Curated Randomness Atom Feed

Weekly collection of interesting links that I stumble upon on a wide variety of subjects that I have interest on.

2019, July, Week 5

Science

  • NASA’s idea for making food from thin air just became a reality — it could feed billions - Nice article about “Solein”, a protein powder that is similar in form and taste to wheat flour and that can be extracted from thin air.

Tech

  • Chinese Characters Are Futuristic and the Alphabet Is Old News - Interesting text on how chinese characters are inputted on devices can give us a glimpse of how the world will type characters in the future.



2019, July, Week 2

Tech

  • The Sinkhole that saved the Internet - A very interesting Tech Crunch text about how buying a domain may have prevented a catastrophic WannaCry outbreak.
  • How Hash Algorithms Work - A very thorough walkthrough explaining how a hash algorithm works.

World

  • Make Driving Dangerous Again - A fun text on why making driving dangerous would make our roads safer.

2019, July, Week 1

Programming

  • It’s possible to build a Turing machine within Magic: The Gathering - Ars Technica’s article about an article that states that Magic: The Gathering is Turing Complete.

Tech

  • Track This Link - Very interesting Mozilla site that tries to tackle on the web tracking issue that we all have to live with daily.

Web Development

  • User Inyerface - An unnerving site that explores all the common user interaction and design pattern issues that are found on the web.

World

  • Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - Interesting text on why we forget what we read.

2019, June, Week 4

Cooking

  • The Definitive Study on How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs - Great experiment on what’s the best method to make hard-boiled eggs.

Science

  • Honey bees zero in on the empty set - Science’s article on how bees appear to understand the concept of zero.

2019, June, Week 3

Culture

  • The next big thing in fashion? Not washing your clothes - Not washing your clothes seems gross, but not if you are using one of these travel clothes.

World

  • The Hiding Place: Inside the World’s First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste - This Pacific Standard artcile brings an excerpt from Robert Macfarlane’s new book Underland, showing what it’s being done about the nuclear waste that we produce.

2019, June, Week 2

Science

  • Watch a Moth Suck the Tears Out of a Bird’s Eye, Because Nature Is Metal - Nature can be weird sometimes, as shown on Live Science’s article.

Tech

  • How HTTPS Works - Great site that explains in a really simple and fun way how HTTPS works.

2019, June, Week 1

Science

  • Ditch the GPS. It’s ruining your brain. - Interesting text on how our day to day GPS using may be spoiling us.

Self-Improvement

  • Never Underestimate The Impact Of A Single Rotten Apple - A single lazy person in a team can have a big impact on it, as this text states. I think we all have experienced something similar during our work career.

World

  • Organic Farming, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Ant-Processed Coffee - By observing the nature do its thing, a coffee grower discovered an interesting new product. This text talks about it.
  • Too Many People Want to Travel - The Atlantic’s article on the perils of overtourism, which has led to environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the immiseration and pricing-out of locals in many places.

2019, May, Week 5

History

  • The curious origins of the dollar symbol - A BBC text unveiling the likely origins of the dollar symbol.

Self-Improvement