Gross update from CDC on cryptosporidium outbreaks in American public swimming pools… Last year, there were 32 reports of Crypto outbreaks at pools in the US. There were only 16 reported in 2014, the agency notes in its latest May announcement. In the past decade, outbreak reports have mostly hovered between 15 and 20. But in 2007 there were 40, and in 2009 there were fewer than 10. Of course, before you become paranoid that you’ll get infected, remember that everything in life is a balance of risks… Injuries from pool chemicals leads to around 5,000 emergency room visits each … Continue reading Which is more dangerous? Crypto or Chlorine?
What kind of world do we live in where you can buy PC graphics cards which cost as much as (and are more powerful than) a midrange laptop? Sometimes I miss being on Windows for gaming, but being “stuck” with … Continue reading This is Madness: NVIDIA GeForceTITAN
I’m a huge fan of the Numenera setting and its simplified dice dice mechanics. Here’s an interview with Monte Cook regarding the origins of Numenera and how it became the setting for the video game Torment: Tides of Numenera. Monte … Continue reading Monte Cook on Origins of Numenera
I see a potential problem with the format being proprietary, but we’re also talking about storing data that requires computers (how common post-apocalypse?) to access… Source: Keep your data safe from the apocalypse in an Arctic mineshaft – The Verge Continue reading Keep your data safe from the apocalypse in an Arctic mineshaft – The Verge
This is one of the most important promises of technology: The ability to enable small scale manufacturing. Devices like this, along with 3D printing and small scale laser/waterjet cutting, are what will enable people to make a living in the … Continue reading Kickstarting a Digital Knitting Machine
Serenity Caldwell delivers a well rounded FAQ on Apple Music. Personally, I’m considering ditching iTunes entirely, but this is worth a read. Apple music has now launched in Korea and Israel. Free three-month trials are available in both countries, just … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Apple Music | iMore
I’m going to trust the director of The Fifth Element to make this more Guardians of the Galaxy and less The Phantom Menace. Luc Besson, don’t fail me now… Continue reading Trailer: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Add drama to any situation with… The Inception Button – BRRRRRRRAAAAAWWWWRWRRRMRMRMMRMRMMMMM!!! Source: INCEPTION Continue reading INCEPTION
From the semi-hidden vault of movie trailer music, Mind Heist is the track was made famous as the music behind the trailers for Inception. You can listen to six variations of the track streamed on composer Zack Hemsey’s website, or purchase all of the tracks as an EP for only $3. 6 track album Source: ▶︎ Mind Heist | Zack Hemsey Continue reading ▶︎ Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey
The Verge review mostly gets it right, though I disagree that it was 100% wrong to address whitewashing head on in the plot. The deepest flaws in GitS may simply be in the foundations of cyberpunk as a genre. Source: Ghost in the Shell review: a solid film built on a broken foundation – The Verge Continue reading The Verge: GitS is a solid film built on a broken foundation.