Jargon watch: seabasing

In a tale of fact imitating fiction the US Navy is looking at ways to support the military in future conflicts by creating bases which allow ships to act as a combined space, which they call sea basing (or sea basing). The reason for this is in battles with the likes of China they may […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Index funds may be conspiring against the very same investors who fund them | Quartz – interesting analysis, surely this would also be the issue with ‘shareholder value’ in general? Oracle’s cloud sales – Business Insider – short term numbers for long term losses Shanghai Street View: Wealth Explosion – high street wealth management products, explains a lot […]

Frank Wilczek: “A Beautiful Question”

Really interesting talk on physics and mathematics as it relates to aesthetics.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Here’s What’s Next for the Future of Amphibious Warfare | VICE News – reminds me of the aircraft carrier sprawl in Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash Flickr Bringing Back Pro: Pay to Get Badge, Analytics, and No Ads – interesting moves and some UI tweaks Q. and A.: Ma Xue on Why China Has Embraced Korean TV – […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week: Some Australian developers have made an immersive game around hacking that will be distributed on Steam when released. Hacknet tells the tale of Bit, a hacker responsible for creating the most invasive security system on the planet. When he is murdered, his failsafe kicks in, sending instructions to […]