Month: March 2015

Newslinks 2015-4-1

Fusion covers an insane story of DEA agents who were investigating Silk Road as stealing lots of Bitcoins for themselves after reneging on a job to kill for hire. Kevin Spacey does an interview in which he claims Bill Clinton told him House of Cards is a very accurate portrayal of Washington politics. Spacey himself …

Newslinks 2015-3-27

Joseph Nye writes in the FT that America will survive the rise of China. His argument that Rome and Britain collapsed centuries after their rivals’ appearance is hardly a comfort. Wikileaks leaks out a portion of TPP negotiations, riling liberals with the idea of a supranational court where multinational corporations can challenge local regulations. New …

Newslinks 2015-3-24

Origin story for WWE star John Cena’s entrance music. I hope they do a lot more of these because it’s awesome. In a chuckle moment of poetic justice, fictional mogul Lucius Lyon screwed over real life star Madonna, as Empire’s soundtrack outsold Madonna’s latest album. It does highlight an issue with album-oriented artists like Madonna, …

Newslinks 2015-3-22

A fascinating article about luck. I liked its context in Western culture and the way it outlines the paradoxes of luck. There’s one place where wearable tech seems to have a bright future and a clear, lucrative purpose: Disneyland. Also an interesting nod to data science being used to enhance the park experience. The Atlantic …

Newslinks 2015-3-15

Why America fell out of love with golf. No more Tiger Woods and a hit at America’s increasing ADHD, along with traditional reasons like golf is expensive to play, very frustrating, and boring. McDonald’s is doing some soul-searching. It has been very bad for business to chase healthy or higher-end parts of the restaurant market. …