New Energy Currents, New Edition

Lynne Kiesling Check out the always-excellent New Energy Currents from John Atkinson at Winds of Change. John’s roundups are a valuable source of energy science, policy, and commentary news. … More New Energy Currents, New Edition

Technology Standards and Music Players

Lynne Kiesling As a follow up to my snotty remark about Windows Media Player and IE in my prior post, I found Grant McCracken singing the same tune when trying to access the Sony “Connect” music web site with Firefox. I find this a lot with music players at AccuRadio, RadioIO, and other places. Xfm … More Technology Standards and Music PlayersMore Technology Standards and Music Players

The Economics of Paste Magazine and the Long Tail in Music Journalism

Lynne Kiesling In my music post from Monday I mentioned that I had purchased a Mute Math. In fact, of the 6 CDs I’ve listened to (the other two are still on backorder), Mute Math is the one I like the best thus far. They are really, really below the radar screen, and I admittedly … More The Economics of Paste Magazine and the Long Tail in Music JournalismMore The Economics of Paste Magazine and the Long Tail in Music Journalism

Better Living Through Game Theory

Michael Giberson From The Economist comes news of a game-theory based software tool that divorcing couples can use to divide property: Researchers in Australia have developed a computer program that relies on a branch of mathematics known as game theory to produce a fairer outcome when dividing property. Instead of the traditional approach of dividing … More Better Living Through Game TheoryMore Better Living Through Game Theory