Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Links: March 16

Bad week for worthwhile links.

For the amateur audiophiles:
A Science Friday talk from a few weeks back about the difference between records and CDs. They explain why records were generally better early on, but CDs are better now. They also talk about MP3s, the differences between different quality rips, and what gets cut. [link]

A more technical article about encoding rate of audio files (MP3, OGG, ACC, etc.). It helps, but don't ask me to explain it. [link]

The GOP can't help themselves. They know what Limbaugh is saying, and they're supporting, is poison to the party. They just can't stop. [link]

A Martian dust devil as seen by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. [link]

Nanoscale 3D printer. [link]

In a housing market this bad even a 14 year old with a stash can buy a house. [link]

Short story: ILU-486 - a story set in an America where birth control and abortions are illegal. [link]

Encyclopaedia Britannica is going to stop making print editions. [link]
I've got one of my Great Grandmother's encyclopedias from between WWI and WWII. I've got one of Grammie's from the 80's. I need to consider getting a copy of the last Britannica.

A woman with a really great bionic arm. [link]

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