During the 2008 Olympics, I proposed using a weighted average of medals as a way to list countries. Several people weighed in with options.
The conversation continues in Rio. Phys.org adds to it
Professor Michael Platow of the ANU Research School of Psychology has surveyed people from Australia, New Zealand and the United States to ask the fairest way to evaluate the tally - by total number of medals, by medals per capita, or medals by sporting resources.
I still like my weighted average option. Where do you stand?
To find the ideal vacation-photography arsenal, I toured New York City for a week with three devices: the LG 360 CAM, a 360-degree camera; the Narrative Clip 2, a wearable cam that automatically snaps photos every 30 seconds; and the Moment smartphone lensesand case, which equip your phone to shoot like a full-fledged camera. All three items combined were lighter, smaller and less expensive than the kind of DSLR “serious” photographers lug around. Plus, I didn’t have to wear a fanny pack.
Tap was born in mid–19th century America–an amalgam of African tribal dances and Irish and English jigs and clog dancing–and flowered in early 20th century vaudeville. Now this all-American art is enjoying a deserved revival.
Even the humblest show can seem like a Tony Award winner once the clackety-clack-clacking of soles on wood floor starts to reverberate.
Peloton is a startup focused delivering virtual spin classes via distributed video and a $1,995 bike that is also an integrated hardware and software system.
The company, which has been opening up showrooms in major cities and shopping outlets, offers unlimited streaming rides live and on-demand as well as an app with content. Peloton's goal is to use gamification to spur competition and engagement among riders.
Callahan, a celebrity caterer credited by Martha Stewart with inventing the bite-sized slider, bought his first 3-D plastics printer two years ago to wow guests at a holiday party. Today, he has his sights trained on printing the food itself. He imagined drumsticks with edible bones; could they be made of celery? Blue cheese? Hot sauce? Callahan already makes an edible cracker spoon to use with caviar, but he envisions an entire line of cutlery, plates and menus that could be printed and consumed at parties. He sees mini-milk cartons made of chocolate and Asian-style takeout boxes formed from wontons.
This may look like a fun tree house. But look closer and you find all kinds of high-tech security including a biometric fingerprint lock
“Unique to this project was the high site security required by the client. “Someone from the client’s security detail remained with our craftsmen at every moment — even to the toilet or while waiting outside of the door to enter. My staff was required to hand in their passports, mobile phones and cameras to armed security personnel at the main entrance,” says Payne.”
It’s hard to believe Vegas can continue to surprise every time you go back.
A driver told me about the planned Resorts World complex which “will feature 3,100 hotel rooms and a casino spreading over 150,000sq.ft. The resort is expected to be completed and launched early in 2019. The choice of a Chinese theme for the project was not an arbitrary one. Resorts World Las Vegas is to be built with the intention of attracting the attention of Chinese players, particularly ones wealthy enough to travel to the US.”
Two drivers gave me all kinds of trivia about The High-Roller, similar to the Eye in London, which is one heck of a way to see the glamorous city, especially at night.
Several bloggers at the Discover event told me about their experience at TopGolf. HP Enterprise arranged an evening for them at the attraction
There’s a modest body of literature on the psychology of vacations, and one of its findings is that much of the pleasure comes from anticipation—a 1997 study found that people are happier thinking about a trip beforehand than when they’re actually taking it. The goal of Expedia’s usability researchers is not only to make Expedia’s various sites and mobile apps more efficient but also to make them an extension of the vacation fantasies that are always running in the back of our heads.