: “Pheasant Island, a 200-meter long island in the middle of the Bidasoa River between France and Spain, swaps sovereignty […]

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Deep dive into ReelShort.

A friend alerted me to this app recently. It’s growing very quickly in popularity. “ReelShort is a mobile app providing snackable streaming video tailored for the short attention spans of today’s viewers.” ~ learn more

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Sharks can smell your blood in the water.

But it doesn’t smell tasty. “Sharks know the difference between fish and human blood and, while they can smell our blood, it is not a scent they associate with food.” ~ learn more

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How does a pool table recognize the cue ball?

Those of us who have played at a coin-operated table have noticed the cue ball has a special hole it comes out of after a scratch (accidentally hit the cue ball into a pocket or off the table). “You can […]

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How big is YouTube?

Google won’t just tell you, so these curious sleuths decided to find out by randomly sampling URLs. They estimate there are 13.325 billion videos. “We can calculate the mean and median views per video, and show just how long the […]