Miscellaneous Ramblings

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The end of unlimited Google Photos storage is part of a bigger pivot

Google is still an advertising company. But as ad growth gets tougher, there are plenty of signs that it sees subscriptions as a big part of its future.

Historic brand sells for $36K in Montana

The shape is a single heart-shaped brand, and it’s part of Montana history, dating back to 1873.

The Probability of Humans Having Immortal Life

People who believe in extending human life to eternity fall into two categories: healthspanners and immortalists.

Can you pass the US naturalization test to become a US citizen?

How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?

Free unlimited photo storage is a thing of the past – thanks a lot, Google. So what to do?

Google Photos, for its part, was all about free and unlimited storage, and for MacAskill, “how do you compete against free?”

You don’t. Even Google this week changed its tune on that one.

Dance With Me – A Public Blindfolded Dance Experiment (How about it when Covid is over?)

Could the blindfolds help me to be truly blind to gender, age, race, economic status?

Celebrities and Citizens Finish the Sentence: If I Were President…

Everybody has an opinion about what should be job No. 1 for the next president. We asked citizens and celebrities across the country for their suggestions.

25 Best Engineering Jokes That Will Make Your Day Better

Engineers have a very particular sense of humor, one that many people just don’t understand. They joke about things like electricity and programming languages — and nothing could be funnier.

A little rainy day inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut.

“Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives.”

What Apple, Google, and Amazon’s websites looked like in 1999

The year was 1999: Cher’s “Believe” was blasting on pop radio stations, Bill Clinton was impeached, Jar Jar Binks hit the Big Screen, and the beep, beep, static of dial-up internet echoed in family rooms across the globe.