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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #44

by | August 14, 2015, 11:39am

  1. Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice | “While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.”
  2. Toru Iwatani shows his original drafts for Pac-Man | From the comments: “The red stamps all say ‘secret’.”
  3. A,B,C as Easy as 1,2,3 | “Follow the Money in the Google Renaming.”
  4. How Much Is Our Company Worth? I Don’t Want to Know | “Valuations have become the new startup sport. Here’s why I’ve opted out.”
  5. Felicia Day’s You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) | “Felicia Day’s memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) starts off as a cute, snarky story about how a quirky upbringing turned Day into a nerd superhero; by the end, it’s become an illuminating, frank look at the commercial realities, injustices and insecurities that everyone trying to earn a living online must confront.”
  6. Refusing To Give An Inch: America’s Only Metric Road | “Only three nations do not use the metric system today: Myanmar, Liberia and the United States. But calling America a nonmetric nation is somewhat of a misnomer. The United States has given more than an inch even though it might not have gone the whole nine yards.”
  7. Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets | “Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.”
  8. Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor | “Those neurons are found in the outer layers of your gut, and the enteric nervous system they form is so powerful that it can work without any direct input from the brain.”
  9. Netscape changed the internet—and the world—when it went public 20 years ago | “On the day of its IPO, investors’ appetite for Netscape was insatiable. So great was the imbalance in demand that trading was delayed by almost two hours. In its office in Mountain View, California, employees were directed not to pay attention to the stock. “It was like saying don’t notice the pink elephant dancing in your living room,” Siino, then Netscape’s vice president of communication, tells Quartz.”
  10. The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World? | “He is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth. In his spare time, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is building an archive of ALL documented human languages, and serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation. As part of the last, he’s investigating how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth. This episode touches on a lot of cool stuff. SERIOUSLY, A LOT.”

Bonus link: A Visual History of the iTunes Icon.


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