Such a great logo.
Oh, and a good post by Anthony Crupi for AdWeek: Legacy Cable Operators in Austin Are Terrified of Google Fiber.
On paper, literally everything about Google Fiber makes standard digital-cable service look like something that was cobbled together by members of a lesser phylum. Boasting gigabit download/upload speeds (up to 1,000 Megabits per second), Google’s connectivity is roughly 70 times faster than Time Warner Cable’s standard 15 Mbps plan.
The incumbents are scared shitless. And rightfully so. For far too long they’ve coasted on their over-priced crap services.
We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of Forecast, a new global weather service.
About a year ago, we released a little app for the iPhone and iPad called Dark Sky, attempting to do something new and interesting for weather forecasting, a field we think had become pretty stagnant….
A Highland cow is bid on at an auction, May 1970.
Photograph by Kenneth Macleish, National Geographic
Don’t hate me, but this recipe was inspired by Ms. Rachel Ray. Really — this version is “Yum-o.” Yeesh…did that just make you cringe?
Bear with me, this mini frittata recipe is worth it.
I realize I’m always pushing frittatas, but how can anyone refuse a tasty iteration where the mini egg muffins are wrapped by a crispy prosciutto shell? Salted pork makes everything taste better.
Follow the jump to get the recipe…
Chales Fishman for The Atlantic:
GE wasn’t just able to hold the retail sticker to the “China price.” It beat that price by nearly 20 percent. The China-made GeoSpring retailed for $1,599. The Louisville-made GeoSpring retails for $1,299.
Time-to-market has also improved, greatly. It used to take five weeks to get the GeoSpring water heaters from the factory to U.S. retailers—four weeks on the boat from China and one week dockside to clear customs. Today, the water heaters—and the dishwashers and refrigerators—move straight from the manufacturing buildings to Appliance Park’s warehouse out back, from which they can be delivered to Lowe’s and Home Depot. Total time from factory to warehouse: 30 minutes.
American manufacturing seems poised for a comeback. Not for everything, but for a lot of things.
Every new manufacturing job secures our future. For insourcing to continue it has to make sense for the business and the worker. Not all things should be made in the USA but there are a lot of things that make sense. I hope this continues. I believe it will increasingly become the trend in manufacturing.
- 1987 The classic comedy Spaceballs features a scene with President Skroob (Mel Brooks) enjoying a fresh can of “Perri-Air” from his private stash.
- 2013 A Chinese millionaire, inspired by last week’s smog epidemic, is selling fresh (and scented!) canned air in an effort to draw attention to environmental issues in China. (h/t to Geekologie) source
It’s time for a real world Pizza the Hut to appear.
In the last ten years, we’ve discovered two previously unknown species of human. We can film eruptions on the surface of the sun, landings on Mars and even landings on Titan. Is all of this very boring to you? Because all this is happening right now, in this moment. Check the time on your phone, because this is the present time and these things are happening. The most basic mobile phone is in fact a communications devices that shames all of science fiction, all the wrist radios and handheld communicators. Captain Kirk had to tune his fucking communicator and it couldn’t text or take a photo that he could stick a nice Polaroid filter on. Science fiction didn’t see the mobile phone coming. It certainly didn’t see the glowing glass windows many of us carry now, where we make amazing things happen by pointing at it with our fingers like goddamn wizards.
[sorry to whomever sent this my way, Twitter search still sucks, so I can’t find you to give you proper attribution]