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Honey

I knew that honey doesn’t spoil, but here is the science behind it.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/08/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-shelf-life/

 

Soccer (football) in US

Top flight European football is just about to become a lot less accessible in US. There is a considerable debate of why soccer isn’t very popular in the States and I think a huge part of the reason is lack of access to see the best in the world. People don’t want to watch 3rd tier players and that’s why MLS gets ratings comparable to AA baseball. To get people to become fans, you have to show them what the game looks like when it’s played at the elite level by world-class players.

This is a huge step in the wrong direction not only for fans but for the future of soccer in US.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1135765/la-liga,-serie-a-vanish-for-many-u.s.-viewers?cc=5901

 

Monitors

This is awfully tempting. 27″ IPS for ~$300.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/07/the-ips-lcd-revolution.html

http://techreport.com/articles.x/23291

Netflix Lost Year

A good article about the self-inflicted debacle that Netflix went through.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57468798-93/netflixs-lost-year-the-inside-story-of-the-price-hike-train-wreck/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

 

Frequent Flyers

American Airlines had a program for an unlimited, lifetime, first-class tickets. Initial price in 1981 was $350k for a pair. Less then a 100 people have these and this is what happened to them in the last 30 years.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/05/business/la-fi-0506-golden-ticket-20120506

 

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