Showing posts with label Facts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facts. Show all posts

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tom Whitwell's 52 things I learned in 2016: #48

Intervision, the 70s Soviet answer to the Eurovision Song Contest, was judge by electricity grid voting: “those watching at home had to turn their lights on when they liked a song and off when they didn’t, with data from the electricity network then being used to allocate points.” [Nick Heady] (Fluxx have been working with National Grid on several projects this year)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Value of Life

Bruce's article led me to Wikipedia... estimates of the value of life. Almost $8M according to the FDA. I don't know if reading this made the number go up or down for you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

You know it is cold...

You know it is cold when you walk into the data center and it seems warmer than the offices.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Things I didn't know

Obviously not a short list, but some of these are mind blowing. For example, "If you properly shuffle a deck of cards, in all likelihood, the resulting deck has never been seen before in the history of the world."

ataussig On @Quora: What are some of the most mind-blowing facts? 159 Answers:, Dec 20 07:30:22 from Quora
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