Linky Friday #51
[M2] These cake fakes are pretty cool. The pitcher makes me want cake and a beer.
[D2] Parking meters used to be aganst the law.
[D3] One way to raise revenue is to have female cops so beautiful that people will break laws and incur fines to meet her.
[T3] Even though I know this means that I have forfeited any right to object to the government parking drones outside my bedroom window, I actually think the “ebooks are reading you” phenomenon is pretty cool.
[T4] Experts are worried about children and tablets.
[T5] A few years back, the Internet was saved.
[P1] Republicans are perennially more self-critical than Democrats.
[P2] How DC has changed, less about the red and blue than the green.
[P3] I enjoyed season one of House of Cards, but Joshua Braver is right that it doesn’t translate well into the Americaqn political system.
[E1] The Los Angeles Times called on the California State Bar to release data to researchers looking at affirmative action.
[E2] Speaking of preferred admission criteria, children of Texas lawmakers who go to the UT School of Law are more likely to struggle once they get there.
[E3] Genetics accounts for more than half of exam result variation.
[E4] Meanwhile, if you have an hour or so, I recommend this Bloggingheads between Glenn Loury and Roland Fryer where they talk about innovation in education and an education experiment in Houston that yielded surprising results.
[L1] Software is replacing human labor… and hardware investment.
[L2] Lauren Davidson makes the case for the six hour workday.
[L3] One of the main reasons we need to do away with DST is because we’re waking up too suddenly and too early.
[L5] Adam Ozimek continues to chip away at the notion food-stamps-are-corporate-welfare meme.
[L6] Want more productive workers? Industrial cooling can deliver.
[L7] What interning at Google is really like.
[J1] Seven years ago yesterday, the iPhone rocked the smartphone market.
[J2] When Apple released the iPhone, Google had to pivot with Android and start over. No surprise, but I think I like the previous direction better.
[J3] Contrary to popular perception, Steve Jobs did listen to consumers.