“Why so glum, my friend, after so glorious a victory over the humans for the Oligarchy?” Asks the Duke of Marlborough, after the Battle of Blenheim, of an Oligarch soldier who’s leaning thoughtfully on the butt of his flintlock.… Read Full Article
A while ago, Roger E. Axtell sent an email to the General Manager of his company in Peru. In the message he wrote, “I need to know the number of people in your factory and the number of people in your office broken down by sex.”
The manager dutifully replied: “We have 35 in our factory, 10 in the office and 5 in the hospital — none broken down by sex. … Read Full Article
How one Chinese woman has tried to thrive in a world increasingly cool to cryptocurrencies.
There is a documentary series currently airing on iQiyi, China’s Netflix equivalent, about a Chinese bitcoin enthusiast who attempts to survive 21 days by merely living on 0.21 bitcoin, or $1,300, without any help or donations.… Read Full Article
Music lovers around the world sing the praises of certain violins and cellos that were made more than 300 years ago in the small city of Cremona in northern Italy. The instruments made by Antonio Stradivarius, in particular, are highly regarded and the few hundred that survive today command prices in the millions of dollars.… Read Full Article
When NASA launches manned missions to space they have to bring just about everything along with them. You can’t reach out into space for resources when you’re cruising in orbit aboard the International Space Station, and the Apollo missions to the Moon didn’t attempt to turn anything on the lunar surface into anything useful for the trip.… Read Full Article