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You have this many minutes to consume McDonald's French fries before they're inedible
Thanks to Steve S. for the link! I did not know this website existed and I'm excited to explore it. Warning: if you happen to be eating the famous fries while you read this article, they may be worthless before you get to the end of the post. - Calvin
All The Different Types Of Bacon Explained
Thanks to JD for the link (shared so long ago that he probably doesn't remember doing it).
The guy who started this site goes by Meathead Goldwyn. That's all you really need to know. Well, that and all the different types of bacon. - Calvin
Overstock founder tried to squeeze short sellers, then sold out when the SEC cracked down
Honestly, I've never understood the obsession some CEOs have with "the shorts". A liquid free market is kind of an unstoppable thing and any artificial rocks or islands that you put into it have negative consequences. If people want to invest in the theory that a company is overvalued, that helps drive the price down to its true value. If you ban or crimp short selling, the value of the company will be skewed upwards. I guess at the end of the day that's what those CEOs are really trying to do.
Oh, and this dude is batcrap crazy and I like reading about batcrap crazy dudes. -Brian
Small Planes Over Big Oceans (ETOPS Explained)
I have this love-hate relationship with videos that should be articles and vice-versa. Give this one a shot anyway; it is short and interesting. If you've ever flown over an ocean, this will make you feel better about that safety of that... I think? I could be wrong and it will freak you out? One of those two things will happen....
Also, I didn't know that we are just now certifying planes that can fly anywhere in the world. Seems like we would have already done that. -Brian
Porsche will build an electric flying taxi with Boeing's help
Brian shared a link about ETOPS, here's a link about VTOLs. Acronyms are great...
Vertical take-off and landing vehicles are basically a mashup between helicopters and airplanes, and look like they belong on Coruscant.
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Porsche may not figure out how to make this work, but it looks. so. cool. - Calvin
The Varialift Airships
A few years ago a GermanWings airline pilot committed mass-murder-suicide by flying his plane into a mountain. The next day I walked up to my SwissAir flight in Zurich and discovered it was actually a GermanWings operated code-share. Since that day I’ve taken a train whenever I could instead of flying. And I fly a lot. And in general there aren’t a lot of trains out there. But if I could take a blimp instead of a plane or a train or a car you can bet imma gonna blimp the blimp out of that blimp. A more refined vehicle from a more civilized age. -Brian
How to Fly a Plane in an Emergency Situation
Sensing a theme for this week's travel section? - Calvin
You Fancy, Huh
Four Days Trapped at Sea With Crypto's Nouveau Riche
I don’t know how to describe this article except to say it’s bonkers. Don’t read it if you own any crypto. It will scare the bitcoin cash out of you to see who is behind these things and what they’re really like. -Brian
I share some audio advice on advancing in your career and how to make more money.