I Love Mountain Dew

December 12th, 2013

I just can’t see the flavor incorporated into sauces. The rest, though? Clever. If they can do it as well as with Taco Bell, considering the work that went into getting the shells right.

Dancing Baby

December 10th, 2013

The opening brief has been filed in the DMCA takedown abuse case stemming from fair use of a Prince song in a home video of a dancing toddler. Seems reasonable to expect takedown notices to comply with the law, screening for actual infringement.

Mr. Peanut

December 10th, 2013

More than I ever knew on the cool history of Planters and Mr. Peanut, and the iconic character’s place in marketing history.

Extinction Level Event

December 9th, 2013

Here is more detail on how SpaceX is wiping out launch industry dinosaurs with its recent Falcon launch of a communications satellite.

Realistic Monopoly

December 9th, 2013

These are great revisions to the classic Monopoly board game. I especially liked:

These rule changes create opportunities for cooperation, as well as the possibility of crises. That’s because most players will probably end up owing far more than they can hope to repay if they ever have to cover all of their debts at once. A few unfortunate throws of the dice can create situations where there literally isn’t enough money in the game. This creates a great opportunity for players to learn how debts get restructured, as well as the importance of knowing everyone’s place in the hierarchy of the capital structure.

Everyone Around Me Is An Entrepreneur

December 5th, 2013

An interview with the 11 year old girl, Madison Root, who was barred from selling mistletoe in Portland, Oregon, but was told that she was allowed to beg. The future is looking bright.

SpaceX Brings On The Competition

December 5th, 2013

SpaceX successfully launched a commercial satellite to geostationary orbit for a dramatically lower price than the international competition. This was part of the point of having a private space industry, after all, but it’s great to see it get real.

Blue Origin Milestone

December 4th, 2013

Blue Origin has successfully tested their new, American-made rocket engine.

Oil Game Changer

December 4th, 2013

Perhaps the biggest discovery in 50 years, in Australia, on top of the ridiculous amounts of oil now known to exist in the United States.

The Shipping Container

December 4th, 2013

It’s an amazing invention, now ubiquitous.