02/28/15 – Saturday AM Interest-ing Reads

  • Dark Leviathan: The Reluctant King of the Hidden Internet (aeon.co)
  • How designing an Apple ($AAPL) iCar would be similar to designing a airplane. (thedailybeast)
  • MLB players are having a hard time making through an entire season. (wsj)
  • The World Surf League takes a web-first approach to drawing viewers. (nytimes)
  • What would constitute “success” for Apple ($AAPL) in cars? (sixcolors)
  • False Hope: Most Trading Strategies Are Not Tested Rigorously Enough (economist)
  • Why is America’s air traffic control still so ancient? (wired)
  • Whole Food’s ($WFM) new pricing strategy seems to be paying off. (qz)
  • Debunking the hype behind Bulletproof Coffee. (gizmodo)
  • What Do You Think About Machines That Think? (edge)
  • The price of used electric cars is dropping. (wsj)
  • The power of exponential growth. (medium)
  • Toyota continues to push hydrogen cells as the auto energy source of the future. (washingtonpost)
  • Google ($GOOG) Ventures is making a bet on the future of music. (qz)
  • Why schools are failing our boys. (washingtonpost)
  • Why malpractice reform could transform how health care is provided. (fortune)
  • In Greenbacks We Trust (nytimes)
  • Parks and Rec was like its lead character “hopeful, kind, slightly obsessive.” (theatlantic)
  • Why Parks and Rec survived seven seasons. (grantland)
  • America increasingly loves little dogs. (washingtonpost)
  • What Chipotle Mexican Grill ($CMG) actually makes on site. (wsj)
  • How boxer briefs became America’s favorite men’s underwear. (bloomberg)
  • The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle (firstlook)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) likely won’t be building their own cars. (jalopnik)
  • How Parks and Rec was better than The Office. (vulture)
  • The Rich Man’s Dropout Club: Whatever happened to the teenage entrepreneurs whom Peter Thiel paid to forgo college? (chronicle)
  • Second tier soccer is booming in the US. (wsj)
  • Self-driving trucks are coming closer to reality. (qz)
  • Americans should drink more coffee. (washingtonpost)
  • Putting five instant read thermometers to the test. (wired)
  • On the end of Parks and Recreation. (slate)
  • What happens when a self-driving car kills some one? (fortune)
  • The CIA’s Secret Psychological Profiles of Dictators and World Leaders Are Amazing (motherjones)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) Twitch is adding poker. (wsj)
  • The Long, Strange Purgatory of Casey Kasem (gq)
  • Women are the future of golf. (bloomberg)
  • Why country radio still matters. (rollingstone)
  • Texas Hold’em win probabilities. (flowingdata)
  • The booming business in racing pigeons. (bloomberg)
  • Customers are trading in cars more often to get enhanced technology. (bloomberg)
  • How much fat is too much for athletes? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Women’s gymnastics is remarkably popular at the University of Utah. (nytimes)
  • Google ($GOOG) and Apple ($AAPL) are fighting it out for the auto dashboard. (nytimes)
  • The thinking has changed on when to introduce peanuts to a baby. (scientificamerican)

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