Fun fact: 32 is one of the most popular jersey numbers in sports…
[S1] Here’s a cool interactive map where you can watch housing prices rise and fall.
[S2] Floating buildings! I dig it.
[T1] According to some, a cracked cellphone screen is a new status symbol, of sorts. Like pre-frayed hats, I guess.But only if you can actually afford a new one, or something. We’ve turned smartphone functionality into something irony-based.
[T2] I like my oversized smartphone. Next time, I may go all-in and get a Note. That being said, for a lot of people, the drawbacks can be pretty significant. It can, for instance, make you lose your friend. Of course, there is a solution to this: Everyone wears pants, a belt, and a phone holster. Problem solved!
[OD1] Online dating has been good for gays, too, in accepting their sexuality.
[OD1] An intriguing idea for online dating: Telling you what you’re doing wrong.
[B1] Your brain knows a phony smile when it sees one.
[B2] Are the results of the Milgram Experiment overstated?
[B3] Research Digest has a cool piece on the intuition of homicide detectives.
[B4] It’s a tl;dr world.
[B5] An unexpected benefit of nuclear bombs: Brain regeneration in humans. (Addendum: Brandon points out that it’s actually the measurement of regeneration and not actually regeneration itself)
[T1] We could be flying faster than we do, but we’re too thrifty. Well, there are definite environmental upsides, I suppose.
[T2] MIT Tech Review looks at how self-driving vehicles are outstripping regulators’ ability to regulate them.
[E1] The top foreign-language shows you can see legally in the US. I got my fill of subtitles during my anime days, which is a bit of a shame because I do like foreign entertainment.
[E2] David Lloyd, the artist behind V for Vendetta, talks about the Guy Fawkes mask‘s embrace by radicals and protestors worldwide.
[E3] In the aftermath of Newtown, a lot of people who wanted to talk about the gun culture wanted to keep video game culture off-limits. That’s not so easy.
[J2] Food trucks: Feeding employees, and possibly keeping them around.
[A1] Ron Unz has a great piece on the collective failures of our media.
[A2] One of the interesting things during my 1946-60 US History class was how tough the smart set was on Dwight Eisenhower. Often, compared unfavorably to Lincoln. As it ever was…
[A3] Smithsonian.com and PBS have a great story about how a a bunch of artists used smoke and mirrors to fool the Nazis.
[W1] One of these days, I’m going to sit down and read as much about seasteading as I can.