Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ed Thorp, one of the most storied people in finance. A math professor at MIT and UC Ivine, Thorp figured out how to beat Las Vegas at blackjack and baccarat, created statistical arbitrage, and ran a hedge fund that not only beat the market by a wide margin, but never had a losing quarter. He is the author of several books, including "Beat the Dealer" and "Beat the Market"; his latest book is "A Man for All Markets." Thorp tells Ritholtz that the secret to beating the market is having an edge that’s specific, definable and mathematical. If you don’t, you should be in index funds instead. This interview aired on Bloomberg Radio.
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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 8th - 14th, 2017.
An extra-long, Summit-packed audio edition of This Week in the IndieWeb for June 24th - 30th, 2017.
It’s 1979 and containerization is sweeping through the San Francisco waterfront, leaving the old docks in ruins. As global trade explodes, a group of longshoremen band together to try to preserve the culture of work that they knew. They take pictures, create a slide show, and make sound recordings. Those recordings languished in a basement for 40 years. In this episode, we hear those archival tapes as a way of exploring the human effects of automation.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/containersfmg/episode-7-the-lost-docks
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The Talk Show
‘The Original Sin Is XML’, With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Manton Reece and whisky-soaked baritone Brent Simmons join the show to talk about JSON Feed, the new spec they co-authored for syndicating things like blog posts and podcasts. We talk about their longstanding mutual interest in Userland Frontier — Dave Winer’s groundbreaking scripting environment from the early ’90s — and how that background and their mutual love for publishing on the open web and the democratization of technology ultimately led to the creation of JSON Feed, as well as their other new projects: Manton’s Micro.blog publishing platform, and Brent’s new open source Mac app, announced for the first time right here on the show. And of course a brief look ahead to next week’s WWDC 2017.
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JSON Feed links on Daring Fireball
Interest in XML vs. JSON over the last 5 years.
Micro.blog — Manton’s new publishing platform.
Evergreen — Brent’s new open source Mac app.
Evergreen’s GitHub repository.
Seneca: “The Shortness of Life”.
Yours truly back in 2009: “Twitter Apps Are a UI Playground”.
Manton’s old Tweet Library app.
“App: The Human Story” screening and panel discussion at WWDC 2017
xkcd’s “We need to develop one universal standard that covers everyone’s use cases!” comic.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
Original video: http://a16z.com/2017/05/19/congressional-blockchain-caucus/
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“How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.
Composite image: Chenjerai Kumanyika, left; photo by Danusia Trevino. And John Biewen, photo by Ewa Pohl.
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First aired on 2017-04-30. Episode title: Marginalia.
In this episode, we talk about Audrey’s decision to block annotations from her websites.
Here are the stories we referenced: "Un-Annotated" by Audrey "Annotation is now a web standard" on the Hypothes.is blog "Involving page owners in annotation" on the Hypothes.is blog W3C Web Annotation Working Group
When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency. Part Six of our ongoing series, Seeing White. With recurring guest, Chenjerai Kumanyika.
Image: A lynching on Clarkson Street, New York City, during the Draft Riots of 1863. Credit: Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation.
Shannon Sullivan’s books, Revealing Whiteness and Good White People.
Thanks to Chris Julin, whose 1991 NPR report on the Wisconsin fishing rights dispute we featured.
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