Good friend of my Mum’s passed away this week, funeral next week but will remember her help and support during my Dad’s illness. Less travel this week but more tired – was knackered at the end of the week. Spent the weekend pottering and catching up on TV and film. Also tweaked how this post is put together. Instead of Pocket I’m now using Pinboard which allows me to auto populate this post with bookmarks that I’ve specifically tagged saving me a bit of sort time…every little helps.
Enjoying Legion and the production is excellent. Intrigued to see where this goes. Also caught up with Doctor Strange which was OK if a bit predictable.
How Planet Earth II filmed its thrilling “Snake Island” chase scene – Vox
Capturing the terrible thrills of life and death in the animal kingdom, explained.
Still jaw dropping.
Helping You See Outside Your Bubble
A new feature on some of our most widely shared articles…
Interesting addition by Buzzfeed – we are all in a bubble of our choosing.
Apple Vowed to Revolutionize Television. An Inside Look at Why It Hasn’t – Bloomberg
The company is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K. It may not be enough to take on Amazon and Roku.
I like my Apple TV but Amazon Fire can do more, my TV streams in 4K which the Apple TV doesn’t and this will probably cost more than anything else on the market.
How Ben Thompson built Stratechery into a one-man publishing empire – Recode
“The internet enables niche in a massively powerful way.”
Stratechery is a great site and podcast.
Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube | Gizmodo UK
EXCLUSIVE! Giz UK can exclusively reveal some of the amazing things that TfL discovered by tracking the wifi on our mobile devices.
Some interesting data mining.
Stan Smith Knows You Think He’s Just a Sneaker
He’s no Serena Williams, but he scored big in footwear.
Story behind the shoes, interesting read.
Arrival: A Response To Bad Movies – YouTube
Arrival, only recently watched, was a great film and this is a good tribute.
Comercial Toyota C-HR Street Fighter II (Espetacular!!!!) – YouTube
One for the older gamer.
Eulogy to Gordon Aikman – February 18th 2017 – Kezia Dugdale MSP
Eulogy to Gordon Aikman – February 18th 2017 Kezia Dugdale MSP MSP for Lothian and Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
Moving tribute to Gordon Aikman from Kezia Dugdale.
Should you take your phone to the United States? – BBC News
Should you visit the United States?
A Computer to Rival the Brain – The New Yorker
Time for the CPU to think differently.
Employers are going soft: the skills companies are looking for | World Economic Forum
Following on from a similar post I linked to last week, I’m really starting to think more around softer or non-cognitive skills, whats important and how to build a team with these skills.
Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims | Society | The Guardian
Government rebuts verdict that NHS and social care cuts may have caused 30,000 excess deaths in England and Wales 2015
Shocking but no real surprise.
Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | Society | The Guardian
It’s not just Glasgow looking into universal income as a modern day solution.
CRS-10 | Falcon 9 First Stage Landing
Spectacular and awe inspiring…but needs some You Only Live Twice from Bond as a soundtrack.