GE Will Stop Making CFL Lightbulbs Because LEDs Are Better

This is good news for a few reasons. Figuring out exactly which one to buy can be a pain: Incandescent bulbs are cheap, but burn out easily. CFL bulbs, the weird curly things that’ve become popular in recent years, are brighter and last longer. However, they take long to warm up and use poisonous chemicals like mercury to generate light. LEDs last the longest and use the least amount of energy, but they’re also the most expensive. Now, thanks to General Electric, it will be a little easier to sort through the options.

Source: GE Will Stop Making CFL Lightbulbs Because LEDs Are Better

James Joyce’s Contribution To Theoretical Physics

17 Words Invented By James Joyce | Paul Anthony Jones

Quark

Quarks are subatomic particles considered one of the building blocks of all matter. They were discovered in the 1960s by the US physicist Murray Gell-Mann, who originally called them quorks until he came across a bizarre line in Joyce’ Finnegan’s Wake: “Three quarks for Muster Mark!” Noting that quarks can cluster together in threes to form other subatomic particles called baryons, Gell-Mann changed the name from quork to quark and credited Joyce with the name.

via 17 Words Invented By James Joyce | Paul Anthony Jones.

The Leviathan

 

Let’s hope they can make the full length feature.

via The Leviathan — Teaser on Vimeo.

Getting rid of books

When I think back on my fantasy library, I suspect what I wanted more than books was a temple of knowledge, a sanctuary in which I could find quickly answers to any question.And now I have that. It’s called the internet, and it’s free.

via Getting rid of books | johnaugust.com – A ton of useful information about screenwriting..

9 Facts About Computer Security

What’s The Truth About These Digital Dangers?

9 Facts About Computer Security That Experts

Wish You Knew.

Auto-Tune: One Of The 50 Worst Inventions

Time Magazine called it one of the 50 worst inventions while others have compared it to body modifications and plastic surgery. Some artists have protested, too, like Jay Z, who released an “anti-Auto-Tune” album and a song called “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune).”

But mostly, audiences have been happy to settle into ignorant bliss about how much our favorite songs, like women on magazine covers, are digitally enhanced. That’s why people acted shocked, outraged, and disdainful when unedited tracks of Britney Spears awful singing recently leaked to the internet…

But was any one really surprised that Britney sounded so bad? And will this actually hurt her career? Nah, lets just sit back and enjoy the wonders of Auto-Tune.

via Auto-Tune Developed By Oil Engineer – Business Insider.