2015.11.22 – Lumpy’s Links

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.11.22

Greetings Reader,

Thank you for checking out the first list of weekly links I have shared in a good while.

Here they are:

  • Ludicrous – While I am all for freedom of religion, wearing a spaghetti strainer helmet for you driver’s license photo, in my humble opinion, is ludicrous. Although I confess, she looks happy in the photo.
  • Useful – I find TweetDeck the ONLY way to use Twitter, without it, the 1K+ tweeps I follow would be nothing but noise. This article at at The Verge explains how to use the filters.
  • Music – Alice Cooper plays a suprise gig. (some video is embedded below)
  • PPhoto – Most likely, this bright streak, is from the Taurids meteor shower. Regardless, it is a great photo.
  • Yours (Something tweeted to me or emailed) – This being the first one in a long while, to date, I have received nothing.
  • Science – How about using plasma to grow diamonds?
  • I had to mention this one as a bonus. It is just a really kewl looking Alien

Since it has been a while since I have published one of these and also the week of Thanksgiving here are a few links for the black shopping days. I originally heard of or found all of these and many more useful tips, hacks and tricks Lifehacker.

Thanks for reading, feel free to share, comment or even send me a PayPal Tip. Feel free to send me any and all suggestions you wish or hit @Lumpy on twitter


Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen


Turkey photo

Will Robots make Social Security Obsolete?

robot photo
Photo by randychiu

I just read an article over at TechCrunch about an upcoming “createathon”.  This event is going to be focusing on emerging issue in the future.  As robotics and automation decrease the demand both skilled and unskilled jobs, will the change in job demand mandate some type of minimum income standard?

It seems reasonable to assume this will be the case.  Workers are being replaced by robots, the population is increasing and technology is constantly improving efficiency.  While one might think the idea is odd at first, it takes only a few moments of thought to see this is going to become a real issue for society.  Certainly seems a more important thing to debate rather than speculation on the colonization of Mars.

Increased Running Speed with a Jet Pack

Faster Running Through Applied Technology

I would be rather afraid to try this… I get enough “road rash” from falls at my normal speed.

Les Paul and Mary Ford

Mary Ford and Les Paul at work recording during the late 1940s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just as Much a Tech Guru as Guitar Wizard

I often have conversations with people who seem rather skeptical as to the accuracy of my statement.  Sorry, Les Paul was just as much an inventor and innovator as he was a musician. He invented a form of live looping by modifying a reel to reel, he had his own home studio, and, to him and Mary Ford, multi-tracking was just another day at the job. Check out this video for a taste of just how much so. Continue reading “Les Paul and Mary Ford”