Square’s front door to customers is a smartphone application. Square has to provide the simplest experience possible, Mr. Dorsey believes, because, along with good design, it will evoke trust and confidence in a new financial institution that lives in a smartphone.
Yet another example that strategic differentiation begins with design.
The U.S. “space plane” is in the news again. This time, a poorly researched article in Spaceflight, the journal of the British Interplanetary Society, claimed that the X-37B was likely being used to spy on the Chinese Tiangong spacecraft from a nearly matching orbit.
This claim is yet another effort to make sense of the X-37B. The Air Force is secretive about its purpose and budget, and observers have made vigorous efforts to come up with some mission that fits. The unique capability of the space plane—what makes it a “space plane” rather than a satellite or space capsule—is its ability to return to earth in a controlled manner and land on a runway.
Following the fuel tag fiasco (Fission Stories #70) and the earlier, equally embarrassing, misadventure with a plastic booty (Fission Stories #69), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) established a tracking program for anything that dropped into the reactor vessel or spent fuel pool at their Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama. A log sheet was maintained on a metal clipboard tied to the refueling platform railing like shown in the figure above. Any time something fell into the water and could not be immediately retrieved, it was entered on the log sheet. When the item was later recovered, its removal was recorded on the log. At the end of the refueling outage, all of the unrecovered items on the lost article log had to be located and retrieved or analyzed.
UC Libraries Next-Generation Technical Services: Power of Three (POT) group 2 is defining UC cataloging record standards
POT 2 is responsible for two NGTS initiatives:
- 2.1 Define and implement a UC consortial shelf-ready program
- 2.2 Define UC cataloging record standards for the full range of collection resources, recommend when/how these standards are to be used, and implement across UC
This blog post focuses…
CNN is using social media to build interactivity into the Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night, an approach it hopes to expand over the next 18 months of campaign coverage.
First, she was blamed for breaking up the Beatles. Now, in a secret operation, State Department officials are trying to get Mexican drug trafficker, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to fall in love with Yoko Ono, hoping that their relationship will tear his drug cartel apart.
“The moment that Yoko Ono begins to appear in the meetings of top cartel bosses, el chapo’s men will get pissed off, all hell will break loose, and the cartel will fall apart,” says analyst Jorge Martin in “Narcomania” a satirical video posted on the web yesterday, the 31st anniversary of John Lennon’s death.
The surreal video, which blends fiction and truth, starts with angry drug war victims chasing State Department officials in the streets of Mexico City. Using footage from real press conferences, it shows Hillary Clinton, Richard Nixon, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, making aggressive declarations about how they will fight “public enemy number one,” as a Spanish version of the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” plays in the background.
Univison News tracked down the man behind this provocative video:
“I wanted to show what a failure the drug war is and I just wanted to make fun of the drug war from a Mexican perspective,” said filmmaker Greg Berger, an American who has lived in Mexico since the 1990s and also appears in the video as the gung-ho war correspondent, Gringo Starr.