In This Episode: During a pause in our summer travels we muse about our adventures, going into space, disinformation algorithms and good vs. bad books.
(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)
- Travel stories:
- Jersey boardwalks, Tesla drive to Colorado, TikTok on the road, summer smoke.
- LastPass… mild frustration.
- Masks and employees, issues around the pandemic.
- Space? Where does it start and why Branson and Bezos barely made it there.
- Planes: 6 to 8 miles
- NASA/FAA definition of space: 50 miles
- Air Sports Federation definition of space: 62 miles
- Richard Branson: 53 miles
- Blue Origin: 66.5 Miles
- Yuri Gagarin: 203 miles
- Alan Shepard (Mercury): 116 miles
- John Glenn: 162 miles
- ISS: 254 miles
- Hubble: 340 miles
- LEO: ~1200 miles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Earth_orbit
- Geostationary orbit: 22,236 miles
- Moon: 238,900 miles
- Elon’s Roadster… 2 orbits of sun 90 million miles: https://www.whereisroadster.com/charts/
- Facebook “super spreaders”
- Tech mechanisms to monitor information?
- Idea for how Facebook could change: Limit how many people you can follow and how many can follow you (massive shift)
Ain’t it Cool
- LN: https://sgtpepperphotos.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/16/ “A project to locate the source images used on the cover of The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” (via ResearchBuzz)
- GR: Two Books in contrast: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9013.The_Long_Walk vs https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25111328-438-days
BSP: Blatant Self-Promotion
- LN: Did Microsoft Lie? https://askleo.com/134705
- GR: https://macmost.com/how-to-fix-these-10-mac-finder-annoyances.html