Cool stuff recommended on my movie soundtrack station on Pandora. – Preview it on Path.
The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.
― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
Things are going to get really crazy.
In this, the futuristic year 2013, the most visible intersection of lasers and airplanes is assholes using laser pointers to blind airline pilots as they’re trying to land. But—finally using an idea I came up with when I was 10—the Pentagon is looking into bringing jets that shoot lasers into production. The Air Force wants to be testing the new laser cannon and other weaponry by 2022 and employing them by 2030. On their fighter jets. Fighter jets with lasers.
I wanted these 17 years ago!
This is brilliant. They read product reviews and build products based off “I wish it did X” requests in the reviews.
Each buyer has a specialty—beach products, cellular accessories, and so on. Their job is to scour the web to learn all the features people wish a product had, and hire a manufacturer, often in China, to make the desired version. Pikarski lets each buyer create their own brand name, and order anywhere from a dozen to a truckload of units. If they sell well, the product is renewed. Otherwise, it’s junked.
Nothing hits harder than concrete. No matter what happens in life, nothing beats you unless you stop getting back up. And nothing feels better than finally landing a trick that you’ve failed at a hundred times before.
Sometimes I just have to remind myself of that.