Interesting cover of the traditional song “Whiskey in the jar” that just came on the radio by Think Twice. Never considered that song could be worked as a lounge version.
Just got an email from a Swiss investment bank announcing they have created a new fund. The Swissquote Cannabis Portfolio trading on the Swiss stock exchange allows investors to generate high returns.
They said it!
Nice image options outlining what would happen under various options for Brexit.
This is the most extreme example.
I really enjoyed this post about how to convey information in graphs. Taking a simple Excel and changing it so that it conveys information more clearly.
To accelerate that understanding, upgrade your line graphs to be efficient and truthful. Some broadly applicable principles should guide you to the right neighborhood.
Read the whole article for more. Perhaps Microsoft can upgrade this graphic capability for charts in the future in Excel.
And what kind of new concession should be offered? That is easy. What Mr Johnson would need to win a second referendum is an emergency brake on free movement of people, allowing the UK to limit the number of EU nationals moving to Britain if it has surged beyond a certain level.
In retrospect, it was a big mistake on the part of the EU not to give Mr Cameron exactly this concession in his renegotiation of the UKâ€™s terms of membership early this year. It was the prime ministerâ€™s inability to promise that Britain could set an upper limit on immigration that probably ultimately lost him the vote.
Sounds logical to me.
Mongolia will become a global pioneer next month, when its national post office starts referring to locations by a series of three-word phrases instead of house numbers and street names.
The new system is devised by a British startup called What3Words, which has assigned a three-word phrase to every point on the globe. The system is designed to solve the an often-ignored problem of 75% of the earthâ€™s population, an estimated 4 billion people, who have no address for mailing purposes, making it difficult to open a bank account, get a delivery, or be reached in an emergency. In What3Wordsâ€™ system, the idea is that a series of words is easier to remember than the strings of number that make up GPS coordinates. Each unique phrase corresponds to a specific 9-square-meter spot on the map.
So many things to love about this design. Notably the live feed to their office as the first feature to appear.
I love the TV show “Silicon Valley”, especially the way it takes the piss out of some of the most ridiculous practises it finds. This is a really enjoyable article in the New Yorker about the parallels between real-life Silicon Valley and the tv show.
â€œIâ€™ve been told that, at some of the big companies, the P.R. departments have ordered their employees to stop saying â€˜Weâ€™re making the world a better place,â€™ specifically because we have made fun of that phrase so mercilessly. So I guess, at the very least, weâ€™re making the world a better place by making these people stop saying theyâ€™re making the world a better place.
Frank Kelly has been a cultural presence almost all of my life. He was a character on Hall’s Pictorial Weekly in the 1970’s slurping tea from a saucer with Eamon Morrissey. If I was too young to understand the political commentary behind the sketches, it was memorable to an impressionable young boy with only one television channel to watch.
Later on, there was Father Ted of course.
But one of my favourite performances of Frank Kelly is in the short film where he has a small cameo part Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom