Daily Links From Glimpse From a Height
- Going South By Southwest?
OK, maybe it’s not that bad. But their oil-price hedging strategy really isn’t an advantage for them: This situation should be easy to visualize because the hedges are on oil rather than jet fuel and because they are settled for cash rather than physical delivery. But even if the hedges were denominated in physically delivered [...]
- Laptop Touchscreens Make Inroads
I’m not in the market for a new laptop yet, moslty because I really don’t want to re-install a whole helluva lot of server software, but these look tempting: Starting now, all of its all-ones and Thin + Light laptops will come standard with touchscreens and quad-core processors, including some from AMD (a first for [...]
- Game of Drones
China and Japan escalate confrontation over islands using drones…for now. Tensions over the islands – called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan – have ratcheted up in past weeks. Chinese surveillance planes flew near the islands four times in the second half of December, according to Chinese state media, but were chased [...]
- See Asteroids From Both Sides
This is getting a little too close for comfort: On February 15, a 57-metre (185-feet) asteroid, 2012 DA14, will skim the planet at just 34,500 kilometres (21,600 miles). In other words, it will spookily fly by inside the orbit of geostationary satellites. “It’s going to be the closest predicted flyby of an asteroid,” says Mark [...]
- London Underground 1932-33
An oldie, but goodie: I’ve always read how well designed HC Beck’s 1933 version of the London underground was. It only occurred to me the other day that I never had seen the old version for comparison. There are definitely significant improvements (…improvements that have proven very useful as the system grew further), but I [...]
- 50 Vintage Bathroom Sinks — New Old Stock — lots of color — in Denver
Mid-century modern plumbing, for sale locally here in Denver, in case you’re into that sort of thing.
- Mind-Bending Illustrations by Oscar Ramos
A modern-day Escher, with a twist.